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{ Bea, the Bee Girl... }

 


Materials
- 2.00 mm crochet hook 
100 % cotton yarn for a 2.00 mm hook (fingering / super fine)

- A pair of 6 mm safety eyes

- Tapestry needle

- Polyfiber fill  


Colors
One color for her skin
- Light brown
- Dark brown
- Yellow
- White
A bit of pink yarn to embroider the cheeks

Abbreviations

st = stitch

ch = chain

slst = slip stitch

sc = single crochet



Shall we begin?



Leg 1 
{Start with light brown...}

1. Magic ring of 5 sc

2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)

3. to 6. Crochet 10 sc

Close and break the yarn. Set aside.


Leg 2 + Body
{Start with light brown...}

1. Magic ring of 5 sc

2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)

3. to 6. Crochet 10 sc


DO NOT BREAK THE YARNNow we will start with the body

Body
7. Chain 2 and join LEG 1. Crochet 10 sc on leg 1 and then crochet 2 sc on one of the sides of the 2-ch-chain. Now crochet 10 sc on leg 2, and finally 2 sc on the other side of the 2-ch-chain. Total stitches: 24

8. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)

9. to 13. Corchet 30 sc

{Stuff the little legs firmly…}
14. Change to yellow and crochet 30 sc
15. Change back to light brown and, only through back loops, crochet 30 sc
16. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
17. Change to yellow and crochet 24 sc
18. Crochet 24 sc
19. Change to light brown and crochet 24 sc
20. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
21. Change to yellow and crochet 18 sc
22. Crochet 18 sc
23. Change to light brown and crochet 18 sc
24. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
25. Change to yellow and crochet 12 sc
26. Crochet 12 sc
27. Change to light brown and crochet 12 sc
28. Crochet 12 sc

DO NOT BREAK THE YARN! Now we are going to start crocheting her head...

Head
29. Change to the color of her skin and, only through back loops, crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (24)
30. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
31. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
{Stuff the neck area firmly…}
32. to 43. Crochet 42 sc
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 34 and 35 and embroider the nose between the eyes and the cheeks with a bit of pink yarn…}
44. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
45. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
46. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
47. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly...}
48. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
49. Crochet 6 decreases (6)

Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends

Hood
{Using light brown…}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc

2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)

3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)

4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)

5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)

6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat *  (42)
8. Crochet *13 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (45)
9. to 18. Croche 45 sc
19. Change to dark brown and crochet 1 slst in the next back loop. We are going to start crocheting the hair curls now. So, chain 11 ch stitches. Insert hook in the second ch from hook and crochet 1 sc. Then crochet 1 sc in each stitch along the chain, until you reach the border of the hood (you’ll end up with 10 sc). The locks will curl naturally as you go. Now * crochet 1 slst in the next 2 back loops on the edge of the hood and once again chain 11 ch stitches. Insert hook in the second ch from hook and crochet 1 sc. Then crochet 1 sc in each stitch along the chain, until you reach the border of the hood again (10 sc)*. Repeat * till you’ve done 10 hair curls. Crochet one last stst to finish.
Close and break the yarn.

Skirt
{NOTE: Turn your doll head down and insert the yellow yarn in one of the remaining front loops of round 15 of the body, right on the back of your doll…}
1. Crochet 1 sc in each front loop of round 15 of the body (30)
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (60)
3. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (80)
4. and 5. Crochet 80 sc
Close, break the yarn and weave in ends.

Arms
{Make two, start with the color of her skin…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.

2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)

3. to 10. Crochet 8 sc

{No need to stuff the arms...}
11. Change to light brown and, only through back loops, crochet 8 sc
12. and 13. Crochet 8 sc
14. Press the opening with your fingers and single crochet together both opposing sides. 

Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew arms to body.

Antennae
{Make 2, using dark brown…}
1. Chain 7. tarting from the second chain from hook, crochet 1 sls in each chain stitch (6).
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the hood. 

Wings
{Make 2, using white…}

1. Chain 8 ch stitches. Starting from the second chain from hook, crochet 1 sc in each of the first 6 stitches, 4 sc in the last st of the chain (= 2 increases together). This will allow you to turn and work on the other side of the chain. Crochet 1 sc in each of the remaining 6 stitches (16). Chain 1 and turn.

2. Crochet 1 sc in each of the first 6 stitches, then crochet 1 increase in each of the next 4 stitches and finally crochet 1 sc in each of the following 6 stitches (20).  

Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the back of your doll.


Assembly
- Embroider some hairlocks to the forehead of your bee, using your tapestry needle and dark brown yarn.
- Sew the hood to the head and then sew the antennae to the hood. 
Sew the arms to the sides of the body.
- Sew the wings to her back.  
- Weave in all ends inside your doll.



Done! Congratulations!


 © 2021 – “Bea, the bee” is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED RATTLES made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!