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.
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!).
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.
If you are new to the world of crochet amigurumi, this bee pattern is an excellent starting point. This pattern involves minimal sewing and provides opportunities to practice color changes, increases and decreases. With this pattern, you will crochet the head and body of the bee all in one piece (so minimal sewing later on!), and then you can add your own design embellishments to style your little bee.
With its soft and cuddly texture, Burt is perfect for kids and adults alike who are looking to add to their crochet toy collection. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this pattern is easy to follow and produces a stunning result that you'll be proud to display.
This gorgeous bee pillow is a versatile home or garden accessory and a thoughtful gift too! It is crocheted using the intarsia technique - a colorwork technique where different colors of yarn are used to create a pattern or design with single crochet stitches.
Size: Finished size for each panel is – 15’’ x 15’’
This amigurumi bee pattern is easy to follow with minimal sewing required, and the cute factor can be enhanced with the addition of crochet eyes. The bee can be used as a decoration or gifted to someone special for Valentine's Day (with a sweet message of course!).
The "Bee Mine" crochet bee applique is a super fun and easy project. The bee is created from simple crochet hearts, making it a perfect embellishment for Valentine's Day cards. Get creative and have fun with this cute and simple project!
Meet the Benevolent Bumble Bee, a friendly and lovable amigurumi bee that you can easily crochet in 1 sitting. The pattern is easy to follow and features a seamless design, worked in spirals - which means you won't have to worry about joining parts together.
Size: Approximately 12″ long x 11″ wide x 12″ tall including wings
This crochet bumblebee design is a fun and easy project that can be completed in an evening. The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn, but you can also create a larger bee using chunky or jumbo-sized chenille yarn (and a suitable hook of course!).
Size: Approximately 2-1/2” long (end to end) by 2” tall (from bottom of belly to tip of wing)
This stunning crochet bee blanket is designed to look like a honeycomb, with separate crochet bee appliqués attached for a 3D effect. The pattern uses individual hexagons that are joined together with a continuous join, and instructions are included for adjusting the size of the blanket by adding or subtracting hexagons. The crochet bee appliqués can be added and arranged as desired.
Size: Finished crochet bee blanket is approximately 33 inches across the widest point, 5 rounds of Treble crochet, from edge to edge is 4 inches.
This adorable bumble bee is super huggable at 17 inches tall, and the best part is, it's easy to make. The pattern features almost seamless color changes, and there's even a video tutorial to help you make the color changes look extra polished.
Size: Approximately 17” tall from top of antennae to bottom of bee.
With just single crochet stitches and worsted weight yarn, you can make your own adorable (and reversible!) crochet bee. Aside from being a cute addition to your crochet collection, this crochet bee can also serve as a tool for emotional expression for kids.
This Bee Applique is perfect for adding a pop of personality to any project - you can sew it on a hat, scarf, or even a plain t-shirt. The pattern is beginner-friendly and works up quickly with just a few basic crochet stitches. The free pattern comes with a video tutorial plus helpful tips and methods on how to attach your applique. Size: Finished square measures roughly 5.5” when using Knit Picks Brava Worsted.
The adorable pattern features a cute and cuddly bee with a plump, round body and tiny wings. The bee can be customized with different colors and accessories to make it uniquely your own. Both written and video tutorials are included so you can create this cute bumblebee with ease and confidence!
If you're in search of a cute and quick crochet project for a child's backpack, look no further than this adorable Bumble Bee Backpack. This backpack is designed with a smiling bumblebee face on the flap, with yellow and black stripes on the body of the bag and small wings. It's perfect for kids to carry their bits and bobs and is sure to be a hit.
This lovey blanket is just the right size for little hands and would make an ideal gift for a newborn. The blanket pattern is worked using a mini (hdc) c2c (corner to corner) technique. For those wanting a larger blanket, the standard dc (double crochet) c2c technique can be used instead. With its fast work-up and fun colors, this bee blanket is the perfect summer project for crocheters of any skill level.
Size: Approximate finished size of blanket is 17” x 17”
The Rainbow Bee Amigurumi is a vibrant and colorful crochet bee that will brighten up any room or play area. Created using a range of bold and bright colors, this pattern is perfect for those who want to add a pop of color to their toy collection. The pattern is easy to follow and suitable for crocheters of all skill levels, making it an ideal project for beginners and seasoned pros alike.
Size: The finished doll measures around 2.8 inches wide and 2.8 inches tall.
This crochet bee pattern is super simple and perfect for confident beginners. To switch up the bee's size, just use a different size crochet hook, and if you change up your yarn colors, you can make a bunch of different bees, like striped ones, bumblebees, and honey bees!