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Bee Stacking Toy Free Crochet Pattern



If you are looking for something more than just a cute amigurumi, look no further!

Today I'll be sharing such a fun and adorable stacking toy...so easy to create that you'll want to make more than one, I'll promise!


For this design I chose to work with bulky yarn - this yarn is not only fun to use but makes the project really quick to work!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Bulky (5) - Gold, Black, Antique White, Rust; Black Cotton Thread (0)

MATERIALS: 5 mm / 3.5 mm Crochet Hooks; Poly Filling;

DIMENSION: 8” x 4”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds

(join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.



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HEAD (yellow yarn; 5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: sc even (24)

Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 6 - 8: sc even (32)

Rnd 9: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40); start stuffing the head

Insert the plastic safety eyes between rnds # 7-8, 6 sts apart

Rnd 10: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30)

Rnd 11: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20)

Rnd 12: sc dec around (10); finish stuffing the head

Rnd 13: sc dec around (5); F/O, cut the yarn, close the hole and wave in end.

Embroider the EYELASHES and the MOUTH (between rnds # 8-10) with black cotton thread.


ANTENNAS (black yarn; 3.5 mm hook; make two)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr, close the rnd with a sl st and then crochet 5 chs very tightly (6/5 chs)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the antenna to the top of the head, between rnds # 2-3.


Embroider the CHEEKS (between rnds # 8-9) with rust yarn.



BLACK RING #1 (black yarn; 5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: work 16 ch, join the last ch to the 1st one and crochet 1 sc into the same st, then crochet 15 sc (16)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 3 - 9: sc even (24)

Rnd 10: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn

Sew the last round to the foundation chain - stuff as you go.


YELLOW RING #1 (yellow yarn; 5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: work 20 ch, join the last ch to the 1st one and crochet 1 sc into the same st, then crochet 19 sc (20)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (30)

Rnd 3 - 9: sc even (30)

Rnd 10: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn

Sew the last round to the foundation chain - stuff as you go.

BLACK RING #2 (black yarn; 5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: work 24 ch, join the last ch to the 1st one and crochet 1 sc into the same st, then crochet 23 sc (24)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36)

Rnd 3 - 10: sc even (36)

Rnd 11: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn

Sew the last round to the foundation chain - stuff as you go.


YELLOW RING #2 (yellow yarn; 5 mm hook)

Rnd 1: work 28 ch, join the last ch to the 1st one and crochet 1 sc into the same st, then crochet 27 sc (28)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42)

Rnd 3 - 10: sc even (42)

Rnd 11: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28) F/O and leave a long strand of yarn

Sew the last round to the foundation chain - stuff as you go.


Position the bee’s head on the small black ring #1, secure it in place with pins. Use a long string of black yarn to sew rnd #12 of head to the ring.

WINGS (antique yarn; 5 mm hook; make two)


Rnd 1: 6 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 sc, (1 sc and 1 hdc) into the next ch, (1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc) into the next one, keep working on the opposite side of the foundation ch, (1 hdc and 1 sc) into the next ch, 3 sc (16); F/O leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the wings to the back part of the small black ring.


POLE (yellow and black yarn; 5 mm hook)


Rnd 1: starting off with black yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc even (6)

Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 4 - 5: sc even (8)

Rnd 6: switch to yellow yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnd 7 - 9: sc even (10); start stuffing

Rnd 10: switch to black yarn, (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12)

Rnd 11 - 13: sc even (12)

Rnd 14: switch to yellow yarn, (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14)

Rnd 15 - 18: sc even (14); finish stuffing

Rnd 19: working in BLO, sc dec around (7); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.

Close the hole and wave in end.

…let’s crochet the pole base…

Rnd 20: join yellow yarn to any one st of rnd #18 of the pole, sc inc around (28)

Rnd 21: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42)

Rnd 22: sc even (42)

Rnd 23: switch to black yarn, sc even (42); F/O and wave in ends.



I can't wait to see your version of my BEE STACKING TOY! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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Thank you so much for this nice tutorial !


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Laurinda Waggoner
Laurinda Waggoner
Jun 26, 2023

I used Sugar and Cream in black, and then off white for wings. The yellow is a cotton yarn that I can't remember the brand. Only used one strand to crochet and it turned out nicely except that I can see the stuffing through the stitches. I crocheted the eyes instead of using safety eyes because I am giving it to my 10 month old granddaughter. It stands about 7-1/2 inches tall not counting the antennae. This was so much fun to create. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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Misty Hunter
Misty Hunter
Apr 11, 2023

Have you ever done this pattern in size 4 100% cotton. I want to do it in Cotton because I've been reading it's the most durable. But I don't want it to be super tiny either. Do you think doing double strands would be about the same size as yours of the size four cotton?

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This turned out so incredibly adorable! I love it so much! it was fun and easy to make, your instructions were quite clear and the way you broke it down was helpful. Tysm for sharing this pattern with us!

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Elisa
Elisa
Mar 28, 2023
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Thank you!!

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Beer & Cheesefries
Beer & Cheesefries
Jan 31, 2023

Magic ring is impossible with bulky yarn. It keeps breaking. Any tips would be great. Thank you!


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Elisa
Elisa
Mar 28, 2023
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Yes, you can substitute the magic ring with a series of chains!

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