Cute Amigurumi Bumble Bee – Free Pattern!

Cute Bumble Bee Amigurumi - Free Pattern

To celebrate the Darn Cosy site going live I’ve decided to share my bumble bee pattern with you all. This is the first pattern I’ve written up and shared. I hope it is simple to follow and an enjoyable yarn scrap make!

 

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NB: This pattern is in UK terminology.

Suggested Materials

Stitch Library

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together
  • ** = repeat instructions between asterisks for as long as stated
  • ( ) = total stitch count

Yarn Key

B = black yarn

Y = yellow yarn

W = white yarn

 

Starting from head and working down:

Round 1

Using Y and a 4 mm crochet hook work 6dc into a magic circle or adjustable loop, pull to tighten, sl st to join (6)

Round 2

Ch1 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as previous sl st (below ch1), *2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join (12)

Round 3

Ch1, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join (18)

Rounds 4 – 6

Ch1, 1dc in next st and each st around, sl st in ch1 to join using B (18)

Now is a good time to add the safety eyes before it gets too fiddly! Place eyes between rounds  3 – 4 with approx 4 sts apart.

Round 7

Ch1, 1dc in next st and each st around, sl st in ch1 to join (18)

Round 8

Ch1, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join (24)

Round 9

Ch1, 1dc in next st and each st around, sl st in ch1 to join using Y (24)

Round 10

Ch1, 1dc in next st and each st around, sl st to join (18)

Round 11

Ch1, 1dc in next st, dc2tog *1dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog* repeat * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join (18)

Round 12

Ch1, dc2tog, *1dc in next st, dc2tog* repeat * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join using B (12)

Stuff the bee with polyester craft filling. Be quite generous to make him nice and plump!

Round 13

Ch1, 1dc in next st and each st around, sl st to join (12)

Round 14

Ch1, *dc2tog, 1dc in next st* repeat * to * end, sl st to join (6)

You may need to stuff the bee a little more at this point. Use the end of your hook or the pointed end of a small pair of scissors to help you push the filling in.

Round 15

Ch1, *dc2tog, 1dc in next st* repeat * to * end, sl st to join (3)

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Using a yarn needle sew up the hole and weave in remaining yarn to secure and carefully trim (remaining yarn should disappear inside body if trimmed close enough).

Wings (make 2)

Round 1

Using W and a 4mm crochet hook work 6dc into a magic circle or adjustable loop, pull to tighten, sl st to join (6)

Round 2

(Work in yarn tail as you go) Ch1 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as previous sl st (below ch1), *2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Using a yarn needle sew wings between rounds 7- 8.

Ta-dah! How about adding a keychain to make a cute little accessory? Or add a loop of ribbon and use as a hanging ornament in your home? This little bee would also make a lovely addition to a baby mobile.

I’d love to see your bees and how you’ve decided to use them, just drop me a line.

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