love bug lip balm holder crochet pattern


January 19, 2024


May 3, 2024

3 Love Bug Lip-Balm Cozy 

Crochet Patterns

Are you looking for some small and practical Love Bug crochet patterns to use up your yarn scraps and turn them into meaningful tokens of your love? 

Well, I have not one, not two, but THREE love bug crochet patterns for you that you can give on various occasions to express your affection and appreciation.

These love bug lip-balm holders are minimalist, simple, cute & practical. You can add a keychain and ensure that these lip balms never get lost again.

You can use these love bugs:

  • On Valentine's Day
  • Mother's or Father's Day
  • Anniversaries & Birthdays
  • Apologies & reconciliations
  • Long-distance relationships
  • Gifts to teachers, family or friends
  • To sell at craft fairs
  • Or give to someone just because...

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:

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Love Bugs Crochet patterns free

I designed 3 variations of these Love Bug lip-balm cozies and there's a bundle sale if you're interested. You'll get some bonus Valentine's Gift Tags absolutely FREE with this bundle.

3 Love Bug Lip Balm Cozy Crochet Patterns

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So what do you think of this Love Bug Lip Balm cozy trio?

Love Bugs crochet patterns PDF

If you'd like to buy all 3 Love Bug Lip Balm Cozy crochet patterns in an Ad-free PDF printable format, you can either get the discounted offer from Ravelry or my Blog Shop.

If you're looking for the FREE VERSIONS of these patterns, keep scrolling or click on the name of each one in the Table of Contents below.

Lip Balm Cozy Cards Printable

1. Bee Lip-Balm Holder Crochet Pattern 

Just like a busy bee buzzing through flowers, your lip balm stays snug and accessible for every moment. Say goodbye to rummaging in your bag; this bee lip balm holder has you covered, making sure your lips are sweetly cared for anytime, anywhere!

2. Ladybug Lip-Balm Holder Crochet Pattern 

Searching for a gift that shouts 'You're amazing!'? Try this cute Ladybug Lip Balm Holder. It's like a tiny ladybug hug for your lip balm – adorable, considerate, and absolutely ready to be gifted with a smile!

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3. Caterpillar Lip-balm holder Crochet Pattern

This little caterpillar is a playful little friend who will guard your lip balm. He's quirky, joyful, and the ultimate in crocheted cuteness. Get ready for smiles and surprises with this one!

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4. Frequently Asked Questions About the Love Bug Lip Balm Cozy Crochet Patterns

Are these lip-balm holders crochet beginner-friendly?

Yes, for sure! I designed these patterns with beginners in mind. Each pattern includes step-by-step instructions and uses basic stitches, making them a perfect starting point for anyone new to crochet.

The single crochet stitch is used mostly in the Bee & Ladybug patterns. 

It would be great if you know how to crochet a Magic Circle, but if you don't, I've provided an easy alternative or your could learn the Magic Circle by watching the YouTube videos below. 

How to crochet a Magic Circle

You'll also learn how to increase and decrease in crochet, and I'll explain these to you step-by-step with photo instructions.

Another technique you'll learn is how to change colors to create the stripes in the bee and caterpillar patterns. You'll learn 2 different techniques, one on how to change colors in single crochet and the other will be on how to seamlessly change colors in half double crochet in continuous rounds.

The caterpillar lip balm holder is a little bit more advanced. You will learn how to crochet into the 3rd loop of the half double crochet stitch which gives this knitted effect that's so cute on this lip balm cozy.

What type of yarn is best for these projects?

I used cotton DK yarn for these projects. I like how the stitches look with cotton yarn and the fact that it's not stretchy. If you can't get cotton yarn, you could also use acrylic, bamboo or a cotton blend.

The yarn weight is what's important here. You don't want to use a yarn that's too heavy/thick otherwise the lip-balm might fall out.

I'll instruct you in the pattern at what point you need to measure you lip-balm cozy to make sure your lip balm, lipstick or lip gloss will fit snug inside.

Can I customize the size of the lip-balm holders?

Yes, you can. The patterns are easily adaptable. If you want a longer cozy for a lip-gloss or a slightly shorter one for a short lipstick, you can adjust the number of rounds accordingly. Just be sure to maintain the pattern's proportions.

How long does it take to complete one lip-balm holder?

The time it takes will depend on your crochet speed and experience. On average, these cozy patterns are quick projects that you can finish in about an hour tops. If you're making several of them, you'll get faster with each one as you get the hang of it.

Can I use these lip-balm holders for anything other than lip balms?

Why not? Although I designed these cozies for lip balms, you can use them for small things like:

  • USB drives,
  • essential oil rollers, or
  • tiny gift holders

If you have any more ideas, please let me know in the comments 🙂

Are the patterns available for free, and where can I find them?

Yes, you'll find all 3 patterns for free on my blog (with ads). Just click on the button under each image and it'll take you to the individual blog post that has detailed step-by-step photo instructions to guide you through the patterns.

If you prefer a printable ad-free version of the patterns, you'll find these in my shop and on Ravelry.

How could I package these lip balm holders for gifting?

I designed some love bug mason jars that you could easily print out and use as cards to attach your lip balm cozies to.  There's even a little tag where you can write the person's name on and personalize your gift.

These printable Love Bug Jars are available for sale in my shop.

printable mason jar outline
Caterpillar lip balm cozy crochet pattern jar

Can kids make these lip-balm holders, or is it meant for adults?

These patterns are kid-friendly. With supervision, I'd say children around 10 years old and up can certainly enjoy making these cute lip-balm holders.

It's a fantastic way to bond with kids and they'll love the outcome.

Imagine how proud they'll feel when they give out their cute little love bugs to their friends!

What crochet techniques will I learn from these patterns?

By working up these lip balm holders, you'll learn:

  • Basic crochet techniques such as chain, single crochet, slip stitch,
  • Increasing in the round
  • Half double crochet in the 3rd loop
  • Changing colors in single crochet stitches
  • Changing colors in 3rd loop of half double crochet stitches
  • And some embroidery techniques.

5. Other Lip Balm Holder Projects

You can try out these Christmas-themed lip balm holders if you like.


How can I share my completed Love Bug crochet projects with the crafting community?

You can share your creations on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest using relevant hashtags (#). You can also join online crochet forums and groups to connect with other crocheters.

If you make any of these Love Bug lip-balm holders, it would be great if you could share them on these platforms, tag me with @startcrochet.

And if you have any questions, please leave it in the comments below. I also invite you to join the Start Crochet FB Group to exchange ideas and show off your crochet projects.

I hope you enjoyed these cute & practical Love Bug Lip-balm holder Crochet Patterns. What will you be using them for? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy hooking!

May 🙂

Disclaimer: Information in this crochet pattern is given for reference only. Even though I do my best to ensure all patterns have no mistakes, occasional errors may slip through.

No liability is accepted for variations in finished projects. Please get in touch with me at [email protected] if you think there might be a mistake in the pattern or if you are unsure about how to interpret the instructions.

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