New to crochet? Then check out our Beginner’s Guide to Crochet and teach yourself how to crochet!! The key to learning to crochet is to be very patient at the beginning and give yourself LOTS of time to learn. Then you need to find some cute free crochet patterns for beginners to practice your skills! Today we have the perfect Crochet Bee Pattern for Beginners. It is quick and easy and oh so cute! And you can make it using any yarn you have to hand!
This is a free crochet pattern by Craft Alotl – please do check out her instagram account, as well as ravelry store -the pdf patterns in this store are kept at nomimal fee – allowing you to access great printable PDF patterns (ad free!!), whilst also providing a small income to a young (teenaged) crochet designer! Win win!
We turned our amigurumi bees into plushies, by using extra chunky chenille yarn! But as mentioned, any yarn goes!
It is a super cute little bumble bee pattern, that only requires you to learn how to do a magic circle and a single crochet stitch. Plus the basic increase and decrease.
This pattern uses American terminology throughout
- MC – Magic Circle (also known as Magic Rings) (video tutorial here)
- SC – Single Crochet Stitch (video tutorial here)
- Inc – Increase
- Dec – Decrease
- Rnd – round
As you can see, it really uses the very basic stitches, not even a slip stitch or half double crochet needed!
Supplies needed to make a crochet bee
Use any thickness of yarn that you wish – just use corresponding crochet hooks. We made our bee as a plushie by using a thick chenille fluffy yarn. A cotton yarn will result in a small bee – perfect for key chains or as pocket buddies. A smaller bee is made by using cotton yarn, a larger bumble bee is made by using chunky yarn! Different yarn weights will result in different sized bees! Just make sure to adjust the mm crochet hook to suit your yarn!
- Yarn in bee colors – yellow yarn, black yarn and white yarn for wings
- Embroidery thread or yarn for bee’s mouth
- Safety eyes
- Crochet Hook in mm to correspond to chosen yarn
- Tapestry needle
- Toy stuffing
How to crochet a bee – free pattern
So let’s have a go at this cute little amigurumi bee crochet pattern. This free crochet pattern is also available in Craft Alotl’s Ravelry store as a pdf pattern. If you choose to download this free pattern, please do leave a heart/ like/ comment to help Craft Alotl reach more people with her wonderful (free) projects. It is a small thing for you, but makes all the difference to her!
Start with the yellow yarn!
Rnd 1) 6sc into mc 
Rnd 2) 6inc 
Rnd3) (1sc,inc)x 6 
Rnd4) 18sc 
Rnd 5) change colour to black, 18sc 
Rnd 6) change colour to yellow, 18sc 
Rnd 7) change colour to black, 18sc 
Rnd 8) change colout to yellow, 18sc  – if you are using thinner yarn, add eyes and stuff now.
Rnd 9) (1sc, dec)x 6 
Place eyes between rows 2 & 3, 5 stitches apart.
Rnd 10) 6 dec 
Fasten off and seal hole.
Bee Wings (make 2)
Rnd 1) 6sc into mc 
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.
Sew wings onto the back of the body. Sew them between rounds 5 & 6, around 5-6 stitches apart.
Add a mouth
Sew a straight line directly between the two eyes. Thread the needle 1 stitch below the straight line, directly in the centre of the line. Then pick up the line behind the needle and do a back stitch into the same place where you brought the needle. Pull tight. This will hopefully create a smile!
And you little amigurumi bee is finshed! Wasn’t that easy? You only need to crochet 10 rounds plus the little wings. And done!
As mentioned, this is a free crochet pattern by the talented Craft Alotl! We have many more crafts by here below!
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