Honeycomb Bee Cozy Crochet Pattern

This week I am excited to share with you another summer crochet pattern, the Honeycomb Bee Cozy.   This cute pattern is a great cozy for putting around all those cold drinks this summer, it works up quickly and is a great stash busting project too; the whole project used less than 15g of yarn.  Not only did this pattern cross off another stash busting goal, but also ticked off another Tunisian crochet project too.

This pattern is worked in one of my favourite stitches, the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch and the colours I chose to use colours that reminded me of honey in a bee hive, amber for the top and yellow for the background.   This part of the cozy is worked in the round and there is a helpful tutorial on getting started in the round in Tunisian crochet.   Although the video only uses the simple stitch, it should give you an idea of how to do it if you are not familiar.   I hope to get a few more Tunisian tutorials up on my channel over the summer months.

Once I had the Honeycomb effect of the bee hive made for the main cozy, it was onto making some bee motives.  These are small and quick to make and really make the cozy feel more like a little bee hive.  I added two bees flying in different directions, but you could easily add as many or as little as you like.   My finished cozy measures 7cm high and 12cm wide (24cm round in total) and this fits my reusable coffee mug (which works for cold drinks too), it also fits nicely around a 750ml or 1ltr bottle too.   If you want to adapt the size then you can either plus or minus the starting ch, just remember to always make sure it is an odd number in the chain.   You can also add more rows if you want to make it taller too.

You can find the pattern for the Honeycomb Bee cozy below.   I hope you enjoy making and using these cozies over the summer.   See you next week for the release of my first multi sized Tunisian crochet skirt!

Vicky x

Honeycomb Bee Cozy 

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this cozy

  • 4ply cotton (I used King Cole Giza) in the following;
    • Amber – around 15-20m
    • Yellow – around 15-20m
    • Small amount of black and white
  • 3.5mm double ended crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Ch- chain
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
  • TPS – Tunisian purl stitch
  • THS – Tunisian honeycomb stitch (1 TSS, 1 TPS along 1st round, then 1 tps, 1tss along next round, keep alternating rounds)
  • RP – return pass, always yarn over and pull through 2 loops all the way around.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc inc – single crochet increase – 2 single crochet in same stitch
  • 3 sc tog – 3 single crochet together – (insert hook through 1 stitch, pull up a loop) x 3, then yarn over and pull through all loops on hook
  • m/c – magic circle
  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this pattern is 9 rows and 12 stitches of Tunisian honeycomb stitch in a 5cm square.
  • The finished Honeycomb Bee cozy is 7cm tall and 12 cm wide (24cm all the way around.)
  • The cozy is worked in the round, if you are not familiar with Tunisian in the round, then please see this video for help.
  1. Pattern

Honeycomb cozy– start in Amber, and use yellow for the RP

Round Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 59 59
2 Sk ch and TSS across, RP in yellow 59
3-17 THS around, RP 59
18 Sl st cast off using THS pattern. 59
  Sl st to join and cast off, sew in ends  


Bees – make 2 starting in black

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 3 sc, turn 3
  Change to yellow  
3-4 3 sc, turn 3
  Change to black  
5-6 3 sc, turn 3
  Change to yellow  
6-7 3 sc, turn 3
  Change to black  
8 3 sc, turn 3
9 3 sc tog 1
  Cast off with a long tail to sew to cozy  
  Sew in all yellow ends and starting black end.  


Left Bee Wing – in white

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Attach yarn at the beginning of the 1st yellow stripe (at row 1) with a sl st, sc in same stitch as sl st and then 1 more sc, turn 2
2 Sc inc x 2, turn 4
3 4 sc, turn 4
4 Sc dec x 2 2
  Cast off and sew in ends  


Right Bee Wing – in white

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Attach yarn 2 stitches away from the end of the left wing with a sl st, sc in same stitch as sl st and then 1 more sc, turn  (your right wing should end up touching the left wing) 2
2 Sc inc x 2, turn 4
3 4 sc, turn 4
4 Sc dec x 2 2
  Cast off and sew in ends  

Sew bees to the cozy in different positions


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