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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Bell Ornament Pattern

Happy Hanukkah!

Since we've stepped into December with both feet, let's get busy with some holiday crochet! I piddled around with some #10 crochet thread and managed to make this adorable Christmas bell. Now here's the pattern for you to do the same.




Christmas Bell Ornament

Materials:
  • #10 Crochet Thread
  • 2.0 MM Crochet Hook
  • size B 2.25 MM Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors
Stitches used: (American Terminology but here is a comparison chart)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (SC)
  • Double Crochet (DC)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
Notes: This bell is approximately 1.5" by 1.5" without the hanger. And remember this: I've made exactly ONE of these so keep that in mind please. =D

Pattern:
Using the 2.0MM crochet hook
R1: 12 SC in Magic Circle (OR ch4, join to form a circle, ch1, 12 SC in circle). Join to top of first SC. Tighten and secure the tail. Be sure to leave a small hole for the hanger to go through - we'll make it last.)

R2: Ch4, *skip next stitch, SC in next, ch3. Repeat from * around for 6 ch3 spaces.

R3: Sl st to next ch3 space. Ch 5 (counts as 1DC + ch2). [DC, ch2, DC] in each ch3 space around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch5.

R4: Sl st to next ch2 space. Ch7 (counts as ch6 + 1SC). *SC in next ch2 space, ch6. Repeat from * around. Join to first ch of beginning ch7 for a total of 6 ch6 spaces.

R5: Sl st to next ch6 space. Ch1, *3 SC in space, ch2. Repeat from * around. Join to top of first SC.

R6: Ch1, SC in same and in next 2 SC. *Ch1, skip ch2 space, SC in each SC. Repeat from * around. Join to top pf first SC.

R7: Ch1, SC in same and in next 2 SC. *1 SC in ch1 space. SC in each SC. Repeat from * around. Join to top of first SC.

R8: Ch4, skip next stitch, SC in next. *Ch3, skip next stitch, SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to the first ch of beginning ch4. (12 ch3 spaces)

R9: Sl st to next ch3 space. Ch5 (counts as 1 DC + ch2). [DC, ch2, DC] in each ch3 space around. Join to the 3rd ch of beginning ch5.

R10: Ch1, [SC, ch3, SC] in each ch 2 space around. Join to first SC.

Tie off and weave in your ends.

To get the bell to hold it's shape it should be stiffened using your favorite method. (I use a glue mix because I've never had much success with sugar or starch.) I blocked the bell over a bottle of nail polish covered with plastic wrap. Nail polish? I know, I know. But it's the only thing in the house that would work.

Now for the fun part!!! Adding the bells and the hanger!

Hanger and Bells
Chain 1, add the bell, chain 3.

String 3 Jingle bells onto your #10 thread. 
Get that size B/2.25MM hook and begin.

Step 1: Slip knot and ch1.

Step 2: Pull one bell down to the working stitches. Ch3.

Step 3: Pull the next bell down to the working stitches. Ch3.

Step 4: Pull the 3rd bell down to the working stitches and ch6.

Step 5: Slip stitch to the 5th ch from hook. (This makes the knot that keeps the bells hanging freely.)

Step 6: Ch 25. Sl st into the ch5 ring and knot securely. Cut and trim ends.

Use a small crochet hook (like the 2.0 you used for the bell) and pull the loop through the hole at the top of the bell. To prevent the hanger from slipping back through the ornament, secure with a small dot of clear glue to the top of the bell. Allow to dry thoroughly before using.

Here's to a yarn-y Christmas season of many wonderful projects.

Peace and blessings,
~~Karen~~

 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Karen, Thanks for the pattern!! I pinned your project for future reference. I'm your new follower via GFC, but I 'm already a follower of you via google+. I invite you to visit my blog, I'll leave the link at the end of this message. You have very cute projects, thanks for sharing your patterns with us! I have to try also the "One Skein Bumpy Cowl Pattern". I love it :)
    Marisa from http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks Marisa! I will certainly check it out!

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