Woolly Beehive Skep

from Marie Mayhew Designs

Woolly Beehive Skep Pattern


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Knitting: Woolly Beehive Skep
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Woolly Beehive Skep two sizes of skeps

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




Home Decor


Table Accessory

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • the use of double point needles

Pattern Description:

A knit and felt beehive skep in two sizes.

In the olden days, beehive skeps were baskets made of grass or straw. They were used for housing a colony of bees as they produced their honeycomb. Knit and felt a whimsical 3.5 or 5-inch beehive as a tribute to the hardest worker out there -- the honey bee!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • about 3.5 to 5-inches tall after felting


  • skein of worsted weight 100% wool yarn, GOLD
  • 16-inch circular needle, size 10.5
  • double point needles, size 10.5

You Will Also Need:

  • plastic polypellets, for base

About Designer

About Designer

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I have been crafting since I was little kid, but only learned to knit when my son was 6 months old. I started knitting with the hopes of making lots of little mittens and sweaters. My patterns have evolved from the use of various yarns and playing with the felting process. I am a sculpture artist at heart.

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