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Mya the Bee Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019



Teach your kids to save the BEES!


Connecting with nature is a fundamental step for kids to get to know, respect and care for the environment.


Outdoor activities or simply a walk in your neighborhood park are a great way for the kids to experience nature. They'll be able to see different species of animals and plants and learn to appreciate biodiversity.

We should not forget to teach the kids the importance of the bees in our world and the key role they play in every aspect of the ecosystem! It's important that future generations learn how to help the bees to survive.


Today's free project is a sweet crochet Bee called MYA!


Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie (Lace 4) in Black, Yellow, White, Pink

OTHER MATERIALS: 10mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Polyester Fiber Filling

HOOK SIZES: 3.5 mm hook.

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).


INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed


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HEAD (yellow yarn)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (40)

6-7) sc even (40)

8) *4 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (48)

9-11) sc even (48)

12) *5 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (56)

13-15) sc even (56); insert the safety eyes between rnd #10 and rnd #11, 9 stitches apart

16) *5 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (48)

17) *4 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (40)

18) sc even (40); start stuffing the head

19) *3 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (32)

20) *2 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (24)

21) *1 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (16); F/O and close the hole

Finish stuffing the head firmly.


Embroider the MOUTH and the EYEBROWS with some scrap black yarn.


CHEEKS (pink yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the piece onto the head.


ANTENNAS (black yarn; make two)

Crochet 10 ch, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 8 sl st (9); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the antenna on top of the head, between rnd # 2 and rnd #3.


BODY (black and yellow yarn)

1)start working with black yarn, 4 sc in magic ring (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat twice (6)

3) sc even (6)

4) *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat twice (8)

5) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat around (12)

6) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat twice (18)

7) sc even (18)

8) switch to yellow yarn, *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat around (24)

9) sc even (24)

10) switch back to black yarn, *3 sc, 1 inc*, repeat around (30)

11-12) sc even (30)

13) switch to yellow yarn, sc even (30)

14-15) sc even (30); start stuffing the body

16) switch to black yarn, *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat around (24)

17) sc even (24)

18) *1 sc, 1 dec*, repeat around (16)

19) switch to yellow yarn, sc even (16); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the body to the head. Finish stuffing the body firmly.


WINGS (white yarn, make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

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

4-6) sc even (18)

7) *7 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (16)

8) *6 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (14)

9) *5 sc, dec*, repeat ** twice (12)

10) flatten the wing and crochet through both layers, 6 sc (6); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the wing to the side of the body (between rnd #13 and rnd #18).




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



Elisa

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