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Tumblebee Bumble Bee

I was reminded yesterday it was World Bee Day – May 20th for those who are interested.

I was late realising this, as to be honest, I don’t have any idea what day it is anymore, and well the date, I’ve not got a hope with that!

I can’t be the only one thinking like this, so hopefully in the not too distant future I might get back into thinking about days of the week and dates!

So bees, I seem to have a bit of a thing with bees.

I’ve made a few bee inspired over the years.

Cross Stitch bee pattern

I crocheted some bees for a world record attempt

crochet bees - super chunky yarn, free crochet pattern

And, then I designed the pink one a little bee when she played the part of “Tumblebee” in her school play.

Note to self at the point – I really must not use a system of 6 notebooks, some word docs, and some Googles docs for patterns, as it took me 3 hours to find the pattern today so I can post it here.

I made this back in July 2017, and it’s one of my many “I must write that up ” patterns!

free crochet bee pattern offthehookforyou.co.uk

She was delighted and had him as a keyring on her bag!

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Free crochet pattern bumble bee, amigurumi.  Key ring sized.  www.offthehookforyou.co.uk

He is pretty colol if I do say so myself.

Made using Scheepjes Catona cotton, for a super tight finish in Lemon, black and white.

This is a great yarn for super tight Amigurumi, and it has a lovely sheen to it as well.

AND…….

It comes in 110 colours!!!

That is a whole lot of colours to play with!

Pattern

If you want to get an Adfree version of this pattern in handy PDF you can it here for a couple of £ from:

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Bumblebee crochet pattern free

Now onto the bee……….

You will need

Yarn and Equipment

Wool Warehouse

Abbreviations

Terms – US crochet terms

CH – Chain

hdc – Half Double Crochet

MR – Magic Ring

sc – Single Crochet

2sctog – 2 Single Crochet together

SS – Slip stitch

crochet bumblebee free pattern

Head – working from the top down

Using Yellow yarn, Start with a magic ring

Round 1: 6sc in the MR.

R2: 2sc in each sc around. [12sc]

R3: (2sc in next sc, 1sc) 6 times. [18sc]

R4: (2sc in next sc, 2 sc) 6 times. [24sc]

R5: (2sc in next sc, 3 sc) 6 times. [30sc]

R6-12: 1sc in each. [30sc]

Insert the eyes into the head positioned between row 9 and 10, 6 stitches apart.

R13: (2sctog in the next sc, 3sc). 6 times [24sc]

R14: (2sctog in the next 2sc), 6 times. [18sc]

R15: (2sctog in the next 1sc), 6 times. [12sc]

Stuff the head tightly with toy stuffing

R16: 2sctog in each sc. [6sc]

R15: 2sctog until no stitches left.

Finish off.

Using standard sewing cotton in black, sew a v shaped mouth on row 11 in between the eyes, using the picture as a guide. 

Check out my Unicorn pattern here

Body

Using yellow, Start with a magic ring

Round 1: 6sc in the MR.

R2: 2sc in each sc around. [12sc]

R3: (2sc in next sc, 1sc) 6 times. [18sc]

R4: (2sc in next sc, 2 sc) 6 times. [24sc]

R5-7: 1sc in each, change to black on the last YO or round 7. [24sc]

R8-10: 1sc in each, change to yellow on the last YO or round 7. [24sc]

R11-13: 1sc in each [24sc]

R14: (2sctog in the next 2sc), 6 times. [18sc]

Stuff

Amigurumi Pineapple? Check it out here

Legs – make 6

Using black yarn Chain 4, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.  Thread the tail where you have just fastened off into a needle, and sew back through the chain.  Tie the two tails in a knot, then sew onto the body on rows 6, 9 and 12

Antennae – make 2

As per the arms, but sewing onto the head on round 3. 

Wings – make 2

Using white, make a magic ring and chain 2. 7 hdc in the ring, and tighten.  SS to join.  [8hdc]

R2: ch 2, 1 hdc in the base of the chain, 2 hdc in each st around.  Fasten off weave in ends apart from one on the outside of the circle (not the centre).  [16hdc]

Sew the wings together with the end to make a shape like an 8.  Sew onto the body at the back of the bee, using the end on row 10.

crochet bee free pattern

A dinky little rabbit – find the free pattern here

How to make up

Sew the head onto to the body, and attach legs, and antennae and wings to body as described. 

crochet bumble bee - free pattern
Crochet pattern bee amigurumi

I’d love to see you makes – so tag me on Instagram @offthehookforyou

See you soon….. hoping it won’t be 3 years time for me to write my next pattern up.

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