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Enchanting Dragonfly Stitch Ideas [Free Crochet Patterns and More]

The spring is finally here – flowers are turning their heads to the sun and little birds are chirping relentlessly. I love this season, even though many insects are making themselves comfortable in my bedroom.

Speaking of insects, let’s get to today’s stitch because it’s a great one. It’s the beloved dragonfly stitch – both easy and fun to make. It’s airy, beautiful, and very easy to do because it uses basic stitches.

colorful dragonfly stitch crochet items

Lovely openwork

This amazing technique has a lot of different variations, but all of them focus on the openwork in the shape of a dragonfly. It can have an elongated or short body, and sometimes it looks more like a butterfly! No matter because the basic premise is to play with solid stitches and openwork to create beautiful lace.

Materials

Sirin used Nako Vega yarn, which is 100% acrylic, and a 5.00 mm crochet hook.
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Of course, you can use any yarn with a corresponding hook, but remember that the thicker yarn you choose, the bigger your dragonflies will be.

Dragonfly Stitch Tutorial by Sirin's Crochet

Sirin enclosed her dragonflies in little squares, which are defined by delicate openwork. Each pattern will use a slightly different combination of stitches, so remember that this tutorial shows just one of the ways to do it.
She starts with a slip knot and foundation chain, which in this case is a multiple of 18. Dragonfly motifs are achieved by strategically placed double crochet stitches and chain stitches.
See the full video by Sirin’s Crochet here.

Talking about stitches…

Our growing website and library of free crochet patterns have some projects that might interest you, too. If you want to know more about crochet, read my articles on different topics, for example – what are Yarn Weights and Ply

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Crochet Roundup

Each dragonfly stitch pattern I’ve found was unique and beautiful, so I’m very happy that I can show you my selection today. I’m always very excited to share how creative and imaginative crocheters are because I know there is a big power in our community! 🙂

Read carefully for free crochet patterns and tutorials.

Square Dragonfly Stitch Blankets

Rainbow Radiating Dragonflies Throw version by Sophie’s Handmade Baby Boutique

If I had to choose the most satisfying thing in crochet and knitting, it would be working with multicolored yarn. Honestly, looking at the slowly changing colors fills me with a warm feeling. Sophie’s interpretations of Maria’s dragonfly blanket design come to life thanks to Cotton Kings Sultan Deluxe yarns.

red and yellow crochet dragonfly stitch in a square

photos by @sophieshandmadebabyboutique on Instagram: topbottom

This project was based on a free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner, available on pattern-paradise.com.

Radiating Dragonflies Throw version by Missbosie

Missbosie enclosed her lacy dragonflies in lilac and pink rows, making the concentric rounds very eye-catching. In the photos, you can see how lovely it looks in a little girl’s nursery. Its delicate nature pairs sweetly with a butterfly-patterned crib and pink carpet. As I’ve mentioned in my article about choosing colors for blankets, dividing two hues with white is always a good idea.

lilac and pink striped dragonfly baby blanket pattern

photos by Missbosie on ravelry.com

This project was based on a free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner, available on pattern-paradise.com.

Rainbow Radiating Dragonflies Throw version by Jenny Daniel

The perfect combination of hues in the Scheepjes Whirl Rosewater Cocktail yarn makes this blanket unbelievably exciting. Jenny’s dragonfly blanket starts with bright yellow in the center and seamlessly turns into deep blue on the edges. The final effect is beautifully visible in the bottom photo, so look at it and get inspired to make your own!

ombre cotton dragonfly baby blanket square

photos by @beherenowcrochet on Instagram: topbottom

This project was based on a free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner, available on pattern-paradise.com.

Rainbow Radiating Dragonflies Throw version by Jollijenni and Chlola

Rainbow-colored yarn cake means all fun and no work – I mean, weaving in ends! The author of this version interpreted Maria’s square crochet dragonfly blanket pattern in a very colorful yarn. It will look fantastic in the kids’ room, especially if the rest of the interior is quite modern and neutral. Go for this colorway when you need a pop of color in your life!

rainbow dragonfly blanket pattern in a square

photos by @jollijenniandchlola on Instagram: topbottom

This project was based on a free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner, available on pattern-paradise.com.

Dragonfly Blanket by szyszka_handmade

Isn’t this colorway truly magical? Finding the yarn that has such amazing color flow isn’t easy, but it’s also not impossible. One tip I can give you – go for colorways that don’t have many contrasts in it because color changes are much less visible there. The author behind szyszka_handmade chose a classic dragonfly pattern, and, as you can see below, it goes with the yarn fantastically.

pastel ombre dragonfly baby blanket

photos by @szyszka_handmade on Instagram: topbottom

This project was based on a free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner, available on pattern-paradise.com.

