The newest crochet pattern that I will be publishing on my website is a pattern for a crochet dragonfly. When finished this is what the dragonfly crochet will look like.

Finished crochet dragonfly group

If you would like to follow along with a video tutorial, one is available on YouTube at Crochet Dragonfly Tutorial.

This pattern will use the US terminology, for the UK version go to Dragonfly Crochet Pattern (UK Version).

Dragonfly Crochet Pattern


  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet 

Materials Used

  • Small amount of 2 colours of cotton or wool.
  • Crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle.

Head and Body

Make a magic loop.
4 ch, 4 tr cluster in circle, 4 ch, sl st into circle,3 ch, 2 dc cluster into circle. Pull circle tight. Do not join.

Crochet dragonfly head beginning

Crochet dragonfly headRow 2: 3 ch, turn, 2 dc cluster into top of previous 2 dc cluster.
Repeat row 3 until desired length I usually work 6 rows.

Crochet dragonfly head and body beginning
For final row work 4 ch and one tr into top of previous 2 dc cluster.  Fasten off.

Crochet dragonfly head and body

Join thread for wing on dragonfly’s right side just under head and work top wing first and then work bottom wing.

 On dragonfly’s left side join the thread across from the bottom of the bottom wing and work the bottom wing first and then the top wing joining the top wing to the body just under the head.

 Crochet dragonfly wings

Top Wings

Ch 19 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in each of next 3 ch, 1 dtr in each of next 3 ch, 1 tr in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each st to the end.  Sl st into body.

Bottom Wings

Ch 17 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr, 1 dtr in each of next 6 ch, 1 tr in each ch to end.  Sl st into body.

Crochet dragonfly first wing

To Make Up

Weave in ends.

Finished crochet dragonfly

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday when I will be making a crochet penguin that was requested by Maria.