The Butterfly Wings Mug Rug Crochet Pattern

Hello Friends!

Spring is Springing so that means all of the cute spring critters have come out to play. With the exception of wasps because they’re meanies. But you know what spring critters aren’t meanies? Butterflies!

Which is why I have given them the distinct honor of being my muse for my most recent design. Introducing the Butterfly Wings Mug Rug! The perfect addition to your spring and summer home decor and a great last minute addition to your next market inventory.

Not only is this pattern super cute and super fun to work up it is also a great pattern for those crocheters who are new to working with multiple colors! Not that I have fully overused the word super I will leave you to start your new butterfly wing mug rugs. Happy Crocheting!

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You can purchase the Printable PDF on Etsy here! The PDF includes the complete step-by-step pattern so you can follow along on paper, highlighting and making notes as needed. It is a total of 10 pages, including the front and back cover pages. I’ve also included a PDF download of the chart for this pattern.


*4.50 mm Crochet Hook

Weight 4 Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (yarn I used is listed below)

*Yarn Needle


*Hand Steamer (optional)

Yarn Choice

For most of my patterns I prefer to use a thicker and tighter spun worsted weight yarn. I feel like it gives a lot more definition to the piece and details tend to stand out more.

For this pattern I used the following yarn:

-Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton in Soft Ecru-approx. 20 yds

-Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton in Rose Pink-approx. 10 yds

-Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton in Coral Rose-approx. 10 yds

-Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton in Soft Yellow-approx. 10 yds

-Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton in Warm Brown-approx. 10 yds

Stitch Key (US Terms)

Ch = Chain

St/sts = Stitch(es)

Sc = Single Crochet

Color Abbreviations

RP = Rose Pink

CR = Coral Rose

SE = Soft Ecru

Y = Yellow

WB = Warm Brown

Special Notes

-The mug rug is worked in rows.-The mug rug is worked from the bottom up.

-The 1st st of each row should be placed into the same stitch as the turning chain.

-The turning chain does not count as the 1st stitch of the row.

-The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (color abbreviation), example: 8 (Y) means 8 sc in Yellow.

-The odd rows are the right side rows. Even rows will be the wrong side.

To learn how to do a seamless color change click here!

Dimensions: 4.5 inches wide x 4.5 inches long (not including fringe)

Gauge: 16 sts x 19 rows = 4 inch square worked in single crochet.


I have created a chart for this pattern for those who prefer to follow a chart rather than a written pattern. The PDF version of this chart is included with the pattern purchase in my Etsy Shop. Here is the free online for you to use.

Begin by chaining 18 in Soft Ecru

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 2: 9 (SE), 3 (RP), 5 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 3: 4 (SE), 3 (Y), 2 (RP), 8 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 4: 8 (SE), 1 (RP), 5 (Y), 2 (SE), 1 (WB). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 5: 2 (WB), 1 (SE), 2 (Y), 2 (CR), 1 (Y), 1 (RP), 8 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 6: 8 (SE), 1 (RP), 1 (Y), 2 (CR), 3 (Y), 2 (WB). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 7: 2 (WB), 6 (Y), 9 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 8: 10 (SE), 5 (Y), 2 (WB). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 9: 2 (WB), 8 (RP), 7 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 10: 6 (SE), 2 (RP), 7 (CR), 2 (WB). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 11: 2 (WB), 8 (CR), 2 (RP), 5 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 12: 4 (SE), 2 (RP), 2 (CR), 2 (Y), 3 (CR), 2 (RP), 2 (WB). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 13: 2 (WB), 1 (SE), 1 (RP), 2 (CR), 4 (Y), 2 (CR), 1 (RP), 4 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 14: 4 (SE), 1 (RP), 2 (CR), 4 (Y), 2 (CR), 1 (RP), 2 (SE), 1 (WB). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 15: 2 (WB), 1 (SE), 2 (RP), 2 (CR), 2 (Y), 2 (CR), 2 (RP), 4 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 16: 5 (SE), 1 (RP), 5 (CR), 2 (RP), 2 (SE), 1 (WB), 1 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 17: 1 (SE), 2 (WB), 2 (SE), 2 (RP), 4 (CR), 1 (RP), 5 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 18: 5 (SE), 6 (RP), 2 (SE), 2 (WB), 2 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 19: 3 (SE), 2 (WB), 3 (SE), 3 (RP), 6 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 20: 12 (SE), 2 (WB), 3 (SE). Ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 21: In Soft Ecru, sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (17)

  • Fasten off after Row 21 and weave in your ends.

Attaching the Fringe

  • To create the fringe cut 12 inch pieces of yarn in Soft Ecru. You will need 3 strands to create 1 fringe.

To attach the fringe, grab 3 strands of yarn in White. With a crochet hook, push the hook through the far left foundation chain/stitch. Fold the 3 strands of yarn in half, looping the middle of the strands onto the crochet hook.

Fold the strands through the loop.

Tighten to create the fringe.

Repeat for every other chain/stitch.

Repeat on the other side of the mug rug.


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