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Mr Bumble Bee Ornament

Image of Mr Bumble Bee Ornament Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This ornament, even though it looks like a toy, is not a toy. It is a decoration or ornament for spring or summer decorating. It would look great stuck onto a plant poke or hung up in a window. His happy face should bring a smile to anyone who sees him.
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Materials Needed
Scrap of worsted weight acrylic yarn in yellow
Scrap of worsted weight acrylic yarn in black or black fleck
6" scrap of worsted weight acrylic yarn in red
Polyester Fiber fill
2 Wiggle eyes ¼" in diameter
2 brown pipe cleaners 12" long
1 black pipe cleaner 12" long
Hot Glue and gun
Size G/6 or 4.5mm aluminum crochet hook
Tapestry Needle

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4dc = 1"
Finished Size: 4½ x 4½
Skill Level: Intermediate

Image of side of Mr Bumble Bee

Instructions
RND 1: With Yellow. Ch 4. 11dc in 4th ch from hook. Join w/slst to top of ch4. Drop yellow but do not fasten off. Join black.

RND 2: Ch1. Sc in same st as slst. 2sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. Drop black and pick up yellow.

RND 3: Ch3. Dc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Drop yellow and pick up black.

RND 4: Ch1. Sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. Drop black and pick up yellow.

RND 5: Rep round 3.

RND 6: Ch1. Sc in next st. *Pull up a lp in each of the next 2 sts, yo pull through all 3 lps on hook. (decrease [dec] made) Sc in each of the next 3 sts. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Drop black and pick up yellow.

RND 7: Rep rnd 3.

RND 8: Ch1. Sc in each of the next 2 sts. Dec 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts, 3 times. Sc in last st. Join w/slst to ch1. Drop black. Pick up yellow.

RND 9: Rep rnd 3. Fasten off yellow and pick up black.

RND 10: Ch1. Sc in next st. Dec 1, sc in each of the next 2sts, 3 times. Dec 1. Sc in last st. Join w/slst to ch1. Do not drop black.

RND 11-13: Ch1. Sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. At the end of round 13, stuff body. Fasten off black but leaving a 12" end. Using the end, work a running stitch through the last round and gather up to close, then poke the needle through round 10 and work a running stitch through that round to form a fat neck then weave rest of end into the black part to secure in place. Trim rest of end.

Wings: Make 2 the same RND 1: Ch4. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3. 15dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch1. Sc in same st as slst. Work 2 sc in each of the next 11 dc. Ch1. Sc in side of last sc made. Sc in each of the next 4 dc. Sc in ch1. Do not ch1. Turn. Now you will work in rows.

ROW 1: Sc in each of the next 5 sc. Do not ch1. Turn.

ROW 2: Sc in each of the next 4 sc. Do not ch1. Turn.

ROW 31: Sc in each of the next 3 sc. Ch1. Fasten off. Leave finising end about 8" long. Weave other end into work.

Assembly
STEP 1: Stitch wings to back in position desired.

STEP 2: Cut black pipe cleaner into a 4" piece. Poke through top of head and curl both ends to form antennae.

STEP 3: Glue wiggle eyes to face just under where the antennae come out.

STEP 4: Use scrap of red yarn to stitch a smile onto the face. Use a back stitch.

STEP 5-7: Cut the 2 brown pipe cleaners in half. Poke 3 of them through the body from one side to the other to form legs. Bend the ends of each pipe cleaner ¼ from the end to form feet then bend the cleaners down to finish the legs.

STEP 8: Attach hanger to top or poke onto a skewer to form a plant poke.

Design written on Thursday, January 20, 2005. Copyright ©2004 By Julie A. Bolduc p103035

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