Bee Crochet Blanket Free C2C Baby Lovey Crochet Pattern

Apr 12, 2022 | Crochet patterns

The sweet Bee Crochet Blanket is a free crochet pattern for a cute buzzy bee baby blanket lovey by Nana’s Crafty Home.

bee crochet blanket free pattern

If you love bumblebees or honeybees this adorable baby blanket would be perfect. This beautiful bee blanket crochet pattern works up quickly and is really fun to make!  

With our new granddaughter already 6 months old now I thought it is definitely time to design something just for her!

Bee C2C Lovey Blanket free crochet pattern

I have always been fascinated by honey bees and I certainly enjoy consuming the fruit of their industrious labor.  πŸ˜Š In fact, at one time I even considered starting a hive on our property.  And even though we have almost 2 acres we still live in town.  Perhaps someday I can realize my dream of being a beekeeper. 

As a bee lover I think it is about time I have a bee themed design and this one really works up quickly if you need a quick last-minute baby shower gift. A great addition to a baby’s nursery!

Lovey blankets are the just the right size for little hands.  This bee blanket is the perfect combination of toy and cozy blanket – just right for a newborn.

And, since we are heading to warmer months, this blanket would make the perfect summer project in bright happy shades!

bee c2c blanket process

I am using the most adorable bee crochet hook for this project.  If you want to check it out you can find it on Etsy.*

Bee Crochet Blanket Pattern Details

The classic crochet bee blanket pattern is worked in a mini (hdc) c2c (corner to corner) crochet technique.  The stripes are easily achieved by changing colors at the end of rows and I think the corner to corner stitch provides lovely texture, too.  If you wanted a larger blanket you could use the standard dc (double crochet) c2c technique if desired.

If you are new to the corner to corner crochet technique I have all the tutorials you need for this wonderful stitch.  

Basic C2C tutorial
Mini (hdc) c2c tutorial
How to Change Colors in C2C
How to Carry Colors in C2C
How to Add a Border in C2C
How to Read Graphs in C2C

And, if you something other than a corner to corner blanket you can use my tutorial to convert this c2c graph into a single crochet tapestry project instead.

The bee head, wings and antenna are made with beginner-friendly single crochet stitches.  The antenna and head are stuffed after you add the safety eyes and embroider the smile on to the face.  You could certainly embroider the eyes if you would prefer.

I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! which is a medium worsted weight #4 yarn.  However, you could certainly use any yarn you have on hand.  I think it would be great in blanket yarn, too – so squishy!

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Bee C2C Lovey Blanket free crochet pattern

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Bee C2C Lovey Blanket free crochet pattern

Bee Crochet Blanket free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic) 7 oz / 355  yds
  •     Black 3.0 oz / 155 yards (b) Black
  •     Buttercup 4.5 oz / 230 yards (y) Yellow
  •     White 1.5 oz / 77 yards (W) White

Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
2 – 14 mm black safety eyes
Polyfil stuffing
Tapestry needle
Stitch Marker
Scissors

Approximate finished size of blanket: 17” x 17”

Gauge: 7 blocks = 4”

Abbreviations:

b = black
y = yellow
MC = magic circle (or magic ring)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
hdc = half double crochet
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

Special Stitches:

sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:  

  • Blanket Lovey portion of the pattern is worked in Mini Half Double Crochet (hdc) Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique.  Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph on last page of pdf.
  • Bee portion is worked in continuous rounds, do not join, instead use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. 
  • Same crochet hook size used throughout pattern.

Recommended Tutorials:

Basic C2C for Beginners

How to Change Colors in C2C

Mini (hdc) C2C crochet technique

Pattern Instructions

Starting & Increase Block: Ch 4, hdc in third ch from hook and last ch (skipped chs counts as ch-2 sp).

Continuing block: sl st to ch-2 sp of next block, ch 2, work 2 hdc in same ch-2 sp as sl st.

Decrease: Sl st in top 3 sts of last block worked on previous row, sl st in ch-3 sp of next block and finish continuing blocks, stop working continuing blocks once you have reached the sl st edge.

Row 1: Work Starting Block

Row 2: Work 1 Increasing Block, work 1 Continuing Block.

Row 3: Work 1 Increasing Block, work Continuing Blocks across all blocks.

Repeat Row 3 to desired width.

To Stop Increasing: Work Decrease, work Continuing Blocks across all blocks.

To create a square: Work Decrease at beginning of each row, work Continuing Blocks all blocks.

