For the fifth ornament of Christmas, it’s finally crochet time! I feel like bells were such a big part of midcentury holiday decorations, and you don’t seen them all that often these days. Well, bells make awesome holiday decor, and I’ve always been a sucker for midcentury Christmas anything. That’s why you’re getting this cute crochet bell pattern in today’s 12 ornaments of Christmas installment. Enjoy!
Crochet Bell Ornament Pattern
US size F crochet hook
Lion Brand Bonbons in Beach – 1 mini skein in blue, plus some yellow scrap yarn
poly-fil (polyester fiber fill, a.k.a. stuffing) – optional
magic ring – here’s a tutorial for newbies
sc – single crochet
ch – chain
sc 2 in 1 – single crochet twice in same ch
rnd – round
(X sc) – X is the number of sc that are now in the rnd
(Y rnds) – Y is the number of times a rnd is worked
sl – slip
1. Form a magic ring, leaving a long tail & sc 6 into ring. Pull tail to tighten loop.
2. ch 1, sc 2 in 1, around. (12 sc)
3. sc 12.
4. (sc 1, sc 2 in 1) around. (18 sc)
5-11. sc 18. (7 rnds)
12. (sc 2, sc 2 in 1) around. (24 sc)
13. sc 24 around, sl to join.
Break yarn and weave in end at bottom of bell only.
Use the long tail from the magic ring and tie a knot to make a loop at the top of the bell. Draw the rest of the tail down through the bell.
Make bell clapper
Using a contrasting color of yarn, ch 3, sc 1 in second ch from hook.
Break yarn. Tie the clapper to the rest of the bell’s yarn tail. Trim and weave in loose ends.
Optional – stuff the bell
If you’d like to stuff the bell, you can use poly-fil. You can also knit or crochet a circle to sew across the bottom of the hat if you prefer.*
*I filled my crochet bell with poly-fil without a plug. Just like last week’s hat ornament, I’ve had this hanging on my ornament display at home for a bit, and the poly-fil has yet to fall out on its own.
Here’s your friendly hashtag reminder for the day! ;) If you make this or any other of the 12 ornaments of Christmas, you can share them on social media using #handsoccupiedhohoho! If you prefer Ravelry, check out the Ravelry thread I started if you’d like to share or chat about them there.