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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Cute Bee Crochet Pattern

With a small amount of yellow, black and white yarn, you can create an adorable amigurumi baby bee from Red Heart Yarn. Give as a gift, use to decorate a child's room, or let this cheerful bee keep you company at your desk. This is an easy pattern that anyone could make, and if you're new to the wonderful art of amigurumi, you're in for a treat!  This little bee is sure to awaken your love for making fun and adorable crocheted toys for all your friends and family.

Find this and other fun amigurumi patterns at "19 Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns"!

Cute Crochet Bee

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Bright Yellow (A)
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black (B)
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White (C)
  • 3.75mm [US F-5] crochet hook
  • Split-lock stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • 2 small black dome buttons
  • Small amount red pearl cotton

 

Gauge: 16 sc = 4”; 20 rnds = 4” in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

Instructions:
Size: Bee measures 6” tall.
Work in continuous rounds of sc without joining unless otherwise indicated. Place a marker in first stitch of round and move up each round.

Head and Body

  1. Begin at top of head with A, ch 2.
     
  2. Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
     
  3. Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
     
  4. Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times – 18 sc.
     
  5. Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times – 24 sc.
     
  6. Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6times – 30 sc.
     
  7. Rnds 6-12: Sc in each sc around.
     
  8. Rnd 13: [Dec] 15 times – 15 sc.
     
  9. Neck-Rnd 14: [Sc in next 3 sc, dec] 3 times – 12 sc.
     
  10. Body-Rnd 15: [Inc] 12 times – 24 sc.
     
  11. Rnds 16 and 17: Sc in each sc around. Cut A. Stuff Head.
     
  12. Rnds 18-21: With B, sc in each sc around. Cut B.
     
  13. Rnds 22-24: With A, sc in each sc around.
     
  14. Rnd 25: Dec] 12 times – 12 sc.
     
  15. Rnd 26: [Dec] 6 times – 6 sc. Fasten off.
     
  16. Finish stuffing. Weave yarn tail through remaining 6 sc, draw up firmly to gather; fasten securely.

 

Wing (Make 2)

  1. With C, ch 7.
     
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next ch, 6 dc in last ch; working on opposite side of ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch; turn.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts; turn.
     
  4. Row 3: Ch 1, slip st in each st around. Fasten off.
     
  5. Sew in place on back of bee.

 

Leg (Make 6)

  1. With B, ch 7; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in last 5 ch. Fasten off. Sew in place.

 

Feelers (Make 2)

  1. With B, ch 10; slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
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Hi Everyone! I love this cute little bee and have it all done except for the wings! I am having trouble understanding the directions; I don't understand the part about "working on opposite side of ch." It doesn't say to "turn" and work along the back, but it does say to turn later on. I have tried different things and I don't come out with the right number of stitches to work on and it just doesn't look right! I would really appreciate any help, I am so frustrated and would really like to finish this cute little guy and make more for my grandchildren. Thank you so very much, Happy New Year to all in 2013!

I have a friend who just loves bees, not the real ones, just....shall we say artificial ones. I am planning on seeing her in August and will try to get one done for her. I will also make one for my granddaughter. This bee is just too cute.

I really like it............. I'm going to try it myself............ Hopefully it turns out because it seems sort of tricky...............

Having made many, many amigurumi animals I found this one to be adorable. Made the first bee for my great grandaughter age 8 and she loved it. Keep them coming.

@kalicokids So glad you liked it! I think it's adorable, too!

I have made many, many amigurumi animals and this is one of the cutest. My great grandaughter (age 8) was the first recipient of this one and she loved it. Keep them coming.

Thank you for the bee pattern, I made one into a puppet for my daughter to take to music instead of the cardboard one she was using. Very cute and easy to do.

Thank you for the bee pattern, I made one into a puppet for my daughter to take to music instead of the cardboard one she was using. Very cute and easy to do.

Lindooo!!! adorable y lo veo super facil para tejer. Muchas gracias. Besos.

Hi, my baby is having a baby in August. These adorable patterns for baby will come in handy. I am a beginner, so these patterns are just right for me. Thank you very much for being so generous in supplying them for your readers. Sincerely, Mrs. L. K. Friemel

I loved your bee! I have a son, I call "Sonny Bee" and your little bee reminded me of him, I am goingt o make it for him. (He is in his 30's) Thank you. Maggy

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