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30+ Bee-utiful Crochet Bee Patterns

Crochet Bee Featured Image Rectangle
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Introduction to Bee Crochet Patterns

Bee-lieve it or not, bees play an important role in our ecosystem. They do tireless work every day, and help keep the balance in our environment. 

Let’s celebrate our little friends by making some sweet crochet bee patterns. Hang them on a window, on the wall, or gift them to your family and friends. 

These crochet bee patterns will be buzzing off your hooks in no time! From amigurumi bees to bee-inspired home decor and accessories, you will surely find something bee-utiful to make with these crochet bee patterns.

Common Questions about Crocheting Bee Patterns

Crochet bees recently became a popular trend. They are pretty easy to make even if you are a beginner in crochet. 

If you’ve never made amigurumi before, don’t worry! There are bee-themed free crochet patterns that you can definitely make to show your love and appreciation for our little friends. Or you can learn how to master amigurumi crochet in my online course where you get step by step instruction. All of these video classes are free for 2 days.

What Yarn Do You Use to Crochet a Bee?

You can use any cotton or acrylic yarn from (2) Sport weight to (6) Super bulky! 

But keep in mind that if you use a different yarn weight than what is specified in the pattern, you will end up with a different size. 

Here are some examples of yarn that you can use to make these free crochet bee patterns.

(1) Super fine/Fingering

Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

This fine, lightweight cotton is the perfect option for colorwork crochet. This yarn is great especially for projects that are meant for babies. 

(2) Fine/Sport

Lion Brand A Star is Born: Oh Baby Yarn

This 100% organic cotton yarn is a great choice for babies. With a variety of solid colors, from brights to muted hues – you will surely enjoy creating a simple blanket with this yarn.

Knit Picks Brava Sport

Made of 100% acrylic, this yarn is great for projects that require durability and easy-care. It also has generous yardage and a great range of bright and vibrant colors to choose from. 

Yarn Art Jeans

Yarn Art Jeans is great for amigurumi dolls and baby blankets. It has a wide range of colors from pastels to bright and vivid hues. 

(3) Light/DK

Premier Yarns Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK

Made of anti-pilling acrylic fiber, your projects will look like new wash-after-wash. This yan has passed the highest standards and is surely baby-safe!

Patons Astra

With a wide range of colors, this pure acrylic yarn is great for everyday use. It is machine washable and dryable, making it easy to care for.

(4) Worsted

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

This mercerized cotton yarn has great color and sheen that will last through multiple washes.

Lion Brand Basic Stitch

This is the perfect yarn for your projects that will see a lot of wear and tear. When pills form, just throw it in the washer and the pills disappear! 

Red Heart Super Saver

A favorite among crocheters for over 30 years, this yarn comes in 110 colors so you are sure to find the shade you are looking for.

Caron Simply Soft

A popular worsted weight yarn that is soft to touch. It comes in a wide array of colors that have a unique sheen, giving your project a lustrous look.

(5) Bulky

Bernat Velvet Yarn

Velvet yarn gives your projects a soft and lush feel. It is a great choice for blanket and pillow projects, but be sure to handwash to keep it looking new!

Premier Yarn Premier Basix Chunky

Great value yarn that is machine washable and dryable. If you are looking to make charity or market items, this is the yarn for you.

(6) Super Bulky

Lion Brand Hometown

Hometown comes in a variety of colors from bright primary colors to tweeds and even multi-colors! It is an easy care yarn that works up quickly for fast projects.

Bernat Blanket Yarn

This chenille-style yarn is soft and luxurious. It works up quickly, and is a great choice for blankets and plushies.

Bernat Softee Chunky

Great for home decor projects, this yarn comes in a wide range of solid and multi-colors. It works up quickly and has great stitch definition.

Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky

This OEKO-TEX® Certified yarn is incredibly soft and truly irresistible. Any project made with this yarn is sure to be a crowd-favorite.

(7) Jumbo

AR Workshop Chunky Knit Yarn

You will need to bring out your large hooks for this jumbo chenille yarn. Or use your arms to crochet a soft lapghan to snuggle under and a bee to match! 

Loops and Threads Sweet Snuggles Yarn

Soft, squishy, and flexible, this 100% polyester chenille is easy to work with. It also has 23 colors you can choose from when making oversized amigurumi or cuddly baby blankets. 

How Long Does It Take to Crochet a Bee?

