Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Free Bumble Bee Appliqué Pattern

My cousin has started making and selling beeswax candles. She had asked me if I could crochet a bumble bee appliqué to put onto her beeswax candle lids. I couldn't find any patterns I really liked so I decided to create my own little bees.

I went ahead and wrote the pattern out and decided to share it with all of my beloved crocheting followers and lurkers, (you know who you are. ;) )

Bumble Bee Appliqué Pattern

Using an E hook, starting at the stinger with the color black

Row 1: With black, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch. Ch 1 and turn. (1 st)

Row 2: 2 sc in st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 st)

Row 3: 2 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (4 st)

Row 4: Sc in each st across. Change to yellow. Ch 1 and turn. (4 st)

Row 5: With yellow, 2 sc in first st. Sc in next 2 st. 2 sc in last st. Change to black. Ch 1 and turn. (6 st)

Row 6: With black, hdc in each st across. Change to yellow. Ch 1 and turn. (6 st)

Row 7: With yellow, sc in each st across. Change to black. Ch 1 and turn. (6 st)

Row 8: With black, hdc in each st across. Change to yellow. Ch 1 and turn. (6 st)

Row 9: With yellow, sc in each st across. Change to black. Ch 1 and turn. (6 st)

Row 10: With black, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (6 st)

Row 11: Sk first st, sc in next. Sc in next 2 st. Sk next st and sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (4 st)

Row 12: sk first st, sc in next st. Sk next st and sc in last st. (2 st)

Fasten off and weave in ends

Wing (Make 2)

Ch 2, dc in first ch 5 times. Ch 2 sl st in first ch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assemble and sew wings on. French knot on eye and tie on antennas. Trim antennas to measure 1/2 inch.

(Will measure approximately 3 inches in length when finished.)

I hope you have as much fun as I did creating these! Happy crocheting!

6 comments:

~Bekah said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG... BIZZY B'S SOOO NEEDS THIS!! I love this!!!! Bee's are my thang girl! :) such a cute!!!!

crochetdlane said...

Awww you are welcome Bekah!! Have fun making your little bees! ;)

Lindsay

Anonymous said...

Olá, que lindo... Adorei!

Abraços
MabelCrochê

crochetdlane said...

Gracias MabelCrochê!

Lindsay

Samantha Orlando said...

So adorable! What size yarn did you use with the "E" hook? Thread? Worsted? I'm fairly new to crochet and can't tell from the picture.

Thank you!

crochetdlane said...

Hello Samantha! I used Sinfonia cotton yarn light weight to create these. :)

Sincerely,
Lindsay of Crochet D Lane

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