Beatrice The Bee Pattern

Hi, I’m Beatrice!

Difficulty:

This pattern is suitable for beginners because it uses basic stitches and basic skills in sewing/embroidery.

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn (#4) in the following colors: Aran, Yellow (lemon), Black, white, and a small amount of red. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

Abbreviations:

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

sc inc – single crochet increase

3 sc inc – sc increase using 3 sc instead of 2 sc

invdec – invisible decrease

hdc – half double crochet

ch – chain

blo – work in back loop of round only

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch (sts – stitches)

Rnd – round

() – Total number of stitches at the end of each round

Notes:

  • Work in a continuous spiral, do not join the rounds or turn work unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • Use either a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning or end of each round. Remove markers after each round.
  • I encourage you to experiment with this pattern using different types of yarn or hook sizes.
  • If you don’t have safety eyes you can use other things for the eyes like buttons or embroidering them.

Head:

-Work in Aran-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8: 6 sc, sc inc (48)

Rnd 9-17: sc around (48)

-Place eyes between rounds 14-15 about 10 stitches apart-

Rnd 18: 6 sc, invdec (42)

Rnd 19: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 20: 4 sc, invdec (30)

-Start stuffing-

Rnd 21: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 22: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 23: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Finish stuffing.

Hat:

-Start with yellow, you will be working a pattern of 2 rows yellow and 1 row black-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

-Change to black-

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

-Change to yellow-

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

-Change to black-

Rnd 6: 4 sc, sc inc (36)

-Change to yellow-

Rnd 7: 5 sc, sc inc (42)

Rnd 8: 6 sc, sc inc (48)

-Change to black

Rnd 9-18: sc around (48)

-Change to yellow-

Rnd 19: sl st around (48)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Legs x2:

-Start with black-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

-Change to yellow-

Rnd 4: sc in blo, sc around (18)

Rnd 5-6: sc around (18)

Rnd 7: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 8-9: sc around (24)

Fasten off the first leg but NOT the second leg. You will join the two legs in the next row with a chain three.

Continue Body:

-Continue working in yellow-

Rnd 10: 5 sc on working leg, ch 3 and sc 24 on the first leg you fasten off, sc along the ch 3 you did to connect the legs, sc 19 in remaining sts (54)

Rnd 11-13: sc around (54)

Rnd 14: 7 sc, invdec (48)

Rnd 15-17: sc around (48)

Rnd 18: 6 sc, invdec (42)

Rnd 19-20: sc around (42)

Rnd 21: 5 sc, invdec (36)

Rnd 22-23: sc around (36)

-Start stuffing-

Rnd 24: 4 sc, invdec (30)

Rnd 25-26: sc around (30)

Rnd 27: 3 sc, invdec (24)

Rnd 28-29: sc around (24)

Rnd 30: 2 sc, invdec (18)

Rnd 31-32: sc around (18)

Rnd 33: 1 sc, invdec (12)

Rnd 34-35: sc around (12)

Fasten off and weave in the ends. Finish stuffing.

Arms x2:

-Start in black, lightly stuff as you work-

Rnd 1: 4 sc in mc (4)

Rnd 2: sc inc x4 (8)

Rnd 3: sc around (8)

-Change to yellow-

Rnd 4-18: sc around (8)

Rnd 19: 1 sc, invdec (8)

Rnd 20: sc across the top of piece (4)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Belly:

-Work in black-

Rnd 1: ch 5, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 stitches, 3 sc inc in last st. Turn your work to work on the opposite side of the ch 5. 3 sc, 3 sc inc in the last st (12)

Rnd 2: (3 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc) x2 (20)

Rnd 3: 5 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 7 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 2 sc (28)

Rnd 4:  7 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 11 sc, sc inc, 3 sc inc, sc inc, 3 sc (35)

Sl st and fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Wings x2:

-Work in white-

Rnd 1: 6 sc in mc (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, sc inc (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, sc inc (30)

Rnd 6: sc around (30)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Flower:

-Work in red-

Ch 18 and hdc in the 3rd ch from hook and hdc 4 more in the same ch, then sl st in the next 2 sts. (4 hdc, sl st in next 2 sts) x4, 4 hdc in last st, (You should have 6 “bumps”)

Fasten off with an extra long tail and roll the piece till it takes the shape of a flower. Sew the bottom of the flower to make sure it stays in that flower shape. Leave a yarn tail for sewing the flower to the critter.

Assembly:

  1. Sew the head to the body. Add some stuffing as you do this to give the neck some structure.
  2. Place the hat on the head, I did not sew the hat to the head because it’s a snug fit and I think it looks better but you can sew it if you’d like.
  3. To make the antennas, pick up a stitch on a black row of the hat on one side of the head. Attach black yarn and ch 5. Fasten off and pull the end tight to create a knot and trim the yarn tail short but not too short. Repeat on the other side.
  4. Sew the arms to the body.
  5. Sew the belly piece to the front of the body.
  6. Sew the wings to the upper middle of the back.
  7. Sew the flower wherever you’d like, I choose to place it on the lower left side of the body, (see cover photo for reference).

I hope you’ve enjoyed working on this pattern because now you have your very own Beatrice The Bee with a cute little flower! I encourage you to experiment with different types of yarn or materials and just have fun with it. You can check out my other free patterns here.

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