The Bumble Bee Car Charm Crochet Pattern

Hey Everyone!

You know that spring is in the air when all the beautiful flowers begin to bloom and the bees wake up from their slumber to begin pollenating the earth. Or in my case eating your garden shed from the outside in and fighting amongst themselves for room and board, lol.

Speaking of which, if you would like to make a larger piece I do have a wall hanging dedicated to the family of carpenter bees who make it their life’s mission to annoy the hell out of anyone who comes near our porch. Who knew that total annoyance would make the perfect inspiration.

Check out the Bee Hive Wall Hanging pattern here!

If you prefer a cute and quick project than a car charm pattern is the perfect alternative! Or you could use it as a teeny weanie wall hanging for your home or for your teens locker. This pattern is also a great introductory pattern for those you are new to color changing.

Well, I won’t keep you from getting started any longer. I hope you love this pattern as much as I loved creating it and try not to get stung while you work, lol. Happy Crocheting!

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You can purchase the Printable PDF on Etsy here! The PDF includes the complete step-by-step pattern so you can follow along on paper, highlighting and making notes as needed. It is a total of 11 pages, including the front and back cover pages. I’ve also included a PDF download of the chart for this pattern.

Materials

*1.75 mm Crochet Hook

DK Weight Yarn (yarn I used is listed below)

*Dowel Rod (cut to size)

*Yarn Needle

*Scissors

*Hand Steamer (optional)

Yarn Choice

For this car charm I used We Crochet Animation, but you could substitute any DK weight yarn of your choice.

For this pattern I used the following yarn:

-We Crochet Animation in Swan – approx. 20 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Clarity – 10 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Black – 10 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Creme Brule – 5 yards

Stitch Key (US Terms)

Ch = Chain

St/sts = Stitch(es)

Sc = Single Crochet

Color Abbreviations

S = Swan

CL = Clarity

B = Black

CB = Creme Brule

Special Notes

-The car charm is worked in rows

-The car charm is worked from the bottom up.

-The 1st stitch of each row should be placed into the same stitch as the turning chain.

-The turning chain does not count as the 1st stitch of the row.

-The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (color abbreviation), example: 8 (S) means 8 sc in Swan.

-The odd rows are the right side rows, even rows are the wrong side rows.

(optional) For a cleaner and stiff backing glue the finished project to a piece of felt before adding the fringe.

Dimensions: 2.5 inches wide x 4.5 inches long (not including fringe)

Gauge: 18 sts x 17 rows = 2 inch square.

Pattern

I have created a chart for this pattern for those who prefer to follow a chart rather than a written pattern. The PDF version of this chart is included with the pattern purchase in my Etsy shop. Here is the free online version for you to use.

Begin by chaining 23 in Swan.

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 2: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 3: 7 (S), 2 (CL), 13 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 4: 12 (S), 4 (CL), 6 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 5: 6 (S), 6 (CL), 10 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 6: 9 (S), 7 (CL), 6 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 7: 6 (S), 7 (CL), 9 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 8: 9 (S), 7 (CL), 6 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 9: 7 (S), 6 (CL), 9 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 10: 3 (S), 1 (B), 3 (S), 1 (B), 1 (S), 6 (CL), 7 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 11: 8 (S), 4 (CL), 3 (B), 2 (S), 2 (B), 3 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 12: 4 (S), 2 (B), 3 (S), 1 (B), 4 (CL), 8 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 13: 9 (S), 2 (CL), 2 (B), 1 (S), 3 (B), 5 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 14: 7 (S), 1 (B), 2 (S), 1 (B), 2 (CL), 9 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 15: 1 (S), 2 (B), 6 (S), 1 (CL), 2 (B), 3 (CB), 2 (B), 5 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 16: 3 (S), 1 (CB), 3 (B), 3 (CB), 3 (B), 2 (CB), 3 (S), 2 (B), 2 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 17: 3 (S), 4 (B), 2 (CB), 3 (B), 3 (CB), 3 (B), 2 (CB), 2 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 18: 1 (S), 3 (CB), 3 (B), 3 (CB), 3 (B), 2 (CB), 3 (B), 4 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 19: 4 (S), 3 (B), 2 (CB), 3 (B), 3 (CB), 3 (B), 3 (CB), 1 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 20: 2 (S), 2 (CB), 3 (B), 3 (CB), 3 (B), 2 (CB), 4 (B), 3 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 21: 2 (S), 2 (B), 3 (S), 2 (CB), 3 (B), 3 (CB), 3 (B), 1 (CB), 3 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 22: 5 (S), 2 (B), 3 (CB), 2 (B), 1 (CL), 6 (S), 2 (B), 1 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 23: 9 (S), 2 (CL), 1 (B), 2 (S), 1 (B), 7 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 24: 5 (S), 3 (B), 1 (S), 2 (B), 2 (CL), 9 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 25: 8 (S), 4 (CL), 1 (B), 3 (S), 2 (B), 4 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 26: 3 (S), 2 (B), 2 (S), 3 (B), 4 (CL), 8 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 27: 7 (S), 6 (CL), 1 (S), 1 (B), 3 (S), 1 (B), 3 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 28: 9 (S), 6 (CL), 7 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 29: 6 (S), 7 (CL), 9 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 30: 9 (S), 7 (CL), 6 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 31: 6 (S), 7 (CL), 9 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 32: 10 (S), 6 (CL), 6 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 33: 6 (S), 4 (CL), 12 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 34: 13 (S), 2 (CL), 7 (S). Ch 1, turn. (22)

Row 35 – Row 37: In Swan, sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (22)

  • Fasten off after Row 37 leaving a 2 foot tail.

Attaching the Fringe

  • To create the fringe cut 10 inch pieces of yarn in your color choice.

To attach the fringe, grab 3 strands of yarn. With a crochet hook, push the hook through the far left foundation chain. Fold the 3 strands of yarn in half, looping the middle of the strands onto the crochet hook.

Fold the strands through the loop.

Tighten to create the fringe.

Repeat for every other foundation chain.

Hanging the Project

To attach the project to a dowel rod or small branch; using a yarn needle, weave the tail over the dowel/branch and back under into the 1st stitch on the top of the car charm.

Repeat for each stitch on the top of the car charm.

Knot off and weave in your ends.

To hang the project, drill 2 small holes on either side of the branch/dowel. Thread through both holes with cotton yarn and knot off both ends. Trim the excess yarn. (Feel free to use your preferred method of hanging the project)

ENJOY!

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