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Monday, February 12, 2024

Crochet Garden Delights: Free Flower, Leaf, and Bumblebee Patterns



Hey there, crochet friends! Are you ready to add a burst of color and charm to your crochet projects? Look no further because today, I've got something extra special for you: a set of delightful flower and leaf crochet patterns, along with an adorable chubby bumblebee pattern, all inspired by the beauty of a blooming garden. These patterns were originally created as accents for the enchanting Bumblebee Garden Blanket, but they're perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to any project!


🌻 Flower Power: Free Crochet Flower Patterns 🌺

Let's start with the stars of the show - our gorgeous crochet flowers! Whether you're embellishing a hat, scarf, or blanket, these blooms are sure to steal the spotlight. With four unique designs to choose from, you'll have endless possibilities for creating your own floral masterpiece. Each pattern comes with easy-to-follow instructions in US terms.

🍃 Leafy Greens: Free Crochet Leaf Patterns 🌿

No garden is complete without a touch of greenery, and our crochet leaf patterns are just the thing to add a natural touch to your projects. Whether you're crafting a wreath, garland, or even a cozy afghan, these leaf designs will bring a breath of fresh air to your creations just by using a larger yarn and hook. Plus, with two different leaf patterns to choose from, you can mix and match to your heart's content! 

🐝 Buzzing with Cuteness: Chubby Bumblebee Crochet Pattern 🐝

Last but certainly not least, we have the adorable chubby bumblebee crochet pattern that stole everyone's hearts in the Bumblebee Garden Blanket. This little cutie is perfect for adding a whimsical touch to baby blankets, hats, or even flower arrangements. With its tiny wings and chubby butt, it's sure to bring a smile to your face. 

 📝 Upgrade to PDF: Get Your Patterns in US and UK Terms! 📝

Excited to get started on your crochet garden adventure? You can find all of these fabulous patterns for free right here on the blog. But if you're looking for a little extra convenience, why not upgrade to the PDF version? Not only will you get the patterns in both US and UK terms, but you'll also have them all neatly packaged together for easy reference whenever inspiration strikes.



So what are you waiting for? It's time to let your creativity bloom with these charming crochet patterns. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's something here for everyone. Happy crocheting, and may your garden be forever in full bloom!

Remember to share your creations with us on social media using #BumblebeeGardenBlanket. We can't wait to see what you come up with! Until next time, happy hooking and let's get to the pattern! 🌼✨

Here's what you need:

Dk or Light #3 weight yarn

Brand used in the Sample: Cygnet Kiddies Supersoft DK, 100% Acrylic, (100g/298m)

¼-1/2 skeins of flower colors- #428 Pink, #648 Peach, #758 Candy, #998 Aqua

Small bits of black for the bees- tiny bit of fiberfill for each bee

F/3.75 mm hook



Flowers:

Flowers are a personal preference, so make as many or as few as you like.

Tiny Flower: white in picture above (several have been put together to create a small bouquet)

Uses 1 color and F hook

Round 1: MR, (ch3, 3dc, ch3, sl st in ring) 5 times. Pull center tight.

Cut and leave a long end for sewing.

 

Small Flower: blue in picture above

Uses 2 colors and F hook- center color and petal color

Round 1: with center color, MR, 10sc, join. Cut color. (10sc)

Round 2: with petal color, join in any sc with ch2 (counts as hdc), (dc, tr) in the same sp, (tr, dc, ch2, sl st) in next sc, [sl st in next sc, (ch2, dc, tr) in next sc, (tr, dc, ch2, sl st) in next sc] 4x, cut leaving a long end for sewing. (5 petals)

 

Large Flower: coral in picture above (or pink w/peach center in picture below)

Uses 2 colors and F hook, center color and petal color

Round 1: using center color, MR, 10sc. (10)

Round 2: FLO, (ch4, sl st in sc) twice in each sc around, join, cut color. (20 ch-4 sp)

Round 3: using petal color, working in the BLO of Rd2, ch3, dc in same sp, *2dc in each st, join to ch3.

Round 4: EACH PETAL IS WORKED OVER 2 STITCHES, using both loops, *(ch2, dc, tr, picot) in 1st st, (tr, dc, ch2, sl st) in the 2nd st; repeat from * around. (10 petals)

Cut leaving a long end for sewing.

 

Layered Flower: peach in picture above

Uses 2 colors and F hook, center color and petal color

Round 1: with center color, MR, 10sc. Join. Cut color. (10sc)

Round 2: EACH PETAL IS WORKED OVER 2 STITCHES, with petal color, working in the FLO, *(sl st, ch2, dc) in the 1st st, (dc, ch2, sl st) in the next st; repeat from * around, join to 1st w/sl st. (5 petals)

Round 3: *sl st in BLO of 1t sc from R1, ch4, sk petal, (sl st in sl st between petals, ch4, sk petal) around, join in the 1st sl st. (5 ch-4 sp)

Round 4: working in ch-4 sp, ( sl st, ch2, 3dc, ch2, sl st)- petal made, put one petal in each ch-4 sp around.  Join with sl st between 1st and last petals.

Option 1: Cut and leave a long end for sewing.

Options 2: If you want a third layer to the flower continue with Rd 5 below.

Round 5: *ch5, sk petal, sl st in sl st between petals; repeat from * around, join with 1st sl st.

Round 6: *sl st to ch-5 sp, (ch2, dc, 3tr, dc, ch2, sl st) in the ch-5 sp; repeat from * around, join, cut leaving a long end for sewing.


 

Leaves:

Long Leaf:

Ch16, sl st in 2nd ch from hook & next, sc in 2, hdc in 3, dc in 2, tr in 3, dtr in 2, ch4, sl st in the last ch, ch1, working opposite side of ch, sl st in 1st ch, ch4, dtr in 2, tr in 3, dc in 2, hdc in 3, sc in 2, sl st in last 2.

 

Short leaf:

Ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in same sp, 2tr in next, (dc, hdc ) in next, sc in next, sl st in last 2, picot, working opposite side of ch, sl st in 2, sc in 1, (hdc dc) in next, 2tr in next, (dc, sc) in last, join.

 


Bees:

Uses three colors and F hook, white, black, and yellow

Round 1: with white, MR, 6sc, join. (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each sc around, join (12) Cut color

Change to yellow

Round 3: ch1, sc in each sc around. Join. (12)

Round 4-5: repeat Rd3 Cut color after Rd5. Lightly stuff.

Change to black

Round 6: ch1, sc in each sc around, join. (12)

Round 7: sc dec around. (6)

Cut leaving a long end for sewing. Gently close up the face.

With black- stitch black bands around the body of the bee in between the yellow rows.

Wings:

With face pointing away from you.

Attach the yarn around a row post on R5- ch3, 2dc, ch3, sl st around the post. Cut.

Skip 1 stitch to the left and make a second wing same as the first. 

© Bizzy Crochet and Design, 2023


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