25 Free Bee Crochet Patterns

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These free bee crochet patterns will add a fun and whimsical touch to any craft project! From keychains to pillows to amigurumi toys, you’re sure to find a bee pattern to suit your style and skill level. 

Amigurumi bees are always popular and there are endless possibilities for bees of all shapes and sizes depending on the type of yarn and construction that you choose. Bee pillows and blankets are also a fun option to add charm to your living space, while a bee applique can quickly transform a plain hat, bag, or piece of clothing.

Whichever bee design you choose, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face.

free bee crochet pattern collage - 4 patterns

Tips for crocheting a bee

Crocheting a bee might seem intimidating at first, especially if the pattern calls for separate pieces that need to be sewn together. But with a little practice you’ll be well on your way to making your first bee.

To start, look for a crochet pattern that suits your skill level. For beginners, a simple bee applique or keychain pattern can be a great place to start. For more experienced crocheters, a larger amigurumi bee or bumble bee backpack offers a fun challenge.

Many patterns include step-by-step photos or video tutorials if you need a little extra assistance (I find them particularly helpful for amigurumi projects!).

Yarn for your crochet bee

Crochet bees can be made with a variety of yarns. For amigurumi, you can go for a classic look with a yellow yarn like Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow or choose a honey-colored yarn like Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Mustard for a more subdued tone. Pair your chosen yarn with a smaller hook size to create tight, sturdy stitches.

For home decor use such as pillows and blankets, use a super soft yarn like Bernat Softee for a project that is cozy and soft to touch.

For smaller projects such as keychains or appliques, a sturdy cotton yarn is the way to go. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Sunshine and Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Daffodil Yellow are both great choices.

Hooks & other supplies

The hook size you need to use will depend on the thickness of your yarn. Each of the patterns below lists the recommended yarn and hook size for that project.

One of the fun things with crochet bee amigurumi is that you can make bees of all different sizes just by changing up your yarn and hook sizes! If you’re making a large crochet bee, you’ll need a thicker, bulky yarn paired with a larger hook. For a smaller bee, you can use a weight #3/DK or #4/worsted weight yarn and a smaller hook.

For amigurumi, you’ll also need some stuffing (polyfill or scrap yarn will work great) to give your bee some volume and shape.

Lastly, you’ll need some scissors and a tapestry needle to weave in ends or to sew on appliques.

And now, you’re all set to dive into this list of cute crochet bee patterns!

25 Free Bee Crochet Patterns

This list of free crochet bee patterns has something for everyone! From cute bee amigurumi and keychains to pillows and blankets, there is a bee pattern to suit all tastes, styles and skill levels.

I hope you have taken some inspiration from these adorable projects, happy crocheting!


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