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frecklesinoureyes
« on: August 01, 2010 06:29:13 PM »

I love to spoil my sister's dog, aka my fur-nephew, hehe. His name is Berkley and one of his nicknames is B, plus he was a bee for Halloween last year. SO, I was inspired by all that to make him a little bumble bee toy!

I made up my own pattern, and it was my first time doing so, so I hope it's understandable!
Pattern after the pictures!


here he is, the little fat bee


his face is a little flat, but after completing him I revised the pattern, so your bee will have a rounder face


he even has a little stinger


also, with the revised pattern, the stripe will be more centered on his body than it is here


may i offer you a cup of bee? hahaha


Now, onto the pattern! I used a 3.5mm hook and regular yarn, and my bee has about a 2.5" diameter

Materials
- 3.5mm hook (or any size. a bigger hook = bigger bee)
- yarn needle
- stuffing
- yellow, brown, black and white yarn

Bumblebee (the numbers in brackets are how many stitches will be in that round)

Using yellow yarn, make a magic ring.
R1: 6 SC in ring
R2: 2 SC in each stitch (12)
R3: SC, 2SC [repeat 6 times]… (18)
R4: SC, SC, 2SC [repeat 6 times]… (24)
R5: SC, SC, SC, 2SC [repeat 6 times] … (30)
R6: SC, SC, SC, SC, 2SC [repeat 6 times] … (36)
R7-R9: SC in each stitch around … (36)
*switch to brown yarn*
R10-R14: SC in each stitch around … (36)
*switch to yellow yarn*
R15-R17: SC in each stitch around… (36)
R18: SC, SC, SC, SC, SC 2 TOG [repeat 6 times] … (30)
R19: SC, SC, SC, SC 2 TOG [repeat 6 times] … (24)
R20: SC, SC, SC 2 TOG [repeat 6 times] … (18)
*switch to brown yarn*
*begin stuffing here*
R21: SC, SC 2 TOG [repeat 6 times] … (12)
R22: SC 2 TOG [repeat 6 times] … (6)
R23: SC 2 TOG, CH 1   (this creates the stinger)
Tie off, weave in tails.

Wings (x2)

Using white yarn, make a magic ring.
R1: 6 SC in ring
R2: 2 SC in each stitch (12)
R3: SC, 2 SC [repeat 6 times] … (18)
R4: SC, SC, 2 SC [repeat 6 times] … (24)
R5: SC, SC, SC, 2 SC [repeat 6 times] … (30)
R6: SC 5, CH 1, turn
R6: skip first stitch, SC 4, CH 1, turn
R7: skip first stitch, SC 2, SC 2 TOG, CH 1
Tie off, leaving long tails.

Since the bee is worked in continuous rounds, it looks staggered where the colors change. I put this on the bottom. Align the wings on top of the bee in the brown stripe. Whip stitch them down using the tails from the wings. I used black yarn to make the eyes, but you can use beads, buttons, whatever you want!


And just for fun, here's the lucky puppy with his new bee!


he had fun pushing it around with his nose and snuggling up with it Smiley and chewing on it, of course hahah


Thanks for looking and I hope you like the pattern!


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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010 06:35:21 PM »

Adorable. Love it. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010 06:36:04 PM »

thankyou!
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010 06:41:43 PM »

it's so cute and adorable, and the puppy's precious!
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frecklesinoureyes
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010 06:47:44 PM »

it's so cute and adorable, and the puppy's precious!

thankyou!
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spidermom
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010 07:19:20 PM »

definitely my favorite bee i've ever seen!  thanks so much for sharing the adorable pattern!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010 07:26:50 PM »

definitely my favorite bee i've ever seen!  thanks so much for sharing the adorable pattern!

thanks! i'm glad you like it!
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010 07:57:07 PM »

This is so cute, thank you for posting a pattern! My dd has been asking for a bee for a while, this is going to be such a cute one to work up!
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frecklesinoureyes
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010 07:58:41 PM »

This is so cute, thank you for posting a pattern! My dd has been asking for a bee for a while, this is going to be such a cute one to work up!

you're welcome! be sure to post pictures when you're done, i'd love to see
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ladylovelace
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010 08:07:13 PM »

This is so adorable. Extra motivation to find my crochet hooks Smiley
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