MIRABEL, THE CROCHET BEE

MIRABEL, BEE CROCHET PATTERN 🐝

crochet bee
Mirabel

Hi Pumpkins ! Say ” Hello ” to our new friend Mirabel the Bee ! I’ve made her to celebrate Spring season 🌸 In this article I will explain to you how to make a crochet bee 🐝! It’s an easy and free crochet pattern perfect for crochet beginners.

At the end of this article, you can find the downloadable pdf file 🌸

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No profit can be generated from this pattern or from the sale of the finished product.

Supplies

( Since I buy a lot of my supplies on Amazon so I’ve added the links in Italic )

  • Black acrylic yarn, Gründl Lisa Premium Uni ( color 26, 50g/ 133 m ). In the US, it’s quite difficult to find so you can go for the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn ( color black, 198g / 333 m ) : here
  • Yellow acrylic yarn, Gründl Lisa Premium Uni ( color 03, 50g / 133 m ). If you don’t find it you can for for Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, ( color pale yellow, 198g / 333 m ) : here
  • Brown acrylic yarn ( for the honey jar ). Red Heart yarns super saver, ( color cafe latte, 198g / 333m) for the honey jar : here
  • Silver sequins thread ( for the wings ), Plassard Pluie d’étoiles ( color 10, 10 g / 130 m ). If you don’t find it, you can use this one : here or here
  • White cotton yarn ( to mix with the silver thread ), from the Bamboo MN, assortment H. Here
  • Black cotton thread ( for the smile ), from the Bamboo MN, assortment F. Here
  • Pink cotton thread ( for the cheeks ), from the Bamboo MN, assortment F. Here
  • Black sewing thread, ( 4.5 inches for the bottom of the mouth ), from any sewing kits.
  • Crochet hook : 4,5 mm (US 7), from this crochet kit : here
  • Safety eyes: 6 mm : here
  • Polyester Toy stuffing : here
  • Darning needle and thin sewing needle. Darning needles are from the crochet kit listed above.
  • Round counter : here
  • Stitch markers, from the crochet kit listed above.
  • 2 small black chenille stems ( 6 cm (2.4 in ) : from this set here
  • 2 cardboard circles ( one of 5cm (2 in) and one of 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter )

( More information about supplies on my blog post Crochet supplies list for beginner )

Abbreviations ( US terms )

R: round
Sc: single crochet
Sl: slip stitch
Inc: increase
Dec: decrease
Ch: chain
Dc: double crochet (UK: treble)
FLO: front loop only

Crochet Pattern

© This document is the property of crochetpinkpumpkin. This pattern is for personal use only.
No profit can be generated from this pattern or from the sale of the finished product.

Bee crochet pattern

This pattern requires a lot of color changes
For clear results, watch my Youtube videoinvisible color change“. ( english version )

Body and head

Black acrylic yarn
R0 : magic circle
R1 : 6 sc in the magic circle (6)
R2 : 6 inc (12)
R3 : (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
R4 : (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
R5 : (3 sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
R6 : (4 sc, 1 inc) x6 (36)
R7 : (5 sc, 1 inc) x6 (42)
R8 : (6 sc, 1 inc) x6 (48)

R9, R10 : 1 sc in each stitch (48) ( 2 rounds )

Yellow yarn
R11 > R15 : 1 sc in each stitch (48) ( 5 rounds )

Black acrylic yarn
R16 : 1 sc in each stitch (48) ( 1 round )
R17 : (6 sc, 1 dec) x6 (42)
R18 : (5 sc, 1 dec) x6 (36)
R19 : (4 sc, 1 dec) x6 (30)
R20 : (3 sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)

Insert the 5 cm diameter cardboard round at the bottom of the body and start stuffing. (A, B)

Yellow yarn

R21 : FLO (1 sc, 1 inc) x12 (36)
R22 : ( 5 sc, 1 inc) x 6 (42)
R23 > R25 : 1 sc in each stitch (42) ( 3 rounds )

On R25, insert safety eyes on the 20th and 26th stitches. (C)

C

Do not attach the safety round part on the back yet.

