Queen Bee-Hive Doll by The Ginger Hooker

Queen Bee-Hive Doll

May 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Gauge is less important in this type of project.
4.0 mm (G)
180 yards (165 m)
Doll – 6 ½” tall when standing; Beehive – 7” tall;
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Spring has finally arrived! And nothing says spring like bees. So that got me thinking of an adorable bee doll. This doll, though, isn’t only a bee, she also transforms into a bee-hive. Of course, just like all my other topsy-turvy dolls, she flips into another form. Make her as the Queen Bee herself or one of the worker bees, either way, she’ll be adorable.

Some have called it a Topsy-Turvy, reversible, or 2 in 1 doll.

This pattern was fully tested by testers with varying levels of experience.

This pattern is written in American Standard Terms. I have used photographs to help with instructions throughout. A printer friendly version will also be included.


  • a .pdf file with detailed instructions
  • 10 pages long and has 29 pictures to help you by working
  • the pattern is available in English
  • a print friendly version I- nstant digital download - ready to download immediately after the payment. You will see the download link in details of your order.

DIFFICULTY: Advanced Beginner

Doll – 6 ½” tall when standing
Beehive – 7” tall
* If the same gauge is used as the pattern indicates.


  • Worsted weight yarn in skin color, yellow, black, white, and a small amount of random colors and green for flowers and leaves (flowers are optional). (I use Hobby Lobby’s I love this Cotton!)
  • Small amount of embroidery floss for smile and eyelashes (optional).
  • Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook (used for beehive)
  • Size G (4.0mm) Crochet Hook (used for most of doll)
  • Size E (3.5mm) Crochet Hook (used for embellishments)
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Black pipe cleaner (for antenna)
  • Lots of Fiberfill
  • Yarn Needle
  • Sew-On Snaps (optional)

Pattern Stitches:
mc = Magic Circle
ch = Chain
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = Slip Stitch
sk = Skip
sc = Single Crochet
dec = Single Crochet Decrease
inc = Single Crochet Increase
hdc = Half Double Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
blo = Back Loop Only
flo = Front Loop Only
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
FO = Finish Off

This design, written pattern, and images are a copyright of ©Heather Boyer. You may make and sell products from my patterns. I do ask that you include a link to the pattern with credit for the design. Thank you!

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