Crochet Pattern: Baby Bumblebee

By Erin Burger – 10 Comments

This little bee would be a great addition to a baby shower basket, a toy for a child or even a home decoration. Personalize your bee with different colors, a little embroidered face or maybe fun decorative buttons.


Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: Bee is 4″ (10.16 cm) long and 2 1/2″ (6.35 cm) across the face

Materials:
Small amounts Dk Weight Yarn in black and yellow
Even smaller amount of DK Weight yarn in white for wings
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
yarn needle
two small buttons
thread
polyfill stuffing

Gauge: not needed for this pattern

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Crochet Pattern: Baby Bumblebee

Round 1: ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in beginning ch: 8 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beginning ch: 16 sc

Round 3-5: ch 2, hdc in each sc around, join with sl st to beginning ch-2: 16 hdc

Round 6: join black yarn, ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to beginning ch-2: 16 hdc

Round 7: ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to beginning ch-2: 16 hdc

Round 8: join yellow yarn, ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to beginning ch-2: 16 hdc

Round 9: ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to beginning ch-2: 16 hdc

Round 10: join black yarn, ch 1, sc in each hdc around, join with sl st to beginning ch: 16 sc

Round 11: ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc)around, join with sl st to beginning ch: 12 sc

Round 12: ch 1, (sc2tog, sc in next sc) around, join with sl st to beginning ch: 8 sc

These last stitches will close the bee, so stuff your bee now and then continue with pattern.

Round 13: ch 1, sc2tog around until closed shut, finish off and weave in all ends.

Wings (make 2):

Round 1: ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook: 8 sc

Round 2: 2 sc each sc around: 16 sc

Round 3: working in back loops only, sl st in each sc around: 16 sl st

Leave a short tail of 2-3 inches to attach wings to bee’s back.

Attach wings to first black stripe on each side of bee’s back. I used a yarn needle and just knotted the tail into the body of the bee.

Sew buttons on the front of the bee’s face, evenly spaced on each side.

Have any questions, comments or suggestions about this pattern? Comment away!

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10 Comments

  1. cowgrlw says:

    Awwww, Erin, it’s adorable! Thank you sooo much for letting us have the pattern for free! Very kind of you. This is a much-needed patch of sunshine in my otherwise crappy workday. Thank you!!! : D

  2. Michi says:

    Awh, this is adorable! I’m gonna have to put this on my list of things to do :)

  3. Rita says:

    I wish I had your talents, but for now I will take the pattern. It is just so, so cute!!

  4. Marybeth says:

    How cute is this?????!!!! Pretty darn cute!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Can’t wait to make this one… :-)

  5. knitmadmum says:

    This will definitely go on my to-do list, which I’d have to be about 300 to complete? Does anyone else have this huge list of cute “must make” problem?

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  7. Melissa Smith says:

    Thank you so much for the free patterns….I just completed my 1st bumble bee! I am so excited! I am a SAHM to 3 special needs children and I am disabled. So learning to crochet has been a sanity saver for me. I finally found something that I really enjoy and is not that expensive to do. Thank you so much for your help and the free patterns. Cause without the freebies I could not do crochet!

  8. Carolina Herrera says:

    Thanks for the free pattern, making the bees was a lot of fun. I made six of these little critters with pink wings and put them in a give-a-way basket for my niece’s birthday party. The girls loved them!

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