Lisa the little Bee | free crochet pattern

Lisa the bee

Today it’s World Bee Day and therefore I wanted to share with you the pattern of Lisa the Bee.

Let’s celebrate and protect these hard working, very important for our ecosystem little insects!

I hope you will enjoy making Lisa. Happy crocheting!

Lisa’s name comes from «Melisa», which in Greek means «Bee» 😉

*Please keep in mind that I really love what I’m doing and that’s why I’m putting a lot of effort and time to share this pattern for free. So, allow me to mention that this pattern is for personal use only and may not, in parts or in whole, be reproduced, sold, distributed or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can sell the finished item, but please credit IwannaBeHara as the designer. You can share this pattern only with a link to this post.

Thank you for respecting my work!

Lisa the Bee


– Small amount of 100% Cotton yarn 125m/50gr (or any yarn you prefer) in 1) yellow 2) black. Also, a color of your choice for: 3) the head 4) the wings and 5) the hair (I used yellow). You will also need a thread of pink yarn for the cheeks.

– Crochet hook for yarn you use. I used a 2,5mm hook.

– Scissors

– Tapestry needle

– Stitch marker or thread of yarn (whatever works for you) as we will work in continuous rounds (spiral)

– Soft toy stuffing

– Small beads in black for the eyes (optional)

Finished size: approx. 5,5 cm / 2.2 in (without the antennae) if worked with suggested yarn and hook.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

mr – magic ring

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

pc – popcorn stitch (see instructions below)

sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)

st(s) – stitch(es)

bl – back loop

inc – increase: work 2sc in same stitch

dec – decrease: work 2sc together as 1; Tip: do this by putting your hook only through the fl of the stitches (invisible decrease).

R – round

[…] x… – repeat instructions within [] x … times

(…) – total number of stitches in this rnd

FO – fasten off

How to make the popcorn stitch (pc):

Make 4 dc in the same st. Remove your hook from the last dc and insert it into the first of these 4. Insert your hook into the loop of the last dc and pull it through the first dc.


– When you are making a sc after the pc, move the hook behind that pc to finish the sc:

– When making the hair, I’d recommend to count your sts after each rnd so you won’t miss any st.

– We will start from the hair.

Lisa the Bee


With yellow or a color of your choice

R1. 6sc in a mr

R2. [pc, sc] x6 (12)

R3. [pc, (sc, pc in next st), sc, (pc, sc in next st)] x3 (18)

R4. [sc, pc, (sc, pc in next st)] x6 (24); sl st in next st and FO.

Head / Body

Attach the color you chose for the head in any st of rnd 4.

R5-8. (4 rounds) 24sc; after rnd 8 change to black

R9-10. (2 rounds) 24sc; after rnd 10 change to yellow

R11-12. (2 rounds) 24sc; after rnd 12 change to black

R13-14. (2 rounds) 24sc; after rnd 14 change to yellow

R15-16. (2 rounds) 24sc; after rnd 16 change to black

R17. 24sc; start stuffing the bee, but don’t overstuff it. Lisa should be able to stand by her own.

R18. sc, dec, [2sc, dec] x5, sc (18)

R19. in bl only [sc, dec] x6 (12)

R20. [dec] x6 (6)

FO leaving a long tail to close the remaining hole with the tapestry needle (put the needle only through the front loops of the remaining 6 sts). Pull tightly and secure yarn end.

Wings (make 2)

With a color of your choice. Don’t stuff.

R1. 6sc in a mr

R2. [inc] x6 (12)

R3. [sc, inc] x6 (18)

R4-6. (3 rounds) 18sc

R7. [sc, dec] x6 (12)

R8. [dec] x6 (6)

FO leaving a long tail for sewing.

Antennae (make 2)

With black

Ch 8; 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 6 sl sts until the end of the chain.

FO leaving a long tail for sewing.


– With black yarn embroider the eyes between rnds 6-8. You can also use small black beades for the eyes.

– With the color you used for the head embroider the nose between rnds 7-8.

– With pink yarn embroider the cheeks just below the eyes.

– Sew the wings onto the back side of the body.

– Sew the antennae onto the hair.


Lisa the Bee is finished!

I hope you have enjoyed making Lisa!

I would love to see your little bee, so please don’t forget to tag me @iwannabehara 😉