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Rainbow Butterfly and Baby Caterpillar Amigurumi Pattern Set

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Rainbow butterfly is a very proud parent, and baby caterpillar can’t wait to grow up and turn into a beautiful rainbow butterfly too! Whether you are celebrating your Pride or you simply love rainbows, this cute butterfly & caterpillar set is a perfect gift for the parents and babies in our lives.

I designed these patterns for a crochet blog hop this Spring, which had a theme of “parents”. I thought, how cute would it be to have the butterfly as the parent and the caterpillar as the baby who is going to grow up one day into that beautiful butterfly? And me being me, of course, I had to make them rainbow. 🙂 

We haven’t had much of a Spring in Vancouver this year – in fact, it’s been the coldest May on record, apparently! But awhile back we had a rare nice day and I was excited to take these two on a photo walk around the beautiful cherry blossom trees that pop up around the city each year. Check out some of my photos from that walk below. Poor caterpillar fell off the tree branch at one point and I had to climb over a short wall to retrieve them lol. The perils of crochet photography!

Both patterns are quite easy to make and suitable for beginners. The caterpillar is made with limited sewing required – the body and legs are all one piece, made with increases, decreases, and bobble legs. Only the head and antennae have to be sewn on. And of course you can make these two any colours you want – rainbow, solid, or another combination of colours. Up to you!

Scroll down to learn more about these patterns and to grab your copy from my Pattern Shop, Etsy, or Ravelry. 

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Skill Level


Finished Dimensions

Butterfly: Approx. 8-9” tall including antennae & 9” wide at full wingspan

Caterpillar: Approx. 7” long and 4” tall including antennae

Supplies Needed

Terms & Abbreviations

All details below are based on US crochet terms.
  • Mc: Magic Circle
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sl: Slip Stitch
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Inc: Increase
  • Dec: Decrease – I recommend using the Invisible Decrease
  • Bobble Stitch (instructions in pattern)
  • Invisible Colour Change recommended (instructions in pattern)

Download the Rainbow Butterfly and Baby Caterpillar Amigurumi Patterns

My Rainbow Butterfly and Baby Caterpillar Amigurumi Pattern Set is available for purchase on my website pattern shop, Ravelry, and Etsy. This premium crochet pattern PDF has been tested and includes 18 pages of pictures and detailed instructions to make your very own butterfly and caterpillar. Alternatively, you can purchase both patterns individually (visit my pattern shops below and you’ll find links to the individual listings).

Benefits Include:

– 18 pages of photos and detailed instructions to make and assemble your butterfly and caterpillar

– Ad-free & professionally formatted PDF of the pattern instructions

– Available offline & perfect for printing or downloading to your mobile devices

In addition to the benefits above, your support will be greatly appreciated and will help me to continue designing and offering patterns to you!

I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to comment below or email me.

And if you made your own butterfly or caterpillar I would love to see a picture on Instagram! Make sure to tag me so I don’t miss it, @waywardpineapplecreations.

© Wayward Pineapple Creations | Julia Simpson  This pattern and all related images are copyright protected. You may sell items made from my patterns, but please do not copy/paste, distribute, or alter the pattern and claim it as your own.

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