Bumble Bee Book Mark

Hi all!

Alisha here with another free pattern for you all ^_^ I was inspired by one of my must have amigurumi patterns and created my own bookmark ^_^

As you may be able to tell, I really like BEES!

I thought this would make a cute bookmark to have the bee attached to the flower.

Let’s get right to the pattern shall we?

Supplies:

  • Crochet hook – I used a size 3.25mm though if you don’t have this size you can use something a bit smaller or larger.
  • Yarn – We have a local yarn outlet here that sells yarn straight from the factory, so though some is a brand name I couldn’t tell you what was what anymore. You can choose any colour really as this is going to be a fairy doll, however, I chose a light skin tone.
  • Yarn Needle – These have a dull tip and a large eye so you can thread yarn through it. You’ll need this to sew the parts together in the end.
  • Eyes – This doll uses plastic safety eyes, though if you are so skilled you can also sew the eyes into your head as well.
  • Stuffing – If you’re trying to be frugal you can always use old pillow stuffing, this is a great way to recycle!
  • Scissors

Optional Supplies

  • Marker/Spare Yarn – If you’re like me you may want to use a marker to keep track of your counts. I just use a piece of different coloured yarn to use as a marker, I find this works best.
  • Paper and Pencil – Again if you’re forgetful like me I find it is helpful to have a little notepad with me while I work. Especially when we get to the legs I like to use it for nothing more than to tick off rounds as I go!

Glossary of Terms

sl st = slip stitch
sc (uk dc) = single crochet (uk double crochet)
dc (uk trc) = double crochet (uk triple crochet)
st = stitch
rd = round
sc (uk dc) 2tog = single crochet (uk double crochet) two stitches together

Patterns are in US, with the UK stitches in brackets.

Remember to stuff as you go …

Rd 1: Magic Circle with 6 sc (uk dc) in centre, tighten.

Rd 2: 2 sc (uk dc) in each st, repeat to end = 12 st

Rd 3: 2 sc (uk dc) in each st, repeat to end = 24 st

Rd 4 – R6: 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 24 st (3 rounds)

Rd 7: 1 sc (uk dc) in 10 st, chain 7 st, skip 6 st – 1 sc (uk dc) in 7th st, chain 7 st, 1 sc  (uk dc) in 24th st

This will form the holes for the eyes.

Rd 8: 1 sc (uk dc) in 10 st – this should bring you to one side of the eye – then dc (uk trc) in 4 st (this will help your other rounds to remain even) – sc (uk dc) in the remaining 10 st = 24 st

Rd 9: Switch to brown, 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 24 st

Rd 10: Switch back to yellow, 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 24 st

Rd 11: Switch to brown, 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 24 st

Rd 12: Switch back to yellow, 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 24 st

Rd 13: Continue using your yellow – 1 sc (uk dc) in 2 st, sc (uk dc) 2tog – repeat to end  = 18st

Rd 14: 1 sc (uk dc) in 1 st, sc (uk dc) 2tog – repeat to end  = 12st

Rd 15: sc (uk dc) 2tog – repeat to end  = 6st

At this point it’s time to create the tail – chain as many as you like to get the length you want – I chained 50 st.

We will start on the middle of the flower now – I found it easiest to create the middle of the flower by moving back up the chain.

Rd 1: When you have the amount you want, chain 6 st more, then sl st back into the first of your 6 extra st.

Rd 2: 2 sc (uk dc) in each st = 12 st

Rd 3 – Rd 4: 1 sc (uk dc) in ea st = 12 st (2 rounds)

Rd 5: sc (uk dc) 2tog = 6 st

The Eyes

Now we will go back up and finish the eyes … I wanted to create bulgy eyes on this little bee. Using white yarn …

Rd 1: sl st into first st, dc (uk trc) into each st, don’t forget to get in the corners as well = 16st

Rd 2: 1 sc (uk dc) in 2st, sc (uk dc) 2tog, repeat to end = 12 st

Rd 3: 1 sc (uk dc) in 2 st, sc (uk dc) 2tog = 9 st

Rd 4: 1 sc (uk dc) in 1 st, sc (uk dc) 2tog = 6 st

Take your white and st your eyes together at the middle – this will bring them closer and make them look more bulgy – this is optional play with the look!

Wings – Make 2

Rd 1: Magic circle, sc (uk dc) 6 st in the centre.

Rd 2: 2 sc (uk dc) in each st = 12 st

Rd 3: 2 sc (uk dc) in each st = 24 st

Attach to body.

Antaennae – Make 2

Rd 1: Magic circle, sc (uk dc) 4 st in the centre.

Rd 2: Chain 6 st.

Attach to head.

Flower Petals – Make 4

Rd 1: Magic circle, sc (uk dc) 6 st in centre, don’t close.

Rd 2: Chain 2 st, turn.

Rd 3: 2 dc (uk trc) in each st = 12 st

Attach to the middle of the flower.

And voila! You have a bookmark, you can see it below in use. Don’t worry if you can’t understand my gibberish … sometimes I can’t either! But you can see my process a bit ^_^ I like to create a quick sketch and then as I crochet I create the pattern, fixing it here and there.

I sometimes change the design as well … but for the most part it’s trial and error.

Although, I will say it can be hard to imagine something and then create it as well … just because I can see it in my mind doesn’t mean I can make my fingers and crochet hook create it!

Enjoy the pattern if you create your own bookmark please do share it with us!

 

 

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