Amigurumi Bee – Free Crochet Pattern

This Amigurumi Bee is just the sweetest! Whether you’d like to crochet a cute bee softy for your baby nursery or just make a bee to show some love to the best animals in the world, I hope you’ll enjoy my free pattern.

I first crocheted this bee for my Tunisian crochet Beehive Lovey, which is the bubbly, honeycomb stuff you see behind the bee in most pictures.

But this bee is too cute not to have her own dedicated blog post. So here is my free crochet pattern for this cute Amigurumi Bee!

Crochet Bee - Free Amigurumi Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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Amigurumi Bee - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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MATERIALS

  • 3.0-mm (C US, 11 UK) Crochet Hook
  • DK, Light Weight (3) Yarn in yellow, black, pink, and white.
  • One Stitch Marker
  • Fiberfill or Your Favorite Amigurumi Stuffing
  • Tapestry Needle

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

Ch – Chain
Inv DecInvisible Decrease
Inc – Increase
MCMagic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

SPECIAL STITCHES

Magic Circle (MC)
Please, take a look at this tutorial on how to crochet a magic circle.

Invisible Decrease (Inv Dec)
See this step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet a single crochet invisible decrease.

Size

The Amigurumi Bee is approximately 6″ (15 cm) from head to stinger, 5.5″ (14 cm) large from wing to wing, and 3.5″ (9 cm) tall.

Gauge

16 sc sts for 15 rows in 2″ (5 cm).

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern says “sc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • Increases are indicated as “sc inc”.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated times.
  • This pattern is worked in the round, so do not join your rounds but keep crocheting the next set of sts.
  • Remember to mark the first st of each round with a stitch marker or a strand of yarn in a contrasting color.
  • The stitch count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.

Amigurumi Bee – Pattern

Head

With yellow yarn, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 1, sc 6 in MC. (6 sts)
Round 2. 6 sc inc. (12 sts)
Round 3. (Sc inc 1, sc 1) six times. (18 sts)
Round 4. (Sc sc inc 1, sc 2) six times. (24 sts)
Round 5. (Sc inc 1, sc 3) six times. (30 sts)
Round 6. (Sc inc 1, sc 4) six times. (36 sts)
Round 7. (Sc inc 1, sc 5) six times. (42 sts)
Round 8. (Sc inc 1, sc 6) six times. (48 sts)
Round 9. (Sc inc 1, sc 7) six times. (54 sts)

Round 10-19. Sc in each st around. (54 sts)
Round 20. (Sc 7, inv dec 1) six times. (48 sts)
Round 21. (Sc 6, inv dec 1) six times. (42 sts)

Start stuffing.

Round 22. (Sc 5, inv dec 1) six times. (36 sts)
Round 23. (Sc 4, inv dec 1) six times. (30 sts)
Round 24. (Sc 3, inv dec 1) six times. (24 sts)

Finish stuffing the head of the bee.

Round 25. (Sc 2, inv dec 1) six times. (18 sts)
Round 26. (Sc 1, inv dec 1) six times. (12 sts)
Round 27. 6 inv dec. (6 sts)

Fasten off and close the top of the head.

Cheeks

(Make 2)

With pink yarn, make a MC.

Round 1. Sc 6 in MC. Join the round with a sl st into the first sc. (6 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Body

  • The body of the bee is crocheted in color blocks of 3 rows each.
  • Do not cut the yarn at the end of each color block. Instead, leave it on the wrong side of your work and pick it up later. This will save you time weaving in ends.
  • Before stuffing the body, remember to flatten its top by sewing along the edge of the first block of yellow sts. This flat area will be used later to attach the wings and the head.
Body of the Crochet Bee - Raffamusa Designs

With yellow yarn, make a MC.

Round 1. Sc 6 in MC. (6 sts)
Round 2. Sc inc 6. (12 sts)
Round 3. (Sc inc 1, sc 1) six times. (18 sts)
Round 4. (Sc inc 1, sc 2) six times. (24 sts)

Join black yarn.
Round 5. (Sc inc 1, sc 3) six times. (30 sts)
Round 6-7. Sc in each st around. (30 sts)

Yellow.
Round 8. (Sc inc 1, sc 4) six times. (36 sts)
Round 9-10. Sc in each st around. (36 sts)

Flatten the top of the body by sewing along the edge of the first yellow block.

