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Oct 15, 2014

Potted plant decoration - Silly Bee

Potted plant decoration - Crochet bee on clothes pin for decoration. Free pattern

Potted plant decoration - Crochet bee on clothes pin for decoration. Free pattern


I created this plant decorations to add a bit of color to my plants, which bloom but only occasionally. For the rest of the year when they are just green :) I like to make them more interesting.
Silly Bee is the first one of my "Potted Plant Decoration" series. Please see the pictures below for the sneak peek of other members of this family.

Potted plant decoration - Crochet bee on clothes pin for decoration. Free pattern

Potted plant decoration - Crochet bee on clothes pin for decoration. Free pattern

Materials:


  • black, blue, yellow  yarn ( I use the yarn which gauge is 24.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches )
  • hook 3 mm
  • white sheet of foam (mine is 1 mm thick) for eyes
  • 2 black beads ( 4 mm would be best)
  • clothes pin - the best would be the smaller version - 3 cm 
  • hot glue gun
  • cotton or something else You will use as filament


Pattern:






Head

black yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: inc around (12)

R3: * sc, inc * X6 (18)

R4: * sc 2, inc *X6 (24)

R5: sc around (24)

R6: sc around (24)

R7: * sc 3, inc *X6 (30)

R8: sc around (30)

R9: * sc 4, inc* X6 (36)

R10: * sc 3, dec* around (31)

R11: * sc, dec * around (21)

R12: * sc, dec * around (14)

stuff the head

R13: dec around (7)

R14: dec round (4) FO







From the white foam cut two circles for the eyes. If You don't like the edges of Your foam, You can use a nail file to make them better.
Sew them to the head with the bead in the center.










 Antennas - make 2

black yarn

R1: 4 ch (4)

R2: starting from 2-nd ch ss 3 (3) FO

Sew antennas to the head.
Finished head ( isn't it cute for a bug? :):






Body

black and yellow yarn

start with black

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: inc around (12)

R3: * sc, inc * around (18)

change to yellow

R4: * sc 2, inc * around (24)

R5: sc around (24)


















change to black

R6: sc around (24)

R7: sc around (24)

change to yellow

R8: sc around (24)

R9: * sc, dec * around (16)

change to black

R10: sc around (16)

R11: dec around (8)



now would be the good time to stuff


R12: dec around (4)

R13: sc in 2-nd ch from hook, sc in 2-nd ch FO












Finished body:





Wing - make 2

blue yarn

R1: 12 ch (12)

R2: 11 sc on one side of chain, 11 sc on other (22)

R3: ss 3, sc 3, hdc 2, dc 2, 3 dc in 1, 3 dc in 1, dc 2, hdc 2, sc 3, ss 2 FO





Finished wing:

Leg - make 2

black yarn

R1: 10 ch

R2: starting from 2-nd ss 9 (9) FO


Foot - make 2

yellow yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: * sc, inc*X3 (9)

R3: sc around, ss last one (9) FO

You can see all parts separately below:



The last step is attaching the mini clothes pin. I glued it with hot glue gun the way You see on the picture below.