Whimsical and fun, this adorable crochet bumble bee costume will keep your favorite pooch warm and in the spirit this Halloween.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by Sharon Mann.
Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 Skein each No. 0312 Black CA, No. 0932 Zebra CB and No. 0320 Cornmeal CC [solid colors 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multi colors 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m); flecks 5 oz (141 g), 260 yd (238 m)].
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle; two 3/4" buttons; four 12" black chenille stems.sizes
Directions are for size small; changes for medium and large are in parentheses.
To Fit Chest: 18 (23, 28)".
To Fit Neck: 16 (18, 20)".
To Fit Length: 10 (12, 16)".
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; Rows 1-9 = 4" in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge
NOTE: The "ch 2" at the beginning of dc rows does NOT count as a stitch. Do not work into the "ch 2".
BODY: With CA, ch 50 (65, 74).
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 3rd chain from hook, * skip next ch, 2 dc in next ch; rep from * to last 1 (0, 1) ch; dc in last 1 (0, 1) ch; turn 48 (63, 72) sts.
Row 2: With CB, ch 1, sc in first 2 dc; * [yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] twice all in next dc, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook dc cl made; sc in next 2 dc; rep from * to last dc; sc in last dc; turn.
Row 3: With CC, ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 4: With CC, ch 2, dc in first sc, * skip next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * to last sc; dc in last sc; turn.
Row 5: With CC, ch 1, sc in each dc across; turn.
Row 6: With CA, ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 7: With CA, rep Row 4.
Row 8: With CB, rep Row 2.
Rows 9-18 (9-24, 9-30): Rep Rows 3-8 one (2, 3) more times, then rep Rows 3-6 once more. Fasten off.
Row 19 (25, 31): With right side facing, skip first 6 (9, 12) sc, join CA in next sc; ch 2, dc in same sc, [skip next sc, 2 dc in next sc] 17 (22, 23) times, dc in next 1 (0, 1) sc; turn 36 (45, 48) dc.
Row 20 (26, 32): Ch 1, sc in each dc across. Fasten off.
NECKBAND-Right Side-Row 1: With right side facing, join CC in first sc of last long row; ch 1, sc in 8 (10, 10) sc; turn.
Rows 2-12 (2-12, 2-16): Work in sc, working 3 more rows with CC, then 4 rows CA, then 4 rows CC, then 0 (0, 4) rows CA.
Buttonhole Row 13 (13, 17): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 1 (2, 2) sc] twice, sc in last sc; turn.
Row 14 (14, 18): Ch 1, sc in first sc, [2 sc in sp, sc in next 1 (2, 2) sc] twice, sc in last sc. Fasten off.
Neckband-Left Side-Row 1: With right side facing, skip center 20 (25, 28) sc of last long row, join CC in next sc; ch 1, sc in last 8 (10, 10) sc; turn.
Rows 2-12 (2-12, 2-16): Work in sc and work 3 more rows with CC, then 4 rows CA, then 4 rows CC, then 0 (0, 4) rows CA. Fasten off.
Neck Edging: With right side facing, join CB to Right Neckband; ch 1, sc evenly around entire neck edge. Fasten off.
Sew buttons to Left Neckband to correspond to buttonholes. Sew body seam.
WINGS (Make 2): With CC, ch 4; join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 Sc in ring; do not join but work in continuous rnds.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around 12 sc.
Rnd 3: [Sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times 18 sc.
Rnd 4: [Sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times; TURN 24 sc.
Shape Bottom of Wing-Row 5: Ch 1, skip first sc, [sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st] 4 times, sc in next 3 sc; turn 23 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in each sc to end; turn 22 sc.
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in first 4 sc, [2 dc in next sc, dc in next 5 sc] 3 times; turn 25 sc.
Size Small Only: Turn to work 12 sc evenly across bottom of wing. Fasten off.
Medium and Large-Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in first 6 dc, 2 hdc in next dc, [hdc in next 2 dc, 2 hdc in next dc] 4 times, hdc in last 6 dc 30 hdc. Turn to work (14, 14) sc evenly across bottom of wing. Fasten off.
With wrong sides together, sew the bottoms of the 2 wings together. Weave a chenille stem through the sts of Row 7 or 8 on each wing. Trim and bend the tips of the chenille stems over at each end to secure in place. Sew the bottom edge of the wings to the center top of the sweater, 1" down from the neck edging.
HEAD BAND: With CC, ch 11.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each ch across; turn 10 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. (10 sts)
Rows 3-12 (3-12, 3-16): Rep Row 2 working 2 more rows CC, then 4 rows CA, then 4 rows CC, then 0 (0, 4) rows CA. Fasten off.
Head Band Ear Flaps-First Half-Row 1: With right side facing, join CA to either end of head band; ch 1, sc in first 4 sc; turn.
Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc to end; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 10.
Ear Flaps-2nd Half-Row 1: With right side facing, skip next 2 sc on same end of headband, join CA in next sc; ch 1, sc in last 4 sc; turn.
Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc to end; turn.
Join Flaps-Row 11: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, bring First Half around and sc in each of the 4 sc of First Half; turn 8 sc.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc to end.
Row 13: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 5 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc; turn 6 sc.
Row 14: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc 4 sc. Fasten off.
Rep Rows 1-14 on the opposite side of head band.
ANTENNA RINGS (Make 2): With CA, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Sew antenna rings to the top of the head band. Weave folded chenille stems in each of the antenna rings, twist the chenille stems together and curl the tips.
HEAD BAND TIE (Make 2): With CA and CB held together as one, ch 12. Fasten off. Sew to the end of each ear flap.
beg : beginning; CA, CB, etc : Color A, Color B, etc; ch : chain; cl : cluster; dc : double crochet; hdc : half double crochet; lp(s) : loop(s); mm : millimeters; rep : repeat; rnd : round; sc : single crochet; sl : slip; sp(s) : space(s); st(s) : stitch(es); yo : yarn over; [ ] : work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** : repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
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