Amigurumi Bee - Free Crochet Pattern

The free amigurumi pattern for this little kawaii bee was first published on my old blog all the way back in July 2013. It was also in the August 2014 issue of Australian Homespun Magazine, which was the very first time one of my crochet patterns appeared in print!

In this updated amigurumi bee tutorial, the pattern is still the same, but I've added new photos to show the instructions clearly. The first version can still be found on my old blog.

You can get all the supplies for this project in our amigurumi bee crochet kit. Or if you don't know how to crochet, order a ready-made amigurumi toy in our store instead!

Amigurumi Bee Free Pattern

This quick and easy amigurumi bee is crocheted from back to front, with colour changes to make the stripes. The small wings are crocheted and sewn on seperately. Finally, sew on some black beads for eyes, and embroider a tiny mouth. The whole project will take about an hour, or less if you're familiar with crochet. These mini amigurumi bees make cute little gifts or decorations, and you can sew a keychain on top to make them functional too!

Difficulty: Easy

Here are some helpful crochet tutorials for beginners:
• reading a crochet pattern
• adjustable ring
• single crochet
• decreases
• colour changes
• sewing up a hole
• sewing crocheted pieces together
• sewing a face

Size:
Using medium (worsted) weight yarn and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook, your bee will be about 5 cm (2 in) long. However, exact gauge isn't important, and you can easily adjust the size by using thicker or thinner yarn.

You will need:
• Medium (worsted) weight yarn in black - about 10 m (11 yds)
• Medium (worsted) weight yarn in yellow - about 10 m (11 yds)
• Medium (worsted) weight yarn in white - about 1 m (1 yd)
• 6 mm round black beads for eyes
• Black sewing thread
• Toy stuffing
• 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
• Sewing needle
• Yarn needle

Abbreviations (US crochet terms):
R - round(s)
st - stitch
sts - stitches
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together

Body:
Work in the round, without joining rounds.
Using black yarn, start with an adjustable ring.

R1: 6 sc in the ring.
R2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Change to yellow yarn.
R3: (2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st) 6 times. (18 sts)
R4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24 sts)
R5: Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Change to black yarn.
R6-9: Sc in each st around, for 4 rounds. (24 sts per round)
Change to yellow yarn.
R10-11: Sc in each st around, for 2 rounds. (24 sts per round)
R12: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18 sts)
R13: (sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12 sts)
Stuff the body, making it nice an puffy.
R14: (sc2tog) 6 times. (6sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing, and finish off. Add a little more stuffing if needed, then sew the hole closed.

Wings (make 2):
Using white yarn, start with an adjustable ring.

R1: 6 sc in the ring.

Don't join the round. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing, and finish off.

Finishing:
Use black thread to sew the eyes onto your bee's face, roughly in line with round 12 of the body.
With black thread, sew a tiny mouth in between the eyes.
Sew the wings on top of your bee in the middle of the black stripe, about 2 stitches apart.

Your little bee is now complete!
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Copyrights and selling your work:
This pattern, amigurumi design, and accompanying photos remain the copyright of Móhu. You may not publish or distribute this pattern, or altered versions of the pattern (including variations, translations and videos), without permission.

You're welcome to sell physical items made from this pattern, as long as you credit Móhu as the designer. For online listings, add a note at the bottom of each listing saying ‘made from a Móhu pattern’ (or something similar). I also appreciate it if you include a link to the pattern, or to mohumohu.com. For selling in person, a small tag with the information on each amigurumi will do.

The amigurumi you sell must be made by an individual person (no production line or mass-production). You may not use my photos to sell your own work.