November 21, 2022


November 8, 2023

 Crochet Christmas Bell

 FREE Ornament Pattern

This Crochet Christmas Bell will make a cute addition to your Christmas Tree decor.

You can use it in so many ways, let me show you a few here...

1. Display on a Christmas Tree, the traditional way:

Christmas Crochet Ornaments on Tree

2. Display on a branch:

Christmas Decor Display Options - 4
Christmas Decor Display Options - 2
Christmas Decor Display Options - 3

3. Or paint yourself a Christmas Tree on Canvas:

Christmas Decor Display Options - 5

So now that you have an idea of how to display your crocheted Christmas ornaments, let's get to actually working them up! 

Below, you'll find step-by-step instructions that will show you exactly how to crochet a Christmas bell.

If you have any questions, please drop me a comment below.

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What You’ll Learn

  • How to crochet in the round
  • How to crochet a Magic Circle (if you don't yet know how to crochet a Magic Circle, have a look at these video tutorials.) Otherwise, follow alternative instruction given in the pattern.
  • How to change colors in crochet
  • How to use basic stitches to create pretty crocheted Christmas Ornaments
  • How to crochet a bell shape.

Materials Needed

Paintbox Yarns - Materials for Christmas Ornament Patterns

You could use any combination of colors you have from leftover yarn. Each ornament uses only a very small amount. See yardage for details.

  1. Pistachio Green 
  2. Slate Green
  3. Red Wine
  4. Vanilla Cream
  5. Soft Fudge

Abbreviations & Stitches Used

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • MC = Magic Circle
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • yo = yarn over
  • fo = fasten off

Skill Level


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1 skein of DK Paintbox Yarns = 100 g / 3.5 oz / 276m - 302 yards) 

For this project you will need approx. 8.5 m (9.3 yards) of yarn


Bell Size: 2” (5 cm) high

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17 stitches & 16 rows in sc = 4” (10 cm) square with a 4.5 mm hook


- You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations). 

- Numbers at the end of each step (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that step. 

- For this pattern, I tended to crochet between the dc post stitches, as opposed to into the “v” of the dc sts.

- Ch 2 sts at the beginning of a round count as a dc st.

- Please note that I use US crochet terms. 

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Stitch How-To Instructions

Instructions for Ch (Chain):Bring the yarn over the crochet hook from back to front and hook it. Draw hooked yarn through the loop of the stitch on your hook and up onto the working area of your hook.

Instructions for sc (Single Crochet):Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (you now have two loops on hook), yarn over again and pull through both loops on hook (note: this is equivalent to the UK Double Crochet (dc) stitch)

Instructions for dc (Double Crochet): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over again, pull the loop back through the stitch (you now have three loops on hook), yarn over again and pull through two loops on hook, yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. (note: this is equivalent to the UK Trebble Crochet (tr) stitch)

Instructions for Sl St (Slip Stitch): Insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through your last stitch AND through the loop on your hook (through both stitches).

Instructions for Fastening Off: After the last stitch of the last round, cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch end. Draw the cut end of your yarn completely through the stitch & pull to tighten knot.

If you need more detailed instructions on how to work the required stitches, check out Annie’s Catalogue for visual instructions.



Below you will find a text-only ad-free printable version of the Christmas Ornaments which you can buy for a small fee.

The second printable is for Christmas Gift Tags that you could add as tags to your crocheted gifts.

You may also purchase this pattern from Ravelry if you prefer.

Or buy all 3 Baubles & Bells Crochet Patterns as a bundle for a discounted price on Ravelry:


How To Crochet A Christmas Bell (Written Pattern Instructions)

With Color A, leave a 6" tail start with a MC, ch 2 (counts as first dc)

Note: (If you don’t know how to crochet a Magic Circle yet, then ch 2, and work R 1 into the second ch from your hook)

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R 1: 9 dc into MC, sl st to join and pull your tail to close off your center.   Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo. (10)

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R 2: Join color B, ch2, dc into each st around, sl st to join.  Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo.(10)

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Note: From Round 2 onward, I crocheted in between the ch 2 posts as opposed to into the “v”s. It shortened the bell a tiny bit, which gave it a better look in the end.

R 3: Join color C: ch 2, dc into same st, (sk a st, 2 dc into next st), repeat brackets around, sl st to join. Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo. (10)

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R 4: Join color D, ch 2, dc into each st around, sl st to join. Leave 4" tail, cut yarn and fo.(10)

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R 5: Join color E: ch 1, sc into same st, 2 sc into each st around, Do not cut yarn. (20)

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R 6: With same color E (ch 3, sk a st, sl st in next st), repeat all the way around till you have 9 edging curves, sl st to join.

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With your darning needle, weave in your last end.

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With your darning needle, thread through your long yarn strand from R 1 (Color A) and pull it through the center of your beginning circle (from the inside of the bell to the outside).

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Leaving a large loop, pull your needle through the top of the bell again and tie a double knot on the inside of your bell to secure. (You will have to flip your bell inside out to do this step).

Now you have a loop from which to hang your bell ornament.

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Use one of your yarn ends from the center of your bell to add a bead. Simply thread  your darning needle with one of the center strands, thread your bead with it and tie a double knot to secure.

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I hope you enjoyed this Christmas Bell crochet tutorial and will make many of these to hang on your Christmas Tree or give to your loved ones as gifts. I'd love to see your finished crocheted bells, so please have a look at my social media links below so we can keep in touch.

If you have any questions about this pattern, please leave me a comment below.

Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Bell

Disclaimer: Information in this crochet pattern is given for reference only. Even though I do my best to ensure all patterns have no mistakes, occasional errors may slip through.

No liability is accepted for variations in finished projects. Please get in touch with me at [email protected] if you think there might be a mistake in the pattern or if you are unsure about how to interpret the instructions.

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  • Thank you so much for the lovely crochet Christmas Bell pattern. I have gathered my materials in various weights and can hardly wait to make the bell. I read through the written and photo directions. Easy to understand and see. Thank you so much. I really enjoy your patterns.

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