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Hello and welcome to the BGranny Newsletter!

As promised, you will find an exclusive free BGranny bee pattern below just for you, if you do create this little guy, be sure to share your creations with us we’d love to see them!

Supplies:

  • Crochet hook – I used a size 2mm though if you don’t have this size you can use something a bit smaller or larger.
  • Yarn – For this creation we will be using a yellow, brown and blue yarn.
  • 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 bee 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)
sc (uk dc) 2tog = single crochet (uk double crochet) two stitches together
dc (uk trc) = double crochet (uk triple crochet)
st = stitch
rd = round

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

Today we will be creating the BGranny mascot Bee! This is a quick little pattern and shouldn’t take you too long to create this incredibly ADORABLE stuffy! Enjoy ^_^

For this creation we will be starting at the bottom with the stinger, and will work our way to the top.

Stuff your bee as you go.

Rd 1: Create a magic circle with 4 sc (uk dc) in circle. Pull to tighten, do not close we will be working continuously = 4 st

Rd 2: 2 sc (uk dc) in each st, repeat to end = 8 st

Rd 3: 1 sc (uk dc) in 2 st, 2 sc (uk dc) in 1 st, repeat to end = 10 st

Rd 4: 1 sc (uk dc) in 4 st, 2 sc (uk dc) in 1 st, repeat to end = 12 st

Rd 5: Switch to your brown yarn, 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 12 st

Rd 6: Switch back to yellow yarn, 1 sc (uk dc) in east st = 12 st

Rd 7: Switch to your brown yarn, 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 12 st

Rd 8: Switch back to yellow yarn, 1 sc (uk dc) in east st = 12 st

Rd 9: Switch to your brown yarn, 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 12 st

Rd 10 – Rd 11: Switch back to yellow yarn, 1 sc (uk dc) in east st = 12 st (2 rounds)

Rd 12: sl st into first st and chain 3, 2 dc (uk trc) in each st = 24 st

Rd 13: sl st into first st, 2 sc (uk dc) in each st = 48 st

Rd 14 – Rd 15: 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 48 st

Rd 16: 1 sc (uk dc) in 2 st, sc (uk dc)2tog, repeat to end = 36 st

Rd 17 – Rd 20: 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 36st (4 rounds)

Rd 21: 1 sc (uk dc) in 4 st, sc (uk dc)2tog, repeat to end = 30 st

Rd 22: 1 sc (uk dc) in each st = 30 st

Rd 23: 1 sc (uk dc) in 3 st, sc (uk dc)2tog, repeat to end = 24 st

Rd 24: 1 sc (uk dc) in 2 st, sc (uk dc)2tog, repeat to end = 18 st

Rd 25: 1 sc (uk dc) in 1 st, sc (uk dc)2tog, repeat to end = 12 st

Rd 26: sc (uk dc)2tog = 6st

Rd 27: sc (uk dc)2tog = 3st, close, tie off tail and cut. You can stuff the tail into the body.

Bee Antenna x 2

Rd 1: Create a magic circle with 3 sc (uk dc) in circle, sl st into first st.

Rd 2: Chain 2 or 3, or however long you would like the chain to be. Leave a long tail.

Using your needle sew to the top of the head, hide tail in body.

Bee Wings x 2

Rd 1: magic circle with 6 sc (uk dc) in the middle

Rd 2: sl st, chain 2 – 2 dc (uk trc) in each st = 12 st

Rd 3: chain 1 – sl  st into first st, tie off, leave tail and cut.

You will want to work the middle tail from your magic circle into the wing, then using the finishing tail sew the wings to the back of your bee.

And you’re done!

 



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