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Bee Happy Wall Hanging | Free Crochet Pattern

Add a touch of sunshine to your home with the Bee Happy Wall Hanging! Have fun working it up!

Who doesn’t love bees?! They do so many important things for us, plus I think they are pretty darn cute too! This wall hanging features a sweet, buzzing bee that will brighten up your space. Perfect for spring and summer decor!

The Bee Happy Wall Hanging is a tapestry/intarsia crochet pattern that you’ll love working up! You’ll only need a few colors (cream/white, yellow, black, and grey) and will be switching back and forth between them as you follow the graph and watch the design come together! Once the main panel is worked up, you’ll crochet it to a dowel for hanging. The fringe is added at the end.

bee happy wall hanging laid flat

Now, if wall hangings aren’t your thing, the bee happy wall hanging also makes a great throw pillow! You’d just need to work up a second panel the same size as the first one (in a solid color, or following the graph again) and then crochet them together, adding stuffing in the middle. One of my amazing pattern testers made her wall hanging into a pillow! Look how cute it turned out!

a crochet pillow with a bee and honeycomb

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I hope you enjoy working up your Bee Happy Wall Hanging!

If you’re looking for more tapestry crochet designs on the blog, be sure to check out the Spring Wall Hanging, Fall Wall Hanging, Butterfly Pillow, Kindness Wall Hanging, and some tapestry crochet bags too!

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight #4 yarn – The bee happy wall-hanging pictured was made with WeCrochet/Knit Picks Comfy yarn which is 75% cotton and 25% acrylic. Either cotton or acrylic yarn (or a blend) can be used for this project. This yarn is a little on the thinner side for a worsted-weight yarn. If you are substituting with another yarn, please refer to the gauge as your wall hanging may turn out larger or smaller, depending on yarn thickness. The colorways and yardages used are 130 yds of Ivory (cream), 30 yds of Black, 30 yds of Honey (yellow), 5 yds of Whisker (grey). To make the knotted fringe as shown, you will need yarn in the chosen fringe color. For the wall hanging pictured, approximately 16 more yards of the cream color was used for the fringe.
  • Crochet Hook – 4.5 mm size crochet hook
  • Wooden Dowel (or similar material) – a 5/16” thick dowel was used for the wall hanging pictured. The dowel was cut to approx. 1-1.5 inches wider than the panel. You can also use a pre-cut 18” dowel and trim it down a touch or leave it slightly long on the sides.
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Stitches Used:

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl St – Slip stitch
  • SC – Single crochet

Gauge

  • 2” square = approximately 10 rows of 9 SC stitches.

Finished Size:

  • When finished, the wall hanging panel (just the rectangular crocheted piece) measures approximately 14.5” wide x 16.75” tall. This panel was blocked to make it even on all sides and flat. Finished measurements from top of dowel to bottom of fringe is 14.5” wide x 20.5” tall.

Important Notes:

  • Turned Rows– Each panel is worked in turned rows of SC stitches. At the end of each row, chain 1 and turn. Chain 1 stitches do not count towards stitch count.
  • Color Changes – You will be changing colors often in this pattern. To change colors, complete the last SC in the first color up until the last yarn over. Yarn over with the new color and pull through last step of the SC stitch. So, your SC will go like this: insert hook into last stitch of the first color, pull up a loop, yarn over with new color, pull through all loops on hook. Now you will be working in the new color until you change colors again.
  • Intarsia Crochet Tips – For this project, you will be using the intarsia crochet technique. When you change colors, you will not be carrying the unused colors along under your stitches. Instead, you will be dropping the color that you are finished with (leaving it attached) and picking up the next color, pulling it over to where you are working the stitches. There will be a right side (RS) and wrong side (WS) of this project. A further explanation on this is in the Graph Notes below.
  • Video Tutorial – There is not a specific video tutorial for this pattern, however, to see how a similar wall hanging project is worked up, please see the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel HERE. This video provides more explanation and visuals on how to read a graph, work color changes, pick up and drop yarn, and attaching the dowel for hanging.

Graph Instructions

Below, you will see the graph for this project. Each box in the graph counts as one SC stitch. This means you will be working 78 rows of 64 stitches, following the color changes in the graph.

To read this graph, you will be starting at the bottom right and working your way across in back-and-forth rows. All ODD numbered rows will have the right side of the project facing you, EVEN numbered rows will have the wrong side facing you. When you are working on the right side (RS) or even numbered rows, make sure you are dropping the yarn to the back (away from you) for the color changes. When you are working on a wrong side (WS) row (odd numbered rows), make sure you are dropping the yarn on the front (towards you) for the color changes. This will ensure that the front of the wall hanging does not show any of the color changes since all the yarn is dropped and noticed the back (wrong side).

On the wrong side, you will start to see where you drop and pick up each color, pulling it over to where you need it. Yes, it will be messy looking with all the ends and yarn carried across, but it is the back so you will not see it once it is hanging on the wall.

