A crochet dragonfly appliqué is a delightful and versatile decorative element that you can add to various crochet projects. Whether you’re embellishing a blanket, scarf, pillow, or clothing item, a dragonfly appliqué can infuse a touch of whimsy and nature-inspired charm into your work. Here’s a description of how to create a simple crochet dragonfly appliqué using a free pattern:

Materials Needed:

  1. Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn weight (usually a G/6 or H/8 hook works well with worsted weight yarn)
  2. Yarn in your chosen colors (common choices include shades of blue, green, and black for the dragonfly body and wings)
  3. Scissors
  4. Yarn needle for weaving in ends


Dragonfly Body:

  1. Start with a magic ring (also known as a magic circle) or chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.
  2. Chain 2 (this counts as your first double crochet).
  3. Work 2 more double crochets into the ring.
  4. Chain 1.
  5. Work 3 more double crochets into the ring.
  6. You should now have three clusters of 3 double crochets each with a chain 1 space between them.
  7. Slip stitch into the magic ring or the top of the chain 2 to close the round.
  8. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Dragonfly Wings (Make 2):

  1. Start with a slip knot and chain 5.
  2. Single crochet into the second chain from the hook.
  3. Half double crochet into the next chain.
  4. Double crochet into the next chain.
  5. Treble crochet into the last chain.
  6. Now, work the same pattern in reverse on the other side of the chain: double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet.
  7. Slip stitch into the base of the first single crochet to close the wing.
  8. Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.


  1. Position the two wings so that they form a V shape, with the tips slightly overlapping.
  2. Place the dragonfly body on top of the wings, covering the overlapping tips.
  3. Using a yarn needle and a length of black yarn (or your chosen body color), stitch the body to the wings, making sure to secure all parts firmly.
  4. You can also add eyes by sewing on small beads or using a contrasting color of yarn.

Your crochet dragonfly appliqué is now ready to be attached to your project. Simply sew it onto the desired surface using a yarn needle and matching yarn color, or you can use a hot glue gun for a quick attachment if you’re working on a non-fabric surface. This charming dragonfly will add a touch of elegance and playfulness to your crochet creations!