[Music] hey everyone welcome to my channel today I am going to be showing you how you can crochet yourself a little factor bumblebee friend he's not little but his so yeah if you are feeling remotely spring like satellite know maybe it's winter this winter and you want to be cheered up with a big fat face to bumblebee then this video don't really know what to say about him other than um yeah he's ridiculously fat so if you want to make him bear with me and I will grab my materials and we can get started the yarn I'm going to be using for my
bumble bee is yarn and colors fabulous it's a 50% cotton 50% acrylic blend it's very soft and it's very fat I'm going to be using the shades you can see that sunglow black and white for my bumblebee I'm gonna be using a four and a half mil crochet hook you use whatever size hook for whatever size yarn you're using because it's gonna be a Megumi I'm using a smaller hook size and the yarn recommends I think the yarn is suggesting I use a six and a half mil crochet hook but I'm not about that life
I like a slightly smaller hook for amigurumi because then your stitches are tighter and smaller together you're gonna need just a scrap of black and pink yarn for as little smile and cheeks and some 10 millimeter safety eyes stitch marker and a wide eyed needle okay let's begin so to start off at bumble bee you're going to make a magic ring and be working your stitches into that if you don't like using a magic ring you can substitute this for a – and work your first six single crochets into the second chain from your hook or if you don't know how to do a
magic ring I have left a link to my video tutorial showing you exactly how to do it below in the description box so with your magic ring you are going to put six single crochets into the center hole you can start to pull the center ring a little bit closed but don't pull it all the way closed because it makes this first stitch really difficult to get into so for the next round we are going to be doing an increase round so in every one of your six single crochets we're going to be doing an increase which is two single crochet into the same stitch so pop your first of your
increase stitches into that stitch so just pop them one in and then mark that first one with a stitch marker then you can go ahead and pull that magic ring tight now you've got that you're into that first stitch so that we've only done one single crochet so fast you need to pop another one into that very first stitch so now you've got two single crochets so you're going to keep going and put two single crochets into each of the remaining five stitches and by the end of this round you'll have 12 single crochet stitches
okay so for the next round turn that way we're going to pop a single crochet into the first stitch and then mark it with our stitch markers and then into the next stitch we're going to do an increase just to single crochet into the same stitch and then for the rest of the stitches you're going to do single crochet in the next stitch and then an increase in the stitch after that single crochet increase single crochet increase single crochet increase all the way around and you will have 18 stitches by the end of this round you for the next round you're going to pop a
single crochet into that first stitch and mark it oops skills out of the way then you're going to put a single crochet into the next stitch and then you're going to increase into the stitch after that and you're going to repeat that all the way around so single crochet into the next two stitches then increase in the third single crochet single crochet increase single single increase all the way around by the end of this round you will have 24 stitches for the next round pop a single crochet into that first stitch market single crochet into the next and single
crochet into the next you've got three single crochets then increase into that next stitch so you're going to repeat that all the way around three single crochets one two three then increase in the fourth single crochet single crochet single crochet increase keep going all the way round and you will have 30 stitches at the end of this round for your next round do your first single crochet then mark that stitch and you're going to do three more single crochets after that first one so you'll have four single crochets then increase and you're
going to keep doing that all the way around four single crochets over the next four stitches then increase in the next single crochet single crochet single crochet single crochet increase all the way around I'm at the end of this round you'll have 36 stitches all right so for the next three rounds now you have got 36 stitches you are going to pop a single crochet into every single stitch all the way around no more increasing just a single crochet in each stitch so don't forget to mark that very first stitch you do purely so it's
easier to see where you started if you do is count and go ahead and pop a single crochet into every stitch all the way around for three rows it's at one row of 36 another row of 36 and one more row of 36 so I'll meet you back when you have done three rounds of 36 stitches all right so I have just done three rounds of 36 stitches so now we're going to add the eyes so if you lift your yarn up probably stitch marking that loop that way this stitch won't come undone so grab your 10 middle safety eyes you only need to you don't need a bazillion
look good here now these are solid black safety eyes I've got a ring light above me which gives this really weird circle in the eyes but they are just matte black yeah so they look a bit odd oops I'm locking the light they look a bit odd in under this light but as you can see they are it's just the light reflecting they are actually solid black safety eyes so looking at the sort of center where you start it you want to work out how big you want the little smile to be so I want my little smile to maybe cover stretch this sort of two rows so I'm going to pop the eyes if I
want the smile to end here on a bit of a gap I'm going to pop one eye here into this round here so I'm just going to pop that in you see how it looks really weird with this ring light I'll take a a picture without the ring light above so you can actually see what it looks like and then you want to have it inline the same amount of stitches away from the centre point so I've gone one two three four it's in between the fourth and fifth so I'm going to do the same on this side one two three four over here just check that they're level before you
know so you're ready before you put the safety back on when you're happy with the position go ahead and pop the backs you just on one click I'm gonna be enough possibly I don't really want them indented too much but if you're making this for a child make sure you do a second click see one or let's go for a second click looks like yeah okay second click on this one to take it down a post what I'm talking about a second click let me show you on another one these they have sort of various little sort of along there so when you're pushing on