To help keep your yarn floats across the back of your project shorter, it is helpful to use two bobbins of some colors, when the sections of the same color are far apart. For example, having two bobbins of yellow is helpful when working the stripes for the bee and the honeycomb at the top because there were too many stitches between those two yellow sections to carry the yarn across the back that far. Also, having two bobbins of the cream color was helpful for working the cream stitches on each side of the bee to keep the yarn floats shorter.

Remember to keep consistent tension, even when working all the color changes. This is so your panel comes out nice and even on the sides. However, if it is a little off at the end, blocking it will even it out.

I have also provided written instructions below for working all the color changes in the graph.

Color Key: A = Cream, B = Yellow, C = Black, D = Grey

The Pattern

Start the project in color A. Chain 65, SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch across, ch 1 turn (64) *This first row does not count as a row on the graph

The next row you work will be row 1 on the graph and the start of the colorwork. Each row from 1-78 will be completed in SC stitches with a ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. When row 78 is finished, do not fasten off. Continue to the instructions for attaching your project to the dowel for hanging.

Written Instructions for the Graph

You may choose to either use the written notes below for the color changes or follow the graph. In the written notes below, the row number, number of SC stitches in each color, RS/WS rows, and the direction you are traveling (relating to the graph) are included.

← Row 1 [RS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A7

→ Row 2 [WS]: B3, A5, B2, A12, B2, A5, B6, A5, B2, A12, B2, A5, B3

← Row 3 [RS]: B4, A5, B2, A10, B2, A5, B8, A5, B2, A10, B2, A5, B4

→ Row 4 [WS]: A3, B2, A5, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A5, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A3

← Row 5 [RS]: A4, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A5, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A5, B2, A4

→ Row 6 [WS]: A5, B2, A5, B8, A5, B2, A10, B2, A5, B8, A5, B2, A5

← Row 7 [RS]: A6, B2, A5, B6, A5, B2, A12, B2, A5, B6, A5, B2, A6

→ Row 8 [WS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A7

← Row 9 [RS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A7

→ Row 10 [WS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A7

← Row 11 [RS]: A6, B2, A5, B6, A5, B2, A12, B2, A5, B6, A5, B2, A6

→ Row 12 [WS]: A5, B2, A5, B8, A5, B2, A10, B2, A5, B8, A5, B1, A6

← Row 13 [RS]: A4, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A5, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A5, B2, A4

→ Row 14 [WS]: A3, B2, A5, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A5, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A3

← Row 15 [RS]: B4, A5, B2, A10, B2, A5, B8, A5, B2, A10, B2, A5, B4

→ Row 16 [WS]: B3, A5, B2, A12, B2, A5, B6, A5, B2, A12, B2, A5, B3

← Row 17 [RS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A7

→ Row 18 [WS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A7

← Row 19 [RS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A14, B2, A7

→ Row 20 [WS]: A8, B2, A12, B2, A16, B2, A12, B2, A5, B3

← Row 21 [RS]: B4, A5, B2, A10, B2, A18, B2, A10, B2, A9

→ Row 22 [WS]: A10, B2, A8, B2, A20, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A3

← Row 23 [RS]: A4, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A22, B2, A6, B2, A11

→ Row 24 [WS]: A12, B8, A24, B8, A5, B2, A5

← Row 25 [RS]: A6, B2, A5, B6, A26, B6, A13

→ Row 26 [WS]: A55, B2, A7

← Row 27 [RS]: A7, B2, A55

→ Row 28 [WS]: A5, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A7, C2, A9, C2, A10, B2, A7

← Row 29 [RS]: A6, B2, A11, C2, A9, C2, A7, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A5

→ Row 30 [WS]: A5, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A7, C2, A9, C2, A12, B2, A5

← Row 31 [RS]: A4, B2, A13, C2, A5, C6, A3, C6, A2, C7, A2, C2, A3, C2, A5

→ Row 32 [WS]: A5, C7, A2, C7, A2, C7, A2, C7, A3, C4, A13, B2, A3

← Row 33 [RS]: B4, A13, C6, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C7, A5

→ Row 34 [WS]: A5, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A2, C2, A14, B3

← Row 35 [RS]: A17, C2, A2, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A5

→ Row 36 [WS]: A5, C2, A3, C2, A2, C7, A2, C7, A2, C7, A2, C2, A2, C2, A17

← Row 37 [RS]: A17, C2, A2, C2, A3, C6, A3, C6, A3, C5, A3, C2, A3, C2, A5

→ Row 38 [WS]: A64

← Row 39 [RS]: A64

→ Row 40 [WS]: A64

← Row 41 [RS]: A64

→ Row 42 [WS]: A5, C6, A3, C6, A2, C6, A36

← Row 43 [RS]: A36, C6, A2, C6, A2, C7, A5

→ Row 44 [WS]: A5, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A6, C2, A17, C4, A19

← Row 45 [RS]: A18, C2, D2, C2, A16, C2, A6, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A5

