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, so you’re getting this cute crochet bell pattern in today’s 12 ornaments of Christmas installment. Enjoy!
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Crochet Bell Ornament Pattern
Skill level: easy
1 pack Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons in Beach (100% Cotton yarn; fingering weight), which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need less than a skein of blue and yellow to complete the ornament.
US size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
sewing needle & thread
Abbreviations & Terms
magic ring -an adjustable starting round. Here’s a tutorial.
sc – single crochet
ch – chain
sc 2 in next st – sc 2 times in same st
rnd – round
(X sts) – X is the number of sts that are now in the rnd
(Y rnds) – Y is the number of times a rnd is worked
sl – slip
rep from * – repeat the instructions following the asterisk as directed
Gauge & Dimensions: Approx. 19 sc & 23 rows over 4 inches. Finished ornament measures approx. 1.75” tall and 1.25” in diameter at its widest point.
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rnd 1. Using blue yarn, form a magic ring, leaving a long tail & sc 6 into ring. Pull tail to tighten loop.
rnd 2. ch 1, sc twice in each st, sl to join. (12 sts)
rnd 3. ch1, sc 12, sl to join.
rnd 4. ch1, *sc 1, sc 2 in next st; rep from * 6 times, sl to join. (18 sts)
rnds 5-11. ch1, sc 18, sl to join. (7 rnds)
rnd 12. ch1, *sc 2, sc 2 in next st; rep from * 6 times, sl to join. (24 sts)
rnd 13. ch1, sc 24, 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 (worked flat)
row 1. Using yellow yarn, ch 3, sc 2 starting in second ch from hook.
Break yarn & draw tail through last loop secure. Tie the clapper to the bell’s yarn tail. Weave in all ends.
Optional – stuff the bell
If you’d like to stuff the bell, you can use poly-fil. You can also crochet a circle to sew across the bottom of the hat to secure the poly-fil if you prefer.*
*I filled my crochet bell with poly-fil without a plug. I’ve used this ornament for several years, and the poly-fil has yet to fall out on its own.
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