Friday, September 14, 2012

Crochet Christmas Bell


I had lots of fun with this next pattern, fellow crochet enthusiasts! It is an original that I designed and created myself. All copyright and intellectual rights apply.  I chose to use stiffer yarn (4-ply cotton and chenille) for my bells. This way they pretty much take shape on their own. However, I’m sure you could use fine crochet thread and a stiffening agent to shape your own bells just the same.  In fact, I would experiment with all sorts of yarn, fiber or even rope, to make these crochet Christmas bells. You never know what you might come up with in the process.







Foundation ring: Chain 4 and make a ring by slip stitching into the first chain

Round 1
Step 1:  Chain 3, make 3 dc in ring
Step 2:  Chain 2, make 4 dc in ring (twice)
Step 3:  Chain 3, join with slip stitch to top of 1st chain 3
Round 2
Step 1:  Slip stitch into next dc, chain 3
Step 2:  Puff stitch between 2nd and 3rd dc
Step 3:  Chain 3, puff stitch in next chain 2 space, chain 3
Step 4:  Repeat Steps 2 and 3 around
Step 5:  Join with slip stitch to top of 1st puff stitch
Round 3
Step 1:  Slip stitch into next chain 3 space, chain 3
Step 2:  Double crochet 3 times in same space
Step 3:  Chain 2, dc 4 times in same space
Step 4:  Make puff stitch in next chain 3 space
Step 5:  Make (4dc, chain2, 4 dc) in next chain 3 space
Step 6:  Repeat Steps 4 and 5 around
Step 7:  Join with a slip stitch to top of 1st chain 3

Round 4
Step 1:  Slip stitch in next dc, chain 3
Step 2:  Puff stitch between 2nd and 3rd dc
Step 3:  Chain 3, puff stitch in next chain 2 space, chain 3
Step 4:  Repeat Step 2, make 4 dc in top of next puff stitch
Step 5:  Repeat Steps 2 – 4 around, ending with a slip stitch in top of 1st puff stitch

Round 5
Step 1:  Slip stitch into next chain 3 space, chain 3
Step 2:  Make 3 dc in same space
Step 3:  Make picot (chain 3, ss into 1st chain)
Step 4:  Make 4 dc in same space
Step 5:  Make 4 dc in next chain 3 space, repeat Steps 3 and 4 in same space
Step 6:  Make 4 dc, picot, 4 dc in each chain 3 space around
Step 7:  Join with slip stitch to top of 1st chain 3

Round 6
Step 1:  Slip stitch over next 2 dc
Step 2:  Single crochet in next stitch
Step 3:  Chain 5, single crochet in next dc
Step 4:  Chain 5, single crochet in 7th dc from hook
Step 5:  Repeat Steps 3 and 4 around, ending with a slip stitch in 1st single crochet

Round 7
Step 1:  Slip stitch into next chain 5 loop, chain 1
Step 2:  Make 5 single crochet in same loop and in each chain 5 loop around.
Step 3:  Join with slip stitch to 1st single crochet

Finish off. Weave in loose ends. Add embellishments (like jingle bells, ribbon, sequins etc.) and a hanging loop or hook.

Wishing you all a peaceful and wonderful weekend! Until next time, kind people, I wish you well J

M. J.

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