PROJECT #023: TINY BEES | FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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