Bumble the Bee

Apr 18, 2008
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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 is unimportant for this project.


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

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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earthendee wrote
on May 1, 2008 6:30 PM

Very cute! I have a best friend who love Bees! I will have to save this pattern! :o)

melanie c1 wrote
on Oct 7, 2008 1:41 PM

my daughter's name is melissa, which means honeybee. this would make a good stocking-stuffer (she collects bees)

jojoseuss wrote
on Apr 8, 2009 8:39 AM

I'm making a bee and using it as a pin for a flowery shawl. Mine is smiling :)

on Nov 12, 2009 11:31 AM

Am I the only one who thought of the killer death bee from Invader Zim?!

Awesome pattern, either way. This would probably look adorable hanging from a mobile.

-And the Mome Raths Outgrabe-

tinabothwell wrote
on Nov 14, 2009 8:28 PM

i like this pattern than the 1 i have now it cuts 1/2 of the project it wont take me long 2 make 4 my nieces especially 4 xmas thank u

cocoisa wrote
on Feb 6, 2010 7:28 AM

Hola: Linda la abejita, me gusta por su sencillez se pueden hacer muchos para decorar infinidad de cosas.

Muchas gracias por compartir. Besos

prismatic wrote
on Apr 8, 2010 11:28 AM

Just had to say that I made this for my friend's birthday and she absolutly loved him.  She's talking about puting him on some gold thread and hanging him from the rear-view mirror in her car.  Thanks for sharing your pattern.