this here I'm pushing it over each of these little cliques so the first click takes it just to there then I want it to go over another notch so I click it again like that can you see how it's catching on that one you can take it all the way down like so if you wanted to but I mean that's no tolerance there whatsoever but let's just so you know what I'm saying what I'm saying about the clicks down then we're gonna add his little face now where you have finished your row this is the bottom because we're about to change color and you
don't want this sort of joked color changes to show at the top of your bumble bee so make sure that this is pointing down when you add his smiles you know which is the correct way to have his face so grab your scrap of black yarn and thread it onto a needle and then you want to come up in line with the eyes so in this in the sort of middle of the eyes so I wanted mine to come up sort of about here'sh might end up splitting with stitches I kind of want to come in between there that's what I really want to go so it's just a case of can i yeah there we go so I'm
just gonna bring that up leave a tail and then remember to keep this at the bottom just gonna bring it across in line like that now I want this little smile to follow this little curve here so I'm just gonna bring my hook up my needle sorry got around about this point from the back so round about oh no that's too far about this point here she may be sort of yeah about there so I'm gonna catch that oops I'm going to come under here now I'm gonna go back in here to catch his little smile and then when I'm happy I'm
gonna pull that through on the other side a bit more just to make sure I'm happy and if you don't really like how the smile is looking now is the perfect time to change it so you can see my it's kind of a bit wonky I'm not really too happy with that so what I'm gonna do is pull my go back and retrace my steps here pull this back up right back on because nothing we haven't secured anything yet so I kind of want it to be more sitting like that so I'm just gonna bring this over a bit more I'm gonna pull that down you still got a
little wonky smile because that isn't no way there that's better there we go now he's got a little happy face just going to pull this back into line over here cuz I'm really not happy with how that is sitting I just want it to sit you see how I want it to be so I'm just going to bring my yarn back up over here give it another little secure there to pull it back in line with where I want it to be okay I'm being too fussy now that will do so when you are happy with the positioning of the smile you can give a little knot in the back here
trim the ends then you want to bring in the punk for little blushy cheeks okay so the little blushed cheeks you want them round about here ish actually I'm really sorry about this room ladies making the eyes looks super creepy so you want to be coming up underneath or underneath the eye I'm popping back in depending on how big you want the little brushy cheeks to be do you want little small ones do you want big ones I might go for little small ones this chap like so and then just like the smile you want to gently knot it inside do mine in a second and come up under the other eye
yeah I'm leaving tails in the back like so and then when you're happy again not the ends trim them hey and then we are good to move on to bringing in some stripes so with your black obviously this is probably going to be quite tricky to see so I will talk you through it so with your black yarn that final stitch you've got here we are going to be doing two more rounds just like you did with the yellow two rounds of 36 stitches in black so start to change to change the young color you start your stitch to your first stitch so come back through when you've got two loops just
stop there and you want to bring in the black yarn I've just left a bit of a tail and bring that in to finish off the stitch you can pull that down and then what I like to do because we're going to be doing quite a few frequent color changes you can snip the yellow yeah do a little knot to keep these two together – sex Oh then it's not going to come out so that counts is your first single crochet so go ahead and mark that stitch and you're going to do two rounds in black for 36 single crochets and then 36 single crochet all in black I'm also
going to hold this black tail along and crochet over both just so the yellow tails they're good to hang free because you can't see them on the other side but the black is more likely I don't know if this is being picked up but you can see it on the inside so I hold it flush and crochet over it I know black is quite possibly the worst colors try and see what I'm doing but I'm just sandwich in this tail in between my stitches so go ahead and complete two rounds of one single crochet in each stitch and then I will meet you back when we've got two
rows okay so I've done two rows of black so now we're gonna do two rows of yellow so just start your next row put your hook in come through you've got two loops on your hook and finish off that stitch with your yellow yarn pull that through mark that little stitch so you know that that is the first trim the black tie the yellow and the black ends together do another two rounds in yellow single crochet in every stitch around okay so that's your first sort of you're not increasing you're not decreasing you're
just changing color so keep going until you have three bands of black in total and stop on your final black row and I will meet you back so you'll have three bands of black and two of yellow in total alright so coming to the end of my black rounds now you'll see I've got a three rows of black two of yellow in between so now I'm going to switch back to using yellow in the first stitch of my next round I'm just going to go ahead just like you've been doing before you need to change mark that as well so I know it's my first stitch I'll hold on
any finish off here not this down okay so that's my first stitch of the new round okay so that's my first stitch and I want for single crochet to start so including that first stitch 1 2 3 4 then we are going to do an invisible decrease over the next two stitches now black is safe to say absolutely impossible to show you that on so I'm just got my 4 stitch so I'm just going to put that one side and I'm just going to show you how you do an invisible decrease so an invisible decrease has worked over two stitches now instead of going underneath
both loops as you usually would for an invisible decrease just put your hook underneath the first loop and then you put it underneath the second front loop of the second single crochet so instead of going under and under Shea from the top I'm gonna pick up the first loop on that first stitch and then I'm going to pick up the front loop of this second single crochet so you've got two loops on your hook and you're gonna yarn over pull through both those front loops then yarn over and complete your single crochet so you can see you've pulled up
