Friday, March 22, 2019

Free Crochet Pattern-- Buzy Bee Keychain



The Buzy Bee Keychain is a quick and easy pattern. Bring a cute little bumble bee along for the ride without getting a sting in the butt because you accidentally sat on it.

Honestly, I am not a huge bee fan at all. Sure I love their honey and sure I'm aware of their importance. BUUUUUUUUT, I've gotten stung enough times that I legit have a reason to not to like them.

But hey! Now I can say I like them as long as they're squishy and made out of yarn. I hope that you love this itty bitty busy bumble bee pattern!

Pattern

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Materials


-any worsted weight yarn (yellow, black, and white, Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn was used in the picture)
-one pair of 9mm or 10 mm safety eyes
-poly-fil stuffing
-a keychain of your choice
-3.5 mm or 4.0mm hook
-tapestry needle


Abbreviations


sc- single crochet
inc- single crochet increase (2 single crochets in 1 stitch)
invdec- invisible decrease  
slst- slip stitch
ch- chain
mc- magic circle   
* - repeat stitches from first asterisk to second asterisk
( )- the number of stitches at the end of the round


Notes


Make stitches tight as to not let the stuffing come through the stitches. 
Chain 1 in the beginning of each round doesn’t count as a stitch.
Be careful not to slip stitch into the previous round’s slip stitch or to single crochet into it.


Wings (Make 2)

Ch6

Row 1:  dc into the 3rdch from the hook, hdc into the next ch, sc in the next 2 sts.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Body

Round 1: With yellow yarn, create a MR and crochet 6 sc into the ring

Round 2: *sc, 2sc in the next* repeat 3 times, sl st into the next st (9)

Round 3: ch1, sc in the same st as your slst, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc in the next* repeat 2 times, sl st into the next st (12)

Round 4: ch1, sc in the same st as your slst, sc in the next 2 sts , 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 3 sts, 2sc in the next* repeat 2 times, sl st into the next st (15)

Round 5: ch1, sc in the same st as your slst, sc around into the next 14 sts, sl st into the next st (switch to black yarn when pulling up a loop for your slip stitch) (15)

Insert your hook into the next stitch to slip stitch.

Yarn over with the black and pull through all loops on your hook. Leave your yellow yarn because you will pick it back up later.


Round 6: ch 1, sc in the same spot as where you slst into, sc around in the next 14 sts, slst in the next st (15)

Round 7: ch 1, sc in the same spot as where you slst into, sc around in the next 14 sts, slst in the next st (switch to yellow yarn when pulling up a loop for your slip stitch) (15)

Put your safety eyes in now and get some black yarn to sew in your smile.  Place your eyes between rows 3 and 4 and 3-4 sts apart. Hold your Amigurumi so that the slip stitched are facing downward and the least visible. 

Round 8: ch1, sc in the ch where you last slst, sc around in the next 14 sts, sl st in the next st (15)

Round 9: ch1, sc in to the st where you last sl st into, sc around in the next 14 sts, sl st in the next st (15)

Sew in your wings, half of the wing over a row of black and the other half over a row of yellow. Refer to picture.  





Row 10: ch1, sc in the ch where you last slst, sc in the next 2 sts, invdec in the next st *sc in the next 3 sts, invdec* repeat 2 times, sl st in the next st (12)

Row 11: ch1, sc in the ch where you last slst, sc in the next st, invdec in the next st *sc in the next 2 sts, invdec* repeat 2 times, sl st in the next st (9)

Stuff your bee with poly-fil.

Row 12: ch1, sc in the ch where you last slst, invdec *sc in the next sts, invdec* repeat 2 times, sl st in the next st (6)

Fasten off, stuff the rest of your bee firmly and close your bee’s rear end. Weave in any loose ends. 

Attach your keychain between the bee’s two wings.




I hope that this pattern was a fun one for you and that your buzy bee gets to accompany you on many sweet trips.


Happy crocheting!






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