Bee Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

A crochet bee being held in a pair of hands against a black background.

I’m buzzing into Summer with this cute bee amigurumi crochet pattern! While I’m not a fan of the real things (shiver) I do love bee themed items and there are so many bee puns which are especially perfect with Valentine’s Day coming up – ‘Will you bee mine?’, ‘Bee mine Valentine’, ‘We were meant to bee’, ‘You’re the bee’s knees’ – ok you get the picture.

This little bee is just the cutest and it’s so simple to make (my kind of project). There is very little sewing involved and you could cut down on it even more by using safety eyes. However, I chose to use crochet eyes this time as I think it adds some extra cute factor and they’re a great option if you can’t get safety eyes or you are making it for a young child. They also give a completely different look and personality to a project.

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  • DK Weight Yarn in yellow, black, white and a small amount of pink
    (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Buttercup Yellow, Pure Black, Paper White and Bubblegum Pink)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors


  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets

Surface Slip Stitch: Insert your hook from right side to wrong side where you would like your surface slip stitches to start and pull up a loop of yarn in a new colour.  Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull through, you should have 2 loops on your hook. Then pull through the loop on your hook to complete the stitch.


The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 3″ (8cm) long when using the materials listed.

Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


BODY (starting in yellow)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7-12: [Sc] x36 (36) – change to black in last st
R13-14: [Sc] x36 (36) – change to yellow in last st
R15-16: [Sc] x36 (36) – change to black in last st
R17-18: [Sc] x36 (36) – change to yellow in last st
R19: [Sc] x36 (36)
R20: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30) – change to black in last st
R21: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)
R22: [Sc] x24 (24) – change to yellow in last st

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R23: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)
R24: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12) – change to black in last st
R25: [Sc] x12 (12)
R26: [Invdec] x6 (6)
R27: [Sc, invdec] x2 (4)

Fasten off and weave in end.

EYES (make 2, black)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

In white, make 4 surface slip stitches between R1 and R2. Knot the ends behind the eye and trim. For more help with this section there is a premium pattern available with step-by-step photos.

WINGS (make 2, white)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc] x12 (12)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave in tail from magic ring.


  • Sew eyes to either side of the body over R6-9. After sewing on the first eye, mark the center top of the body with a pin to help evenly position the other eye.
  • Sew wings to the top of the body over R14 and R15, 1 st apart.
  • Using a small amount of pink yarn, embroider cheeks just under and to the side of each eye.


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