Honestly, it has given me such a silly amount of pleasure writing the title of today's post, I really am very easily pleased. So today, short and sweet, I am sharing a little bit more of the crochet bumble bee I showed you yesterday. I few weeks ago I made a woolly sign for Yarndale which features some colourful flowers, and the bumble bee just had to buzz in.
I loved the bee so much that I immediately made another one, stitched a small safety pin on the back......
....and wore it every single day. It's just a silly little thing to have attached to my clothing, but it has delivered a lot of pleasure. I seem to remember from somewhere that bees bring good luck, so I am going along with that idea.
I made another bee this morning so that I could write up a tutorial for you, and absolutely love love loved the way it looked when it landed in the centre of this mandala flower. I have this mandala on my studio table, it's adapted from a pattern by Barbara Smith which you can find here - you may remember this from my blog a few years ago?
So on a whim I decided to make my little bee his very own flower to sit in (using my own flower pattern here)....
....and turned it into a pretty brooch.....
....which I immediately pinned to my person. Bee+Flower=Happy!
I've just finished writing up the pattern for you which you can find in my left hand sidebar.
It's a little bit fiddly (DK weight yarn with a 3mm hook) but a lovely thing to crochet and wear or gift to friends as a good luck charm.
Grab some scraps of black, yellow and white yarn and go get buzzzzzzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps anyone coming to Yarndale, it would be fab if you could wear a flower/bee brooch so that other Attic friends might say hello - I'll be wearing mine x