Jingle all the way."
Christmas is behind the corner and I hope this crochet pattern will help you to decorate your home or to decorate gifts for your lovies.
NOTES: The pattern is written in Standard American Terms
For one bell you'll need 1 main color and 2 contrasting colors; small piece of ribbon for bowknot on the top; silver, white or gold thread for snowflakes
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
Rnd - round
st/s - stitch/s
CA - main color
CB - 1st contrasting color
CC - 2nd contrasting color
Yarn: Sport, 5 ply
Hook: E (3.5 mm)
3 beads for one bell
Small piece of ribbon
Start with CA Magic Ring and leave a long tail comes out from the ring. This will be the bell tongue.
Rnd 1: ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in ch-1 (total: 6 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st in ch-1 (total: 12 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from* to* 6 times, sl st in ch-1 (total: 18 sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, sl st in ch-1 (total: 18 sts)
Rnd 5 - Rnd 8: repeat Rnd 4
Rnd 9: CB; repeat Rnd 4
Rnd 10: CA; repeat Rnd 4
Rnd 11: CC; *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from* to* 6 times, sl st in ch-1(total: 24 sts)
Rnd 12: CC, ch 1, 1 sc in each st, sl st in ch-1 (total: 24 sts)
Rnd 13: CC, repeat Rnd 12
Rnd 14: CA, repeat Rnd 12
Rnd 15: CB, repeat Rnd 12
Rnd 16: CA, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from* to* 12 times, sl st in ch-1 (total: 36 sts)
Rnd 17: CA, ch 1, 1 sc in each st, sl st in ch-1 (total: 36 sts)
Rnd 18 - Rnd 20: CA, repeat Rnd 17
Rnd 21: CA, ch 1, crab st, sl st in ch-1
Fasten off and weave in the end.
NOTE: HOW TO MAKE A CRAB STITCH:
The crab stitch, is made by doing single crochet stitches. With one major difference: the stitches are done in the opposite direction. So right-handed people work the reverse sc from left to right, and left-handed people from right to left.
With CA, ch 36, fasten off. Make knot from both sides.
Pull up the strap through the center of the top.
HOW TO MAKE SNOWFLAKES:
With sew needle and white thread make straight line then X lines.
Attach 3 beads on the long tail inside the bell and make knots between them.
The bell is ready!
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!
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