When I think of project ideas involving bees, several things pop into my head...black and yellow, stripes, arigurumi bee, honey, beehive, honeycomb...I think it would be relevant to incorporate at least one of these aspects into a potential project. Usually if I am searching for pattern/project ideas I will go to Ravelry and Pinterest, and see what I can find from there, so that is what I will do for my bee mascot!
Before I search I will rule out that I don't want to crochet arigurumi as it isn't my thing, and I don't really want to do anything with black and yellow or stripes. This leaves me with honey and honeycomb, so these words are what I will use in finding a pattern for my mascot project.
After doing a little search, I don't find anything interesting for 'honey' however honeycomb has more interesting patterns for it. I love the honeycomb beanie that I found on Ravelry, I think that would be an excellent hat for my sister's Christmas as she loves the colour yellow. The honeycomb hexagons fascinate me as well, as I am quite fond of crochet hexagons. I linked the beehive pincushion as I think it is simply adorable!
For my mascot project I would like to make something using the honeycomb lattice stitch, as I think it is a lovely texture! I think it would be a suitable pattern for making a scarf (maybe to go with the beanie above?), or a cushion front. Although it will be in a bright shiny colour, or maybe yellow if it is for my sister he he.
If you would like to find out more about the KCBW, do check out Eskimimi's page to find out more details.