Buzzy Bee Photo Prop


You know it’s springtime when you start seeing bees everywhere!

This pattern is yet one more in a line of cute photo props using the same exact pentagon motif!

Buzzy Bee Photo Prop

Materials required:

  • Hook sizes G and H
  • 4 ply yarn in yellow and black
  • Eyelash yarn in black
  • Tapestry needle
  • Transparent nylon sewing thread
  • Embroidery needle

Note: To make this prop larger, you would need to size your hook up. For each hook size up, you can add an approximate half to three quarters of an inch to the finished project.

Stitches used:

  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • fpdc (front post double crochet: complete the stitch around the post of the next indicated stitch by inserting the hook from front to back to front around the post)
  • v-st (v-stitch: [dc, ch 1, dc] in same space)

Pentagon Motif: Make 6: 3 yellow pentagons and 3 black pentagons.

Using main color (black or yellow), Ch 3, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), v-st 4 times in ring, dc in ring, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. (10 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fpdc around ch 3 from round 1, fpdc around next dc, *v-st in next ch 1 sp, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, rep from * around to 1st ch 1 space, dc in 1st ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. (10 fpdc, 10 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fpdc around ch 3 from round 2, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, *v-st in next ch 1 sp, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, rep from * around to 1st ch 1 space, dc in 1st ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. Finish off. (20 fpdc, 10 dc)

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fpdc around ch 3 from round 3, fpdc around next 5 dc, *v-st in next ch 1 sp,  fpdc around next 6 dc, rep from * around to 1st ch 1 space, dc in 1st ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. Finish off. (30 fpdc, 10 dc)

Weave in all tails before moving on to next motif.

Assembly:

Start with your center motif. Arrange the yellow and black motifs as shown and prepare to assemble.  (Use pic as a general guide)

Quick Tip: When you are arranging your motifs, be sure that the side where you finished off and have a thread trailing is on the outside–that makes less tails to weave in later because you can crochet right over them when we get to the border!

Note: You can have either a yellow, black, yellow pattern OR a black, yellow, black pattern. Right now is the time to decide!

You will begin working the assembly with only your center motif. All flanking motifs will be joined by one side to the center first, (we will join the rest later).

Take your center motif and any flanking motif and place them wrong sides together.

Note: Keep in mind that your two motifs will be placed wrong sides together, so the back loops will be the two loops closest to each other.

Sew together your motifs using the transparent nylon sewing thread and an embroidery needle–making sure you are only sewing through the back loops of each motif.

The next thing we will need to do is to sew up the rest of the seams between each flanking motif.

Remember: when you join your motifs you want to make sure you are holding them wrong sides together.

When you are all done, you should have something like this–with all the tails from each motif out to the side:

Wrong Side of Buzzy Bee Prop

The only thing left to do with this blanket is the border and the stinger!

Border and Stinger:

Using an H hook, with the RIGHT SIDE of blanket facing you, combine one thread of 4 ply black with one thread of black eyelash yarn and join with a sl st in the ch 1 space located in the point of the black pentagon on the right of your work.

Ch 2,  dc in the same space as join, *dc all the way across to the next ch 1 space (8 dc), 2 dc in the ch 1 space, 2 dc in the next ch 1 sp, dc all the way across to the next ch 1 space (8 dc),  2 dc in the next ch 1 sp, continue from * around until you reach the center of the two bottom yellow pentagons.

2 dc in the ch 1 sp, sl st the two ch 1 spaces together, DROP THE EYELASH YARN and only crochet using the black 4 ply. Ch 8, (you can make this a little longer if you’d like. What you are going for here is sort of a one sided leaf shape.) In the second ch from hook, sl st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st (tail made)

Pick up your eyelash yarn once again,  2 dc in the ch 1 space, dc all the way across to the next ch 1 space (8 dc),  2 dc in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, join in the top of the ch 2. Finish off and weave in any remaining tails.

When you’re all done, your prop should look something like this:

Buzzy Bee Photo Prop: Top

Buzzy Bee Photo Prop: Bottom

All that’s left is to make a hat with two antenna’s.

Buzzy Bee Photo Prop Hat

Materials Needed:

  • Size G (4.5mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Finished Sizes:
Preemie/12” (Baby/14”)

Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch to join rnd.

Rnd 1: With black: Ch 1, 8 sc into center of rnd, sl st to 1st sc to end rnd — 8 sc.

Rnd 2: Change to yellow. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, *2 sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 16 sc.

Rnd 3: Change to black. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 24 sc.

Rnd 4: Change to yellow. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 32 sc.

Rnd 5: Change to black. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 40 sc.

Rnd 6: Change to yellow. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 48 sc.

For size 12”/Preemie skip to Rnd 8. For size 14”/Baby proceed to next rnd.

Rnd 7: Change to black. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 56 sc.

Rnd 8: *If you are joining from Rnd 6, change to black.* Change to yellow. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in each st around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 48 (56) sc.

Repeat Rnd 8, alternating black and yellow stripes until hat measures 4.5 (5.5)” or until desired length.

Optional: When your hat reaches the desired length, join eyelash yarn with a sl st in any stitch. Hdc in each st around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Antenna (make 2)

Use two stitch markers to mark where to place the antenna’s.

Attach black yarn with a sl st, ch 10, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st down the length of the antenna, sl st around post of the st on hat where attached. Fasten off and weave in tails.

 

I hope you’ve had fun with this project. If you make one and want to share your pics, I’D LOVE TO SEE THEM! Pop on into our facebook group and post away!

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3 thoughts on “Buzzy Bee Photo Prop

  1. Giraffe Photo Prop | HodgePodge Crochet March 15, 2013 at 11:56 am Reply

    […] taken the same motif and turned it into a turtle, a ladybug, a bee, and now a […]

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  2. kittyange February 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm Reply

    Thanks so cute

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  3. leslie June 2, 2012 at 10:55 am Reply

    thanks for sharing this pattern it is very sweet.

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