This holiday season, deck the halls, or your Christmas tree, with a simple yet festive crochet jingle bell garland. The garland works up easy and can be made to any length that you need it.
Make a bunch of garlands and tie them together with a ribbon for a thicker and colorful decoration to go on the fireplace mantel or above a doorway. Another option is to wrap this around a door wreath. Those are just a few ideas; I’m sure there are many other ways to use this garland as part of your holiday decor.
How to Crochet a Garland
This holiday garland is one of the easiest things to crochet because you only need to know how to make chains and how to secure a bell with a chain.
If you’re a beginner, you may have difficulties crocheting around the jingle bells, but to secure the bells, it’s really just a matter of sliding the bell close to your hook and then making the chain as normal. It’s really that simple!
I made 9 chains in between each bell, but you can space the bells out even more, or inch them closer together.
What Yarn Should I Use
This garland can be crocheted in any yarn that you like. I chose Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle yarn because has a nice holiday sparkle to it. The yarn is available at Yarnspirations. Aside from this red, there are a few other colors available that would be suitable for the holidays.
The yarn is not suitable for beginners, but since we’re only making chains, it might just be the perfect project for them to get the feel of this type of yarn. For those not comfortable with this yarn, any festive looking yarn will work.
I picked up my bells at the local dollar store. Michaels and other craft stores usually carry them during the holiday season as well.
When choosing the size of your bells, look for something small, but make sure that they have a hole big enough to slide over a worsted weight yarn.
At the same time, you can also experiment with bigger bells to go with a thicker yarn weight.
Other Patterns to Try
- Christmas Wreath Applique by Cream Of The Crop Crochet
- Snowman Applique by Cream of The Crop Crochet
- Puffy Spike Stitch Christmas Crochet Blanket for Toddlers
- Mini Christmas Stocking by Cream Of The Crop Crochet
- ESC Pencil Organizer Cozy
Crochet Jingle Bells Garland
- Yarn: Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% Polyester, 3 oz. / 85g – 174yds / 159m)
- Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
- Beads: 180 Small Christmas Bells
- Other: Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: Approximately 2.5" over 10 chains
- Finished Size: 435"
- To help save some time, string about one third of the bells and then cut the yarn and string on the next batch. Then tie the yarn and continue.
- String your bells onto the yarn.
- Make a slip knot and slide 1 bell up to hook, *chain 10, slide 1 bell up to hook; repeat from * until you get up to your last bell; chain 1 to secure last bell. If you need a longer garland string more beads and continue. Fasten Off once you reach a desired length.
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