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Betty the Butterfly · Creator Challenge Intro

Welcome to Sweet Softies' sixth annual Creator Challenge, featuring Betty the Butterfly!  She's a pretty little mariposa designed to be a fun and beginner-friendly crochet project that you can easily customize with different color combinations, creative details, and more! 

The 2023 Creator Challenge will start on March 4th and end on March 31st.  The full pattern will be shared for FREE on my blog, published in parts according to the timeline.  (See the 'Pattern Links' section for the release dates.)


    Betty the Butterfly's pattern is...

    • Beginner-friendly
    • Quick to make
    • Easily customizable
    • Comes with a color planning sheet 
    • Uses scrap yarn (yay for stashbuster projects!)
    • Makes for a lovely gift
    • Comes with full step-by-step video tutorials for all parts!

    This little butterfly is very excited to meet all her new siblings very soon.  Let's fill the crochet community with butterflies!!  

    Interested in making one?  Read on for the FREE pattern links, rules, and important information pertaining to this Creator Challenge, or check out the info in this video here.


    Creator Challenge is an event made up by Sweet Softies where crocheters can enter to:
    1. Join a CAL featuring one of my new pattern designs
    2. Complete the project
    3. Customize their creations however they'd like!  

    In this crochet-a-long (CAL), crocheters are encouraged to add their own unique flair to finish the doll.  This includes but isn't limited to different yarn colors, yarn fibers, embroidery details, and embellishments (e.g., appliques, beads, buttons, bows, flowers).  Allow yourself to be creative and most importantly, have fun! 

    All acceptable submissions (that follow the rules below) will be shown on my website (and possibly a YouTube video if I make one!).  One submission will be handpicked by me for a prize! 

    Join the Community

    Participants are encouraged to share work in progress (WIP) photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group, or add your projects to Ravelry

    Pattern Links

    Betty the Butterfly's pattern will be FREE on my blog, but an ad-free printable PDF pattern is also available for only $1USD if you'd like to support me as a designer!

    PDF Pattern

    Don't want to wait for all CAL instructions? Want a printable, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF file with modifications for crocheting with super bulky blanket or velvet yarn? If so, you can purchase the PDF file for only $1 in my store (please note that it's more expensive on Etsy due to fees associated with Etsy). Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies!


    1. You must follow the pattern stitches and rows exactly as they are written.  
    2. There are two options for wings: the original option (with multiple colors) and the easy option (one color). You are welcome to choose either for your butterfly! Both will qualify as submissions.
    3. You may use any yarn color, fiber, and weight. You can use any hook size.
    4. You may add any extra embellishments you'd like.
    5. You may submit as many entries as you'd like.
    6. Entries must be submitted by: March 31st, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.

    How to Submit Entries

    Note: Your entry will not count unless it has the tag! (I must be able to find it to include it!) 


    The winner will receive a $10 coupon code in my shop!  That includes access to any of my premium patterns too!  With $10, you can get one, two, possibly even three or four different patterns!

    Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you'll join in on this fun Creator Challenge!

    Happy crocheting~