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Holiday Bell


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MATERIALS

Bedspread Cotton
Size 7 Crochet hook

INSTRUCTIONS

Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1) in ring, *dc, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join in 3rd ch of ch-4 -- 12 dc, ch-1 combinations.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *dc in dc, ch 2. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join in 3rd ch of ch-5 -- 12 dc, ch-2 combinations.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ch-2 sp, *dc in dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp.* Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join in ch-3 -- 36 dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, *ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc.*
Repeat from * to * 9 times. Last lp, ch 2, dc in base of first ch-5. Hook in center of lp.
Rnd 5: Ch 5, sc in next lp, *ch 5, sc in next lp.* Repeat from * to * 9 times. Last lp, ch 2, dc in base of first ch-5. Hook in center of lp.
Rnd 6: Ch 4, 3 tr in same st, holding last lp of each tr on hook - 4 sts, yo and pull through all sts (tr cluster made), ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 5, *4-tr cluster in 3rd st of ch-5 lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 5.* Repeat from * to * 4 times. Join in top of cluster.
Rnd 7: * Ch 4, tr in sc between ch-5 lps of previous rnd, ch 4, sc in top of tr cluster.* Repeat from * to * 5 times. Join in top of first tr cluster.
Rnd 8: Ch 5, sc in tr, ch 5, sc in top of tr cluster, *ch 5, sc in tr, ch 5, sc in top of tr cluster.* Repeat from * to * 3 times. Last lp: ch 2, dc in top of tr cluster. Hook in center of lp.
Rnds 9, 10, 11 and 12: Repeat Rnd 5.
Rnd 13: Repeat Rnd 6.
Rnd 14: Repeat Rnd 8, except ch 6.
Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 9, except ch 6.
Rnd 16: Bottom Edge: Ch 4, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch around bottom. Join in 3rd ch of first ch-4. Fasten off.

Finishing:
You will need rustproof pins, plastic wrap, an inexpensive watercolor paint brush, Solo cups, stiffener and a piece of heavy cardboard.

Wash crochet with cold water detergent, rinse well, towel blot almost dry, stretch over plastic wrapped cup. Pin edge of bell over edge of cup form to a wax paper-covered heavy cardboard. With paint brush, apply stiffener to bell, soak well. Allow to dry. Remove pins. Gently twist bell from mold. If any residue is left from stiffening, brush away from inside with an old toothbrush.

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