Christmas Bell Coaster
I liked the coasters, that I made a couple of days ago. This week I made a free crochet pattern for a felted Christmas bell coaster. You can use it for decoration on the table or hang it at the wall.
I wish you all a merry Christmas:-)
Yarn Istex Plötulopi, 100% wool unspun, 100g-3,53 ounces/300 m-328 yards. One skein in white and one skein in red.
Hook 7 mm US: K/10½ and 4 mm US: G/6
Sewing yarn in matching color for fabric
One smal strap of fabric
Size After felting 20 cm/8 inches width and 18 cm/7 inches length. (Different yarns will felt differently. So please make a swatch and felt it, so you get the wished dimensions for the bell).
Skill Level Easy
Gauge 10 cm x 10 cm, 4 inches x 4 inches = 10 stitches x 6 rows in dc.
Free Crochet Pattern
The pattern starts as a half circle for the top of the bell. You continue crocheting the body of the bell.
Start with white yarn and a 7 mm hook. Crochet double stranded.
Starting Chain: Ch 3, 1 sl st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1 Ch 3, 6 dc in ring.
Round 2 Ch 3, [ 2 dc in next stitch] 6 times.
Round 3 Ch 3, [ 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch] 6 times.
Round 4 Ch 3, [ 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch] 6 times.
Round 5 Ch 3, [ 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch] 6 times.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Row 6 Continue crocheting with double stranded yarn across the semicircle. Switch to red coloured yarn.
Chain 3, 20 dc across.
Row 7 As row 6.
Row 8 Change back to white coloured yarn. Crochet as row 6.
Row 9 As row 6.
Row 10 Chain 3, 2 dc in 1st chain, 19 dc across, 3 dc in last stitch.
Work single stranded with red yarn and a 4mm hook.
Chain 3, 1 sl st in first chain to form ring.
Round 1 Chain 3, 12 dc in ring.
Cut yarn and sew red circle on back of Christmas bell.
Felt the coaster in the washing machine at 30 Celcius/85 Fahrenheit. I used the program for washing wool.
With matching sewing yarn sew a strap of fabric on top of the bell.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
I made a chart for the bell, if you are more familiar with crochet charts than written instructions. The black symbols represent the white yarn and the red symbols stand for the red coloured yarn.
Note: This pattern is written with US crochet terms. If you are more familiar with UK, Danish or German crochet terms, see my Crochet Conversion Chart. Here you will also find an explanation for the crochet symbols used in the chart.
If you are not familiar with reading charts, see my Tutorial how to read a Crochet Chart Motif.
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