Bee-lip-balm-holder-crochet-pattern

Published

January 8, 2024

Updated

May 3, 2024

Bee Lip Balm Holder Keychain

Crochet Pattern

Let's make some cute & practical lip balm holders so you can gift them to your family and friends and make sure they never lose their lip balms again.

You can use them for:

  •  chapstick
  • lipstick
  • lip gloss
  • lip balm, or
  • essential oil rollers.

You won't just be wrapping those lip balms in cozy lovebug-themed cases...

You can also attach them to keychains, purses, or backpacks for easy & convenient access to lip balm throughout the day. 

Printable Love Bug Jars Template (editable)

And add these pre-designed love bug jars for an extra personal touch.

Love Bug Jar Printable

Printable Lip Balm Cards

You could either insert a stick of lip balm, lipstick or lip gloss or you could simply print out these Lip Balm Cards I designed so that people know right away what it is you're giving them.

Are you gifting your Lip Balm Cozy or selling it at a fair? Insert these handy display cards so that people know right away what these cozies are for.

Lip Balm Cozy Cards Printable

Let me show you how to make your very own Bee lip-balm holder. Click the button below to scroll down to the FREE PATTERN or purchase the PDF Printable version. You can also buy all 3 Love Bug Lip-balm cozy patterns at a discount.

Bug Jar Printable

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BEE LIP BALM COZY CROCHET PATTERN

PDF Pattern To Download & Print

You may also purchase this pattern from Ravelry if you prefer.

Bee Lip Balm Cozy Crochet Pattern 
PDF Printable

Bee Lip Balm Cozy Crochet Pattern PDF

Handmade Lip Balm Display Cards  
PDF Printable

Lip Balm Cozy Cards Printable

If you're looking for the Free Pattern on my blog, keep scrolling or click on the section you need in the Table of Contents above.

These 3 love-bug lip balm holders were featured in the top 20 Scrap Yarn Patterns by Cosy Rosie UK. Have a look at her review on YouTube below:

Materials Needed

  • Yarn in 4 colors - Ricorumi DK 100% cotton, 25 g (57.5 m) in Black & Yellow.
  • Crochet hook size E (3.5 mm).
  • Trimits Toy Eyes Solid Black – 6mm, Googly eyes, or black fiber art beads, or a permanent marker (see 15 worry worm eye options to choose from)
  • A darning needle
  • Stitch markers
  • A pair of scissors
  • Metal spring hook or keyring (optional)

Abbreviations

mc = magic circle

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

sts = stitches

fo = fasten off


Skill Level

  • Easy

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Gauge

13 stitches and 11 rows = 5 cm in single crochet


Size

This lip balm holder measures approx. 3.3“ (8.5 cm) in height to the top of the head.

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Yardage

Weight: 6 grams

Yardage: Approximately 14 m (15.3 yards).


Notes

- You can make the pattern larger or smaller by changing the type of yarn and/or hook size. Depending on the size of your lip balm, lipstick or lip gloss, you might want to add a few rounds of white to increase height.
- Numbers at the end of each row (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that row.
- Please ensure that your lip balm is the size of the bottom of the holder after round 2.
- Insert your lip-balm, lipstick or lip gloss into the holder when you get to almost the end to see if you need to add a few rounds to adjust height.
- We’ll be working in the round, so a stitch marker is advised.
- Please note that I use US crochet terms.

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Changing colors in continuous single crochet rounds

  1. Insert hook through the top of the first stitch of this round,
  2. Drop color A behind your work (the color you were just working with),
  3. Yarn over with color B (new color) & pull through both loops on your hook,
  4. Pull both yarns tight,
  5. Slip Stitch into the next stitch,
  6. Sc into the next st and continue to sc to complete the round (try to crochet over the color B yarn tail so you don't have to weave in the ends later),
  7. Your last stitch of this round will be under the slip stitch you began this round with.
  8. Continue to crochet in the round.

If you'd like to see a photo tutorial of how to change colors in continuous single crochet rounds, check out this post.

