Knitted Christmas Bells
Small amount of worsted weight yarn in red, green, white, gold, or color of your choice
Small jingle bell.
Needles: a set of 4 double pointed US size 5 needles (3.75mm)
Use this Jingle Bell in Christmas colors to decorate a gift or as a tree ornament. Use it for a winter wedding shower decoration or party favor in white and other colors.
Dp/dpn = double pointed/double pointed needle(s)
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Rnd = round
Rep = repeat
K = knit
M1 = make one, an increase made by picking up the bar between 2 sts, making a twist in it and knitting it.
I-cord = a small tube made by moving the sts to the opposite end of a dpn, pulling the end of the yarn around back of the sts, and k all sts. Repeat for each row.
With dp needle, cast on 3 sts. Work I-cord on these 3 sts for 12 rows.
Rnd 1: move sts to other end of needle, as if doing I-cord. K1, m1 and leave these 2 sts on first needle; k1, m1 and leave these 2 sts on second needle; k1 and leave on third needle [5 sts]. Mark end of rnd.
Rnd 2: k all sts.
Rnd 3: * k1, m1, rep from * to end [10 sts].
Rnd 4: rep rnd 2.
Rnd 5: rep rnd 3 [20 sts].
Rnds 6-17: rep rnd 2.
Rnd 18: * (k1, m1) x4, k1, rep from * to end [36 sts].
Rnds 19-20: rep rnd 2.
Rnd 21: bind off loosely in purl.
Finishing: stitch I-cord at top of bell to form a loop. Bring end of yarn to inside of bell and attach a jingle bell. Weave loose ends on inside of work.
This project was contributed by
Mary Saunders. Mary lives in mid-Missouri and has been knitting for over 50 years.
(C) 2002 by Mary Saunders
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.