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This fun and cute crochet bee slap bracelet doubles as a cute accessory and a pin cushion to keep your pins handy, right on your wrist. Even a beginner crocheter can create this unique and adorable gift!
So far, we’ve had so much fun with the 2023 Advent Calendar Mystery Crochet Along, and today the fun continues with a fourth free pattern. Each day, from December 1st until December 24th, I’ll release one amazing free pattern for last-minute gifts right here on my blog. Make sure you check back every day to discover a new surprise!
Pattern number four is a super fun project that’s also useful. These sweet little bracelets make the perfect gift for someone who sews, as the little bee can be used as a pin cushion. That way, they can keep their pins organized and close at hand. Even the wings are functional, as they stick together with Velcro to hold a small pair of sewing scissors. You can also attach the bee using Velcro so you can easily remove it if desired.
For the bracelet part, a single crochet sleeve encloses a plastic slap bracelet, which makes it easy to put on or take off. This would also make a great gift for former 80s and 90s kids who will enjoy the nostalgia of this retro fashion accessory.
Of course, you can customize this pin cushion bracelet however you like to personalize your gift. Try using different colors, like pink yarn instead of lime, or any color your recipient prefers. Or you could experiment with yarn weights and hook sizes to change the size of the bee. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
This pattern is also super versatile, as both the crochet bee pattern and the bracelet pattern work on their own, too. You could make bee by itself as a Christmas ornament or small amigurumi. Or crochet a whole set of slap bracelets in all of your loved one’s favorite colors. Both would also work great as stocking stuffers.
Are you ready to get started?
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So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.
How to Crochet the Bee Pincushion Slap Bracelet
Materials you will need
- Premier Cotton Sprout Yarn (worsted-weight yarn, 100 g/180 yds) -> use coupon code DecMCAL20 for 20% off Cotton Sprout until December 24, 2023
- 4.0 mm crochet hook -> I used a WeCrochet Dots Hook
- tapestry needle (yarn needle)
- Polyfill (stuffing)
- Slap bracelet
- Black plastic safety eyes
5 sts x 5 rounds = 1 square inch
9 x 1.25 x 2.5 inches (not measuring the wings)
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE (US crochet terms)
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- Inv sc dec (invisible decrease) = insert hook through front loops of 2 sts, yarn over and pull through, then yarn over and pull through again
- invisible join
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Free Crochet Pattern for the Bee Pin Cushion Slap Bracelet
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Instructions for the Crochet Bee Bracelet with Pin Cushion
R1: using Lime, make a Magic Ring, add 6 sc to the ring, close the ring, use a stitch marker
R2: 2 sc per st
R3-44: 1 sc per st
R45: add your slap bracelet to the inside of your crochet, then do inv sc dec all around, weave your yarn through the front loops of your last round, pull and close the hole, fasten off and weave in your ends
R1: with Yellow Make a Magic Ring (magic circle), add 6 sc to the ring, close the ring, use a stitch marker
R2: 2 sc in each st
R3: * 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around
R4: * 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the following st, repeat from * all around
R5-7: 1 sc per st
R8-9: in black, 1 sc per st
R10-11: in yellow, 1 sc per st
R12-13: in black, 1 sc per st
R14-16: in yellow, 1 sc per st
R17: * 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the following st, repeat from * all around
R18: * 1 sc in the first st, 1 inv sc dec in the next st, repeat from * all around
Add your plastic safety eyes to the bee, and the stuff the bee with polyfill.
R19: inv sc dec all around, the weave yarn through the front loops of the last row and pull to close the hole, fasten off and weave in your ends
With white, ch 4
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 sc in the first ch, 1 sc, then 2 sc in the last ch, turn
R2: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last st, turn
R3: 1 sc per st, turn
R4: 1 sc dec, 1 sc in every st until the last 2 sts, 1 sc dec
Add your velco to the wings
Now you can either glue, sew or velcro your bee to the slap bracelet.
You can attach scissors to between the wings and add pins onto the bee.
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