• Stephanie

Bumblebee Amigurumi Pattern

Updated: Jul 29, 2018




Bees! Adorable, hardworking, and so, SO vital to our lives. We often forget how important the roles of Bees are. In today's blog, I've written up an amigurumi pattern. I hope you like it!



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You will need:

  • 4mm hook (G) OR a 3.25mm hook (D)

  • Medium weight (4) in yellow, black and white. ( I like to use Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton for amigurumis)

  • Polyfil stuffing

  • 6mm Safety eyes (optional, although it does make the bee look A LOT cuter!)

  • Yarn needle, to sew the wings to the body

  • Scissors


The bee body part of this pattern is worked in ROWS, not ROUNDS. The reason for this is so we will have distinct separate stripes of black and yellow.


Let's get crocheting!


BODY:


Row 1: with yellow yarn, chain 2, then make 6 single crochet in the second chain from hook. (6)

6 single crochet

Row 2: Chain 1, 2sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (12sc)


12 single crochet (end of row 2)

Row 3: Chain 1, 2sc in the first stitch, 1sc in the next, repeat around. Slip stitch to the first sc to join (18sc)


18 single crochet (end of row 3)

CHANGE YARN TO BLACK Row 4 & 5: Chain 1, 1sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first sc to join. (18sc)


End of row 4

Before you continue!

Now would be an ideal time to attach the safety eyes. You can use the image below for reference. I would recommend trying out a few different positions before snapping the fisher into place, as once it's on, the eyes cannot be moved/removed.


Placing the eyes

CHANGE YARN TO YELLOW

Row 6 & 7: Chain 1, 1sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first sc to join(18sc)


End of row 7

CHANGE YARNTO BLACK Row 8 & 9: Chain 1, 1sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first sc to join (18sc)


End of row 9

CHANGE YARN TO YELLOW


Row 10: sc2tog, 1sc in the next stitch, repeat around, slip stitch to the first sc to join. (12sc)


START TO STUFF YOUR BEE

End of row 10 (stuffing the bee)

Row 11: sc2tog, repeat around, slip stitch to the first stitch to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.


Bee body completed! :)

WINGS (make 2):

With white, chain 3.

In third chain from hook, make 6dc, then 4hdc. Slip stitch to join to the first. Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew to the body of the bee.



Wings!

ASSEMBLY


Using your yarn needle, sew the wings to the body, at approximately row 6. (You can use the photo near the top of this post for reference)



And there you have it! An adorable little bee for you, a gift for your friend, or to decorate your home with! You can attach some string to your bee(s) to hang them up!


I hope you liked this pattern! :) If you have any critiques or questions, please leave me a message below or send me an email! All (constructive) feedback is welcome and I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.


If you make one, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow. You may NOT sell the pattern, share or distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Please do NOT sell any bees that you make.

Happy Crocheting!


Stephanie xxx

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