Crochet The Amigurumi TikTok Bee

If you are a crafter on TikTok chances are you have seen the latest trend, which is crocheters on the platform making a cute little bumblebee using an Amigurumi pattern.

Making this happy bee is easy “bee-zy” and we are here to show you how. 

Crochet The Amigurumi TikTok Bee

What You Need

  • Chunky Yarn in yellow, black, and white
  • Stuffing
  • 10 mm safety eyes 
  • 4.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Swing Needle
  • Pink and black thread (for stitching the mouth and blushing cheeks)

Method 

Before looking at the method you will follow there are some notes we need to highlight first. You can find these below.

  • Pattern notes found between the asterisks should be repeated, this allows you to work in spirals. Do not join the ends of each round of instructions.
  • The stitch count, which means the number of times you should repeat a step, will be found between brackets like so [NUMBER].

Here we list and explain the American stitch terms that you will find in this pattern.

Dc: Double Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Inv dec: Invisible decrease

MR: Magic Ring

Sc: Single Crochet

Ss: Slip Stitch

Now, let’s bee-gin!

Pattern To Make The Body

To begin, take the yellow yarn and cast it on the needle. Then follow the below steps, paying attention to when the yarn should be changed to another color and when the stitches change.

  1. 6sc into MR
  2. *inc* x 6 [12]
  3. *sc, inc* x 6 [18]
  4. *2sc, inc* x 6 [24]
  5. *3sc, inc* x 6 [30]
  6. *4sc, inc* x 6 [36]
  7. Sc in each stitch around [36]
  8. Sc in each stitch around [36]
  9. Sc in each stitch around [36]
  10. Put the crochet needle down and thread the sewing needle with black thread to attach the safety eyes. After attaching the eyes, sew the mouth using black thread.
  11. Next, thread the sewing needle with pink thread and create blushing cheeks.

Now you are returning to crocheting. Take the black yarn and cast it onto your crochet needle. Follow the steps below once you have done this.

  1. Sc in each stitch around   [36]
  2. Sc in each stitch around   [36]

Return to yellow yarn and complete the following steps:

  1. Sc in each stitch around   [36]
  2. Sc in each stitch around   [36]

Using black yarn again complete the below:

  1. Sc in each stitch around   [36]
  2. Sc in each stitch around   [36]

Return to yellow yarn again and complete the below: 

  1. Sc in each stitch around   [36]
  2. Sc in each stitch around   [36]

Black yarn is used again for the below steps:

  1. Sc in each stitch around   [36]
  2. Sc in each stitch around   [36]

Return to yellow yarn one final time and complete the following steps: 

  1. *4sc, inv dec* x 6 [30]
  2. *3sc, inv dec* x 6 [24]
  3. *2sc, inv dec* x 6 [18]

At this point, the stuffing should be inserted into the body of the bee. Once you have done this, continue with the below to finish the body.

  1. *sc, inv dec* x 6 [12]
  2. *inv dec* x 6 [6]
  3. Cut the yarn and run it around the outside loops of the last 6 stitches that you have done, close the end of the body and weave in the end of the yarn.

Pattern To Make The Wings

You will use the below pattern to make two wings which is the final step in making this Amigurumi bumblebee creation. 

The wings are made using a single crochet stitch for the first round of instructions, half double crochet stitch for the second round, and double crochet stitch for the final round.

Before beginning, cast white yarn onto your crochet needle. Then follow the below steps:

  1. 6sc into MR [6]
  2. *Hdc inc* x 6 [12]
  3. *1dc, dc inc* x 6 [18]
  4. Join the wings using a ss, when cutting the extra yarn leave enough to sew into the body. 
  5. The wings should be sewn onto the body in the middle of the second black stripe on the bee’s body.

Et voilà! You have reached the end. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Amigurumi? 

Amigurumi is the Japanese word for a crocheted, or knitted, stuffed doll or cuddly toy.

The word combines the Japanese word ami which means crocheted or knitted with nuigurumi which means a stuffed toy or doll.

Amigurumi is a staple part of the kawaii Japanese culture and is very popular in Japan and other parts of the world.

What Is The Difference Between Amigurumi And Regular Crochet? 

Crochet and Amigurumi are essentially the same thing and only differ due to the dimension that the final crafted pieces are in.

In crochet, the pieces that are made are 2D but in Amigurumi the pieces are made in an almost sphere-like shape so that they are ready to be stuffed to form cute toys and dolls.

Is Amigurumi Difficult?

Amigurumi is easy to master for people who have basic crocheting skills.

Amigurumi can be learned over a number of days as there is a huge range of patterns and designs that can be made that suit different skill levels and abilities. 

Final Thoughts

Congratulations! If you have gotten this far then most likely you have a very cute bee in your hands right now.

There are hundreds of other Amigurumi designs out there for you to conquer, all you need to do is BEE-lieve in yourself. Enjoy crafting new things and learning new skills. 

Amanda Brown

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