Enchanting Dragonfly Stitch Ideas

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

Speaking of insects, though, let’s get to today’s stitch! Let’s discuss the beloved dragonfly stitch <3 Have you seen it, or try it? It’s airy, fun, and very easy to do, because it uses basic stitches. Beginner-friendly!

Let’s dive in!

colorful dragonfly stitch crochet items

Lovely openwork

This amazing technique has a lot of different variations, but all of them focus on making lovely openwork in the shape of a dragonfly. It can have elongated or quite short body; sometimes you can even say that it looks more like a butterfly! No matter – basic premise of this stitch is to play with solid stitches and openwork to create beautiful lace.

Materials

Sirin used Nako Vega yarn, which is 100% acrylic and 5.00 mm crochet hook.
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Of course, you can use any yarn with 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 slip knot and foundation chain, which in this case is 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.

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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.

Pastel and Rainbow Dragonflies

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. Author behind szyszka_handmade chose classic dragonfly pattern, and, as you can see below, it goes with the yarn fantastically.

pastel ombre blanket with dragonflies

This project was based on free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner.

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’t 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

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

Sweet Dragonfly Baby Blanket by deecrochet3

Multicolored yarn works very well with dragonfly stitch, and this blanket is a proof of that! Subtle openwork stays harmonious with crazy speckles of colors, creating 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

Radiating Dragonflies Throw by RandiNys

Something as simple as choosing the right yarn can transform simple pattern into a fantastic design. This color flow is juicy, 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

This project was based on free crochet pattern for Radiating Dragonflies Throw by Maria Bittner.

Square Dancing Dragonflies Version by Live, Love, Crochet

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

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

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

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

Sophisticated and Moody Color Palettes

Dragonfly Stitch Blanket by hiphiphoera

Although this baby blanket used multicolored yarn, you can easily achieve similar effect 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 blanket

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 on 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. Great colorway for the manly accessories!

dark hues blanket with dragonflies

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

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

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 confindent enough to leave your safe space? 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

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

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 shawl

Hues of green flow from one to another, just like in nature! Little dragonflies are 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

Various Dragonfly Crochet Ideas

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 uses dragonfly motif in lacy designs, this one is different. Mastermind behind our beloved blog Repeat Crafter Me came up with a simple dragonfly square, that has grown into a lovely blanket. 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 blanket with dragonfly in the middle

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

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 on solid colors than speckled parts of this project, but when put against contrasting color, such as black, they will appear again!

blue and yellow crochet shawl

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

Dragonfly Shawlette by Elena Kozhukhar

This tiny shawlette can grow and grow into a full-fledged shawl, it depends only on your imagination! 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 shawlette

  • photos by Elena Kozhukhar on Ravelry

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

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

  • photos by Jennifer Pionk on Ravelry

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

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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