Crochet Bee – Appliques

Find here a free Bee Applique Crochet Pattern. 


Yesterday was Earth Day and I decided to celebrate by making these cute these cute small bees! These bee crochet appliques are  are a great addition to a crochet blanket or a bag. You will make the cutest little bees with this free crochet pattern. This is such a fun project!

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I hope you will enjoy and understand this free pattern. If you have any questions, feel free to write to me.

 


Free Crochet Bee Pattern

 

SIZE :

5” / 12.5 cm tall for the biggest and 4” / 10 cm tall for the smallest when made with the indicated yarn. You can use a smaller or bigger hook to get a smaller or bigger applique.

 

Materials:

• 1 type of yarn calling for 5,5 mm (US I-9) hook in 3 different colors (and a very small amount of pink yarn for the cheeks of the female)
• Size 4 mm crochet hook
• Size 3.5 mm crochet hook
• Tapestry needle
• 7.5 mm black safety eyes

 

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn in black, white and yellow.
I used «I love this cotton! yarn» from Hobby lobby in Curry (color 326), Black (color 2), white (color 6) and Pink (color 74).

 

Abbreviations:

• chain (ch)
• single crochet (sc)
• double crochet (dc)
• half double crochet (hdc)
• increase (inc)
• decrease (dec)
• slip stitch (sl st)
• stitch marker

 


How to crochet a bee applique?


 

Let’s start these crochet bee appliques!

 

PART 1: The Head – Bee Applique Crochet Pattern

 

For the big crochet bee: 

 

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

 

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow color

 

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic circle (6)

Round 2: inc 6 times (12)

Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] x6 (18)

Round 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] x6 (24)

Round 5: [sc in next 3 st, inc in next st] x6 (30)

 

With a 4 mm crochet and the black yarn

Join your new color and keep working in rounds.

 

Round 6: sc 6; change to 3.5 mm hook: 1 sc in next st (place stitch marker), ch 6 (for the first antennae), turn, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 4 sc of the ch, make 1 sl st in the st with the stitch marker; 1 sc in next 2 st; 1 sc in next st (place stitch marker), ch 6 (for the second antennae), turn, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 4 sc of the ch, make 1 sl st in the st with the stitch marker; change to 4 mm hook: 1 sc in the next 20 st.

 

For the small crochet bee: 

 

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

 

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the yellow yarn

 

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

Round 2: inc 6 times (12)

Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] x6 (18)

Round 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] x6 (24)

 

With a 4 mm crochet and the black yarn. We are starting to work on the black stripes.

Join your new color and keep working in rounds.

 

Round 5: sc 6; change to 3,5 mm hook: 1 sc in next st (place stitch marker), ch 4 (for the first antennae), turn, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sc of the ch, make 1 sl st in the st with the stitch marker; 1 sc in next 2 st; 1 sc in next st (place stitch marker), ch 4 (for the 2nd antennae), turn, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 sc of the ch, make 1 sl st in the st with the stitch marker; change to 4 mm hook: 1 sc in the next 14 st.

 


PART 2: The body – Bee Applique Crochet Pattern

 

For the big crochet bee applique: 

We are now working in rows with a 3.5 mm crochet.

Start with the yellow yarn:

 

Row 1: ch2

Row 2: turn; 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place stitch marker (1)

Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc. (2)

Row 4: ch1, turn; inc in all. (4)

Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (4)

Row 6: ch1, turn; 1 inc, sc in next 2, 1 inc. (6)

Row 7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

 

Change to the black yarn:

Row 8: ch1, turn; 1 inc, sc in next 4, 1 inc. (8)

Row 9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)

 

Change to the yellow yarn:

Row 10: ch1, turn; 1 inc, sc in next 6, 1 inc. (10)

Row 11: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (10)

Row 12: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (10)

 

Change to the black yarn:

Row 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (10)

Row 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (10)

 

Change to the yellow yarn:

Row 15: ch1, turn; 1 dec, sc in next 6, 1 dec. (8)

Row 16: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)

Row 17: ch1, turn; 1 dec, sc in next 4, 1 dec. (6)

 

Change to the black yarn:

Row 18: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

Row 19: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

DO NOT TURN. Change your hook and use the 4 mm hook.  Make 16 sc evenly divide until the stitch marker. Change to the 3.5 mm hook. Make 1 sc in the stitch with your st marker, ch 3, turn,  from the 2nd ch from hook: sc in next 2, 1 sc in the st with the stitch marker. Change to 4 mm crochet hook and make 16 sc evenly divided until the last row (row 19). Leave a long tail (to sew the head to the body), cut the yarn.

 

For the small crochet bee applique: 

 

We are now working in rows with a 3.5 mm crochet.

Start with the yellow yarn:

Row 1: ch2

Row 2: turn; 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place stitch marker (1)

Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc. (2)

Row 4: ch1, turn; inc in all. (4)

Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 inc, sc in next 2, 1 inc. (6)

 

Change to the black yarn:

Row 6: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

Row 7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

 

Change to the yellow yarn:

Row 8: ch1, turn; 1 inc, sc in next 4, 1 inc. (8)

Row 9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)

 

Change to the black yarn:

Row 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)

Row 11: ch1, turn; 1 dec, sc in next 4, 1 dec. (6)

 

Change to the yellow yarn:

Row 12: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

Row 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

 

Change to the black yarn:

Row 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

DO NOT TURN. Change your hook and use the 4 mm hook.  Make 10 sc evenly divided until the stitch marker. Change to the 3.5 mm hook. Make 1 sc in the stitch with your st marker, ch 2, turn,  from the 2nd ch from hook: sc in next st, 1 sc in the st with the stitch marker. Change to 4 mm crochet hook and make 10 sc evenly divided until the last row (Row 13). Leave a long tail (to sew the head to the body), cut the yarn.


