5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Bee Amigurumi

Crocheted Bee Amigurumi

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 Both of the schools that my kids go to happen to have bees as their mascots. Technically one school is the Yellowjackets and the other is the Bees, but they both use bees in their school spirit stuff and both have black and yellow as their school colors. With the school year coming to a close there have been lots of school activities and lots of bee stuff, so bees have been on my mind.


As a result I thought it would be fun to make a little crocheted bee. I have kind of been in a bit of a crafting/crocheting funk lately. Every once in a while, especially when life gets extra crazy, this happens to me. I want to make something, but can't decide what I want to make, or I can't seem to focus on a project long enough to finish it. One of the things that I like to do when I feel like that is make a small project. Finishing something usually pulls me out of that funk and gets me excited to work on the next project. 


This little guy is just under 6 inches tall, so he was the perfect quick amigurumi project to pull me out of my crochet funk. The body and head are made in one piece from the bottom up, then the arms wings and antenna are sewn on at the end. 



How to Crochet a Bee Amigurumi


You will need:


Instructions:



Body


Begin with black yarn and a magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)

Round 2: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat (6 sc)

Round 3: 1 sc in each stitch (6 sc)

Round 4: 2 sc in each stitch, change to yellow yarn at the end of the round (12 sc)

Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch], repeat around (18 sc)

Round 6: 1 sc in each stitch, change to black yarn (18 sc)

Round 7: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Round 8: 1 sc in each stitch, change to yellow yarn (18 sc)

Round 9: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Round 10: 1 sc in each stitch, change to black yarn (18 sc)

Begin stuffing the bee and continue to stuff as you work

Round 11: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next stitch] repeat around (12 sc)

Round 12: [sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 2 stitches] repeat around, change to yellow yarn (9 sc)

Round 13: 2 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

Round 14: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches], repeat around (24 sc)

Round 15: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches], repeat around (30 sc)

Round 16: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 17: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 18: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 19: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Round 20: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

Attach safety eyes between rows 17 and 18 with about 6 stitches in between

Round 21:[sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 3 stitches] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 22: [sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 2 stitches] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 23: [sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next stitch] repeat around (12 sc)

Round 24: sc2tog around (6 sc)

Finish off, weave around stitches to close opening and stitch to secure

Arms


(make 2 with black yarn)

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 1 sc in each st (6 sc)

Round 3: 1 sc in each st (6 sc)

Round 4: 1 sc in each st (6 sc)

Finish off, cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing

Wings


(make 2, with white yarn)

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next, 2 hdc in next stitch, 3 dc in next stitch, 3 dc in next, 2 hdc in next, slip st in first sc to join (14 stitches)

Finish off, cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Antenna


(make 2, with black yarn)

ch 4, 2 sc in ch closest to hook, sl st in each of next 3 stitches

Finish off, cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Assembly


Sew wings to the back of the body, sew arms to the sides, sew antenna to the top of the head