Sleigh Bell Ornament Crochet Pattern
Day 3 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas is this little sleigh bell ornament pattern.
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 just feels magical and whimsical.
It’s a really quick and easy pattern. However, I do use french knots to mimic the holes in the bell which can be a little finicky and you may need to experiment a bit to get your desired size. Check the notes section for a resource on how to make french knots if you’re new to them.
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- 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
- 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
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 1.5″ x 1.5″ (4cm x 4cm) when using the materials listed.
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.
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.
See here for how to make French Knots.
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)
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.
Close up the hole and 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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