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Crochet Bell tutorial

Hi there;)

My busy & creative ladies from Get hooked class asked me if I could show them how to make lace bells as a Xmas ornament…coz its this time of the year again!

I found many beautiful patterns and diagram on the web, tried some and some didn’t look like bells and more like doilies)))))) but I figured that people just use round motifs diagrams and just take 1 or 2 repeats out to make a cone shape. As they say you learn on mistakes;)

After testing and searching I finally found this one… its simple and elegant.

crochet xmas ornament

I remade diagram in color for my class to make it user friendly, took few pics… and its all I needed to wright crochet tutorial for you.

Now you can make your own ornaments to decorate home & tree or it will make a lovely Xmas present { 4 or 6 of them in pretty box } ;)

So here we GO!!!

~ Crochet Bell Tutorial ~

You will need:

~ yarn (I used 4ply mercerized Premier Natural cotton by Elle)

~ 2.5 mm hook

~ Bell ~

* – leave long tail before you start with magic loop!

1st round – into magic loop: 3 ch + *2ch, 1dc* – rep *-* 6 times. Finish with 2 ch and into 3rd chain from begining.

2nd round – into 2ch space from round 1. 3ch, 1dc into 2 space ch, *2ch, 2dc in next 2ch space* – rep *-* 7 times. Finish with into 3rd chain from beginning.

crochet ornament

3rd – round – into next 2ch space. (3ch, 1 dc, 3ch, 2dc) into 2ch space, *(2dc, 3ch, 2dc) into 2ch space * – rep *-* 6times. Finish with into 3rd chain from beginning.

4 – 6 round – crochet as 3rd round.


7th round – into dc. 3 ch, 7 dc into 3 chain space, *8 dc into 3 chain space* – repeat *-* 6 times.  Finish with into 3rd chain from beginning.

8th round – 1ch, 1 sc in each stitch. Finish with  into 1st chain from beginning.

Using long tail from beginning of you work – crochet chains as long as you wish to make a loop. Weave and hide all the loose threads.

If you would like your bell to hold better shape starch it with spray starch which you can buy in any of your local supermarket in laundry section.

After its all ready and starched you can add your personal touch – ribbon, beads, crystals or any other fun stuff;)

Get busy crafty people… silly season is almost here;)


Yuli xxx

Last day of winter! Yes, please!

Oh dear… I wrote new post this morning and I even share it on my FB page…It was working!

And now, I just want to check something on my site ….and its GONE :(  hour of my time spend on posting it and its Gone…Where are you?? I want you back!!! Bizarre.

But what they say  

So here I go again;)

In few hours will be first day of spring…Yay. Can’t wait for warm weather and summer clothes…Bring it on – I’m so ready for it;) I even bought myself boogie board (haha I hope I have write speling) yesterday…yes, I’m going to boogie board this summer…Woohooo

And to add to the spring mood here is my favorite SA song at the moment – old classic Miriam Makeba meets new beat Milk& Sugar. Love it!


In my handmade life – I just finished and send order for the brand new shop “Sera” inBloemfonteinwhich opens in early October! Thank you “Sera” and good luck… I wish you lots of happy and wealthy customers. Cheers!

 I’m also finished with another crochet cushion for my friend’s birthday… I think it came out rather nice. What do you think?

 In previous post I wrote about my new phone. What a good excuse to make something for my new gadget.


 I came up with this – Tunisian crochet phone pocket. And nearest future I will share this pattern with you… Never before I wrote pattern for someone else but me to use, wanting to do it for a while… So watch this space for free pattern ;)

Crochet is getting big in this country… Wool shops are busy and loads of ideas and patterns in local crafty magazines. And it’s finally loosing status – “it’s for old ladies”! Yay! And if you reading this post and you not “hooked” yet… you better get to you local wool shop and buy some crochet equipment. It’s tricky in the beginning, while you hand getting used to it… but I’m sure as soon as you get the hang of it – you going to love it!

 My crochet classes still every Friday at local wool shop, so if you would like more info – please email me. I’m happy to teach and share my love for crochet and of course I’m glad to make extra money to buy more WOOL….Hello, my name is Yuli and I’m a wool addict :P

Thank you for visiting me here and have a beautiful spring day.


Yuli xxx

Crochet classes

Hello (:

I started giving crochet classes in the beginning of August.  So far so good…  at the moment I have 7 students, and they doing great job.

If you live not far from George and would like to come and join us here is classes info:

Starts: on the 6Th of August and then every Friday

Time: from 9:00 till 12:00

Venue:  “Quiltalk” shop in George

Price: R60 a lesson (tea/coffee incl)

Numbers limited – please book your space!

You can bring your own hooks and wool or you can buy my crochet kits R30 each. Please book if you would like one.

Lesson: I’ll be teaching different levels at the same time, so no worry if you can crochet a bit, its not going to be boring:) And if you beginner – I’ll teach you all the basics and useful tips.

Planing to show how to follow diagram/pattern, traditional granny square, motifs, 3D motifs, flowers and more.

I hope I’ll get you hooked:)     

See you at Quiltalk.

Love, Yuli xxx