Knitting patterns featuring bee and honey motifs including blankets, hats, and other projects. Most are free. Updated 9/4/23
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Bertie the Bee
Bee toy softie knit flat. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Nicky Fijalkowska Stewart. DK weight yarn.
Toe up socks with bee motifs in stranded colorwork. Designed by Pinneguri. Pictured project by heididreyer. Available in English and Norwegian
Bee Warning Sign
Reversible yield sign to let people know there are bees nearby. Designed by Lina Wolf. Available in English and German
Bee with Socks with Bees
An adorable knitted bee toy, wearing socks or boots, which have bee motifs on them. DK weight yarn. Designed by Hugh Griffiths.
Bee and Ladybug Cloth or Blocks
Dish cloths or afghan blocks with a bee and ladybug in knit and purl stitches. Designed by Daisy and Storm. Web versions are free. PDFs available for purchase
- Get the free BEE knitting pattern
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- Get the BEE pdf on Etsy
- Get the LADYBUG pdf on Etsy
Bee hive shaped dish cloth with icord bees. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Buzzy Bee Applique
Bumble bee embellishment or motif pattern to decorate your jeans, jacket, bag etc. or as a small patch. Pattern includes 2 body sizes and two wing construction types. Perfect for honeycomb blanket patterns Made with scraps of DK weight yarn. Designed by Kippers Ning.
Summer Garden Butterfly and Cutie Crawlies
This set from Knitables features a butterfly, caterpillar, ladybug, bee, and snail. Finished Height Approximately 12cm. The butterfly’s wings are created ingeniously by rolling knitted fabric. Great use for scrap yarn. Designed by Sarah Gasson of Knitables.
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Queen Bee Hat and Mitts
Matching hat and fingerless mitts with bees inspired by Beeatrice, the Queen Bee of the NYT Spelling Bee game. Designed by arah Sinclair.
- Get the free NYT Spelling Bee Hat knitting pattern
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Buzzy Bee Toy
This little knitted bee is quick and easy. Made with scraps of DK weight yarn. Designed by Knitting by Post.
Beehive Teapot Cozy
Bee hive tea pot cozy with easy welted texture decorated with little bee appliqués. Designed by Patons. Bulky weight yarn.
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Butterflies and Bees Cap
Colorful garden themed hat with bees and butterflies in stranded colorwork. Great stashbuster. Designed by Kat Oliver. Fingering weight yarn. Web version free. PDF available for purchase.
Busy Bee Hats
Two styles of beanie hats with bee motif in sizes for the whole family from baby to adult. Large Bee Pompom in Super Bulky Yarn. Sizes: 6-12 Months, 1-3 Years, 4-12 Years, Women. Small Bee Beanie in Aran yarn: Sizes: 0-3 Months, 3-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 3-12 Years, Teen/Women, Men. Web patterns are free. A printable pdf is available for purchase. Designed by Fox & Pine Stitches.
- Get the free POMPOM HAT knitting pattern - Web version
- Get the free BEANIE knitting pattern - Web version
- Purchase printable pdfs
Wild and Free Wall Hanging
Fun wall hanging for spring and summer featuring a bee and flowers, bordered with pompoms. Designed by Sara Myers. Worsted weight yarn.
Bee Kind Hat
Adorable bee hat with the positive message "Bee Kind" knit in. Designed by Jennafer Leveille. Fingering weight yarn.
Bee Dreaming in Winter
Pullover sweater with happy bees and flowers circling the yoke. Sizes XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]. Designed by Joan of Dark aka Toni Carr for Knitty. Worsted weight yarn.
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Bumble Bee Hat
Earflap hat inspired by bees with stripes and even a stinger point on top. Sizes toddler and child. Designed by Jenna Jenks. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Honey Bee Purse
Adorable small pouch. Designed by Mercy Lambert. Worsted weight yarn.
Bumble Bee Pin Cushion or Toy
Easy bee softie pincushion that uses pins as wings. An option to create a bee toy with wings instead. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by ChemKnits. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by fiberbuzz and RainbowWalkyrie
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Bumble Cat Toy
A knit bee on a cord to amuse the kitties. Many Ravelrers said it was their cat's favorite toy. Designed by Christine Landry. Pictured projects by teekay, pryorjennie, and R-girl.
Evelyn A. Clark designed this hat using stranded colorwork.
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Hide-Away Beehive and Bees
With this pattern you can make a beehive toy and five bees to live inside (including a crown for a Queen). Finished bees are approximately 3.5" long and 7" around, and the completed beehive stands approximately 8" tall. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by WibblyWobblyKnits.
Bumble Bee Cardigan
Hooded baby cardigan bee costume with bee stripes, antennae, and wings. Sizes 6m 12m 18m 24m. Designed by Kyoko Nakayoshi.
Bee Happy Notebook and Bee Kind Wall Hanging
"Bee" motto patterns. Notebook cover with "Bee Happy" and bees designed by Deramores. "Bee Kind" hanging banner sign with with bee designed by Benenden Craft.
Adorable bee toy knit in the round. Toy Size approx. 8” (sitting). Designed by Lorraine Pistorio for Rainebo Designs.
Wanna-Bee Toy and Scarf
Bee inspired wheeled toy and garter stitch scarf. Toy Size 8 inches long and 5.5 inches high. Inspired by Buzzy Bee toy sold in New Zealand since the early 1940s. Designed by Vicki Stewart.
Easy Bee and Honeycomb Baby Blanket
This blanket features a geometric, honeycomb pattern decorated with adorable knit bees This easy to knit pattern uses just knit and purl stitches. The pattern is illustrated and everything is written out - there are no charts to follow. 70cm x 85cm (28" x 33") blanket, with instructions for knitting larger blankets. Worsted weight yarn for blanket with DK for bees. Designed by SprogletsKits.
Flight of the Bumblebee Cardigan
Cardigan sweater with cable bee on the back. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. Designed by KnittLandArt.
Playful Dungaree Playsuit
Baby onesie romper with bib and short pants decorated with a bee flying an embroidered path that forms a heart on the back. Sizes 3 months / 6 months / 12 months / 24 months. Designed by TBeeCosyDesigns. DK weight.
Bumble Bee Baby Blanket
Baby blanket and throw with honeycombs and bees in knit and purl stitches. Sizes Medium: 86cm x 82cm Large: 118cm x 124cm Extra Large: 149cm x 166cm Designed by Knit Sew Make. Aran weight yarn.
Child's Bug Sweater
Easy pullover with insects knit with intarsia and bobbles including ladybugs, bees, spiders, and caterpillars. Sizes 51(56)(61)cm/20(22)(24)in (about 2 to 6 years). Designed by Theresa Conway. DK weight yarn.
Beanie hat with honeycomb cables up one side and welting inspired by bee hives. Uses one skein of Aran weight yarn. Sizes 18 (20, 22)”/ 46 (51, 56) cm circumference. Designed by Jennifer Hagan.