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Bumble the Stitchpunk Bee – Crochet Pattern

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Meet Bumble the Stitchpunk Bee, he is a lot like a regular bee, he loves to fly around collecting pollen to take back to the hive, however, he is bigger than the average bee and he has tiny wings but magically he is still able to fly.

This pattern is made using DK yarn and a 4 mm hook and is written using UK crochet terminology.

Below you will find a list of the equipment you will need and a free copy of the pattern with instructions on how to assemble your very own Bumble the Stitchpunk Bee.

Equipment

Recommended yarn: Drops Paris

Yarn A: Shade 103 – Dark Wash

Yarn B: Shade 41 – Mustard

Yarn C: Shade 17 – Off White

Hook: 4 mm

Toy Stuffing

Safety Eyes – 10 mm (optional)

5 wooden buttons

Stitch Marker

Sewing Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

bl insert hook under back loop only

ch chain stitch

dc double crochet

dc2tog double crochet two stitches together

htr half treble

tr treble

ss slip stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

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Body – Yarn A

The body is worked from top to bottom

Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 6 dc into the circle (6)

Round 2: *2 dc * repeat 6 times (12)

Round 3: *1 dc, 2 dc* repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2 dc, 2 dc* repeat 6 times (24)

Round 5: *3 dc, 2 dc* repeat 6 times (30)

Round 6: *4 dc, 2 dc* repeat 6 times (36)

Round 7 – 10: dc each st (36)

Change to Yarn B

Round 11 – 16: dc each st (36)

Change to Yarn A

Round 17 – 21: dc each st (36)

Change to Yarn B

Round 22 – 26: dc each st (36)

Change to Yarn A

Round 27: dc each st (36)

Round 28: *4 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times (30)

Round 29 *3 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times (24)

Round 30: *2 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times (18)

Round 31: *1 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times (12)

Position the eyes and stuff the body

Round 32: dc2tog repeat 6 times (6)

Fasten off and weave in the loose ends

Legs (make 2) – Yarn B

Foundation Chain – Ch 9

Round 1: dc in the second chain from the hook, dc in the next 6 sts, 3 dc in the next st, working on the other side of the chain, dc in the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the last stitch. (18)

Round 2: 2 dc in the first st, dc in the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the next 3 sts, dc in the next 6 sts, 1 dc, 1 dc in the final st (22)

Round 3: dc each st (22)

Round 4: dc bl of each st (22)

Round 5 – 6: dc each st (22)

Round 7: dc in the next 8 sts, dc2tog 4 times, dc in the next 6 sts (18)

Round 8: dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog 3 times, dc in the next 5 sts (15)

Round 9: dc in the next 6 sts, dc2tog 3 times, dc in the next 3 sts (12)

Round 10 – 12: dc each st (12)

Change to Yarn A

Round 13 – 19: dc each st (12)

Change to Yarn B

Round 20 – 25: dc each st (12)

Change to Yarn A

Round 26 – 30: dc each st (12)

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Arms (make 2) – Yarn A

Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 6 dc into the circle (6)

Round 2: *2 dc * repeat 6 times (12)

Round 3 – 8: dc each st (12)

Change to Yarn B

Round 9 – 14: dc each st (12)

Change to Yarn A

Round 15 – 20: dc each st (12)

Change to Yarn B

Round 21 – 26 dc each st (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to stitch the arms to the body

Stuff the arms

Bumble Bee - Crochet Pattern

Antennas (make 2) – Yarn B

Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 8 dc into the circle (8)

Round 2 – 5: dc each st (8)

Fasten off, leave a tail to stitch the antennas to the head

 

Wings (make 2) – Yarn C

Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 6 dc into the circle (6)

Round 2: *2 dc * repeat 6 times (12)

Round 3: 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 htr, 1 htr, 1 tr, 2 tr, 2 tr, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 dc (14)

Round 4: 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 htr, 2 htr, 2 htr, 2 tr, 2 tr, 2 tr, 2 tr, 2 htr, 2 htr, 2 htr, 1 dc 1 dc, (26)

Fasten off and leave a tail to stitch to the body

To Assemble

Stuff the legs sew them to the body finishing each leg with a wooden button.

Stuff and sew the arms to the body finishing each arm with a wooden button.

Sew the antennas to the top of the head. You might find it easier to pin them in place first.

Pin the wings to the body, stitching along the edge. Attach a button to hide the stitches finishing your bee.

With some contrasting thread (I used pink) sew a little nose and mouth onto your bee.

I hope you had great fun making Bumble the Stitchpunk Bee. Try different types of yarn and hook sizes to see what you can create. I would love to see the finished bees, don’t forget to share on Twitter and Instagram using the #CrochetFolk

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