Crochet Bee – Appliques

Find here a free Bee Applique Crochet Pattern. 


Yesterday was Earth Day and I decided to celebrate by making these cute little crochet bees! These bee crochet appliques are the perfect addition to a crochet blanket or a bag.

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You can find a printable version of this Bee Applique Crochet Pattern at the end of the page.

 

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Bee Applique Crochet 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 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)

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.

 

 how to crochet antennas

 

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

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.

 

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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)

how to crochet a bee applique

 

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.

crochet wings

 

 

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.

 

crochet bee wings

 


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).

 

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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).

 

 

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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).

 

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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.

 

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Of course, my official tester loves these crochet bumble bees and made them meet the family of crochet avocados!


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Crochet Bee - Appliques

A step by step tutorial to teach you how to crochet a bee appliqué

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 cheeks of the female)
  • Size 4 mm crochet hook
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • 7.5 mm black safety eyes

Tools

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

Instructions

How to crochet a bee applique?

Let’s start these crochet bee appliques!

PART 1: The Head

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 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)

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.


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16 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. 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!

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