These bee projects are super fast to stitch. In most cases you can probably crochet one in an afternoon or less! You can make a whole colony in no time. 

Basic Stitches Used in Crochet Bee Patterns

You only need to know 3 basic stitches to be able to make most crochet bee patterns. Amigurumi patterns use mostly single crochet (sc). You will need to know how to make an sc increase (inc) and an invisible decrease (inv dec).

You can learn all the skills you need to master amigurumi crochet in our free amigurumi workshop!

Other crochet bee patterns like blankets may use some half double crochet (hdc) and double crochet (dc). You will also need to know how to make a chain (ch) and slip stitch (sl st). 

Magic Circle

Commonly used in amigurumi, the magic circle or magic ring allows you to create a closed circle when working in a round. This avoids the hole that’s made by working into a chain to start working in the round.

Some patterns that use chunky yarn use the double magic circle technique to make the circle even more secure.

Single Crochet

The single crochet (sc) is the main stitch used in making amigurumi. You will also need to know how to make an sc increase (inc) and an invisible decrease (inv dec) to shape your bees or other projects. 

Because single crochet creates a dense fabric with no holes, it is also a great stitch to use for home decor and blanket projects, too. 

Single Crochet

Half Double Crochet

The half double crochet (hdc) is a stitch that creates relatively tight stitches resulting in a fabric that has little to no holes. This is great for making wearables and blankets.

Half Double Crochet

Double Crochet

The double crochet is a basic stitch that is commonly used for making blankets, shawls and wraps. It produces more of an open fabric so it’s not a great choice for amigurumi but you can add a bee applique to a base of dc for a blanket or pillow. 

Double Crochet

Supplies Needed to Make Crochet Bee Patterns

Whether you are making amigurumi crochet bees or another bee-inspired pattern, you will need some yellow yarn and black yarn to make the black stripes. Be sure to check the pattern for any additional colors you will need. 

If you are making amigurumi, you will also need white yarn for the wings, and perhaps a small amount of pink yarn for the detail on the cheeks.

You will also need some stuffing and safety eyes for making amigurumi bees.

Other supplies you will need are a crochet hook in the size required for the pattern, a stitch marker to mark the end of the round, scissors, and a yarn needle for weaving in your yarn ends.

Amigurumi Crochet Bees

Amigurumi bees are probably the most popular crochet bee patterns. Make a bee in different sizes, from a little bumble bee to a cuddly jumbo bee. You can even veer away from the traditional yellow-and-black colors and make a rainbow bee!

Burt the Baby Honeybee on a card
Burt the Baby Honeybee

Designer: Storyland Amis
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Loops and Threads Impeccable

Pair these little bees with a bee pun card and they make cute Valentine’s Day (or any other day) gifts. These are perfect for craft fairs and markets because of their small size and cuteness.

Crochet Bee amigurumi
Crochet Bee

Designer: Grace and Yarn
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

If you are new to amigurumi, this is a great pattern to begin with. You can practice your increases, decreases, and color changes while creating this cute little bee.

Crochet Bumble Bee Ragdoll
Bumble Bee Ragdoll

Designer: Spin a Yarn Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Handicrafter

This 2D cutie is easy to make although it does require a bit of sewing. Made in typical ragdoll style, you will have to sew a couple of pieces together to form this adorable little bee, but it’s definitely worth it.

O-Go Crochet Bumblebee
O-Go Bumblebee

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket O’Go

Would you believe this chunky bee was made with just one “skein” of O’Go? With chunky blanket yarn, you will be able to make this chub-bee in no time.

Jumbo the Bee Crochet amigurumis
Jumbo the Bee

Designer: Curious Papaya
Yarn weight: (7) Jumbo
Suggested yarn: Loops and Threads Sweet Snuggles

Huggable and squishable, Jumbo the Bee is the perfect pattern for anyone who truly loves bees. Bust out your jumbo yarn and big hooks and make this super cuddly bee.

Beehive Gnome Crochet amigurumi
Beehive Gnome

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Gnomes are trending in crochet, and you can pretty much find any and every kind of gnome on the Internet. Make this bee-hive gnome for spring or to add a dash of cuteness to your bee-theme decor any time of year. 

Bee Crochet Stacking Toy
Bee Stacking Toy

Designer: Elisa’s Crochet

Yarn weight: (5) Bulky

Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Bulky

This cute bee is not just amigurumi, it’s also a neat stacking toy for kids! It uses bulky yarn so it stitches up fast, and you’ll be making a couple of these not just for your little ones but for your friends’ and families’ babies too.

