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Time:2h00
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So so

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Bothell, Washington, US
2011
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Crochet some adorable little bees

Bee Movie! Seinfeld! We just had to see it, and you know how it goes . . . I just ?had to make some bees. Make a few more baby bees and hang them from the ?Branch Mobile or use them in a Stroller Toy; I bet you they’d look really cute!

Finished Sizes
Mommy Bee: Approx 5½" tall
Little Bee: Approx 4" tall

Book published by Martingale & Company and photography by Brent Kane.

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Amigurumi Two!: Crocheted Toys for Me and You and Baby Too by Ana Paula Rimoli

Published by Martingale

Get hooked into the hottest craze in crochet with these irresistibly cute, and fun-to-make characters. "Amigurumi" is back! With their cute faces and manga-inspired style, these wildly creative and imaginative toys are irresistible. "Amigurumi Two!" features over 25 fun projects that are super simple and quick to make - all you need is a basic knowledge of crochet and some yarn. Designs include teddy bears in PJ's, turtles, tigers, bumblebees, and robots, as well as crocheted treats such as cake and cookies.

© 2014 Ana Paula Rimoli / Martingale · Reproduced with permission.

Instructions

  1. 1

    Mommy Bee
    Head
    Using black yarn,
    R1: Ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
    R2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (12 sts)
    R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(18 sts)
    R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(24 sts)
    R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(30 sts)
    R6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(36 sts)
    R7 and 8: Sc 36.
    Change to yellow,
    R9–15: Sc 36.
    R16: *Sc 4, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (30 sts)
    R17: Sc 30.
    Work on face: Position and attach eyes; embroider mouth.
    R18: *Sc 3, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)
    R19: *Sc 2, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
    R20: *Sc 1, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (12 sts)
    Stuff head.
    R21: *Sk 1 sc, sc 1*, rep 6 times. (6 sts)
    Fasten off and weave in end.

  2. 2

    Body
    Starting with black yarn, alternate 1 ?rnd yellow and 1 rnd black to end ?of body.
    R1: Ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
    R2: Sc 6.
    R3: Sc 2 in each sc around. (12 sts)
    R4: Sc 12.
    R5: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(18 sts)
    R6: Sc 18.
    R7: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(24 sts)
    R8–15: Sc 24.
    Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff and sew to head.

  3. 3

    Wings
    Make 4.
    Using white yarn,
    R1: Ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
    R2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (12 sts)
    R3–9: Sc 12.
    R10: Dec 6 times. (6 sts)
    R11: Sc 6.
    Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew open end tog and sew 2 wings to each side of body.

  4. 4

    Little Bee
    Head
    Using black yarn,
    R1: Ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
    R2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (12 sts)
    R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(18 sts)
    R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(24 sts)
    R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. ?(30 sts)
    R6 and 7: Sc 30.
    Change to yellow,
    R8–13: Sc 30.
    R14: *Sc 3, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)
    R15: Sc 24.
    Work on face: Position and attach eyes, embroider mouth.
    R16: *Sc 2, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
    R17: *Sc 1, dec 1*, rep 6 times. (12 sts)
    Stuff head.
    R18: *Sk 1 sc, sc 1*, rep 6 times. (6 sts)
    Fasten off and weave in end.




  5. 5

    Body
    Starting with black yarn, alternate 1 rnd yellow and 1 rnd black to end of body.
    R1: Ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook.
    R2: Sc 6.
    R3: Sc 2 in each sc around. (12 sts)
    R4: Sc 12.
    R5: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
    R6–11: Sc 18.
    Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff and sew to head.

  6. 6

    Wings
    Make 4.
    Using white yarn,
    R1: Ch 2, sc 5 in second ch from hook.
    R2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (10 sts)
    R3–6: Sc 10.
    R7: Dec 5 times. (5 sts)
    R8: Sc 5.
    Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew open end tog and sew 2 wings to each side of body.

  7. 7

    Finishing
    Antennae: For mommy, join black yarn to one side of head in first row of black above yellow. Ch 6, fasten off, and weave in end. Rep on other side. For little bee, repeat as for mommy but ch 4 instead of 6.

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