Knitted Christmas Bells

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.

Knitted Christmas Bells

What you need

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 (3.75 mm)




Instructions

Abbreviations:

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

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