Crochet Christmas Bell 091412


by M. J. Joachim
Foundation ring: Chain 4 and make a ring by slip stitching into the first chain

Round 1

Step 1:  Chain 3, make 3 dc in ring

Step 2:  Chain 2, make 4 dc in ring (twice)

Step 3:  Chain 3, join with slip stitch to top of 1st chain 3

Round 2

Step 1:  Slip stitch into next dc, chain 3

Step 2:  Puff stitch between 2nd and 3rd dc

Step 3:  Chain 3, puff stitch in next chain 2 space, chain 3

Step 4:  Repeat Steps 2 and 3 around

Step 5:  Join with slip stitch to top of 1st puff stitch

Round 3

Step 1:  Slip stitch into next chain 3 space, chain 3

Step 2:  Double crochet 3 times in same space

Step 3:  Chain 2, dc 4 times in same space

Step 4:  Make puff stitch in next chain 3 space

Step 5:  Make (4dc, chain2, 4 dc) in next chain 3 space

Step 6:  Repeat Steps 4 and 5 around

Step 7:  Join with a slip stitch to top of 1st chain 3

Round 4

Step 1:  Slip stitch in next dc, chain 3

Step 2:  Puff stitch between 2nd and 3rd dc

Step 3:  Chain 3, puff stitch in next chain 2 space, chain 3

Step 4:  Repeat Step 2, make 4 dc in top of next puff stitch

Step 5:  Repeat Steps 2 – 4 around, ending with a slip stitch in top of 1st puff stitch

Round 5

Step 1:  Slip stitch into next chain 3 space, chain 3

Step 2:  Make 3 dc in same space

Step 3:  Make picot (chain 3, ss into 1st chain)

Step 4:  Make 4 dc in same space

Step 5:  Make 4 dc in next chain 3 space, repeat Steps 3 and 4 in same space

Step 6:  Make 4 dc, picot, 4 dc in each chain 3 space around

Step 7:  Join with slip stitch to top of 1st chain 3

Round 6

Step 1:  Slip stitch over next 2 dc

Step 2:  Single crochet in next stitch

Step 3:  Chain 5, single crochet in next dc

Step 4:  Chain 5, single crochet in 7th dc from hook

Step 5:  Repeat Steps 3 and 4 around, ending with a slip stitch in 1st single crochet

Round 7

Step 1:  Slip stitch into next chain 5 loop, chain 1

Step 2:  Make 5 single crochet in same loop and in each chain 5 loop around.

Step 3:  Join with slip stitch to 1st single crochet

Finish off. Weave in loose ends. Add embellishments (like jingle bells, ribbon, sequins etc.) and a hanging loop or hook.

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