PROJECT #023: TINY BEES | FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Little crochet bees: free pattern - ideal for amigurumi beginners

 

I've been making some fun little crochet accessories for Zoe Bird's mobiles and I can't wait to see how they'll look all assembled! In the meantime, I thought I'd share the pattern with you guys. It's a really simple design - perfect for beginners, and since you can finish a bee in one sitting, I decided to do a little high-speed video of the process just for fun!


 

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

 

Crochet Hook: 4 mm (Size G)

Yarn: 3 colours (I used grey, yellow and blue)

Yarn sewing needle

Scissors

Stuffing

 


 

CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

 

  • Written in US terminology
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Necessary Skills: The magic ring, working in a continuous round, and the crochet stitches listed below in abbreviations.
  • Yarn Weight: Any weight will work I used Double Knit (Light Worsted / 8ply/ 11wpi). Just make sure your different colours are all the same weight.
  • Gauge: Not important. Using the recommended hook and yarn combo will give your bee a 60 mm long body.

 


 

ABBREVIATIONS

 

  • R = Row
  • CH = Chain
  • ST = Stitch
  • SS = Slip stitch
  • SC = Single crochet
  • HDC = Half double crochet
  • DC = Double crochet
  • *…* = Section to be repeated
  • YO = Yarn Over

 


 

CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS

 


BODY


 

R1: Using grey yarn, 6 SC into a magic ring. (6)

Continue working in the round.

R2: 2SC in each st around. (12)

R3: *SC in next st. 2SC in next st.* Repeat all around. (18)

R4: SC in each st around. (18)

On the last st, change to yellow. To do this, insert hook in last st, draw up a loop. Using the new colour, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook to complete the stitch. Continue working with new colour.

R5-6: Using yellow yarn, SC in each st around. (18)

Change to grey.

R7-8: Using grey yarn, SC in each st around. (18)

Change to yellow.

R8-10: Using yellow yarn, SC in each st around. (18)

R11: *SC in next st, SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (12)

Stuff the body.

R12: *SC next 2 sts together.* Repeat all around. (6)

Tie off and sew the opening closed.

 


WINGS


 

When you begin, leave a long tail for sewing the wings to the body.

R1: Using blue yarn, ch6. Ch another 3 (counts as DC). DC in 4th ch from hook. 2HDC in next ch. SS in next 2 chs.  2HDC in next ch. 4DC in last ch. Working down other side of chain: 2HDC in next ch. SS in next 2 chs. 2HDC in next ch. 2DC in last ch. Join with a SS into top of starting ch.

Tie off. Use tails to sew wings to body, and weave in ends to finish.

All done!

little crochet bees: free pattern - ideal for amigurumi beginners

 

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~ Jessie

 


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