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Bizzle the Bumblebee Free Crochet Pattern



I don't know about you, but I've never seen such an adorable bumblebee!

His cute and big smile, his pinky cheeks are giving this little guy the most sweet expression! I'm sure he would just make anyone smile back at him!


Despite the simple shape, the pattern requires a bit of crocheting skills, since the the thoracic band is worked with loop stitches to give a nice texture to the body.

In order to give the loops an even size and shape, the yarn needs to be wrapped over a wooden stick (you can use also a pencil, a crochet hook, a straw, anything that has the size you want your loops to get).

But don’t worry, if you don't feel like trying this new crochet technique, you can simply replace the loop stitch with either half double crochet or double crochet stitches!


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Here's the FREE pattern!

YARN: Medium Worsted in Yellow, Black and Beige

MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Crochet Hook;

Polyester Fiber Filling; Wooden stick (3/8” diameter); Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

DIMENSION: H. 6.5” x W. 4.5” x D. 3”

STITCHES and ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O), magic ring (mr), loop stitch

INSTRUCTION: join at the end of each round and ch1, unless otherwise instructed

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

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HEAD AND BODY (yellow and black yarn)

1) starting off with yellow yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (36)

7) *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (42)

8-10) sc even (42)

11) 13 sc, 4 sc inc, 8 sc, 4 sc inc, 13 sc (50)

12) 13 sc, [*1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** 4 times], 8 sc, [*1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** 4 times], 13 sc (58)

13) 11 sc, 1 sc dec, 12 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 12 sc, 1 sc dec, 11 sc (54)

14) 12 sc, [*1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times], 6 sc, [*1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times], 12 sc (46)

15) 1 sc dec, 13 sc, 1 sc dec, 12 sc, 1 sc dec, 13 sc, 1 sc dec (42)

Insert the plastic safety EYES between rounds #8-9, 10 stitches apart.

16-17) sc even (42)


LOOP STITCH instructions:

Wrap the yarn from front to back over the wooden stick; the length of the loop will depend on how loose or tight you wrap the yarn.

Insert the hook in the 1st stitch of the round, grab the strand of yarn from behind the wooden stick, and draw the yarn through the stitch. The yarn on the stick becomes the loop.

With the yarn loop still on the stick, yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on your hook.

18) attach black yarn and turn (start working facing the inside of the body), with the help of a wooden stick, crochet 42 loop stitches (42) (free the previous loops and move the stick as you go).

19-21) crochet 42 loop stitches (42)

22) switch back to yellow yarn, turn your work so you are facing again the outside of the body, crochet 42 sc (42)

23) *6 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

24-25) sc even (48); start stuffing the body

26) switch to black yarn, sc even (48)

28-30) sc even (48)

31) switch back to yellow yarn, sc even (48)

32) *6 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (42)

33) sc even (42); keep stuffing

34) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (36)

35) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (30)

36) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

37) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (18)

38) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12); finish stuffing

39) sc dec around (6); F/O, close the hole, cut and hide the yarn.

Embroider the MOUTH between rounds #11-15.

Embroider the EYEBROWS between rounds #5-8.

Apply some pink blush to the CHEEKS using a makeup brush.


ANTENNAE (black yarn)

Short:

1) work 10 ch very tight (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the antenna to the top of the head between rounds # 2-3. Trim the other end of the string.

Long:

1) work 13 ch very tight (13); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the antenna to the top of the head between rounds # 2-3. Trim the other end of the string.


UPPER WINGS (beige yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3) sc even (12)

4) 3 sc, 6 sc inc, 3 sc (18)

5) sc even (18)

6) 6 sc, 6 sc inc, 6 sc (24)

7) sc even (24)

8) 1 sc inc, 10 sc, 2 sc inc, 10 sc, 1 sc inc (28)

9) sc even (28)

10) 1 sc dec, 24 sc, 1 sc dec (26)

11) 1 sc dec, 22 sc, 1 sc dec (24)

12-13) sc even (24); do not stuff the wing

14) flatten the wing and crochet through both layers now, 1 sc, 5 hdc, 5 sc, 1 sl st (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the wing to the back of the body between rounds # 19-20.


LOWER WINGS (beige yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3) sc even (12)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (16)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (20)

6) sc even (20)

7) 5 sc, 5 sc dec, 5 sc (15)

8) sc even (15)

9) 5 sc, 3 sc dec, 4 sc (12); do not stuff the wing

10) flatten the wing and crochet through both layers now, 5 sc, 1 sl st (6); ch and turn

11) 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (4); ch and turn

12) 2 sc dec (2); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the wing to the back of the body between rounds # 22-23.


LEGS (black yarn; make 6)

1) 5 sc in a mr (5)

2) 4 sc, 1 sc inc (6)

3) sc even (6)

4) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (4)

5-8) sc even (4); F/O and leave a long string of yarn. Do not stuff the leg.

Attach the upper legs between rounds # 18-20. Attach the center legs between rounds # 21-23. Attach the lower legs between rounds # 29-30.



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


Elisa

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