Sleigh Bell Ornament Crochet Pattern

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas is this little sleigh bell ornament pattern.

Yellow crochet sleigh bell ornament with white ribbon being held in cupped hands.

I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty obsessed with this one. It reminds me of the bell from the movie The Polar Express and feels magical and whimsical.

Easy Sleigh Bell Ornament Crochet Pattern

This sleigh bell ornament pattern is a really quick and easy project that is worked all in one piece including the ribbon loop.

There’s a little bit of embroidery for the details as I used French knots to mimic the holes in the bell. You may need to experiment a bit here to get your French knots to the desired size.

French Knot Tips

  • Use a sharp needle.
  • Avoid inserting your needle into the same hole that the thread is coming out of as this can result in losing the knot into the piece.
  • Hold the working thread taut as you pull the needle and thread through for better tension.
  • Wrapping more or less times will result in a larger or smaller knot as will using different weight yarns or embroidery floss.
Yellow crochet sleigh bell nestled in a hexagonal box being held in cupped hands.

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Sleigh Bell Ornament Crochet Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in yellow (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Mustard Yellow)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 4ply cotton yarn in black or black embroidery floss
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • Optional: 1cm bell
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • BLO – back loop only
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished bell measures approximately 1.5″ x 1.5″ (4cm x 4cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
  • See here for how to make French Knots.


Bell (yellow)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)

R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)

R5: [Sc] x24 (24)

R6: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)

R7-8: [Sc] x30 (30) 2 rounds

R9: BLO [sc] x30 (30)

R10: [Sc] x30 (30)

R11: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Start stuffing and add bell if using. Continue to stuff as you go.

R12: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

R13: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R14: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail, we will use this to crochet a small loop on top.

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only of the final round and pull to close, secure with a small knot.

Insert your hook through a st in the last round next to where the yarn tail is and into the centre. Grab the yarn tail and pull up a loop. Ch 6. Bring your hook back through the centre and across to another st in the last round on the opposite side. Sl st, fasten off and weave in end.

Join yellow yarn in the first leftover front loop from R9. Ch 1, sl st around. Fasten off and weave in end.


  • Using thin black yarn or embroidery floss, sew a cross shape spanning over 5 rounds on either side of the magic ring. I like to mark out the shape with pins first.
  • Embroider a french knot at the end of each line. I doubled my yarn (if using embroidery floss, just use all 6 strands) and wrapped around my needle 3 times to get my desired size.
  • Thread ribbon through the loop on the top of the bell.

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Happy Crocheting x.

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