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Mini Bumble Bee Free Crochet Pattern

Hey you! I am glad to see you are wanting to make this super adorable crochet bee! This pattern is originally from my Alfalfa & Sprout pattern, but recently this little bee has become very popular thanks to a few of my Instagram posts and reels. I got so many questions about the pattern I thought that the “Nature” prompt for the 4th day of AmiguruMay. I have posted this same pattern as a graphic on my IG page if you prefer to view it there! It even has relaxing bee sounds. ;-]

This tiny bee is a perfect addition to any of your projects, or just a fun little make to have around or give as a gift.

I have included two different yarn weights, which are the bees that have been featured on my Instagram page. The bee using stonewashed is just over an inch long, and the micro bee using crochet thread is only one CM! Which is pretty much the actual size of bumblebees! Pretty cool.

I know it looks intimidating but I bet with some practice and repetition you could also make yourself a micro bee! Please let me know if you do, I would love to see all of your buzzin’ bees!

Yarn Used

Scheepjes Stonewashed – Sport Weight

Moonstone – Beryl – Black Onyx

Micro Bee

Scheepjes Maxi – Size 10 Crochet Thread

Gold – Black – Old Lace

Materials

  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • 1.5mm hook for thread option
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Yarn
  • Polyfill
  • Black embroidery thread

Abbreviations

Rnd – round

chX – chain X amount of stitches

MR – magic adjustable ring

st(s) – stitch(es)

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

inc – 2sc in the same stitch

dec – invisible decrease

FLO – front loop only

FO – fasten off

Bumble Bee

Starting with Beryl

Rnd 1: 6sc in a MR (6)

Rnd 2: [2sc, inc] x 2 (8)

Rnd 3: sc in each st (8)

Change to Black Onyx

Rnd 4: sc in each st (8)

Change to Beryl

Rnd 5: sc in each st (8)

Change to Black Onyx

Rnd 6: sc in each st (8)

Change to Beryl

Stuff lightly

Rnd 7: [2sc, dec] x 2 (6)

Sl st in the next st to FO. Cut yarn and close the hole by weaving the tail through the FLO of the 6 sts, pull tight to close. Hide the end inside of the bee.

Bee Wings

Using Moonstone

Rnd 1: [sc, ch 1, 3dc, sl st, 3dc, ch 1, sc] in a MR

FO, cut yarn and leave a tail for sewing over the color change of rnd 4&5 of the bee. Hide all ends.

Embroider the eyes over rnd 2.

Don’t forget to tag me in all of your SarahDeeCrochet projects, and use #sarahdeecrochet to be featured!

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