Jingle Bell

Designed by Mary J. Saunders

For 1999 Knitlist Gift Patterns


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Use this Jingle Bell in Christmas colors to decorate a gift or as a tree ornament.  Use it for a winter wedding shower decoration or party favor in white and other colors.



Materials:  small amount of worsted weight yarn in red, green, white, gold, or color of your choice

Small jingle bell.

Needles:  a set of 4 double pointed US size 5 needles



Dp/dpn = double pointed/double pointed needle(s)

St/sts = stitch/stitches

Rnd = round

Rep = repeat

K = knit

M1 = make one, an increase made by picking up the bar between 2 sts, making a twist in it and knitting it.

I-cord = a small tube made by moving the sts to the opposite end of a dpn, pulling the end of the yarn around back of the sts, and k all sts.  Repeat for each row.


With dp needle, cast on 3 sts.  Work I-cord on these 3 sts for 12 rows.

Rnd 1: move sts to other end of needle, as if doing I-cord.  K1, m1 and leave these 2 sts on first needle; k1, m1 and leave these 2 sts on second needle; k1 and leave on third needle [5 sts].  Mark end of rnd.

Rnd 2: k all sts.

Rnd 3: * k1, m1, rep from * to end [10 sts].

Rnd 4: rep rnd 2.

Rnd 5: rep rnd 3 [20 sts].

Rnds 6-17: rep rnd 2.

Rnd 18: * (k1, m1) x4, k1, rep from * to end [36 sts].

Rnds 19-20: rep rnd 2.

Rnd 21: bind off loosely in purl.


Finishing:  stitch I-cord at top of bell to form a loop.  Bring end of yarn to inside of bell and attach a jingle bell.  Weave loose ends on inside of work.


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Last revised 11/05/00

2002 by Mary Saunders