Large Lace Bell


SIZE: 41/2″ high MATERIALS Knit Cro Sheen crochet cotton – 72 yds (or bedspread weight crochet cotton, Size 7 steel crochet hook Styrofoam ball 1-1/2″ diameter Styrofoam ball 3″ diameter Styrofoam cone 9″ high GAUGE: RNDS 1-3 = 21/2″ INSTRUCTIONS Ch 8, sl st to form a ring. RND 1: Ch3 (first dc). Work 23 dc in ring. SI st in top of ch 3 to join = 24 dc. RND 2: Ch 8 (first tr trc, ch 2). *1 tr trc (YO 4 times) in next dc, ch 2. Rep from * 23 times. SI st in 6th ch of ch 8 to join = 24 tr trc. RND 3: Ch 3. Work 1 dc in each st around. SI st in top of ch 3 to join. RND 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as sl st. *Ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc. Rep from * 23 times. Ch 2, 1 dc in first sc to join = 24 ch 5 Ips. RND 5: Sc in joining Ip. *Ch 5, sc in next Ip. Rep from * 23 times. Ch 2, 1 dc in first sc to join. RND 6: Ch 4 (first trc). Holding back last Ip of each st on hk, work 2 trc in same Ip as ch 4. YO, and pull through all 3 Ips on hk at the same time (first cluster made). *Ch 5. Holding back last Ip of each st on hk, work 3 trc in next ch 5 Ip. YO and pull through all 4 Ips on hk at the same time. Rep from * 23 times. Ch 2, 1 dc in top of first cluster to join. RND 7: Sc in joining Ip. Ch 2. *Sc in next Ip, ch 2. Rep from * around. SI st in first sc to join. RND 8, 9, 10: Rep RND 3, 4, 5 once. RND 11: Ch 3 (first dc). 1 dc in same Ip as ch 3. Ch 3, sl st in last dc made (first picot made). Ch 4, sl st in same dc (ch 4 picot made). Ch 3, sl st in same dc. 1 dc in same Ip as beg ch 3. Ch 1. *2 dc in next ch 51p. Ch 3, sl.st in last dc. Ch 4, sl st in same dc. Ch 3, sl st in same dc. 1 dc in same ch 51p. Ch 1. Rep from * around. SI st in top of beg ch 3 to join. Break off. RND 12: Join in any ch 4 picot. Sc in same picot, ch 3. *Sc in next ch 4 picot, ch 3. Rep from * 23 times. SI st in first sc to join = 24 ch 2 sps. RND 13: Ch 5 (first dc, ch 2). Sc in first ch 3 sp, ch 2. *1 dc in next sc. Ch 2, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 2. Rep from * around. SI st in 3rd ch of ch 5 to join. RND 14: Ch 8 (first trc, ch 4). *1 trc in next dc, ch 4. Rep from * around. SI st in 4th ch of ch 5 to join. RND 15: Ch 6 (first dc, ch 3). Sc in first ch 4 sp, ch 3. *1 dc in next trc. Ch 3, sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 3. Rep from * around. SI st in 3rd ch of ch 6 to join. RND 16: Ch 10 (first dtr, ch 5). *1 dtr in next dc, ch 5. Rep from * around. SI st in 5th ch of ch 10 to join. EDGING RND 17: Ch 7 (first dc, ch 4).1 dc in 4th ch from hk, 1 dc in same st as sl st. *Sk 2 sts. 1 dc in next st. Ch 4,1 dc in 4th ch from hk. 1 dc in same st as first dc. Rep from * around. SI st in 3rd ch of beg ch 7 to join. Finish off. HANGER LOOP ROW 1: Join in beg ch 8 ring. Ch 10, sl st in opposite side of ch 8 ring. ROW 2: Ch 1, turn. Work 20 sc in ch 10 Ip. Finish off. CLAPPER GAUGE: RNDS 1-4 = Hi” Ch 6, sl st to form a ring. RND 1: Ch 2 (first hdc). Work 11 hdc in ring (= 12 hdc). Do not join but work in continuous RNDS. RND 2: Work 2 hdc in each hdc around = 24 hdc .. RND 3: *1 hdc in next hdc, ch 1. Rep from * around. RND 4 . 8: *1 hdc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. Rep from * around. Slip 1V2″ styrofoam ball inside. RND 9: Work 1 hdc in each ch 1 sp around. RND 10, 11: Dec, working 1 hdc in next 2 hdc at the same time until only 6 sts remain. Sk 2 hdc, sl st in next hdc to close. ROW 12: Ch 31/2″ length. Finish off. BLOCKING Measure up 3″ from wide end of cone. Trim off top 6″. Bottom piece should measure about 3″ high x 3″ across top and 3314″ across bottom. Cut 3″ ball in half and glue one half on top of remaining 3″ high cone . Cover with plastic wrap. Draw a 5″ diameter circle on a piece of paper and cover with plastic on pinning board. Set cone in center of circle. Dip bell in stiffening solution and shape over mold pinning last round flat on pinning board outside the circle. Shape hanger loop and hold open with large pen or candle. Dip clapper in stiffening solution taking care not to wet 31/2″ chain. Stitch or glue clapper to bell when pieces are dry. Please report all typing arrow in my comment box. Thanks

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