Summer means busy bees buzzing in the neighborhood. This cute little one is a perfect decoration for summer fun and gatherings.
What you will need: Black worsted wt  yarn; White worsted wt  yarn; Yellow worsted wt  yarn; a battery operated tea light; Red 3D fabric paint; 2 – 10mm wiggle eyes; Size G / 4.0mm crochet hook; stitch marker; craft glue; scissors; and a yarn needle.
Pattern Notes: The “face” of this project is worked in continuous rounds not joining.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
sl st… slip stitch — ch… chain
sc… single crochet — hdc… half double crochet
dc… double crochet — tr… treble crochet
Round 1: With black and G/4.0mm crochet hook make 10 sc in a magic circle making sure not to pull the center closed. Use a stitch marker to keep track of each round by placing it in the first stitch and move it up for each round. (10 sc)
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (20 sc) At this point I like to place the “flame” of the candle into the center hole and adjust making sure it fits snugly then I secure and weave in the center yarn tail.
Round 3: Join yellow and sc in each st around.
Round 4: Join black and sc in each st around.
Rounds 5-7: Repeat rounds 3 and 4 then 3 once more. Do NOT fasten off, Place the stitch marker in the loop of the last stitch and cut a long enough tail for sewing then set aside. (If your tea light happens to be a little taller you can add an 8th round)
ANTENNAE (make 2)
With black ch 7, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
Left Wing: With white ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc, tr, dc, sl st, sc, hdc, sc, finish off leaving long tail for sewing.
Right Wing: With white ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, sc, sl st, dc, tr, dc, sc, finish off leaving long tail for sewing.
Now lay the wings across either side of the face along the 5th row and sew into place. Next center the 2 antennae on top of the face (about 2 st apart) and sew into place and then use a 10 in piece of yarn (or even a piece of ribbon instead) and loop it right behind the antennae as a hanger.
Next it’s time to put the crocheted piece on the tea light. Slide it on like a sock making sure the “flame” fits nice and snug in the hole of the face. Put your yarn needle on the tail you left and start weaving it around the last row tightening it just enough to fit snugly around the base of the tea light, but making sure the on/off button is still operational.
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