Dragonfly Blankets by skinnybeader

Ombre yarns are fantastic for square blankets because you can see the colors flow from the inside out! This lovely transition from berry to black is subtle and refined.

purple dragonfly crochet blanket

photos by @skinnybeader on Instagram: top and bottom

Hues of green flow from one to another, just like in nature! Little dragonflies are the perfect addition to this fantastic yarn. If you want them to be smaller, go for a design that uses single crochet or half double crochet stitches instead of double crochet.

green dragonfly crochet blanket

photos by@skinnybeader on Instagram: top and bottom

Radiating Dragonflies Throw by RandiNys

Something as simple as choosing the right yarn can transform a simple pattern into a fantastic design. This color flow is juicy, and dreamy and reminds me of the diversity of the natural world. Dragonfly stitch is a perfect choice, so take a look below at this beauty!

colorful dragonfly stitch crochet

photos by RandiNys on ravelry.com

This project was based on a free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner, available on pattern-paradise.com.

Green Radiating Dragonflies Throw version by Jollijenni and Chlola

Each version of the project is a completely new adventure, even within the boundaries of one yarn cake. If you’re going for multicolored yarn like Jollijenni and Chlola, you can still decide which end to start with. The two photos below show us the same yarn but started from different ends. In the top one, the green becomes a detail in the edging, and in the bottom one, we can see this color as the central focus point.

ombre green and grey crochet dragonfly blanket pattern

photos by @jollijenniandchlola on Instagram: topbottom

This project was based on a free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner, available on pattern-paradise.com.

Dragonfly Stitch Blanket by hiphiphoera

Although this baby blanket uses multicolored yarn, you can easily achieve similar effects by using up your leftover yarn ends in different colors. Patterns that work from the center out are especially beautiful when rings of colors play well with each other. In this lovely blanket by hiphiphoera hues of violet and grey are cheered up by tints of yellow.

violet striped crochet dragonfly blanket

photos by @hiphiphoera on Instagram: topbottom

Dragonfly Delight Dishcloth by Jennifer Pionk

This lovely square can become your favorite kitchen accessory or a piece of a bigger project! Remember that you can always join squares to make a blanket or afghan – it’s much easier to make it this way!

light pink crochet dishcloth with dragonfly pattern

photos by Jennifer Pionk on ravelry.com

This fantastic project can be your next WIP because it’s available as a free crochet pattern here – Dragonfly Delight Dishcloth by Jennifer Pionk.

Dragonflies in Squares Crochet Blanket Ideas

Square Dancing Dragonflies Version by Live, Love, Crochet

The author behind Live Love Crochet made the most of her multicolored yarn. The pattern itself is based on lacy squares, but colorful yarn adds another dimension to it – stripes! Don’t be afraid that the color changes will be visible in the middle of the row, because, as you can see below, it doesn’t matter after all and looks lovely.

vibrant rainbow blanket with dragonflies

photos by @livelove_crochet on Instagram: topbottom

This project is a version of Nana’s “Square Dancing Dragonflies” by D Maunz, which you can purchase on ravelry.com.

Nashville’s Princess Flower Field Blanket by BumbleBleu

Now this is a true blanket for a princess, right? BumbleBleu used pretty unicorn-colored yarn, which creates subtle stripes throughout the blanket. If you look closely at the pictures below, you will see a structural edging, too! It resembles feathers, and it’s a great finishing touch, don’t you think?

To learn more about fun edgings, check out my article The Best Crochet Edging Ideas.

striped dragonfly baby blanket in pastel colors

photos by BumbleBleu on ravelry.com

This project is a version of Nana’s “Square Dancing Dragonflies” by D Maunz, which you can purchase on ravelry.com.

Dark Square Dancing Dragonflies Version by Live, Love, Crochet

If you are not a fan of pastels or vibrant colors, go for neutrals! The colorway you can see below is one of my favorites because it looks like a misty morning in a cool meadow. Subtle hues of blue and green are dominated by dark tones, but it only adds to the unisex feel this blanket has. The great colorway for the manly accessories!

dark hues blanket with dragonflies

photos by @livelove_crochet on Instagram: topbottom

This project is a version of Nana’s “Square Dancing Dragonflies” by D Maunz, which you can purchase on ravelry.com.

