It’s Week 4 of the six week series for ornaments that double as gift card holders!
This week’s pattern is the Christmas bell that actually jingles!
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This ornament is constructed by crocheting two panels and then stitching them together with single crochets. This creates a pocket for your gift card to slip into.
Even if you didn’t want to make the gift card holder, this pattern (when you only make the front panel) would also make an adorable applique for your holiday projects!
This pattern is very easy. The only stitch you need to know is single crochet. I made a silver version and a gold. It may be difficult to see, but the thread that I used has silver or gold metallic strips running along the thread to give it a little sparkle!
The size 5 thread is a little thicker than the thread I’ve used on the previous ornaments, and I believe that it was much easier to work with.
If you missed the previous week’s patterns for ornament gift card holders, you can see them here…
Here is a pin for your Pinterest boards…
Bell Ornament/Gift Card Holder
- Red Heart Fashion Crochet Thread Size 5 in Silver/Silver or Gold/Gold
- B (2.25mm) hook
- Tapestry Needle
- 1/2” jingle bell
- 1/8” Ribbon
Finished Size Approximately:
3 7/8” H (without hanger) x 4 1/8” W
16 single crochet stitches and 17 rows in a 2” (5 cm) square.
FC – foundation chain
ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
- Each bell is created by making 2 panels and crocheting them together to form a pocket.
- The ribbon used in the example has wire in it.
*** American crochet terms used throughout.
FC: Ch 31
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in each st across. Turn. (30 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1st st, sc in next 28 sts, sl st in next st. Turn. (28 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, skip sl st and next st, sc in next 26 sts, sl st in next st. Turn. (26 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, skip sl st and next st, sc in next 24 sts, sl st in next st. Turn. (24 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, skip sl st and next st, sc in next 22 sts, sl st in next st. Turn. (22 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, skip sl st and next st, sc in next 20 sts, sl st in next st. Turn. (20 sc)
Row 7: Ch 1, skip sl st, sc in next 20 sts, Turn. (20 sc)
Row 8 – Row 24: Ch 1, sc in next 20 sts. Turn. (20 sc)
Row 25: Ch 1, skip st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 18 sts, sl st in last st. Turn. (18 sc)
Row 26: Ch 1, skip sl st and 1st sc, sc in next 16 sts, sl st in last st. Turn. (16 sc)
Row 27: Ch 1, skip sl st and 1st sc, sc in next 14 sts, sl st in last st. Turn. (14 sc)
Row 28: Ch 1, skip sl st and 1st sc, sc in next 12 sts, sl st in last st. Turn. (12 sc)
Row 29: Ch 1, skip sl st and 1st sc, sc in next 10 sts, sl st in last st. Turn. (10 sc)
Row 30: Ch 1, skip sl st and 1st sc, sc in next 8 sts, sl st in last st. Turn. (8 sc)
For the back panel of the bell, work Rows 1 – 24 again, finishing off after Row 24.
Block your two panels.
Place your two panels together where the bases of the bell are lined up.
Where Row 24 of the back panel meets Row 24 of the front panel and working toward the base of the bell, begin single crocheting evenly around.
When you get to the outermost point of the bell base, sc, ch 3, sc all in the same space to create the corner.
Continue single crocheting along the base of the bell and at the next corner, sc, ch 3, sc.
Continue single crocheting up the other side of the bell. Once the back panel is fully stitched on, you will continue working single crochets around the top of the bell to finish it off.
About 4 sc in from the top, ch 15 and then sc again in the same st to form the hanger.
Finish single crocheting around until you get to the first sc you made. Sl st in the 1st sc. Finish off. Weave in all ends.
Now you have a pocket in the back.
Cut a 7” – 8” length of ribbon and tie it in a bow. With either a tapestry needle and the thread or sewing needle and thread, attach the bow to the bell where the hanger meets the top of the bell.
Using a tapestry needle and thread, attach a jingle bell, slightly off center to the base of your ornament bell. Don’t make it too tight, you want it to swing a little.
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