Christmas bell

December 02, 2015

Hi my dears,
I was busy like a bee and next some news, I worked on some of my older (hidden) patterns too. And I will list them again. This is one of them :-) My working name of this pattern is ”10 minutes bells” :-) They are really quick to make and looks so adorable on our Christmas tree. So if you have a little time, take a hook and some yarn and enjoy the fun! :-)


Merry Christmas !
Christmas bells
Design by Vendula Maderska
December 2011 - revision November 2015


Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

What do you need?

Recommended material:
Yarn weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi), 100% mercerized cotton
Yardage: 136 yards (124 meters) Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 26.0 sts = 4 inches

e.g. Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC
Colors: 105 white, 205 apple green, 115 red, 212 khaki green.

Hook: 3 mm

Other material: small jingle bells, wooden beads, Christmas buttons, needle with blunt tip (tapestry needle)

Size of finished bells: height 5 cm /1.9 inches. Please remember, that the size of finished creation depends on used material and your own style of crocheting. 

Abbreviations used:
Chain (CH)
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Single crochet (SC)
Double crochet (DC)
Increasing (inc): 2 SC in same stitch

Instruction:

You will crochet continuously in spiral circle rounds. It means that you will not join the round with SlSt and then you will not turn the work after finishing of every round, you will work continuously.

Beginning: use white yarn and crochet 2 CH
Round 1: 9 SC in second stitch from the hook (9 SC)

Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Round 2: inc in each stitch around (18 SC)

Christmas bell by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Round 3-10: 1 SC in each stitch around (18 SC)

Christmas bell  by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Round 11: [inc, 1 SC in next 2 stitches] – repeat 6 times totally (24 SC)
Round 12: 1 SC in each stitch around (24 SC), end the work.

Christmas bell by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Round 13: Use apple green yarn and crochet 1 SC in each stitch around (24 SC), end the work.

Christmas bell  by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Round 14: Use khaki green yarn and crochet: 1 SlSt, [skip one stitch, make 3 CH, 1 SlSt in next stitch] - repeat it to the end of the round. End the work.  
Use tapestry needle and some contrast color e.g. red and embroider the edge of the bell. Neaten free threads nicely. 

Christmas bell  by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Finishing: Embroider the bell following your imagination with buttons, beads, patches etc. Neaten free threads. Pull the piece of yarn through the middle of the bell. Tie the jingle bell on lower part of thread. You could add wooden bead above the bell and then make a loop for hanging.

Christmas bell by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Well - your 10 minutes bell is finished :-) Congratulation!

Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Patch:
Use some contrasting color e.g. red
Beginning: make 7 CH
Round 1: first three stitches count as first 1 DC, insert hook in 4th stitch from the hook and make 1 DC in next 4 stitches, turn the work

Christmas bell by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Round 2: 1 CH, crochet SC around all piece. Make 1 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC in one stitch, 1 SC on the side, continue in circle direction and make 2 SC in one stitch, 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in one stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, join first stitch of the round with 1 SlSt, end the work. Neaten free threads.

Christmas bell by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

Use tapestry needle and sew the patch on the bell. Sew it visibly. 

Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

I hope, you enjoyed crocheting these little bells with me. Looking forward to seeing the pictures! :-)

Christmas bell  by VendulkaM
Christmas bell - free pattern by VendulkaM

I wish you nice day!
Vendulka

© Vendula Maderska, 2011, revision November 2015. This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (online or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale or free) over the Internet or offline! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited series, handmade by you. Please, write this text to your listing: "Based on pattern by Vendula Maderska, www.vendulkam.blogspot.com". If you have any questions – feel free to ask on this e-mail: vendula.maderska@seznam.cz or vendula.maderska@gmail.com . Thank you ♥


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10 komentářů

  1. Wundervoll!
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

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    1. Thank you very much, Manja. I am so glad you like it :-)

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  2. Very nice, thank you for the tutorial!

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  3. Delightful!!! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  4. Krásné zvonečky a super návod :-)
    Hezký advent .

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  5. Gorgeous Christmas Bells. The children will love them with these wooden beads and little bells. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

    I wish you a great day, Margaret

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  6. These are lovely and will look so nice on the tree. Your tutorial is nice and easy to follow thank you.
    Merry Christmas.
    Julie.C

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  7. Preciosa y muy fácil, gracias por compartir

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