Crochet Jelly Bees
Jelly Bees

Designer: Crafty Kitty Crochet
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarn Basix Chenille

These cuties are actually shaped a little like jellybeans! These little bees work up quickly with bulky yarn so you can easily create jelly bees in your favorite color combinations. Almost cute enough to eat!

Crochet Rainbow Bees
Rainbow Bee

Designer: Paint It Colorful
Yarn weight: (4) Sport
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport

A great stash-busting project! Break out your colored scraps and make this rainbow bee. Make them in any color combination you want – from pastels to brights – it’s totally up to you.

Crochet Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

Designer: Annamaria Majlath
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

This chub-bee bumble bee is one of the most adorable amigurumi bees you will ever make. Make them using a bigger yarn weight to make an even chub-bee-ier bumble bee.

Crochet Zom-bee
Crochet Zom-bee

Designer: Knot Bad Ami
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

This easy, spooky crochet bee is perfect for anyone who loves zombies. Zom-Bee might look a little green, but it is definitely a cutie.

Crochet Bee-Inspired Home Decor

Not crazy about amigurumi but still want to make something buzzworthy? Here are some crochet bee patterns that will have your guests buzzing about your un-bee-lieveably cute home decor. 

Benevolent Crochet Bumble Bee
Benevolent Bumble Bee

Designer: Moogly Blog
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart with Love

Want to cuddle a bee without getting stung? This sweet bee is just the thing for you. This bee is worked by holding 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, but you can definitely choose to use a bulky weight yarn instead.

Bumblebee Crochet Pillow
Bumblebee Pillow

Designer: While They Dream
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Yarn Bee Rustic Romantic (Premier Yarns Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted)

Make this throw pillow to add a unique decor to your home. The bumblebee design is made with bobble stitches which give this pillow its unique look and texture.

Bee Crochet Pillow
Bee Pillow

Designer: Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

This bee pillow will definitely add some color to your home or garden. Using the intarsia technique, you’ll work the pattern from side-to-side to create the design. You even have the option to make the back panel plain or add a design to it as well.

Bee Gnome Crochet Garland
Bee Gnome Garland

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Dishie

Make this sweet decoration for birthdays, baby showers, or any occasion. Use it on windows, doors, walls or mantels. You can even use the gnomes on its own as appliques. 

Beehive Crochet Banner
Beehive Banner

Designer: Stuff Steph Makes
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream

This easy banner is made up of hexagons sewn together to form a beehive. Bust out your stash and use your yellow shades to make this adorable banner.

Bee Crochet Potholder
Bee Potholder

Designer: Raffamusa Designs
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested weight: Patons Grace

Get bee-zzy making these potholders for your kitchen. Choose two contrasting colors that will complement your kitchen theme and start making these solid and sturdy hot pads.

Honeycomb Crochet Dishcloth
Honeycomb Dishcloth

Designer: Raffamusa Designs
Yarn weight: (2) Fine
Suggested yarn: DROPS Safran

This dishcloth will make a great addition to your bee-themed decor, or a perfect gift for your bee loving friends. It has textured honeycomb design on one side, but is smooth and solid on the other. 

Bumble Bee and Honeycomb Blankets

Crochet blankets never go out of style. They are easy to make and make adorable gifts for your bee-loving friends or family.

Bumblebee Crochet Granny Square Blanket
Bumblebee Granny Square Blanket

Designer: Raffamusa Designs
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket Sport

Take out those scrap yarns to make this bumble bee granny square blanket. Make as many solid circle granny squares and bumble bee granny squares as you need to make this blanket in any size. You can even add flower granny squares to make it more fun.

Busy Bumble Crochet Blanket
Busy Bumble Blanket

Designer: Stitched Up by Emma for Bella Coco Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket Sport

This crochet blanket is made with individual hexagons crocheted together in a continuous join but you can also opt to sew the pieces together instead. Add as many bee appliques as you want to decorate your blanket.

C2C Bee Crochet Lovey
C2C Bee Lovey

Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Premier  Everyday Anti-Pilling

This lovey is made from corner-to-corner (c2c), and has an adorable bee head accent. It’s easy to make and will definitely be any toddler’s favorite blanket.

