I think when you first get into crochet, there are certain projects which you feel you should try. A granny square, a flower, a butterfly and a heart were mine. Admittedly, I still haven't crocheted a heart, and yet have created my own patterns for toys. Who said I did things in an orderly manner?!
Anyway, it can take a while to find the right pattern for you, especially when there are so very many options out there. But for me, this butterfly pattern is perfection.
It's elegant enough for a lady's badge.
But cute enough for a child's toy.
And it offers options for different colour combinations and antennae.
What more could you want?!
As you can see, it's also quite addictive! This would be a great pattern to try with different wools, and also great for various accessories and decorations.