I needed to keep my hands busy today since I am recommitting to my diet, so it was crochet time! Chiquita has been very enthusiastic about bees lately so when I saw this cute pattern from Curioser and Curiouser I knew she would love it.
I was right. I couldn't get a great photo because she wouldn't put it down. To make it even better, it took me less than one episode of Dora to finish it.
I made it a little smaller, but the only thing I really changed were the wings which I made ovals rather than circles. To make these wings:
Row 1: sc in the 2nd stitch from the hook, sc in next chain, 3 sc in last chain to come around in a circle and sc in the other side of the next chain, 3 sc in the last chain and close.
Row 2: chain one, sc in the same sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in the next sc (will be the middle of where you did 3 sc in the same chain on Row 1), sc in the next 2 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc join.
Row 3: chain one, sc in the same sc, sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 3 sc, 3 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 2 sc join.
You do as many rows as you want for the size wings you want just following the same growing pattern.
Also I added a little shaker in it so it actually buzzes. I save the little plastic things toys come in the gumball machines and add a little rice to make the shaker. They stay closed without glue and make plenty of noise! I don't recommend easter eggs unless they really stay shut well, I've had them break and open up too much.