Dragonflies on Parade Blanket version by Mummaflossy

Sue’s original blanket pattern combines a modern approach to filet crochet and dramatic texture. Each dragonfly is enclosed in a diamond-shaped motif with a cluster of popcorn stitches that resemble grapes. Mummaflossy’s version is truly royal – the rich gold color looks fantastic with vintage tasseled edging.

mustard yellow filet crochet dragonfly blanket with tassels

photos by Mummaflossy on ravelry.com

This project was based on the Dragonflies on Parade Blanket pattern by Sue Stapleton, available to buy on ravelry.com.

Dragonfly Crochet Blanket by Repeat Crafter Me

Let’s change our optics for a while, shall we? Although most of the projects presented in this post use dragonfly motifs in lacy designs, this one is different. The mastermind behind our beloved blog Repeat Crafter Me came up with a simple dragonfly square, that has grown into a lovely blanket. The graphic quality of this design was possible thanks to the use of tapestry crochet. Take a look below and make your own, because it’s a free pattern!

simple crochet blanket with dragonfly in the middle

photos by Repeat Crafter Me (repeatcrafterme.com)

This blanket is available as a free crochet pattern on repeatcrafterme.com.

Simple Row-by-Row Dragonfly Stitch Blanket Ideas

Dragonfly Blanket version by Ngchingyee

Although this colorway may not suit everyone, the mastery of the execution will surely raise applause. I can’t take my eyes off of the perfectly uniform little dragonflies and the bobble edging that looks like a string of pearls. The crocheter going by the name Ngchingyee used a popular free crochet pattern and made it their own.

orange and grey crochet dragonfly blanket with bobble edging

photos by ngchingyee on ravelry.com

To make a blanket like this, check out a free crochet pattern called Dragonfly Blanket by Janaya Chouinard, available on allfreecrochet.com.

Sweet Dragonfly Baby Blanket by deecrochet3

Multicolored yarn works very well with dragonfly stitch, and this blanket is proof of that! Subtle openwork stays harmonious with crazy speckles of colors, creating a lovely rhythm. Take a close look at the photos below and see subtle color changes that deecrochet3 achieved in her blanket.

multicolored dragonfly stitch crochet blanket

photos by @deecrochet3 on Instagram: topbottom

Red and Blue Dragonfly Stitch Blankets by deecrochet3

Just look at this beautiful swarm of dragonflies! Subtle tone changes are clearly visible here and create fantastic background for this pattern. Which color scheme do you prefer?

ombre crochet blankets with dragonfly motifs

photos by @deecrochet3 on Instagram: topbottom

If you want to try something different, take a look at two designs by Maria Bittner: Dragonfly Chevron Blanket or Dragonfly C2C Throw. Both of them are available as free crochet patterns!

Dragonfly Stitch Blanket by dbirchall

Are you tired of basic stitches, but you don’t feel confident enough to leave your safe space? A Dragonfly blanket is a great idea for you, then! This stitch is very beginner-friendly, works up fast, and adds a lot of character to the otherwise plain design.

purple crochet dragonfly blanket

photos by dbirchall on ravelry.com

To make a blanket like this, check out a free crochet pattern called Dragonfly Blanket by Janaya Chouinard.

Dragonfly Crochet Shawl Ideas

Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl by carouselno34

Well, isn’t it the perfect spring accessory? This delicate lacy shawl has everything – beautiful color flow, little lacy butterflies, and absolutely stunning edging. Will it be your staple this season?

lacy crochet shawl with dragonfly motif

photos by carouselno34 on ravelry.com

This amazing design is based on this free crochet pattern – Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl by njSharon AND DebiAdams.

Dragonfly Shawl by Ekaygdesigns

This beautiful design shows us how different kinds of yarns react with openwork stitches. As you can see, dragonflies are much more visible in solid colors than speckled parts of this project, but when put against contrasting colors, such as black, they will appear again!

blue and yellow dragonfly crochet shawl

photos by @ekaygdesigns on Instagram: topbottom

This particular shawl was based on a paid pattern called Dragonfly in a V Shawl by Fleur’s Refaire, but if you would like to try a free pattern first, go for Dragonfly Bandana Cowl.

Dragonfly Shawlette by Elena Kozhukhar

This tiny shawlette can grow and grow into a full-fledged shawl, it depends only on your imagination! The beautiful scalloped edge adds to the feminine style and is a lovely finishing touch. Make if for a woman dear to your heart, she will love it!

bright green crochet dragonfly shawlette

photos by Elena Kozhukhar on ravelry.com

This project is available as a free pattern here: Dragonfly Shawlette by Elena Kozhukhar.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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