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Crochet bell tutorial

I enjoy making these crochet bells as you learn the pattern quickly by heart. These can be Christmas tree decorations or you can attach them to cards or use as gift tags. I’m sure there are many ideas for using the bells that I haven’t thought of, please tell me in the comments!

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The bells in the photos are made in sport weight cotton or bamboo yarn (50 g/150 m, 1.7 oz/164 yards), using hook 3 mm. In that yarn, they are about 10 cm (4 in) high. But you can make them in any yarn or thread and get different sizes.

I have hardened these using a wood glue and water mix. You can use any white glue. I also made a video about hardening with glue. My white yarn has glitter in the yarn itself but I also added glitter afterwards to some of the bells. You can spread or shake glitter on it while the glue is wet.

Someone just commented that these bells could also be used as wedding decoration or in wedding cards. Good point! The same pattern would look great for weddings made in white or silver and with some beads or other decorations added.

Here is first a close-up photo for those who like to crochet just from a picture. You start with 15 chain stitches where the left arrow points to. The top bit gets done first. The cross trebles have been made with 4 yarnovers.

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Pattern

The video shows step by step how to make the bell.

Many people have asked for a written pattern or graph of the bell. This is now available for download at patterns.knit-crochet-christmas.com/bellpattern

Here is the video about hardening with glue. The same idea works for all sorts of crochet items. If you have 3-dimensional items like baskets or bowls you need to have something to dry it on, like a plastic bowl. Remember to use cling film or similar if you think the item might stick!

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26 comments

  1. Rosalba

    Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern. I’m watching the video again and writing the pattern to add to my collection for this year’s Xmas.

    1. Tuula

      That’s great, thank you!

  2. Janice

    This is an absolutely beautiful pattern! I am attempting to make it from the video, but I’m really a ‘pattern reader’ so I’m excited to hear you’re hoping to put one up in the spring. Happy New Year for 2017 to you and yours.

    1. Tuula

      Glad you like it! Will post on the page and in FB page http://www.facebook.com/knit.crochet.christmas when the pattern and chart are published.

  3. pearl rees

    would love to have a pattern of your Christmas bells when you are ready they are absolutely beautiful

    1. Tuula

      Thanks! Will make a pattern and chart in the new year and post a link here for it.

  4. Manuela Andrade

    eu também prefiro com gráfico. é realmente mais fácil de seguia. obrigada.
    os sinos são lindissimos.

    1. Tuula

      If Google translates right 🙂 – I will make a written pattern with diagram on the bell in the spring and post a link here. Thanks!

  5. Kay Greenwood

    Love the bells and your tutorial video is really appreciated I am a visual learner. Being able to stop the video and then restart was a great help for me. So will be checking your patterns regularly. Thank you so much for making these videos as I know it is time consuming. I for one am gratefull learner hooker. ?

    1. Tuula

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you find the video helpful, I will be making more of them in the future!

  6. Dawn Colbert

    Why can’t we have a written pattern also? I prefer written other than turning on and off a video to keep up

    1. Tuula

      It’s just a question of time! I wanted to get several patterns published this Christmas. The process of first creating the pattern and then having it tested by several people before publication takes so long. Would have been for next Christmas. Videoing goes quicker when you simply show what to do! Hope you’ll manage with the video.

    2. Brenda Townsend

      Just LOVE the bells, I am a very basic at crochet, I am a visual learner too I have watched your video and I feel confident enough to have a go after Christmas. Thank you always. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017. I will keep watching. Bless you.
      Brenda xx

      1. Tuula

        Thank you so much Brenda! It is lovely to hear I’m not working in vain 🙂

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  8. Rashmi

    Thank you for the lovely bell pattern tutorial.They would make lovely ear rings what do you think?

    1. Tuula

      Thank you for your comment, that’s a great idea, yes, could make earrings! Could use very fine thread so they wouldn’t be too big.

  9. Laura Frances

    If only we have the pattern. The bells are absolutely beautiful

    1. Tuula

      Just answered another person for a similar comment but repeating: Even if you are an experienced fast crocheter, you can use the video tutorial, skipping the parts that go too slow. I may make a crochet chart for the bell but unfortunately right now don’t have the time.

  10. Eldred McKinney

    I really love the bells. Would love to have a crochet pattern.

    1. Tuula

      Glad you like them! Even if you are an experienced fast crocheter, you can use the video tutorial, skipping the parts that go too slow. I may make a crochet chart for the bell but unfortunately right now don’t have the time.

  11. Peggy

    Do you have a written pattern?

    1. Tuula

      No, sorry, no written pattern. I am thinking of making a chart but that won’t ne before this Christmas.

  12. Brenda

    Love your tutorial. Your directions were absolutely easy to follow.

    1. Tuula

      Thank you, I’m glad to hear that 🙂

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