Crochet Bells are most popular around the Holiday Season but they can be great for any occasion or just for fun. The best part is that these Crochet Bells really ‘jingle’ when you ring them.
Bells are associated with weddings, new life, and calling people together. In many cultures they stand for peace and unity. It is said that a bell can bring happiness and a sense of ease.
Yarn: Any Worsted (medium) weight yarn. Having the yarn sparkly adds an extra layer of beauty.
Hook: F 3.75 mm
Other: Scissors, Yarn Needle (big enough to work with your yarn), Little Bells. These are called jingle bells and sold at any craft shop. Buy the ones that are .63 in (16 mm)
Gauge: Gauge is not critical. 18 single crochet stitches = 4 inches. 16 single crochet rows = 4 inches.
You will find the PDF Download for Crochet Bells at the end of this page.
CH 19 *** Leave a length of yarn 10 - 12 inches long. You’ll use this for sewing.
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook 1 SC in the first 3 stitches, 1 ESC in the next 3 stitches, 1 DC in the next 3 stitches, 1 EDC in the next 3 stitches, 1 TR in the next 3 stitches, 1 ETR in the last 3 stitches.
Extended Crochet Stitches raise your stitch just a little. This is done simply by drawing a loop through the first loop on your hook.
Followed by finishing the stitch as you normally would.
As you can see it simply puts a little more yarn under the stitch, raising it just a little.
Row 2: CH 3 and turn. (The chain counts as your first stitch). Skip the 1st stitch, 1 ETR in the next 2 stitches, 1 TR in the next 3 stitches, 1 EDC in the next 3 stitches, 1 DC in the next 3 stitches, 1 ESC in the next 3 stitches, 1 SC in the last 3 stitches.
*** Chain 3 note: in order to keep the base firm you are only chaining 3 and turning. Most standard patterns would call for a chain 4.
*** Repeat Rows 3 & 4, - 5 times. A total of 12 rows counting the first 2 you did.
Row 3: CH 1 and turn. 1 SC in the first 3 stitches, 1 ESC in the next 3 stitches, 1 DC in the next 3 stitches, 1 EDC in the next 3 stitches, 1 TR in the next 3 stitches, 1 ETR in the next 2 stitches, 1 ETR in the top of the chain (not around it), from the previous row.
Row 4: CH 3 and turn. (The chain counts as your first stitch). Skip the 1st stitch, 1 ETR in the next 2 stitches, 1 TR in the next 3 stitches, 1 EDC in the next 3 stitches, 1 DC in the next 3 stitches, 1 ESC in the next 3 stitches, 1 SC in the last 3 stitches.
*** DON’T CUT AND BIND OFF JUST YET.
Pull the last loop out a little, you can hold it with a stitch marker if you wish.
Put the two sides of the bell together (so it looks like bell) and, using the long thread you left at the beginning when making your chain, mattress stitch from the base (the largest opening) to the top (the smallest opening). If you need help doing a mattress stitch the free instructions are located here: https://www.moms-crochet.com/mattress-stitch.html
Knot the mattress stitch and bring the leftover thread to the inside of bell.
Starting with the loop you left at the top (the one you are holding), chain 10 and sl st it to the opposite side of the bell top. This forms your little handle. Bind off and bring that thread to the inside of the bell.
Thread one strand of yarn through from right to left, the other from left to right. Tighten it to about half the length of the total bell, and knot the yarn. Trim the ends.
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