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Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Christmas decorations

Today I would like to share with you patterns for a Christmas bell and Snowflake. They are both very easy and quick to make. You can even manage before Christmas Eve.

One hour Christmas bell pattern








































The size of the bell really depends on the material and size of the hook.

You need: 
A few grams of any material you choose – it can really be anything you wish to use for your bell
A suitable crochet hook for chosen material
A little ribbon, beads, bubbles or anything else you wish to decorate your bell with

Stitches used: I’m going to use US terminology here
(slst.)    slip stitch
(ch)       chain
(sc)       single crochet
(dc)       double crochet
(hdc)      half double crochet
(trc)       treble crochet
(sp.)       space  
(betw.)   between
(pr.)       previous row
*  *       repeat

I was using a circular crochet method, ending each round with slst. Do not turn the work at the end.

The Bell:
Round 1: Ch 4, slst. to form the ring. Ch3 (counts as dc), 10 dc’s into the ring, slst. into third ch1. (11dc’s)
Round 2: Slst. into next sp. betw. dc’s, ch4 (counts as dc + ch1), *dc - ch1 into next sp. betw. dc’s* around, (11dc’s /11 ch1-sp.), slst. into third ch from first ch4
Round 3: Slst. into next ch1 sp., ch3 (counts as dc), dc into same sp., *2dc - ch1 into next ch1 sp.* around, (22dc’s /11 ch1-sp.), slst. into third ch from first ch3
Round 4: Slst. betw. next 2dc’s, ch3 (counts as dc), dc-ch1 into same sp., *2dc - ch1 betw. next 2dc’s* around, (22dc’s /11 ch1-sp.), slst. into third ch from first ch3
Rounds 5, 6, 7, 8: Repeat round 4
Round 9: Slst. betw. next 2dc’s, ch3 (counts as dc), dc-ch2 into same sp.,*2dc – ch2 betw. next 2dc’s* around, (22dc’s /11 ch2-sp.), slst. into third ch from first ch3
Round 10: Repeat round 9
Round 11: Slst. betw. next 2dc’s, ch2 (counts as hdc)-dc-trc-dc-hdc into same sp., sc into next ch2 sp., *hdc-dc-trc-dc-hdc betw. next 2dc’s, sc into next ch2 sp.* around, (11 groups of ‘hdc-dc-trc-dc-hdc’ /11 sc’s in ch2-sp.), slst. into second ch from first ch2
Weave in ends.

Finishing:
Now it’s the time to decorate your bell with the ribbon or anything else you wish to.

























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Easy to make Snowflake/ Star pattern




























The size of the star really depends on the material and size of the hook.

You need: 
A few grams of any material you choose – it can really be anything you wish to use for your star
A suitable crochet hook for chosen material 
A little ribbon, beads, bubbles or anything else you wish to decorate your star with

Stitches used: I’m going to use US terminology here
(slst.)     slip stitch
(ch)       chain 
(sc)        single crochet
(dc)       double crochet 
(hdc)      half double crochet
(trc)       treble crochet
(sp.)       space    
(betw.)   between
(pr.)       previous row
*  *       repeat

I was using a circular crochet method, ending each round with slst. Do not turn the work at the end.

The Star:
Round 1: MR, 6 sc’s into magic ring
Round 2: *ch 7, slst. into next sc* around (6 7-ch loops)
Round 3: slst. into 2nd ch from first 7-ch loop from round 2, ch3 (counts as dc)-2dc-ch2-3dc into the same 7-ch loop, *3dc-ch2-3dc into next 7-ch loop* around, slst. into third ch from first ch3
Round 4: slst. into next ch2 sp., ch3 (counts as dc)-dc-ch3-2dc-ch5-2dc-ch3-2dc into the same ch2 sp., *2dc-ch3-2dc-ch5-2dc-ch3-2dc into next ch2 sp. around*, slst. into third ch from first ch3
Round 5: slst. into next ch3 sp., *5sc into same sp., sc-ch2-dc-ch2-sc-ch3-2trc-ch3-sc-ch2-dc-ch2-sc into next ch5 sp., 5sc into next ch3 sp., around*, slst. into first sc from first 5sc.
Weave in ends.

You can decorate your star with ribbon, beads, jingle bells or anything else you wish to.

Have a nice week
Clara





5 comments:

  1. Hi Clara, I love your little bell so I am making them for family and friends. I might even tie a little jingle bell inside! Happy Holidays!! Kathleen

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  2. I love this Bell !! Very Nice. Do you have the pattern in a PDF for download?????

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  3. Every year we are keep adding new ornaments to our christmas decorations collections. Lets see what we can add something new in this season

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  4. Thanks for the star and bell patterns

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