Free Reversible Bee Crochet Pattern – Flippy Friends

The newest addition to the Flippy Friends amigurumi collection is the free reversible bee crochet pattern. Like many, I’m not a fan of insects and bugs, but there’s something adorably cute about bumble bees! The easy crochet bee is reversible and makes a great interactive toy for children who love to fidget. You can make your bees sleepy or awake, happy or mad, and experiment with different colours.

Free reversible bee crochet pattern - Flippy Friends amigurumi
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How to crochet a reversible bee

The reversible crochet bee tutorial is a quick and easy project. Surprisingly, this stuffed animal doesn’t need any toy stuffing! All you need is some super bulky blanket yarn, a crochet hook and a sewing needle. The popping plushie will also need some eyes, so you’ll need some safety eyes or some tapestry skills to sew your own on.

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Free Reversible Bee Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern info

Supplies

  • 8mm crochet hook
  • Blanket yarn
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Black tapestry yarn
  • 14mm safety eyes x 4

Yarn

  • Weight: Super bulky / Super chunky / #6
  • Brand: Marriner get cosy blanket yarn
  • A: Mustard 27 yards
  • B: Black 45 yards
  • C: Lemon 27 yards
  • D: White 12 yards
  • Total: 111 yards

Abbreviations

USA Terminology (UK Translation)

  • BLO – Back loop only
  • ch – Chain
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • MR – Magic ring
  • R – Round/Row
  • sc – Single crochet
  • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Sizes & Gauge

  • 4” x 4” gauge swatch = 8 rows of 8 sc
  • Finished size – Height 7″ x Width 9″ x Length 6″

Pattern notes

  • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
  • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. EG. “sc, dc” would mean “single crochet in first space, double crochet in the next space”.
  • Change colour while completing the previous stitch.
  • Use tapestry eyes only for babies or young children.

Safety Disclaimer

This item is entirely for use at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible for any accidents arising from its use. It is the crafters responsibility to adhere to local safety regulations.

This pattern in whole or in any part may not be copied, sold, distributed or altered in any way. Completed items may be sold in small quantities (not mass produced i.e. factory scale). Please credit myself ‘Memory Lane Crochet’ (Rose Hudd) as the designer when advertising or publishing photos online. If sharing the free pattern please only share the link to the pattern. Please DO NOT share screenshots or paid PDF files.


Lets crochet a free reversible bee …

Bee Body

Crochet 2 bee’s bodies, 1 with mustard & 1 with lemon.

Round 1
  • Use mustard/lemon yarn
  • sc x 8 into a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1
  • Do not weave in the magic ring tail

8 sts

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Round 2
  • 2sc x 8
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

16 sts

Round 3
  • (2sc, sc) 8 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

24 sts

Round 4
  • (2sc, sc x 2) 8 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

32 sts

Rounds 5 – 7
  • sc x 32
  • sl st to first st & ch

3 rounds

Round 8
  • Change to black yarn
  • sc x 32
  • sl st to first st & ch

32 sts

Round 9
  • Change to mustard/lemon yarn
  • sc x 32
  • sl st to first st & ch

32 sts

Round 10
  • Change to black yarn
  • sc x 32
  • sl st to first st & ch

32 sts

Round 11
  • Change to mustard/lemon yarn
  • sc x 32
  • sl st to first st & fasten off

32 sts

Faces
  • Insert safety eyes on round 4, 3 stitches between them
  • Make a tapestry mouth over round 6, 3 stitches wide
Round 12
  • With both pieces inside out, tie the magic ring yarn ends together
  • Fold mustard body over lemon body
  • Make sure the both faces are in the same position
  • Use black yarn
  • Join both pieces by sl st inside loops together (mustard BLO & lemon FLO)
  • Fasten off & weave in ends

32 sts

Antennae

Crochet 4 bee antennae.

Round 1
  • Use black yarn
  • sc x 5 in a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

5 sts

Round 2
  • sc x 5
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

5 sts

Round 3
  • sc x 5
  • sl st to first st
  • Fasten off & leave tail for sewing

5 sts

Assembly
  • Tie 2 antennae together using yarn tails
  • Sew onto round 1 of the body

Bee Legs

Crochet 6 bee legs.

Round 1
  • Use black yarn
  • sc x 8 in a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 2
  • sc x 8
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 3
  • sc x 8
  • sl st to first st
  • Fasten off & leave tails for sewing

8 sts

Assembly
  • Sew one side of leg to R10 unworked FLO & R11 sl sts
  • Sew other side of leg to R10 unworked BLO & R11 sl sts
  • Gap of 7 sts between front legs
  • Gap of 7 sts between back legs
  • 3 legs should cover 9 sts (3 sts each)

Bee Wings

Crochet 4 bee wings.

Round 1
  • Use white yarn
  • sc x 8 in a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 2
  • 2sc x 8
  • sl st to first st
  • Fasten off & leave tail for sewing

16 sts

Assembly
  • Tie 2 wings together using yarn tails
  • Sew onto rounds 6 & 7 of the body

You made it!

What you think?

What do you think about your reversible bee plush? Will you be crocheting more Flippy Friends? Don’t forget to tag me on social media when you show off your work, I love to see your projects.

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