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Made in pink or blue they are perfect for baby shower favors. Add some faux leaves and silk ribbon for the Mom-to-be to wear as a corsage.
Knitted dainty bells as ornaments, favors
Equally sweet used to decorate wedding or shower gifts.
Also a lovely Our 1st Christmas Together ornament.
I still have the hand written pattern from Aunt Marie.
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Aunt Marie’s Dainty Bells Vintage Pattern
Yarn required for each bell is about 6 yards worsted weight 4-ply
a bead or bell for ‘clapper’
Size 8 standard knitting needles (I used size 5)
Cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: K across
Row 2: SL. ST as to K. K 5 (mark SL ST end)
Row 3 through 17: Repeat rows 1 and 2, end on SL ST end. Bind off. Do NOT cut yarn.
Pick up 1 ST along edge opposite SL ST, 19 STS.
Row 1: (Wrong side) K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Bind off in P. Fasten off leaving about 18-inches yarn. Thread needle and back stitch so seam will not pucker. Pull needle through SL STs and draw together. Fasten securely. Thread bead or bell and attach to inside of bell.
- SL stands for slip
- ST stands for stitch
Here is a video demonstrating how to SL ST (slip stitch) as to Knit:
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Pamela McLean says
Can someone please explain the abbreviations for SL and ST, not making sense for me
I added the abbreviation explanation to the post and also a video tutorial demonstration. Hope this is helpful to you.
Nirmala Thanasekaran says
Knitted the cute white bell.Thankyou aunt Mary for the pattern.MERRY CHRISTMAS!25.12.15.
Six Sisters says
Love these cute bells! We are so happy that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" and we hope you see you back next week!! -The Sisters
The bells are so precious, quite creative! I'm now your newest follower!
Turmeric n Spice says
These. Bells are so dainty !! Love your aunt's hand . We dont c this kind of handwriting anymore. :)))
I have a red one that a student gave me years ago. It is one of my treasured Christmas ornaments.
Just a little something from Judy says
They are so adorable! How perfect that you can use her same pattern. The little white vase is pretty.
These are so sweet – and I love them hanging from the hobnail vase!
Sweet bells! I see that my attachment made it on Sunday. It was not until I restarted my computer that I was able to see it. Not sure what was going on. They keep us guessing!
Mary Howell Cromer says
How very sweet these are!!!
Zhenya and Nika Aksutin says
BEAUTIFUL!!!! Very gentle!!! I never saw something similar. Thank you! Nika
Auntie left you a wonderful pattern! I really love those little bells. I have a couple that Gramma Hazel made at Christmas time. xo Diana
Debbie Huffaker says
So precious!! I don't see how you make them they're so tiny!!!
Nann from At Nann's Table says
Lorraine…I don't knit but those bells are darling!!!
they are precious . . . almost like tiny
Those are so sweet. I never could get the hang of knitting though
Shabby chic Sandy says
Those bells are so sweet!
Hi LDH thanks for stopping by my blog love the bells soo sweeet.
Barbara F. says
These are the most adorable things! And how special to have the original instructions from Aunt Marie. Blessings to both of you. xo
They are adorable. Would look so cute on a baby shower present.
What a cute idea! How lovely to have a handwritten heirloom like that also. Those bells would look lovely on many gifts, wedding, babay, Christmas! Hope you pop by and link up to Let's Get Stitched. I am a bit late putting it up today:-)
renee @ Singing With Birds says
Now these are an adorable shower favor. They are absolutely precious and would make a package priceless!
These are so sweet and make lovely 'shower' decorations
Walking on Sunshine... says
What a beautiful memory to have her handwritten instructions! Not to mention the bells are really sweet! Hope you're having a nice day!
Nancy's Notes says
Oh my, are those not the cutest little bells ever?? I love to knit, I'm just not to swift at it, but working on it! Thanks for sharing~
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
I absolutely the idea of using the bells on a shower gift. What about a garland of bells to decorate? Sweet.
Janette@Janette's Sage says
Oh my…how precious and what a wonderful treasure to have the hand written patterns
Those bells are so lovely! doesn't your auntie Marie have beautiful handwriting.
Maple Lane says
How very pretty these are and so sweet that you have her handwritten pattern. I love them displayed on the pretty milkglass.
I love these….soo dainty and sweet!
Those are very cute! I do not know how to knit, maybe I could get my friend to make me a few. 🙂