Over the years bells have played a big part in the celebration of Christmas. Ringing of the bells symbolizes celebration and good news. Many churches have bells. When something important is happening such as remembering the birth of Jesus – they typically ring the bell.
“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”, is the classic line from the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
Bells have long been inexpensive musical instruments that people could take with them caroling. Bells also provided a bright and cheery sound to celebrate and make noise at Christmas.
Now you can create your own Christmas bell with the new Striped Christmas Bell Crochet Pattern. Hang it on your tree or attach it to a gift. Make this bell in a rainbow of colors using scrap yarns.
Striped Bell Ornament
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 2” high and 2½” at the widest point
Materials: Fine Yarn: Green & White; small amount stuffing (or bits of White yarn).
Crochet Hook: Size B-1 or C-2 (2.25 mm or 2.75 mm)
Gauge: 7 sc = 1”; 7 rows sc = 1”.
TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last st before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining lps on hook.
Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
Single Crochet Decrease: (sc dec): Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with White, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, 10 dc in ring; change color to Green, with Green, join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each dc around. (20 sc) DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH ROUND. Drop Green and pick up White.
Rnd 3: With White, sc in each sc around. (20 sc) Drop White and pick up Green.
Rnd 4: With Green, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (30 sc) Drop Green and pick up White.
Rnd 5: With White, sc in each sc around. (30 sc) Drop White and pick up Green.
Rnd 6: With Green, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (40 sc) Drop Green and pick up White.
Rnd 7: With White, sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Drop White and pick up Green.
Rnd 8: With Green, sc in each sc around. (40 sc) Drop Green and pick up White.
Rnd 9-16: Rep Rnds 7-8 three times.
Rnd 17: With White, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (60 sc) Pick up Green. Finish off White and weave in ends.
Rnd 18: With Green, sc in each sc around; join with sl st to first sc. (60 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
CLAPPER & HANGER
Rnd 1: Starting at center, with White, ch 2; 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH ROUND.
Rnds 2-3: Sc in each sc around.
– Stuff ball before decreasing.
Rnd 4: (Sc dec) 4 times; join with sl st to first sc. Insert hook into back of 2nd sc and pull through a tight sl st (to close top of clapper). DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Hanger: Ch 50, remove hook and thread ch from bottom through center of bell, sl st in 18th ch from hook and secure to inside Rnd 1. Finish off and weave in ends.
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