→ Row 46 [WS]: A5, C6, A3, C5, A3, C5, A12, C1, D5, C1, A18

← Row 47 [RS]: A17, C2, D5, C1, A12, C5, A3, C5, A3, C6, A5

→ Row 48 [WS]: A5, C2, A3, C2, A2, C2, A6, C2, A14, C3, D5, C1, A17

← Row 49 [RS]: A17, C1, D4, C2, D2, C2, A12, C2, A6, C2, A2, C2, A3, C2, A5

→ Row 50 [WS]: A5, C7, A2, C6, A2, C6, A7, C2, D9, C1, A17

← Row 51 [RS]: A13, C2, B2, C2, D9, C2, A6, C6, A2, C6, A3, C6, A5

→ Row 52 [WS]: A33, C2, D8, B1, C4, B2, C1, A13

← Row 53 [RS]: A13, B2, C4, B3, D8, C1, A33

→ Row 54 [WS]: A13, B6, A14, C1, D7, C2, B3, C4, B1, A13

← Row 55 [RS]: A9, C8, B3, C3, D5, C2, A14, B8, A12

→ Row 56 [WS]: A11, B2, A6, B2, A15, C9, B3, C3, D3, C3, A7

← Row 57 [RS]: A6, C2, D6, C1, B3, C4, B2, A18, B2, A8, B2, A10

→ Row 58 [WS]: A9, B2, A10, B2, A15, C2, B3, C4, B3, D7, C1, A6

← Row 59 [RS]: A6, C1, D8, B1, C4, B3, C4, A13, B2, A12, B2, A8

→ Row 60 [WS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A6, C3, A3, C5, B3, C3, D4, C1, D3, C2, A6

← Row 61 [RS]: A7, C1, D2, C2, D6, C1, B2, C6, A3, C1, A1, C1, A6, B2, A14, B2, A7

→ Row 62 [WS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A6, C1, A4, C8, A1, C1, D7, C3, A8

← Row 63 [RS]: A10, C1, D7, C1, A1, C6, A1, C2, A2, C2, A7, B2, A12, B2, A5, B3

→ Row 64 [WS]: B4, A5, B2, A10, B2, A9, C4, A3, C4, A2, C1, D6, C1, A11

← Row 65 [RS]: A11, C2, D5, C1, A5, C2, A16, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A3

→ Row 66 [WS]: A4, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A16, C2, A7, C1, D3, C2, A12

← Row 67 [RS]: A13, C2, D2, C1, A8, C1, A17, B8, A5, B2, A5

→ Row 68 [WS]: A6, B2, A5, B6, A18, C1, A2, C2, A5, C3, A14

← Row 69 [RS]: A22, C1, A2, C2, A28, B2, A7

→ Row 70 [WS]: A7, B2, A29, C4, A22

← Row 71 [RS]: A55, B2, A7

→ Row 72 [WS]: A6, B2, A5, B6, A45

← Row 73 [RS]: A44, B8, A5, B2, A5

→ Row 74 [WS]: A4, B2, A5, B2, A6, B2, A43

← Row 75 [RS]: A42, B2, A8, B2, A5, B2, A3

→ Row 76 [WS]: B4, A5, B2, A10, B2, A41

← Row 77 [RS]: A40, B2, A12, B2, A5, B3

→ Row 78 [WS]: A7, B2, A14, B2, A39

*Do not fasten off. Continue to next set of instructions below to finish the top to get your project ready for hanging.

*If you are making your Bee Happy Wall Hanging into a pillow, go back and work up a second panel matching the first one. This one can be in a solid color or stripes in yellow, black, white, and grey would look really neat too! Once you’ve made both panels, place them on top of each other (right sides facing out) and single crochet around all four sides to join them together. Add stuffing to the inside when you’re about halfway done crocheting together the last side.

Attaching to the Dowel and Adding the Chain

After completing row 78, ch 1 and turn so you now have the right side (RS) facing you. Line up your dowel along the top of your project. Now, you will work one last row of single crochet stitches, however, you will be working these stitches over the dowel. To make your SC stitches, insert your hook into the stitch, passing under the dowel. Yarn over on the other side of the dowel and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook (see video tutorial). Continue working SC stitches all the way across (64 sts in total). When you get to the other end, do not fasten off. Next, you’ll be making the long chain for hanging your project.

Adding the chain for hanging: Chain 70 (or your desired length for the hanging chain), join with a slip stitch to the first stitch on the other side of the project. Fasten off, weave in ends.

crochet panel featuring honeycomb, a bee, and the bee happy title

Adding the Knotted Fringe (Optional)

For the knotted fringe, you will need a bunch of strands of the cream color (or your chosen fringe color) cut into approximately 9 inches each. Wrapping your yarn around an object like a book and then cutting the ends is an easy way to keep the strands even in length. Take one strand, fold it in half, and pull it part way through one of the stitches on the bottom of the wall hanging. Loop the ends through the loop created and pull down on the ends to secure the knot (see photos below. Repeat for all 64 stitches across bottom of wall hanging.

step by step photos for adding a crochet fringe

When you have added all the strands of fringe and knotted them, trim the strands evenly to your desired length. It might be helpful to block your project before trimming the strands if they are not sitting quite flat. For the wall hanging pictured, the fringe was trimmed to approximately 2.75” in length.

That’s all! You are now finished your Bee Happy Wall Hanging! I hope you had so much fun working up this design! Now, good luck finding the perfect place to display your beautiful work!

bee happy wall hanging pinterest image

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