Thursday, June 9, 2016

Buzzy Bee Crochet Pattern - FREE PDF Pattern



How cute are these sweet little buzzy bees?! I have been wanting to make a cute little crochet bee since I designed my logo and finally got the time to do it! YAY! Oh and even more exciting; the pattern is free to you!!



When my two little ones were babies I would sing the "Bumble Bee" song tickle them when it gets to the stinging part of the song. They now sing the song and sting each other. It was super cute because as soon as I gave them each a prototype to my pattern they got that look in their eye and started to pretend to sting each other.



While I was making these bees I thought "oh man these would look really cute in a mobile!" So, now I think I just might have to make a few more little bees and maybe some flowers and make a mobile!


These would also be cute as baby toys, decorations in a garden, or to decorate a cute little package to a bee lover!

They are only five and a half inches long and use basic stitches, so they are super easy to whip up. I have to say the little stinger on the bum and the heart shaped wings are my favorite part of the design!
I hope you enjoy this bee just as much as I do. I can't wait to see all your Buzzy Bees!




Buzzy Bee
Skill Level - Easy
Abbreviations
    ch(s) – chain(s) sc – single crochet
    dc- double crochet
    hdc – half double crochet
    tr-triple crochet
    sp – space
    ea - each
    st(s) – stitch(es)
    sk - skip
    sl st – slip stitch
    invis. Sc2tog – invisible single crochet 2
    stiches together
    Rnd(s)- round(s)
    FO – Fasten Off
Special Stitches
    Magic Circle: There are many tutorials available online.

    inv. sc2tog: (invisible single crochet 2 stiches together) – Instead of inserting your hook through both loops to create the decreasing stitch, you only insert your hook through the front loop of the2 stitches you want to join together (decreasing into 1 stitch). Then, when you yarn over and pull the loop through, you finish like a normal single crochet.
Materials
  • Worsted Weight Yarn:
    • 1oz yellow
    • >1oz black
    • >1oz white
  • F hook (3.75mm)
  • Poly Fil
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
Gague
    Not Important
Finished Size
    5.5 inches long
Notes
    The bee is worked all the in round.

    You may carry your yarn throughout the bee instead of FO after each color if you wish.

    See the photos in the pattern for placement of eyes, mouth, and wings.

Instructions
HEAD … starting with yellow
Row 1 – In a magic circle ch 1, then 6sc (6sc)

Row 2 – 2sc in ea sc around (12sc)

Row 3 – 2sc in next sc, sc in next sc around (18sc)

Row 4 – 2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24sc)

Row (5-8) – sc in ea sc around (24sc)

Stop here to stitch on your face and attach your antennae



Row 9 – invis. sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc around (18sc)

Row 10 – invis. sc2tog, sc in next sc around (12sc)

Stop here and start stuffing the head.

Row 11 – *invis. sc2tog* around (6sc)

FO yellow, join black with a sc

Rnd 12 – sc in ea sc around (6sc)

Rnd 13 – 2sc in next sc, sc in next sc around (9sc)

Rnd 14 – 2sc in next sc, sc in 2 sc around (12sc)

FO black, join yellow with a sc

Rnd 15 – 2sc in next sc, sc in 3 sc around (15sc)

Rnd 16 – 2sc in next sc, sc in 4 sc around (18sc)

Rnd 17 – 2sc in next sc, sc in 5 sc around (21sc)

FO yellow, join black with a sc

Rnd (18-20) – sc in ea sc around (21sc)

FO black, join yellow with a sc

Rnd 21 – invis. sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc around (18sc)

Rnd 22 – invis. sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc around (15sc)

Rnd 23 – invis. sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc around (12sc)

FO yellow, join black with a sc

Start Stuffing

Rnd 24 – invis. sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc around (9sc)

Rnd 25 – invis. sc2tog, sc in next sc around (6sc)

Rnd 26 – invis. sc2tog around (3sc)

FO and weave in tail.

Wings (with white)

Rnd 1 – In a magic circle ch 1, then 10 sc (10sc)

Rnd 2 – sc in the next 2 sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, tr in next sc. Ch 3 and join with a sl st in the same st as tr. Sl st in next sc. Then ch 3 and tr in sc, dc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Ch 2, sl st in first ch. Join with a sl st in first sc.

FO – leaving a small tail for attaching.



One the back of the bee with the points of the heart winds facing each other sew in place.

Sew in any remaining ends.

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