MINI BEE­HIVE

Simply Crochet - - Reader Promotion - By DMC Cre­ative World.

YOU WILL NEED

Small amount of cot­ton 2ply yarn, cream Small amounts of fine cro­chet thread in red, white, black and yel­low. A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) Pony cro­chet hook Small amount of toy stuff­ing

TEN­SION Ten­sion is not crit­i­cal for this project

HAT

Round 1 Us­ing cream, make a magic loop. 11dc into loop and con­tinue work­ing in a spi­ral with­out clos­ing each round with a ss. Round 2 2dc into each dc around. [22 dc] Round 3 *Dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc; rep from * to last st, dc in last st. [29 dc]

Rounds 4-11 Dc in back loop of each st around. This cre­ates the ridged ef­fect of the bee­hive. Rounds 12-15 Ss in each st around. Ss into next st and close.

BEE BODY

Round 1 Us­ing yel­low, ch2, 6dc in sec­ond chain from the hook, ss into first st of round. [6 dc] Round 2 Ch1, 2dc into each st, ss into first st of round. [12 dc] Rounds 3- 4 Us­ing black, ch1, dc into ev­ery stitch, ss into first st of round. Rounds 5- 6 Us­ing yel­low, ch1, dc into ev­ery stitch, ss into first st of round. Rounds 7- 8 Us­ing black, ch1, dc into ev­ery stitch, ss into first st of round. Change to yel­low and work in a spi­ral, fill­ing bee with stuff­ing as you are work­ing. Rounds 9-11 Ch1, (dc2­tog over next 2 sts) rep un­til you have 1 stitch on your hook. Weave in end to close. Fas­ten off. Em­broi­der mouth us­ing a small length of black and work two French knots for eyes.

BEE WINGS !MAKE 2"

Round 1 Us­ing white and work­ing in a spi­ral, ch2, 6dc in sec­ond chain from the hook. [6 dc]

Round 2 (2dc into next st, dc into each of next 2 sts), rep to end. [8 dc] Fas­ten off. Stitch wings onto cen­tre back. Weave in ends. MINI FLOW­ERS !MAKE 2" Us­ing yel­low, make a magic loop and work 6 dc into the ring.

Round 1 Us­ing red, (ss, htr, ss) in each st around. Ss to first st to join. Fas­ten off.

TO MAKE UP

Thread a length of cream into the top of the bee­hive. Ch10 and care­fully at­tach to the cen­tre of the yel­low body of the bee in be­tween the wings. At­tach the flow­ers to the out­side of the bee­hive.

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