Friday, 18 September 2009

Fuzzy Little Friends


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A while ago Deb from Long Island asked if I would share my bees pattern. Of course, it’s a pleasure to share – so here it is together with a new bee to join the two already in residence.

Yarn – Double knitting oddments in yellow, black and white
Hook – 3 mm or 3.5 mm (whichever suits).
Notions – toy stuffing.

PATTERN (English terms used)
English dc = US sc

Finished size – approximately 7 cm in length

Body
With yellow make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc (remember this is the equivalent of US sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

6th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc. Change to black.

7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)

8th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

9th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc. Change to yellow.

10th – 12th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc. Change to black.

13th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

14th round: 1 ch, 2 dctog, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dctog, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

15th round: 1 ch, 2 dctog, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dctog, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc). Change to yellow. Insert stuffing at this point.

16th round: 1 ch, 2 dctog, 1 dc into next 1 dc, [2 dctog, 1 dc into next 1 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

17th round: 1 ch, [2 dctog,] 6times. Sl st into 1st dc. (6 dc). Fasten off and close opening.


Wings (make 2)

With white make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next stitch, [2 tr into next stitch, 1 tr into next stitch] 4 times, 2 dc into next stitch, 1 dc into last stitch, sl st into first dc. (18 stitches) Fasten off.

Making up

Join wings together at dc side of circles and attach to top of body.
Embroider on some eyes with black wool and enjoy the little sweetie.

25 comments:

  1. Cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

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  2. so cute! I'll have to make a few for my 4-year old... thanks for sharing tha pattern

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  3. i made one for my 2yr old sister and she loves it thx for the pattern. here is what my bee lookls like

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2051674&id=1343193992&saved#!/photo.php?pid=31120415&id=1343193992

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  4. That's cute! I just made a bee from a pattern in a book and must have counted stitches wrong because it turned out enormous. Still cute, but definitely bigger than it should have been.

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  5. I really love all your patters that I have checked out so far - SO MANY! Thanks

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  6. Where you say 2 dc in the same stitch, do you actually mean dc2tog? I tried doing by your pattern but it didn't round up the it should have.

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    1. Hi Betts, I'm not sure I know which particular bit of the pattern you are referring to. Where it says "2 dc in same stitch" this would be an increase row. On a decrease row it says 2 dctog (ie dc2tog.

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  7. I made one for my baby as a rattle. Pictures here:

    http://michellelostintranslation.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/new-toy-for-bear.html

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    1. Wonderful pictures - thank you for the mention on your blog.

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  8. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Looks like it's time to use up those yellow and black yarn ends :D

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  10. Adorable pattern! I just made my first one, and making a few more for my expected sons mobile.

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  11. love your pattern- thank you so much for sharing! would make them right now but no yellow or black yarn

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  12. Thanks so much for this darling pattern. I used the bee for a spring wreath I made. You can find it here : http://calleighsclips.blogspot.com/2013/03/spring-wreath-inspiration.html

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  13. I used your pattern to make bees for the children who have to testify in court ... To make it a less scary experience. We use them to prepare the kids for the whole court process. The motto behind it is that although a bee has such tiny wings for such a large body they can still fly . Ie nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. I am working with child rape victims on a daily basis and the kids really love these. Adv Ronell Botha

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you for your lovely message. I am so glad that what I do can help in some small way. I admire what you are doing for these children.
      Very best wishes to you,
      Janet

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  14. I just made a little love-bug using your "Fuzzy Friends" pattern. I used pink and purple wool instead of yellow. It's the first project I have attempted that isn't a scarf so it's a bit rough around the edges but I love it. Thanks for the great patterns, am looking forward to doing some more :)

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  15. Very sweet, thanks so much for sharing :) /Vera

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  16. hey

    i tried this pattern and it worked perfectly!

    Please check out my new blog of crochet things:
    http://lanathewoolydog.wordpress.com/

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  17. Very cute. I love these guys! Thanks.

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  18. Many thanks for your kindness in sharing!

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    1. My pleasure, and thank you for your kind message.

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