Bumble Bee Pot Holder Free Pattern©
Materials : 2 oz of Cotton Worsted Weight Yellow
2 oz of Cotton Worsted Weight Black
Some White, Red and brown yarn for face
G or H Crochet Hook
This whole pattern is made in sc crochet stitch, using two strands of yarn all the time. You may carry unused yarn along the work or just cut and switch to the new color as you go. The pattern is starting at the stinger Row 1 suggested coloring is à3 Rows black, 3 Rows yellow, 3 Rows black, 3 Rows yellow, 2 Rows black, 4 Rows yellow, 8 Rows black, 4 Rows yellow,4 Rows black, 3 Rows yellow, 7 Rows black. You may create your own bee color pattern.
Row 1 With black chain 10, (leaving a long enough tail (around 12 inches) to work the stinger later on), sc on second chain from hook, ch 1 turn.
Row 2 2 sc in st just made.
Row 3 – 12 keep increasing one stitch at the beginning of each Row, , ch 1 turn.
Row 13-17 Now keep increasing one stitch at the beginning and end of each Row, remembering to ch 1 and turn, and to sc in 1 st sc; at the end of Row 17 you will have 22 stitches.
Row 18 -30 sc across, ch 1 turn,
Row 31- 44 decrease sc at the beginning of each Row end until you have 8 stitches left for the neck of the bee, continue until Row 44 with 8 sc. Finish off.
Head (make one Ha, ha, ha, you need humor as well) With 2 strands of Black
Ch 5 , slip st to join and make a ring,
Row1 ch3 , dc in same st, 2 dc in each st throughout, total of 8 dc. Slip Stitch to beginning ch3.
Row2 ch3, dc in first dc, 2 dc in each st throughout, total of 16 dc. Finish Off.
With white make the eyes, with the brown the nose and with red the mouth.
Remember you do not turn and you will choose 8 stitches to attach to the body.
Attach to the body.
Legs (make 6)
With two strands of Black chain 13 , sc in second chain from loop across, do not finish off, leaving a tail to sew unto Body of bee. It is an insect so try to make the legs as equidistant as possible, 3 legs on each side.
Using a darning needle weave some of the yellow around lower pair of legs make a loose knot.
Antennae (make 2)
With Black chain 9 , sc in second chain from loop across, finish off, leaving a tail to sew unto Head of bee. Sew them equidistant from one another at top of head.
Wings ( make 2) With Black
Edging of wings is done in sc around the wing with yellow once, ending with slip stitch.
Attach wings in a diagonal way from the center upper body of the bee toward the edge.
Row 1 Chain 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1 , turn (Remember this is the Top)
Row 2 – Row 10 sc in each sc, inc 1 st at last sc which is the end of the row, ch1 turn
Row 11- Row 15 sc in each sc, ch1 turn
Row 16 – Row 22, sc in each sc, decrease at end of row , ch1 turn, finish off (bottom)
With yellow or other color * chain 4. 3dc on 4th chain from hook, slip stitch to beg ch and repeat from * three more times, four petals made fasten off. You can use some brown for the middle of the flower.
Handle or Hanging Ring
Slip stitch black yarn around lower part of head and chain 20 stitches, slip stitch to other end of head, ch1 and turn, 22 sc, fasten off. Weave in the ends.
With the tail start close to the body .
Row 1 chain 6-10
Row2 sc in second chain from hook, sc in next ch, and in rest of chains. With yarn left weave in the ends.