PART 3: The wings – Bee Applique Crochet Pattern

 

Now let’s see how to crochet bees’ wings.

For the big crochet bee (make 2)

 

We are working in rows with a 3.5 mm crochet, with the white yarn.

ch 11. (11)

From the 2nd ch from hook: 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 hdc in the next 3 st, 1 dc in the next 2 st, 4 dc in the next st.

Now on the other side of the chain: 1 dc in the next 2 st, 1 hdc in the next 3 st, 1 sc in the next 4 st, sl st in the next st. Leave a long tail and cut the yarn.

For the small crochet bee (make 4)

 

We are working in rows with a 3.5 mm crochet, with the white yarn.

ch 8

From the 2nd ch from hook: 1 sl st in the next 2 st, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 hdc in the next st, 4 hdc in the next st.

Now on the other side of the chain: 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 sl st in the next 2 st, sl st in the next st. Leave a long tail and cut the yarn.

 


PART 4: The faces – Bee Applique Crochet Pattern

 

For the male: I put the eyes between Rounds 2 and 3 of the head, spaced by 3 stitches. With your tapestry needle and the black yarn, make some eyebrows above the eyes and a mouth (see picture below).

 

Let me show you how to make eyelashes.

For the female: I put the eyes between Rounds 2 and 3 of the head, spaced by 3 stitches. Before to attach the eyes, with your tapestry needle and the black yarn, make some eyelashes (see picture below). Once it is done, you can attach the eyes.

You can then make a mouth and add some blush below the eyes with your tapestry needle and some pink yarn (see picture below).

For the small crochet bee applique: I put the eyes between Rounds 2 and 3 of the head, spaced by 3 stitches. With your tapestry needle and the black yarn, make a mouth (see picture below).

 


PART 5: Assembling all the parts together – Bee Applique Crochet Pattern

 

Sew the head to the body (choose if you want it on the left, on the right or in the middle). I did sew the heads to the last two rows of the body.

Sew the wings on the inside of the body. You can decide how long you want the wings to be (i hide about 0.8″ / 1.5 cm of the wings – see picture below). For the big ones, I attached both wings at the top of the body. For the little one, I attached them to both sides.

I think it is a cute project that uses a small amount of yarn. Look at this adorable little bee!

I hope you enjoyed these crochet bee patterns and made the cutest little bumble bees.Of course, my official tester loves these crochet bumble bees and made them meet the family of crochet avocados!


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Bee Applique Crochet Pattern

18 thoughts on “Crochet Bee – Appliques”

  1. Thank you for the pattern of bumble bees. My daughter loves bumble bees and her kitchen is the bees. You are very talented. Your beautiful.

    1. Dear Mary, Thank you very much! I hope your daughter will like them. I would love to see your work if you make them! Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

      1. Sneha Bodwadkar

        Hi..
        Thank you so much for your pattern..
        Referred this pattern to make a crochet garland for a little girl’s Bumblebee themed birthday party and she loved it..

    1. Hi Mary, I am sorry about that. You should start the head with the yellow yarn. Thank you for letting me know.

  2. I love your bee family & am currently working on making them! Your instructions are very easy to follow 🙂 Thank you for sharing! #savethebees

  3. Gaynell Moon

    Do you have the elephant applique free pattern in pdf? For some reason it will not print all of it from your web site

  4. I made up mine today, Ihave made it into a badge to wear to the kinder where I work, we are looking at bugs at the moment

  5. I’m doing the bees for a blanket for a baby. Can u tell me how i can correct the last row (in black) on the face so it lines up with the first black stitch? Mine turn out off very time. I know that’s caused by working in the round but not sure how to correct. Thanks!

    1. I am sorry but I think if you do the invisible stitch or loop or slip stitch it does line up. I have been reading and jst doing small projects but I have come across many who have said that when asked, Good luck!

  6. Lisa Sugarman

    Thank you very much for sharing your patterns for the bee appliques !! I am Currently making a bee chemo cap for a child and was looking for the perfect kind of bees to put on the hat (instead of a stuffed bee on the top of the hat, which it called for, But I didn’t like that. I thought it looked kind of funny, So l was on the hunt for the perfect kind of bees to put on the hat And when I saw your Pattern for the appliques of the bees, I was smitten ! I’m getting ready to make the 2 Small bees that are facing each other like you have pictured above… I would love to send you a picture of the finished hat, after I’ve completed everything. I’ve never sent anything on Instagram or facebook using a hashtag Could you please tell me how to go about doing so ?? Thanks again !! I have a group starting next month called Crochet Along For A Cause, Where we’ll be making chemo caps for kids & adults. And this hat is the 1st one I’m making for any child with cancer, who happens to want this cap. Your bees are so cute that I think any child would like it !😍😊😍😉🤗😍

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad you will be using my bee applique for such a great cause! If you use instagram, you can add @natalinacraft to the description of your picture and I will be able to see it! Or you can share a picture in my facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/457569141479095/). I would love to see your work. Thank you <3

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