Free pattern: Jingle Bells (knit)
Updated: Dec 5, 2022
These adorable bells can be made in nearly any type of yarn. Use them as Christmas ornaments, attach them to a string for a garland, or tie them onto packages. You can even use them for baby shower gifts or Easter baskets!
A few (maybe 20?) yards of worsted yarn, or yarn of choice
1 pair of knitting needles 1 size smaller than recommended (for a tight knit)
Cast on 14 sts, leaving a tail to cinch up the top of the bell.
Row 1 (right side): Knit across.
Row 2 (wrong side): Purl 4 sts; knit 10.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 46 rows (or size needed to make a bell shape when cast-on and cast-off edge are attached. The edge with the purl stitches will curl slightly on its own.
Bind off, leaving a tail that is long enough to sew up the side edge.
1. Fold in half so that the right side is inside. The curling edge should be on one side.
2. Sew up the edge. This becomes the side of the bell.
3. Turn the bell right side out.
4. Sew your starting tail around what is now the top of the bell (opposite from the curling edge) and cinch it tight. You may want to go around a couple more times once it's tight.
5. Weave in ends and fasten off.
6. (optional) Attach a metal jingle inside and 1/2-inch loop on the top.
Bonus: Make a garland of bells!
Crochet a chain, catching the top loop of each bell as you go, then fasten off the ends. Make as many bells as you like, and make the garland as long as it needs to be.
Did you make some? Post a picture and tag me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or link in the comments below, so I can see your work! Happy knitting!
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