Betty the Butterfly · Part 1: Antennae & Head · Creator Challenge 2023

by - March 08, 2023

Welcome to Sweet Softies' sixth annual Creator Challengefeaturing 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!  If you haven't already, check out the Intro Page for rules and important information about this Creator Challenge.  

For this section, we will be crocheting the Antennae & Head.


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!

Part 1: Antennae & Head

If you haven't already, check out last week's post for your free planning sheet (coloring page) and the materials list!  

Want the video version for this part instead? Watch it here!  


  1. Start with several inches of a yarn tail (which will be used for tying later).
  2. Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st 3.
  3. FO with several inches of a yarn tail.


R1: Insert 6 sc in MR. Pull ring tight. (6)

R2: Inc around. (12)

R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18)

R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24)

R5-R6: Sc around. (24)

R7: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30)

R8: Sc around. (30)

R9: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24)

R10: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18)

Attach two antennae to the top of the head by pulling the yarn ends through and knotting them inside the head. Then, attach 7mm eyes between R7-R8, 7 sts apart.

R11: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)

FO. If desired, use pink embroidery thread to sew a mouth to the face. Stuff the head well.


Don't forget to share your photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!

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!

Want your friends to join in on this fun Creator Challenge too?  The more, the merrier!  Share this post and spread the joy of crocheting!

Happy crafting!

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