Little Honey Play Tent by Natalie Beard

Little Honey Play Tent

March 2023
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
6743 yards (6166 m)
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As the sun sets, a golden glow descends. Little ones can retreat
under the canopy of a play tent made in eco-conscious yarns, adding a touch of sunshine to a child’s room or time outdoors. Under the amigurumi hive, covered in flowers and cute creatures, is a magical place to cuddle up and read a book – about bees!

- Beehive: 14 sts and 14 rows to measure 10 x 10cm over dc using a
4mm hook
- Canopy: 20 sts and 8 rows to measure 10 x 10cm over dc using a
4mm hook

Height 32cm | 12½in
Width 30cm | 11¾in
Height 195cm | 76¾in
Width 130cm | 51¼ in

List of Materials
Scheepjes Truly Scrumptious (50% Recycled Polyester, 50% Acrylic;100g/108m)
- Yarn A 341 Custard Pie x 2 balls

Scheepjes Sunkissed (100% Cotton; 50g/170m)
-Yarn B 015 Noonday Sun x 13 balls
-Yarn C 022 Morning Sunrise x 1 ball
-Yarn D 001 Rock Pool x 1 ball
-Yarn E 003 Breeze x 1 ball
-Yarn F 014 Spearmint Green x 1 ball
Flowers (see Pattern notes for numbers of balls needed)
-Yarn G 019 Candy Floss
-Yarn H 021 Ultraviolet
-Yarn I 007 Pistachio Ice
-Yarn J 012 Beach Hut Orange
-Yarn K 020 Beach Hut Pink
-Yarn L 004 Poolside

-3.5mm and 4mm crochet hooks
-30cm diameter Opry stainless steel ring
-48mm diameter wooden ring
-1m x 6mm twisted cotton cord in natural shade
-400g bag polyester stuffing

Pattern notes
Beehive is worked in Yarn A from top down using amigurumi method: work sts continuously in a spiral without closing each round with ss. Pm in first st of each round, moving it up as you go. Where indicated, sts are worked around 30cm ring. Beehive is then shaped from the inside using 50cm lengths of Yarn A whip stitched through back lps of four rounds, which are then tightened and secured to hold shape.

Canopy is worked in Yarn B from top down in rows. Canopy is attached to hoop using whip sts to bottom edge of Beehive. Bees, Flowers and Leaves are worked separately then joined to Beehive and Canopy to finish. To make 70 Flowers as shown, all six shades of Yarns G-L were used at random. Using three balls of different shades is suggested as a minimum; and two different colours are required per Flower. Work over yarn ends where possible to reduce number of ends to weave in. Cc in last yoh of st before change as folls: insert hook in st, yoh, pull up lp in prev colour, yoh in new colour and draw new colour through all lps.