Our next stop…Pennsylvania! We’ve only been here two days now, but we’ve already seen a lot. I chose to theme my crochet pattern off of the famous monument in Philadelphia—the Liberty Bell!
(Have you heard about this series of patterns yet? I’m doing a special group of themed patterns while my family is on the East Coast of the U.S. You can view all the posts so far HERE. Or view the the previous pattern, from New York, HERE.)
Yesterday we left New York for good and went on our way to Philadelphia. We spent all of Monday touring the city, and then made our way to the place we’re staying (which is actually out of the city). It is absolutely beautiful here—so green and luscious. If you want to view even more pictures, make sure and follow me on Instagram! I post lots of fun pictures in my stories.
Anyway…so I crocheted a mini Liberty Bell, and here I am holding it in front of the REAL Liberty Bell. So exciting!
Besides going to the Liberty Bell, we also went on a tour of Independence Hall, where we got to see some neat History. We saw the very room where America’s Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, as well as the room where the first U.S. Congress met.
All right, before getting to the Bell pattern, let’s talk about the yarn. I used sport-weight yarn from Knit Picks— called Wool of the Andes Sport. I find this yarn to be perfect for little projects like this bell. It’s affordable, and comes in lots of amazing colors.
By the way, pretty much any sport weight yarn would work for this pattern. You could also use a heavier yarn, but your bell would obviously turn out much bigger.
Crochet Liberty Bell
By Desert Blossom Crafts
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- The PDF version of this pattern will become available after I get home from the East Coast!
Bottom of the Bell
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: sc in the back loop of each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 5-7: sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 8-9: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24 sc after Rnd 8. 32 sc after Rnd 9)
Rnd 10-11: sc in each st around. (32 sc) Sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Turn the bell with the WRONG side facing out. It just looks more like the Liberty Bell this way! 🙂
Top of Bell
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each sc across. Turn. (10 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 (does NOT count as st), sc in each sc across. Turn.
Row 3: ch 1, sc in next 2 sc. TURN.
Row 4-5: repeat row 3. Fasten off.
Join yarn on the other end of Row 2. Then repeat rows 3-5.
You should have 6 sc left in the middle of Row 2. Join yarn in the 4th sc over. Then sc in the middle 2 sc. Fasten Off, leaving a long tail for sewing the top to the bottom. Weave in all other ends.
Here is what the top should look like!
1. Block the top piece. I promise, blocking is not scary. It’s very easy. To read about the 3 different methods, click here. Blocking the top of your bell will stop it from curling. It will make it firm so it’s not flopping around once you sew it on the bottom.
2. After blocking, simply sew the top onto the bottom. Attach the middle 2 sc of the top to the 1st round of the bottom.
— Rachel 🙂
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