Q is for Queen Bee: Crochet Queen Bee Applique

Q is for Queen Bee
This was another tricky letter since my Q options were pretty limited… I think Quail and Quetzal were my other choices. I thought Queen Bee would be the cutest of the bunch and fit well with my other Alphabet Animals! I hope you think so too.

Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in mustard yellow and black, and a little pink for the crown.
РSize G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqu̩ and vice versa)
– Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Queen Bee Applique Pattern:
With yellow
Chain 5, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in remaining 3 chains, chain 1, turn
Row 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, 2 SC in last, (6 SC)
Change to black, ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last, (8 SC)
Change to yellow, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 6, 2 SC in last (10 SC)
Change to black, chain 1, turn
Row 7-8: SC in each stitch across (10 SC)
change to yellow
Row 9: SC in each stitch across
Row 10: SC Decrease, SC in next 6, SC Decrease
Row 11: SC in each stitch across (8 SC)
Row 12: SC Decrease, SC in next 4, SC Decrease
Row 13: SC in each stitch across (6 SC)
Sc around outer edge: yellow around head and switch to black around body. When you get to the back, chain 6, slip stitch in first, sc in next, HDC in next, DC in last two, connect to other side of back edge and continue to SC around edge.

Bee Wings:
I followed THIS PATTERN for Crochet Raindrops by Fiber Flux. Turned them upside down and they made perfect bee wings!

Crown: 
Join pink yarn, chain 3, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, join to same stitch, chain 2, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch to join in same stitch. Slip stitch along bottom to create a flat bottom to crown (optional). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Stitch on eye and mouth with black yarn and tapestry needle.

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  1. says

    Hi Sarah! I Love your Queen Bee. Did you know that Mary Kay used the bee as a symbol of woman? The Wings are actually to small to fly with, but the bee flies anyway. I'm a Norwegian blogger and I would like to crochet your bee and make an entry on my blog about it. I will of course link to your patterns. Love Heidi, heklepiken.com (=crochet-girl)

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