Thursday, May 11, 2017

Honey Bee: A Buggable

Make a Honey Bee that is 20x its natural size! Great as a toy or an educational tool. Easy crocheting, detailed and simple assembly instructions.

This is the 4th Buggable pattern by Jenna Wingate Designs. Buggables: Bugs big enough to hug.

Difficulty Rating:

Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 20 inches long
Skill Level: Novice
In-Line Color Changes: no
Shaping: yes
Sewing: yes
No. of Pages: 12
No. of Images: 24
Other: Includes printable Wing Pattern, diagrams, and material suggestions for non-yarny parts.

·         #4 Medium Weight yarn in:
o   (A) Dark Brown (300 yds)
o   (B) Med Brown (25 yds)
o   (C) Light Brown (15yds)
o   (D) Gold (100 yds)
·         A few yards each in amounts in:
o   (E) Black
o   (F) White
·         Crochet hooks in:
o   F/5 3.75mm
o   D/3 3.25mm or smaller (antenna only)
·         Stitch Markers
·         Stuffing
·         10-15mm (total)* dowel rod, cut to 10-12”long     
·         Tapestry needle
·         Long Straight Pins
·         9 (minimum) Matching Pipe Cleaners
·         Thick clear plastic** OR white felt for wings
·         Permanent Marker
·         Jewelry Wire (optional)
·         Gold embroidery thread (optional)
Stitches Used:
American Crochet Terms
MR – magic ring
Sc – single crochet
Lsc – long single crochet
Ch – chain
FLO/BLO- Front/Back Loop Only
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
FO – finish off
Slst – slip stitch
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Sk – skip

RS/WS -  right/wrong side

*I bought a package of 16 12”long, 3/16” thick dowels for under $1. I used 3 together in my bee. That package has enough for 5 bees!

**I used thick heavy-duty gallon size freezer zipper bags for my plastic. The pattern testers used a variety of items including laminating sheets, tulle, and dollar store flexible cutting sheets. A variety of cheap or found materials would work.

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