Where has time gone? I made these cool bees back in April, and its only now I’m sat here thinking about typing them up, and sharing the pattern with you.
Why a bee? Well, there was a campaign on instagram for #pollencounts, where @seriously.hooked.up asked for crochet and knitted bees to raise awareness that we need bees. Anyone seen Bee Movie? It was a firm favourite in my house for a whole summer a few years ago, but it did highlight the issue of bees, and that we really need them. The campaign was also to set a world record hopefully, and I’m a great one for a world record (remember the blanket I made a couple of years ago).
So about this time, I was making a cardigan that was going less than smoothly, and I just needed a break from it. Now I love Super Chunky Yarn – why? Well it makes things so so so quickly is why!
I raided my stash, and found some perfect yarn.
I even typed the pattern up as a I went – this was a bit of a novelty for me, and I was very proud of myself, until I closed the file down before saving it! Yep, a complete error, so I’ve had to make another one to show you how they are made.
You will need:
To Make (USA TERMS):
Working in the round. Each round finishes with a ss to join at the top of the chain 2.
Using mustard make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch2, 5HDC in loop, pull tight. 
Round 2: Ch2, 1HDC in base of chain, 2 hdc in every stitch. 
Round 3: Ch2, 1HDC in each st. (Do the last yarn over in black). 
Round 4: Ch2, 1 HDC in each st. (Do the last YO in Mustard). 
Round 5: Ch2, 1HDC in each st. (Do the last YO in black). 
Round 6: Ch2, 1 HDC in each. (Do the last YO in Mustard. 
Round 7: Ch2, 2hdc tog all the way round. 
Add the eyes, and stuff your bee.
Round 8: Ch2 2hdc tog until the bee is closed.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew a mouth on using black yarn if you’d like.
Wings – make 2
Using cream and a 10mm hook.
Row 1: Ch3, 4hdc in the first chain,
Row 2: Ch2, 1 HDC in base of chain, 2 HDC in each st to end 
Fasten off, leaving ends long enough to sew the wings on to the bee.
Position the wings half way down the bees body, and sew them on the sides, about 3 stitches apart.
You’ve hopefully got a bee who looks very similar to this!
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