How to Color Change in Continuous Single Crochet Rounds

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Easy Bee Crochet Pattern Free

Bee Lip Balm Holder Crochet Pattern Instructions

Body

  • Round 1: With black yarn, work 6 sc into a MC. If you don’t know how to crochet a MC, start with Ch 2, then crochet 6 sc into the second chain from the hook (6).
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  • Pull the tail end to close the circle. We will be working in continuous rounds so insert a stitch marker into the first st of each upcoming round.
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  • Round 2: 2 sc into each stitch around (12).
free crochet bee pattern

Note: Place your lip-balm on this circle and check that it fits well inside the circle.

  • Round 3: sc into each stitch around. Do not cut yarn (12).
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Note: It's best to crochet over your yellow yarn tail so you don't need to weave it in later.

  • Round 5: Sc into each stitch around (12).  
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1. Grab yellow yarn and pull through first st of this round

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2. Pull yellow yarn through black loop on your hook.

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3. Slip stitch into the next stitch

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4. Sc into the next st and continue the round

  • Round 6: Rejoin black yarn, sc into each stitch around (12). 
  • Round 7: Sc into each stitch around (12). 
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  • Round 8: Rejoin yellow yarn, sc into each stitch around (12).
  • Round 9: Sc into each stitch around (12).
  • Round 10: Rejoin black yarn, sc into each stitch around (12).
  • Round 11: Sc into each stitch around (12).
  • Round 12: Rejoin yellow yarn, sc into each stitch around (12).
  • Round 13: Sc into each stitch around (12).
  • Round 14 Rejoin black yarn, sc into each stitch around (12). 
  • Round 15: Sc into each stitch around (12).
  • Slip stitch to join, do not cut black yarn & continue to hanger.
  • Leave 4" tail, cut yellow yarn and fasten off.
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Hanger

  • Continuing with black yarn, chain 30. 
  • Leaving a 4” tail, cut your yarn and fasten off.
  • Do not connect the hanger to the opposite end.
lip balm cozy crochet pattern

Head

Note: We will be working in continuous rounds for the head, so using a stitch marker is advised to keep track of your stitches.

  • Round 1: With yellow yarn, start by crocheting 6 sc into a MC. Pull your MC closed tight (6).
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  • Round 2: 2 sc into each st around (12).
lip balm holder crochet pattern
  • Rounds 3-6: sc into each st around (12). [4 rounds]
  • Leaving a 4” tail, cut your yarn.
how to crochet lip balm holder
  • Remove your stitch marker & join to the first stitch of this round. Try the seamless join for a clean finished look.
  • Weave in ends with your darning needle and cut off excess yarn.
  • Attach eyes of choice in the middle of the head between rounds 2 & 3 with one stitch in between.
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  • Cut about 5” of black yarn and stitch on the mouth of the bee 1 stitch under the eyes.
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  • To create a smile, insert your needle from back to front in the center of the mouth pulling it down a little, catch the center of the mouth then reinsert your needle back into the same stitch from front to back. Tie a knot in the back and weave in ends.
free crochet lip balm holder pattern
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  • Insert your hook inwards into the top of the head one stitch above the left eye and catch the black chain that's attached to the body to pull it through the top of the head. 
  • Insert your hook from the inside of the head into the top of the head one stitch above the right eye and catch the black chain that’s attached to the body and pull it inwards through the top of the head.
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  • Attach the end of the black chain to the opposite side of the top of the chapstick holder with a sl st. Secure with a couple of stitches with your darning needle.
  • You’ll be able to move the head up and down the chain to open and close the chapstick holder.
crochet lip balm holder free pattern
  • Attach the metal keyring to the end of your long black chain.

  • I hope you enjoyed crocheting this cute little Bee Chapstick Holder! Who are you making it for?

    I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy hooking!

    May 


    Have a look at these other 2 Love Bug lip balm holders that your friend or family-member may appreciate.

    Ladybug lip balm holder crochet pattern
    Caterpillar lip balm holder crochet pattern

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