Simple Christmas Bell Crochet Pattern

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Here’s how it works.

These bells are crocheted in continuous rounds, in one piece, from the top of the bell to the bottom of the bell. If you would like to change colors for some of the rounds I recommend you finish off with an invisible join at the end of each color and rejoin with the next color with a standing stitch (single crochet or half double crochet depending on the round you are working). This will give you a totally invisible join for the colors and make the tidiest finished project.

Simple Christmas Bell Crochet Pattern

Simple Christmas Bell Pattern Oombawka Design

Add a jingle bell to the inside to finish the bell design; or attach as a ‘bow’ or ’embellishment’ to a Christmas Gift.

You can also use a piece of ribbon for the tie instead of the yarn which I have used; or embroider on the outside of the bell to add a personal touch.

Crochet Ornament Bell Oombawka Design


Difficulty Level


Finished Size

2.5 inches wide, 2.5 inches tall


is not really imperative so long as the stitches are close together (no holes)


US Terminology used

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring (see Double Magic Ring Tutorial Below)
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Join New Yarn with Single Crochet

Join New Yarn with Half Double Crochet

Double Magic Ring Tutorial


  • Do not join at the end of rounds unless specified (i.e. no slip stitch join needed)

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Christmas Bell Crochet Pattern Instructions

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R1: In a MR work 6 sc. [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st** rep from * to ** around [18]

R4: 1 sc in each st around [18]

R5: 1 sc in each st around [18]

R6: Rep R5 [18]

R7: 1 hdc in each st around [18]

Note: If you are changing colors at all I recommend you finish off after R7 and rejoin with your yarn for R8. You can use a standing single crochet stitch, or join with a sl st, ch 1 and single crochet. The standing single crochet is less noticeable and creates a more even finished round.

Single Crochet Join Video

Single Crochet Join Photo Tutorial

The difference in the height of this row is not noticeable when you work the bell in a solid color but with stripes you will be able to see the slight difference.

R8: 1 sc in each st around [18]

R9: 1 sc in front loop and 1 sc in bl of each st around [36]

R10: 1 sc in each st around [36]

R11: 1 sl st in the fl of each st around; finish off with an invisible join, weave in ends. [36]

Christmas Bell Ornament EASY - Oombawka Design


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  1. You say I have to accept all cookies. Ha ha, I’ve got news for you – I have a cookie blocker on my computer.

  2. I am wondering what to do after the invisible join, when I need to add the next color yarn. I have no stitch to work part of to add the new yarn (I hope that made sense). Maybe I cut the previous yarn too soon?

  3. Thank you Eunice 🙂 If you need help just send me a message and I will try to get back to you as quickly as I can! Have a great week, Rhondda

  4. Thank you for the print out of the pattern I printed them out and now I will be able to start on it. If I have any problems I am sure I will be getting in touch with you. I will work slow and concentrate. You did a good job putting the pattern so it seems easy to understand. I subscribed to your newsletter so hopefully I will be getting it.
    Thanks again

  5. Hi Eunice, The written pattern is actually in this post 🙂 Just click the Print button at the beginning of my post to create a PDF copy for yourself. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  6. I would like to have a printed copy of the Double Magic Ring. I would love have one so I could use it while crocheting in my sewing room. I really want to make the Christmas Bell. Thank You.
    Eunice Flagler

  7. Where can I print out the written instructions. I watched the video and loved it. I would love to try it if I could get the written one and then I can check on your video also. Thanks

  8. Hi Joanie, I’m so happy you were able to follow the instructions as they were written. I appreciate you leaving me a comment to let me know 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  9. I cannot believe how rude some of these comments are! I just finished making a bell and was able to follow your directions easily. It turned out adorable, and I will be making several more to use on my tree. Thank you for an easy and cute pattern!

  10. Hi Lydia, Actually, that is correct. When you look at the top of the stitches you will see a ‘v’ and the loop closest to you is the front loop. The loop behind it (farther away) is the back loop. You crochet 1 single crochet in the front loop and then in the same stitch 1 single crochet in the back loop. This makes this round firmer and holds the shape of the bell. I hope this helps 🙂 I do proof read and I also have a tech editor for my patterns. Thanks for you comment, Rhondda

  11. your free Christmas bell pattern says in row 8 to crochet 1sc in the front loop and 1sc in the back loop.That makes absolutely no sense!!!!! how about proof reading patterns beore publishing??

  12. Hi Becky, I have the print-friendly (green printer) button at the beginning of every post. You can use that button to create a free PDF or print the post. Printfriendly allows you to remove or resize images and text by clicking on it AND to resize the font. No ads will be included either in the Printfriendly version as it automatically removes them for you. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  13. I do not like you site. You offer free patterns then when you print one of the patterns you cannot read it because of the bar across the top of your website and the bars on the sides. I have not found a way to delete these bars so the pattern can be readable.

  14. In your Christmas bell pattern you say that in R1 you sc in a MR. I have looked all over the crochet abbreviation lists and cannot find what that means. Help? Thanks, Gail

  15. Thank you Gwen! I’m so happy you tried the pattern and everyone loves your bells 🙂 Thank you for letting me know – totally made my day! Have a Merry Christmas! ♥ Rhondda

  16. Thanks for the lovely Christmas Bell pattern! I make an ornament each year to give to family, friends and co-workers. My 2016 ornament is your Bell pattern. They are so cute and everyone loves them!

  17. Hi Dody 🙂 Of course. Each of my posts includes a PrintFriendly Button at the end 🙂 If you click on the Print Friendly Button at the end of the post you can print, or save a PDF copy of the pattern for free 🙂 You can even click to remove any of the ads that might show in the copy or photos or text you don’t need so you can save paper! Hope this helps! Rhondda

  18. Hi Rhonda! I was wondering if you allow us to make a copy of your free patterns. I tried to copy and paste the Christmas Bell pattern but I couldn’t get it to work. Thanks, Dody.