This is a free pattern for my crochet bee design. This little bee works up quickly and can be made in any yarn weight. I have included a PDF as well as lots of video clips to help you with your crochet bee! The videos were taken at a free zoom bee class that I ran in partnership with Tring Together and our local Justice & Peace Group who are running an initiative to make our town a bee town!
You can download the PDF here:
The bee is worked using amigurumi so there is no need to slip stitch to join each round, instead he is worked in a spiral. It is useful to mark the final stitch pf each round with a stitch marker.
You will need any yarn weight and one hook size smaller than you would normally use- black, yellow & white, stitch marker, stuffing and optional safety eyes (or if you don’t have safety eyes these can be sewn on!)
Make a magic ring
Round 1 make 6dc in the ring
Round 2 make 2dc into every stitch around (12dc in total)
Rounds 3&4 make 1 dc in every stitch around, change to black in last stitch of round 4
Rounds 5&6 in black make one dc in every stitch around, change to yellow in last stitch of round 6
Rounds 7&8 make 1dc in every stitch around
Round 9 dc2tog in every stitch around (6 stitches)
Stuff and sew the hole together, insert eyes as pictured. These have no back, so you may like to use glue to hold them in place.
Wings (make 2)
In white make a magic ring
In the ring make 1htr, 2tr, 1htr, sl st, fasten off, pull ring tight and sew to back of bee
I hope you enjoyed making your crochet bee. It would be great if you could share your make on social media using #crochetfreebee.
You can also find a lovely, welcoming group of crocheters over on my Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/932484713493883