Busy Bee Free Crochet Pattern

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Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. Trees are turning green, flowers are starting to bloom, and the weather is getting warmer. If you are anything like me your mood instantly starts to improve with each passing day as Winter moves out and the new growth begins.


With Spring and Flowers come our friends the bees. We have some pretty good sized bumble bees around right now at our house. Did you know that Bees are responsible for pollinating nearly 85% of the food crops for humans? So let's give a little shout out to the Bees for being such hard workers!



The Busy Bee Crochet Pattern is a great quick project for this time of year.

The finished Bee measures 4" long and 2" wide.




You will need the following supplies

A small amount of Yarn in black, yellow, and white. I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

Size F 3.75mm crochet hook

6mm safety eyes

Poly-fil

Scissors

Needle for weaving in ends


With black yarn

Body: Row 1: SC 6 into a Magic Circle, pull tight, join with a SLST into first SC, ch1. (6)

Row 2: 2SC into each SC, SLST, ch1. (12)

Rows 3 – 5: SC around, SLST, ch1. (12) Place eyes between rows 2 & 3

Row 6: 2SC, SC, SLST, ch1. (18)

Row 7: SC around, SLST, ch1. (18)

Row 8: 2SC, SC 2, around, SLST, ch1. (24) change to yellow

Row 9: SC around, SLST, ch1. (24)

Row 10: SC around, SLST, ch1. (24) change to black

Row 11: SC around, SLST, ch1. (24)

Row 12: SC around, SLST, ch1. (24) change to yellow

Row 13: SC around, SLST, ch1. (24)

Row 14: SC2TOG, SC 2, around, SLST, ch1. (18) change to black

Row 15: SC around, SLST, ch1. (18) begin to stuff body.

Row 16: SC2TOG, SC, around, SLST, ch1. (12)m

Row 17: SC around, SLST, ch1. (12) stuff body.

Row 18: SC2TOG around, SLST, ch1. (6)

Row 19: SC2TOG around, SLST, F/O. (3) Use tail to stitch end of body together. Weave in ends.

Wings: Make 2 of each

With 1 strand of white

Long Wing: Ch 6, SC in 2nd chain and next chain space, HDC 2, 4HDC into last chain, turn to work down the back of the foundation chain. HDC 2, SC 2, F/O. (12)

Short Wing: Ch 4, SC in 2nd chain, HDC, 4HDC into last chain, turn to work down the back of the foundation chain. HDC, SC, F/O. (8)

Using a needle, weave the tail of the yarn through the end of the wing to cinch the end together. See photos.



Place short wing on top of long wing and stitch together. Attach at Row 7 of body with black yarn.




I hope you enjoy these little bees as much as I do! Please be sure to share your finished items with me by tagging me on Instagram and Facebook!


You can also find the PDF in my shops for a small fee.

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Happy Crocheting!

~ Carol