Blanket

y = yellow / b = black

← Row 1 [RS]: y1 (1 square)  
β†’ Row 2 [WS]: y2 (2 squares)  
← Row 3 [RS]: y3 (3 squares)  
β†’ Row 4 [WS]: b4 (4 squares)  
← Row 5 [RS]: b5 (5 squares)  
β†’ Row 6 [WS]: b6 (6 squares)  
← Row 7 [RS]: y7 (7 squares)  
β†’ Row 8 [WS]: y8 (8 squares)  
← Row 9 [RS]: y9 (9 squares)  
β†’ Row 10 [WS]: b10 (10 squares)  
← Row 11 [RS]: b11 (11 squares)  
β†’ Row 12 [WS]: b12 (12 squares)  
← Row 13 [RS]: y13 (13 squares)  
β†’ Row 14 [WS]: y14 (14 squares)  
← Row 15 [RS]: y15 (15 squares)  
β†’ Row 16 [WS]: b16 (16 squares)  
← Row 17 [RS]: b17 (17 squares)  
β†’ Row 18 [WS]: b18 (18 squares)  
← Row 19 [RS]: y19 (19 squares)  
β†’ Row 20 [WS]: y20 (20 squares)  
← Row 21 [RS]: y21 (21 squares)  
β†’ Row 22 [WS]: b22 (22 squares)  
← Row 23 [RS]: b23 (23 squares)  
β†’ Row 24 [WS]: b24 (24 squares)  
← Row 25 [RS]: y25 (25 squares)  
β†’ Row 26 [WS]: y26 (26 squares)  
← Row 27 [RS]: y27 (27 squares)  
β†’ Row 28 [WS]: b28 (28 squares)  
← Row 29 [RS]: b29 (29 squares)  
β†’ Row 30 [WS]: b30 (30 squares)  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

← Row 31 [RS]: y29 (29 squares)  
β†’ Row 32 [WS]: y28 (28 squares)  
← Row 33 [RS]: y27 (27 squares)  
β†’ Row 34 [WS]: b26 (26 squares)  
← Row 35 [RS]: b25 (25 squares)  
β†’ Row 36 [WS]: b24 (24 squares)  
← Row 37 [RS]: y23 (23 squares)  
β†’ Row 38 [WS]: y22 (22 squares)  
← Row 39 [RS]: y21 (21 squares)  
β†’ Row 40 [WS]: b20 (20 squares)  
← Row 41 [RS]: b19 (19 squares)  
β†’ Row 42 [WS]: b18 (18 squares)  
← Row 43 [RS]: y17 (17 squares)  
β†’ Row 44 [WS]: y16 (16 squares)  
← Row 45 [RS]: y15 (15 squares)  
β†’ Row 46 [WS]: b14 (14 squares)  
← Row 47 [RS]: b13 (13 squares)  
β†’ Row 48 [WS]: b12 (12 squares)  
← Row 49 [RS]: y11 (11 squares)  
β†’ Row 50 [WS]: y10 (10 squares)  
← Row 51 [RS]: y9 (9 squares)  
β†’ Row 52 [WS]: b8 (8 squares)  
← Row 53 [RS]: b7 (7 squares)  
β†’ Row 54 [WS]: b6 (6 squares)  
← Row 55 [RS]: y5 (5 squares)  
β†’ Row 56 [WS]: y4 (4 squares)  
← Row 57 [RS]: y3 (3 squares)  
β†’ Row 58 [WS]: b2 (2 squares)  
← Row 59 [RS]: b1 (1 square)  

Fasten off, weave in ends.

bee c2c graph color legend
bee c2c blanket graph

Antenna (make 2)

With Black, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3: sc2tog around.  (6)

Round 4: sc2tog, 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, 1 sc in next st. (4)

Stuff ball of antenna.

Round 5 – 7: 1 sc in each st. (4)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining end.

Bee Head

With yellow, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4:  1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 6:  1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 7:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (42)

Round 8:  1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  (48)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (54)

Round 10 – 19: 1 sc in each st. (54)

Round 20: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (48)

Round 21: 1 sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, *1 sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts. (42)

Round 22: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (36)

Round 23: 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, *1 sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (30)

Round 24: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (24)

Round 25: 1 sc in next st, sc2tog, *1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st. (18)

bee blanket head process

Place safety eyes approximately 2” apart on round between rounds 15-16, embroider smile at approximately round 20, sew antenna to top of head approximately 3” apart at round 7 and begin to stuff head with polyfil stuffing.

bee blanket head and antenna process

Round 26: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (12)

Round 27: sc2tog around.  (6)

Round 28: sc2tog around. (3)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Stuff remainder of head and then sew opening closed with long tail.

Wings (make 2)

With white, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4:  1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 6 – 22: 1 sc in each st, sl st to first st. (30)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

bee blanket head and wing process

With long tails, sew wings to back of bee head approximately 1” apart.  Weave in ends.  Note: wings will have a cup shape, flatten and shape to back of bee head and then sew through both sides.

bee blanket head and wing process

With long tail, sew head to corner of blanket at approximately row 56.

Bee C2C Blanket sewing head to blanket

Weave in remaining ends.

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Bee C2C Lovey Blanket free crochet pattern

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

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