Updated June -22.

Wouldn’t these crochet bells add to the Christmas feel in your or your friend’s tree? The crochet bells are enjoyable to make as you learn the pattern quickly by heart. They can be Christmas tree decorations or you can attach them to cards or use as gift tags. In silver or white they look adorable as wedding decorations or in wedding cards. You could also add beads. This is an ideal scrap yarn project.

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.

Tutorial and pattern

The video shows step by step how to make the bell. You can also get the written pattern and crochet chart in my Ravelry store.

Close-up image

Here 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 crossed trebles have been made with 4 yarnovers.

Check out the Christmas stocking pattern in a similar style and technique! You could make some of each.

Hardening or starching

I have hardened the crochet bells 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. 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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