R26 > R29 : 1 sc in each stitch (42) ( 4 rounds )

You can now add the safety round part to keep the eyes in place. (D)

D

Smile
On R24 ( under the eyes’s round ), put the black cotton yarn on the 3 stitches right in the middle of both eyes.
Then, lower the black yarn on the one middle stitch under. Use the black sewing thread and the sewing needle to separate the main cotton yarn into two equal parts. (E)

E

Cheeks
On R24 : Place the cheeks with the pink cotton thread on three stitches under the eyes. (F)

F

Keep stuffing as the rounds go

R30 : (5 sc, 1 dec) x6 (36)
R31 : (4 sc, 1 dec) x6 (30)
R32 : (3 sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)
R33 : (2 sc, 1 dec) x6 (18)
Finish stuffing the head
R34 : (1 sc, 1 dec) x6 (12)
R35 : 6 dec (6)

Leave 6 in. of thread then cut it.
Make a yarn over, and pass the thread through the loop to tie a knot.
With the thread and a darning needle, pass through the previous 6 stitches to close the circle.
Hide the thread in the head with the needle and then cut what is left. (G,H)

Flower shaped hood

Black acrylic yarn
R0 : magic circle
R1 : 6 sc in the magic circle (6)
R2 : 6 inc (12)
R3 : (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
R4 : (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
R5 : (3 sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
R6 : (4 sc, 1 inc) x6 (36)
R7 : (5 sc, 1 inc) x6 (42)
R8 : (6 sc, 1 inc) x6 (48)

R9, R10 : 1 sc in each stitch (48) ( 2 rounds )

R11 : (6 sc, 1 dec) x6 (42)
R12 : Start the round with 2 sl then ( 3 dc, 2 sl ) x 8 (42)

Cut the thread, make a yarn over, and pass the thread through the loop to tie a knot.

Now that you have the little hood (I), you can sew it on her head. Like in the photo (J)

Wings x2

White yarn mixed with the sequins silver thread.

R0 : magic circle
R1 : 6 sc in the magic circle (6)
R2 : 6 inc (12)
R3 : (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
R4 : (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
R5 : (3 sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
R6 : 1 sl in each stitch (30) ( 1 round )

Cut the thread, make a yarn over, and pass the thread through the loop to tie a knot.

Now that you have the wings (K), position them behind her back with pins (L). Make sure that they are clearly visible on the sides and then sew them (M)

Antenna x2

Roll the end of the caterpillar stems (N)
Insert them in the hood (O). I added a little glue so that the antennas stay in place.

Mirabel, the crochet bee is ready 🥰

Crochet honey pot crochet

crochet bee and crochet honey pot

Honey pot

Brown yarn
R0 : magic circle
R1 : 6 sc in the magic circle (6)
R2 : 6 inc (12)
R3 : (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
R4 : (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
R5 : (3 sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
R6 > R10 : 1 sc in each stitch (30) ( 5 rounds )
R11 : (3 sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)
R12 : (2 sc, 1 dec) x6 (18)
R13 : FLO (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)

Cut the thread, make a yarn over, and pass the thread through the loop to tie a knot.
Stuff the jar (Q). Insert the 3 cm cardboard round to block the stuffing (R).

Honey

Yellow yarn
R0 : magic circle
R1 : 6 sc in the magic circle (6)
R2 : 6 inc (12)
R3 : (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)

(( )) means in the same stitch

R4 : 1 sc, (( 1 sl, 3 ch, 1 sl )), 4 sc, (( 1 sl, 4 ch, 1 sl )), 6 sc, (( 1 sl, 7 ch, 1 sl )), 4 ms

Now the honey is done (S), put it in the jar, on top of the cardboard and let the chain stitches out. (T)

Voilà ! Your Mirabelle the Bee and her honey pot are finished 😊

crochet bee

I hope you enjoyed this crochet bee pattern!

Pdf : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LWQQ4YsZWyrNkkPb177_yFDb-Q7N2F6u/view?usp=sharing

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