Editor's Note: Unfortunately, this photo/scan does not do justice to the Bell's delicate beauty. In person, the beads glisten and you can see the small pineapple design on the side of the bell.
Size #20 Thread
Size 9 Steel Hook
100 Seed Beads
DIRECTIONS: Begins at the top of the bell and is worked downwards. There is a series of little pineapple designs.
String on all the beads to the thread before you begin crocheting.
Beg: Leave an 8" tail to make a hanging loop; Ch 6. Join to beg chain to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 12 dc in ring. (don't sl st to join)
Rnd 2: Substituting Ch 2 for first dc, *work 1 dc next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat * around. (18 dcs)
Rnd 3: Substituting Ch 3 for first tr, *work 1 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st. Repeat * around. (27 trcs)
Rnd 4: (Work tr in each of next 3 sts. Work a beaded trc in each of next 4 sts. Work tr in each of next 2 sts. ) 3 times.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same trc. Ch 5. *Work a beaded sc in each of next 3 sts, between last row's beads. Ch 5. sc in 3rd tr. Ch 5. Repeat from * around, subsituting the last ch 5 with a ch 2 1 dc in first sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same space, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 5. *Work 2 beaded scs between lst rows beads, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space, ch 5 ## Repeat from * to ## until one ch-5 remains. Ch 2 and 1 dc in first sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, *Work 5 beaded scs in middle of ch 5 space. Ch 4. Sc in next ch 5 space. Ch 4. 1 beaded sc between last rows beads. Ch 4. Sc in next ch 5 space, ch 4 ## Repeat from * to ##, until one ch-5 space remains. Ch 1 and 1 dc in first sc .
Rnd 8: Ch 1, Sc in same space, Ch 3. Sc in Ch 4 space, Ch 3. *Work beaded sc in each of next 4 sts, between last row of beads. (Ch 3. Sc, Ch 3) five times Repeat from * until last ch 3. Ch 1, 1 hdc in first sc.
Rnd 9/10/11: Work as Rnd 8, except *Work beaded sc in each of next 3/2/1/ stitches, between last row of beads. And work (Ch 3. Sc, Ch 3) six/seven/eight times. Repeat from * until last ch 3. Ch 1, 1 hdc in first sc.
Rnd 12: * Ch 3. Sc in next space. Repeat from * until last ch 3. Ch 1, 1 hdc in first sc.
Note for next Round. If you crochet tightly, you may need to add a sc between each beaded st to ensure that the bottom of the bell is big enough.
Rnd 13: Sc 1, Ch 1 in ch 3 space. *Sc 1, beaded sc in next st. Ch 1 ##. Repeat from * to ## around. Bead sc in last ch 3 space. Finish Off.
With the beginning tail, Ch 8. Fasten to oopposite side of chain 6 beginning ring. This makes a hanging loop.
Starch bell using 2 parts sugar and 1 part water.
Options: Add a clapper with a pearl bead or tie a ribbon bow on top.
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