Bumble the Bee

Introduction

My husband has been asking me to make him a bee for awhile now! Having finally almost finished Babette Blanket (and being out of the wool I need to complete its edging), I thought I’d go for the bee at long last!

Materials List

2.5mm hook
a small amount of yellow wool
a small amount of gray wool

stitch marker

(I used King Cole Merino Blend DK in amber and dark gray)

Finished Size

My finished Bee is just under 2 inches long.

Gauge

Gauge is unimportant for this project.

Notes

It’s a very quick and easy pattern worked in rounds, make sure you mark your final st or the round so you know where ‘the beginning’ is.

The Pattern

BODY:
Ch 2
Row 1: 6 sc in 1st ch, (mark 6th st)
Row 2: 2 sc in next 6 st (12sc, mark 12th st)
Row 3: *1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * until you complete the round (18sc, mark 18th st)
Rows 4-5: Change color to black and sc around all 18 st (18 sc, mark 18th st)
Row 6-7: Change to yellow and sc around as in rows 4-5.
Row 8-9: Change to black and sc around as in rows 4-5.
Row 10: Change to yellow and sc around (18sc).
Row 11: *1 sc in 1st stitch, 1 dec. Repeat from * for entire round (12 sc, mark 12th st)

Row 12: dec next 12 st (6 sc).

Then finish off and leave a little bit of yarn to weave around the opening of your bee.

Stuff the little dude with whatever fuzzy/fluffy stuff you have to hand (I save the little ends from other projects and use those)

Weave the yarn through the last 6 st and pull tightly to close. Weave in all ends.

WINGS (make 2):

ch 4
Round 1: beginning in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 st, ch 1, turn

Round 2: 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in 3rd st, then 2sc in opposite side of the st you just worked 2 sc into. (you’re working in a little ‘U’ shape), 2 sc, finish off.

Then sew all the bits toghether! His eyes are just made from wool-knots in this picture, but use anything you like!

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