FREE Little Buzzy Bee Knitting Pattern

free bee knitting pattern

This little knitted bee is quick and easy. This FREE knitting pattern will make a lovely gift. Keep buzzy with this little striped insect.

Made with oddments of brown, white, cream/flesh and yellow double knitting yarn. Length of black for the eyes and red for the nose. Small amount of toy stuffing. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 9cm tall when finished.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row). 

Body & Head – Make 1

Starting at the base, with yellow, cast on 10 sts
Purl 1 row
Change to brown and stripe with yellow every 2 rows
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)

Starting with a purl row, st-st 13 rows
Next: k2tog to end (15 sts)

Change to cream/flesh for the head
Purl 1 row
Next: (inc1, inc1, k1) to end (25 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 11 rows
Next: k2tog to last stitch, k1 (13 sts)
Purl 1 row
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends, add stuffing and seal up. Make sure the neck line is indented to define a separate head and body when stuffing. Take a piece of cream yarn, wrap it round the neck and tie tightly at the back so the neck keeps the shape. (This is optional)

bee body knitting pattern free

Wings- Make 4

With white, cast on 6 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: inc1, knit to last stitch, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 16 sts on the needle
Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog to end (8 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends. Attach the cast on edge to the body with two wings at either side of the back of the body.

back of bee free knitting patern

Hat – Make 1

With yellow, cast on 28 sts
Knit 1 row
Change to brown and stripe with yellow every 2 rows for the rest of the piece
Starting with a knit row, st-st 10 rows
Next: k2tog to end (14 sts)
Purl 1 row
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight
Sew down the row ends and place the hat on the head

Sew a nose in red with 3 horizontal stitches at the centre of the face. Sew two eyes in black just above the nose.

Antennae – Make 1

With yellow, cast on 30 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Cast off
Allow the piece to curl upon itself and sew down the length. Bring the ends into a centre to make 2 loops. Secure in the centre with yellow yarn and attach to the top of the hat.

free knitted bee soft toy pattern

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