Jingle Bells Free Knitting Pattern

Hello friends!

Ηave you started your christmas decorations or is it too early for you? Every year I like to add a couple of handmade ornaments to my collection and this year I made these cute little jingle bells.

The pattern is easy and fun to make. You can use them to decorate your Christmas tree or make a bunch in different colors to form a garland. Add real jingle bells inside so they can actually jingle.

Pattern Information

Yarn: Sport weight (50gr/130m) yarn in yellow and black.
For my sample I use Scheepjes Stone Washed in the colorways: Beryl (833) and Black Onyx (803).
Needles: 2.5 mm double pointed needles.
Notions: Fiberfill for stuffing, pins, tapestry needle, stitch marker, scissors and optional: jingle bells.

22 stitches and 40 rounds to 10 cm (4 in) in Stockinette St in the round.

Gauge is not important for this project. However, changes might affect the finished measurements.

Finished Measurements
Approx. 8 cm (3.15 in) diameter.


(RS): right side
(WS): wrong side
k: knit
knit into the front and back (increase)
k2tog: knit 2 together (decrease)
ssk: slip, slip, knit – slip first stitch knit-wise, slip second stitch knit-wise, knit those 2 sts together through the back loops
p: purl
rnds: rounds
st(sts): stitch (stitches)
[…]: repeat enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated
(…): total number of sts of the round and/or additional information

PDF Version Of The Pattern

You can purchase the printable PDF version of the pattern in the links below:

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Written Instructions

For The Bell

With yellow yarn, cast on 6 sts. Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist your sts.

Round 1: kfb all sts. (12 sts).

Round 2: k all sts.

Round 3: [kfb, k1] around. (18 sts).

Round 4: k all sts.

Round 5: [kfb, k2] around. (24 sts).

Round 6: k all sts.

Round 7: [kfb, k3] around. (30 sts).

Round 8: k all sts.

Round 9: [kfb, k4] around. (36 sts).

Round 10: k all sts.

Round 11: [kfb, k5] around. (42 sts).

Round 12: k all sts.

Round 13: [kfb, k6] around. (48 sts).

Round 14: k all sts.

Round 15: [kfb, k7] around. (54 sts).

Round 16: k all sts.

Round 17: [kfb, k8] around. (60 sts).

Rounds 18-20: 3 rnds. k all sts.

Round 21: p all sts.

Round 22: k all sts.

Round 23: p all sts.

Rounds 24-26: 3 rnds. k all sts.

Round 27: [k2tog, k8] around. (54 sts).

Round 28: k all sts.

Round 29: [k2tog, k7] around. (48 sts).

Round 30: k all sts.

Round 31: [k2tog, k6] around. (42 sts).

Round 32: k all sts.

Round 33: [k2tog, k5] around. (36 sts).

Round 34: k all sts.

Round 35: [k2tog, k4] around. (30 sts).

Round 36: k all sts.

Round 37: [k2tog, k3] around. (24 sts).

Round 38: k all sts.

Stuff the bell with fiberfill. Optional: Put inside a couple of jingle bells.

Round 39: [k2tog, k2] around. (18 sts).

Round 40: k all sts.

Round 41: [k2tog, k1] around. (12 sts).

Round 42: k all sts.

Round 43: k2tog around. (6 sts).

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through remaining sts, pull tight and secure the end.

For The Bottom Parts (Make two)

With black yarn, cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 (WS): p all sts. (3 sts).

Row 2 (RS): kfb, k1, kfb. (5 sts).

Row 3: p all sts.

Row 4: k all sts.

Row 5: p all sts.

Row 6: ssk, k1, k2tog. (3 sts).

Row 7: p all sts.

Row 8: k all sts.

Repeat Rows 7 and 8, 6 more times.

Row 21: p all sts.

Row 22: kfb, k1, kfb. (5 sts).

Row 23: p all sts.

Row 24: k all sts.

Row 25: p all sts.

Row 26: ssk, k1, k2tog. (3 sts).

Row 27: p all sts.

Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

For The Loop

With yellow yarn, make an I-cord 3 sts wide, for 5-6 cm.

Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


• Sew the black parts to the bottom of the bell, in an X shape.

• Fold the I-cord in half and sew it on the top of the bell to form a loop.

• Weave in any remaining ends.

Have you made this pattern? Share a photo on Instagram and don’t forget to use #kouvarakia or tag me @kouvarakia so I can see your work.

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