two loops there two loops and then you would go into the very next stitch to do a single crochet as normal so I'll show you again pick up the front loop off the first one and then the front loop of that second stitch yarn over pull through the loops yarn over pull through two loops on your hook then you're working to the next single crochet not a single crochet so that's what we're going to be doing on your B so you're just picking up the front two loops as you can see it's a night house you can't see it's a case maybe there's
no way I could show you what I was doing on this there's an invisible decrease so you're going to go all the way around single crochet into four stitches then invisible decrease over the next two by the end of this round you will have 30 stitches for your next round you are going to do three single crochet then invisible decrease over the next two stitches so don't forget always mark that first stitch that's one two three and then visible decrease over the next two to do that all the way around and you will have 24 stitches next round two single crochet invisible
decrease over the next two single over the next two stitches so single crochet single crochet invisible decrease single crochet single crochet invisible decrease you will have 18 stitches at the end of this round okay so pull up a loop just like when we added the face pop your stitch marker into that loop of yarn so it can't come away and now before we close it any further you are going to stuff your little bumblebee body so go ahead and stuff you little fat friend make him as chubby as you like shape him as you go and when you're happy with how he's
stuffed meet me back here and we can finish him off and then crack on with his wings okay so I've got the majority of the stuffing into my bumblebee I've been quite generous because I wanted them to be big and fat and squashy so just stop shy of sort of here because you've still got a few you know a few more bits to crochet in here so you don't want to be catching the stuffing in with your stitches so just sort of bring it sort of to level like this and then when you're happy to carry on be on back on your hook and you are going to
do one single crochet invisible decrease one single crochet invisible decrease all the way around and you will have 12 stitches now it gets a bit trickier at this stage but you want to have 12 stitches by the end of it don't forget to always mark that first stitch that you do so at this stage you want to add any more stuffing that you think you're bumblebees bottom needs and let pop a little bit more in and then for the final round using the yellow you are going to do an invisible decrease all the way around so six times so you'll end up with six stitches
then you want to chain one leave yourself a decent long tail pole and you're going to thread your needle and you're going to run your needle hmm around the outside loops of your final six stitches and then cinch them closed I'm just pulling that yarn tight and it cinches that outside loops of all your stitches will help faster than shop and then go ahead and weave this end into your bumblebee like so and you might want to be a bit more careful than me I'm just going super quickly so I can show you how to do the wings so I'm just gonna go ahead and leave
mine at that stage so when you have wove new ends pull it up a little bit tighter snip it close and then that end will stop bring back into the body of your bumblebee so now you've got your fat little lozenge be it doesn't fit and shop anymore because he's so big we're gonna go on and we're going to make the wings so grab your white yarn I'm just gonna move him to one side and I'll show you how you make the wings so I've got my white yarn I appreciate this might be a little bit tricky for you to see but you're going
to do a magic ring and into that magic ring you are going to single crochet six stitches I've got six stitches there then pour your the little magic green closed a little but not completely because you're going to working into this station if you pull this completely tight now it's going to be impossible to get into those stitches so what we're going to do is we're going to do an increase round but we're not going to use single crochet we are going to use half double crochet so yarn over go into that stitch yarn over at the back come
through now have three loops on your hook yarn over and pull through all three loops and you're going to put another half double crochet into that same stitch there yarn over go into the stitch yarn over at the back come through three loops yarn over pull through all three loops now go ahead and you can pull that center ring closed and you're going to pop two half double crochets into each of the remaining five stitches you'll have 12 stitches at the end of this round for the third round of these wings you're going to use double crochets so
you're going to do 1 double crochet increase 1 double crochet increase all the way around and you will have 18 double crochets oops so that's one an increase which is 2 stitches into the same space that's one and increase so once you've got your 18 double crochet you'll notice everything is starting to curl that's fine that's what we want so you can slip stitch to finish off now you want to leave a nice long tail because we're gonna use this tail to sew the wings to mr. bumble bee do this chain one pull it through go ahead
and make another wing and I'll meet you back here when you've got two wings okay so you've got your fat bumblebee you've got two wings that's sort of curving inwards so you're gonna sew your wings using the long tails to the middle line make sure you've lined up his face so you're in line into this third stripe here so you're going to sew them together one at a time so that they sit like so and they're curving inwards because it's bumblebees have ridiculously big bodies compared to
their wings which is ten straight it in this pattern so I'm gonna go ahead and sew these to them to the middle black stripe in line with the face so remember you want them sewing curved inwards they face each other in Words you so you can see I've just sewn via three stitches here I'm just going to bring this out over here for a second so I've got three stitches holding it in place you can do more if you want to if you want this to be a bit more flat you can sort of sew it down it's totally up to you by the time you've got the other
wing in it will sort of push it out that way if you want to however you want to do it just to cure them so you're happy weave in your ends and then you will have a happy fat little bump or friend anyway I hope you enjoyed this tutorial if you have any questions please feel free to shout you can comment below or find me on social media all my links are in the description box and I will see you again soon for another crochet video thanks bye [Music] you