30 May 2018

Crochet Bumble Bee Applique Free Pattern


     Today I will share with you a fast and easy way to crochet this adorable bumble bee applique. 


     I needed them for my honeycomb baby blanket, but could not find a pattern that fitted the size of my hexagon granny squares and the yarn thickness I was using, so i decided to make my own custom pattern.

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GET THE ADD-FREE, PRINTABLE PDF PATTERN HERE




Supplies



- yellow, white and black yarn similar to King Cole Big Value Chunky Yarn 


The Stitches



- magic ring - tutorial here

- chain ( ch)

- slip stitch (sl st)5

- single crochet (sc)

- half double crochet (hdc)


-double crochet (dc)


- increase (inc) - tutorial here

- decrease (dec) - tutorial here

The Pattern


Get the add-free, printable PDF pattern HERE.




     The bumble bee is made out of 4 separate parts:

- head
- 2 wings
- body

HEAD & ANTENNAS



     Start with yellow and work in rounds using a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

     Start with a magic ring

R1: 6 sc in the magic ring (6)
R2: inc 6 in each of the 6 stitches (12)
R3: *sc in next st, inc in next st* x 6 times, sl st and close (18)

     Use black for the antennas. Join the black with a slip stitch into any of the stitches in the round head.

     Ch 4, continue and inc in the 2nd chain from hook, close

     Follow the same pattern to create the second antennae. Space is as you see in the picture.

     Sew the eyes and mouth and weave in the ends.

BODY


Start with black.

R1: ch 2, sc in 2nd stitch from hook, ch 1 and turn (1)

R2: inc , ch 1, turn (2)

Change to yellow

R3: inc in each of the 2 stitches, ch 1, turn (4)

R4: sc in each 4 stitches (4)

Change to black

R5: inc, sc in next 2 stitches, inc in the last stitch, ch 1, turn (6)

R6: sc in each of the 6 stitches, ch 1, turn (6)

Change to yellow

R7: sc in each of the 6 stitches, ch 1, turn (6)

R8: sc in each of the 6 stitches, ch 1, turn (6)

Change to black

R9: sc in each of the 6 stitches, ch 1, turn (6)

R10: sc in each of the 6 stitches, ch 1, turn (6)

Change to yellow

R11: dec, sc in the next 2 stitches, dec, ch 1, turn (4)

R12: dec twice and close (2) 

Weave in the ends.

WINGS




     Work around without turning, using the white yarn.

     Ch 8, hdc in next 3 stitches, dc in the following 2 stitches, 6 dc in the last top stitch to form the arch, continue on the other side by dc in the next 2 stitches, hdc in the last 4 stitches, then close. Weave in the ends.



     Putting it all together is easy. The head overlaps the body on one side by half. The wings are attached behind the body.


Don't forget you can get the add-free, printable PDF pattern HERE.
Happy crocheting!

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