Baby Bumblebee Free Pattern

I LOVE being an aunt. It is the most fulfilling relationship next to being a mother. I thought for a long time I would never have children, and a part of me always thought I would only ever be an aunt, so those little ones mean ALMOST as much to me as my own children. My little nephew LOVES this song! He has just learned to speak well and in the last six months has really blossomed from that baby babble to something more akin to the human language. lol I thought it was so cute to think of him singing this song and that cuteness inspired me to make him a Baby Bumblebee! This is for my nephew 🙂 Now to be inspired to make something special for each of the other 5! lol
Materials:
G and F hook
Preferred Yarn: Red heart Bright Yellow , black and white
Tapestry needle
Scissors
(2) 12 mm safety eyes (Alternative: may stitch eyes on using thread.)
Polyfil stuffing
FINISHED SIZE: 4’’X4’’ by 3’’ wide
 
Skill level: Easy
 
 
 
Gauge:
Not Important
Abbreviations:
MC – Magic Circle                            For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:
                                                http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2014/03/magic-circle-tutorial.html
CH – Chain
ST; STS – Stitch or stitches
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Together (decrease)
SLST – Slip Stitch
SK – Skip
FO – Fasten Off
X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)
 
Tips:     
Ch 1 at the beginning of the round do not count as first st.
Always place the first stitch in the pattern after the ch 1 in same st as ch1.
Chains at the beginning of the round serve solely for filler purposes, so that a large hole is not left in the piece. They should be ignored and when you join at the end of your rounds, you should be sl stitching into the first actual stitch, not the chain filler.
Body:
With Black and G hook
Round 1:              6 sc in mc, join to top of first sc (6)
Round 2:              Ch 1, (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (6)
                Round 3:              Ch 1, (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (6)
                Round 4:              Ch 1, (2 sc, 1sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (9)
Color change in join to bright yellow
                Round 5:              Ch 1, (2 sc, sc 2X), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (12)
                Round 6:              Ch 1, (2 sc, sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (18)
Color change in join to black
                Round 7:              Ch 1, (2 sc, sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
                Round 8:              Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to bright yellow
Round 9:              Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 10:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to black
Round 11:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 12:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to bright yellow
Round 13:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 14:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to black
Stuff
Round 15:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 16:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to yellow
Round 17:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 18:            Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (18)
Round 19:            Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (12)
Place 12mm safety eyes between rounds 18 and 19, making sure that seam is along bottom of bumblebee. Eyes should be across 6 stitches, 4 stitches showing in between them.
Round 20:            Ch 1, (sc2tog), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (6)
Stuff again before closing so that it’s firm but not so firm that stuffing shows through the stitches.
Stitch firmly
FO and leave a long tail for sewing hole shut.
Using black yarn, stitch eyebrows and/or smiling mouth on
Feelers:
With Black and G hook (if you have trouble since these pieces are so small, try a smaller hook size)
Feelers are worked in spiral. Do not join.
Make sure to mark your first stitch in each round to help you keep count.
Round 1:              5 sc in mc  (5)
Round 2:              (sc), Repeat () around (5)
Round 3:              sc2tog, sc 3X (4)
Round 4:              (sc), Repeat () around (4)
FO and leave long tail for sewing. Attach to first set of black stripes behind face.
Wings:
With White and F hook
                Round 1:              5sc in mc, join (5)
                Round 2:              Ch 1, 2 sc in each around, join (10)
                Row 3:                  Ch 2, turn, 2dc in same st, hdc in next, sc in next,
                                                Hdc in next, 2dc in last. (7)
                Sl st in next and sl st loosely around, join to first and FO
Just for fun:
Here is a video to watch and sing with your little about their new baby bumblebee! I hope your little enjoys his/her baby bumblebee as much as I did designing it!

 

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