Black.
Round 11-12. Sc in each st around. (36 sts)
Round 13. (Sc inc 1, sc 5) six times. (42 sts)

Yellow.
Round 14. (Sc inc 1, sc 6) six times. (48 sts)
Round 15. (Sc inc 1, sc 7) six times. (54 sts)
Round 16. Sc in each st around. (54 sts)

Black.
Round 17-19. Sc in each st around. (54 sts)

Start stuffing the body.

Yellow.
Round 20. Sc in each st around. (54 sts)
Round 21. (Sc 7, inv dec 1) six times. (48 sts)
Round 22. (Sc 6, inv dec 1) six times. (42 sts)

Black.
Round 23. (Sc 5, inv dec 1) six times. (36 sts)
Round 24. (Sc 4, inv dec 1) six times. (30 sts)
Round 25. (Sc 3, inv dec 1) six times. (24 sts)

Yellow
Round 26. Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Round 27. (Sc 2, inv dec 1) six times. (18 sts)

Finish stuffing the body of the bee.

Round 28. (Sc 1, inv dec 1) six times. (12 sts)

Black.
Round 29-30. Sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 31. Inv dec 6. (6 sts)
Round 32. Sc in each st around. (6 sts)
Round 33. Inv dec 3. (3 sts)

Fasten off and close the stinger.

Wings

(Make 2)

With white yarn, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 1, sc 6 in MC. (6 sts)
Round 2. 6 sc inc. (12 sts)
Round 3. (Sc inc 1, sc 1) six times. (18 sts)
Round 4. (Sc inc 1, sc 2) six times. (24 sts)
Round 5. (Sc inc 1, sc 3) six times. (30 sts)
Round 6. (Sc inc 1, sc 4) six times. (36 sts)
Round 7-14. Sc in each st around. (36 sts)

Round 15. (Sc 4, inv dec 1) six times. (30 sts)
Round 16. Sc in each st around. (30 sts)
Round 17. (Sc 3, inv dec 1) six times. (24 sts)
Round 18. Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Round 19. (Sc 2, inv dec 1) six times. (18 sts)
Round 20. Sc in each st around. (18 sts)
Round 21. (Sc 1, inv dec 1) six times. (12 sts)
Round 22-23. Sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Close the last sts together and fasten off.

Parts of the Amigurumi Bee - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Finishing

Flatten the wings and attach them to the body of the bee by sewing them on the back of the flattened area.

Assembly of the Amigurumi Bee - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

With a length of black yarn, embroider the eyes and the mouth on the head of the bee.

Attach the cheeks, and make the antennae by simply knotting short pieces of black yarn of the head.

Sew the head onto the flat area of the body.

Your Amigurumi Bee is ready!

Get the pattern for the Tunisian Beehive Lovey here

Tunisian crochet Beehive Baby Lovey with the Amigurumi Bee - Free Crochet Patterns - Raffamusa Designs

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8 thoughts on “Amigurumi Bee – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Hello,
    Thanks for sharing this pattern, I love it! I never go by patterns but I did this one. Of course I still made it my own and I can’t wait to give it to my neice. They are bee keepers and she is gonna love hers. I’m not sure how to share a pic of mine so you will see it but I’m going to try. Good pattern I was able to follow it, again thanks.

    Reply
    • Hi Donna,
      Thank you so much for your message, I am so happy you liked this bee 🙂
      If you would like to share a picture with me, you could either e-mail me at raffaella at raffamusadesigns dot com, or share a pic on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag me @raffamusa_designs
      Wish you a nice day,
      Raffaella

      Reply
  2. Hi Rafaela!
    Thank you so much for these patterns! I plan to start making the honeycomb lovey next week and after, this bee :). I was wondering if you had anywhere any recommendations on how to attach the bee? I know it seems very straightforward, but I am quite bad at sewing in general so I just wondered if you had any tips on how to do this securely?

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    • Hi Lauren,
      Unfortunately, I don’t have any tutorials on how to sew the bee or other stuffies on the lovey. What I usually do is to sew the head of the animal (or in this case the back of the wings) forming a sort of square or large round so that the thing is more stable compared to sewing just in one small point. Does it make sense?
      If you have any doubts, feel free to send me an e-mail so we can talk more easily 🙂
      Best,
      Raffaella

      Reply
      • Thanks a lot, Raffaella!

        Yes, that makes sense 😀
        Once I get there and run into any problems, I will definitely send an email.

        Thanks again!

        Warmly,
        Lauren

        Reply

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