Tunisian Beehive Crochet Baby Blanket
Tunisian Beehive Baby Blanket

Designer: Raffamusa Designs
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Basix DK

Make the sweetest textured baby blanket with the Tunisian crochet open puff stitch. The honeycomb puffs add dimension to this blanket that will definitely have bee lovers buzzing.

Crochet Bumblebee Hat and Tushie Cover
Bumblebee Hat and Tushie Cover

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Make a bumblebee hat with antennae for newborns to adults! This pattern also includes a tushie cover with a little stinger for your babies. Great costume idea for baby’s first Halloween.

Baby Bee Crochet Playsuit
Baby Bee Playsuit

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Baby

This adorable baby bee outfit will create a  buzz among your family and friends. Dress up your little one for Halloween with this easy crochet playsuit.

Bee Mine Crochet Headband
Bee Mine Headband

Designer: The Stitchin’ Mommy
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream

This cute headband makes an adorable accessory even for everyday wear. Make it in different colors to match your little one’s favorite outfits. It’s easy to make and they are great stocking stuffers or small items for market fairs.

Busy Bee Crochet Backpack
Busy Bee Backpack

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream

Get your kids excited for school with this playful zippered backpack. Make it in traditional bee colors or explore different color combinations. This buzzworthy backpack is definitely going to be a crowd favorite.

Let it Bee Crochet Wrap
Let it Bee Wrap

Designer: Heart Hook Home
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks CotLin

This lovely wrap features an open work crochet design that makes it light and airy but still has enough warmth for chilly evenings. Wear it as a scarf or drape it around your shoulders like a shawl. Either way, it makes the perfect accessory to dress up any outfit.

Bee Crochet Fingerless Mittens
Bee Fingerless Mittens

Designer: Briana K. Designs
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Twill Fingering

Combine your love for bees and crochet by making these fingerless mittens. The amazing colorwork is done with the fair isle technique, and the waistcoat stitch gives it its knitted look.

Dog Bumble Bee Crochet Costume
Dog Bumble Bee Costume

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Crochet is not just for hoomans, it’s for our furry friends too! Dress up your furbaby in this adorable bumble bee costume and you’ll be sure to get a lot of pats and treats!

Bernat Bumble Bee Crochet Snuggle Sack
Bernat Bumble Bee Snuggle Sack

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket Yarn

Snuggle up! Made with blanket yarn, this sweet and comfy snuggle sack will surely be a hit at your kids’ next sleepover. 

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial to Make Amigurumi Bees

Amigurumi bees are still a trend. If you prefer more visual instructions, and a step-by-step video tutorial, here are some easy patterns you can try.

Crochet Amigurumi Bumble Bee
Amigurumi Bumble Bee

Designer: Hooked by Robin
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Bulky

Learn how to make an amigurumi bumble bee with this simple and easy tutorial. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be bee-zy creating dozens and dozens of bees!

TikTok Crochet Bees
TikTok Bee in 3 Sizes

Designer: Crafting Happiness
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK

This video tutorial will walk you through how to make the trending TikTok bee using non-chunky yarn. Make a couple in different sizes and hang them up in a baby mobile, or as a garland by the door or window. 

Crochet Rainbow Bee
Rainbow Bee

Designer: Rose and Lily Crochet
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Premier Parfait Chunky

Tired of the usual black-and-yellow bees? Try making these colorful rainbow bees. Use any color combination you like and create your own unique bee.

Kimi the Crochet Bees
Kimi the Bee

Designer: Danielle L. Designs
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

Kimi is a busy bee who loves flower hats. Make a swarm of these adorable bees with matching flower hats.

Crochet Fluffy Bee
Fluffy Bee

Designer: Toristory Creations
Yarn weight: (7) Jumbo
Suggested yarn: Loops and Threads Sweet Snuggles

This fluffy bee tutorial has a version for left-handed crocheters as well (hello lefties!). This pattern works up quickly, and you’ll have cuddly, snuggly bees in no time.

Are You Interested in Making Handmade Crochet Toys?

If you have been wanting to crochet adorable animals to give as gifts, you have to learn how to do amigurumi. Once you have mastered the fundamental skills, the possibilities are endless! 

Crochet adorable animals, scary (but cute!) creatures, and even look-alike dolls. Learn how to create cute crochet amigurumi crochet toys and you’ll be making amigurumi for gifts, donations and craft fairs. Learn all the basics and beyond in our Amigurumi workshop!


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