Free Pattern Friday: Bees in Four Directions

Today I have a very small and simple pattern for some tiny cross-stitched bees. These are based off the bees for the August flower of the month square, but I’ve altered them slightly and made a pattern for a bee facing in each direction.

free cross stitch pattern tiny bees

Right click and choose “save as” to save the chart to your computer.

These bees are super cute when stitched, I just love their little antennae. I used a three-quarter stitch for the black fractional stitch on the head, but only used half-stitches (one leg of a regular cross stitch) for the wings. Trying to make three-quarter stitches on the wings made them look too bulky and strange. Here are some close-ups on my August flower of the month square showing two of the bees:

close-up photograph of a cross-stitched bee

close-up photograph of a cross stitched bee

I hope you’ll stitch something up with a few tiny bees, and please share with me if you do!

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