Mini Crochet Christmas Wreath with Jingle Bells

Welcome guests with a jingle when you hang this mini crochet Christmas wreath on your door! Hang one on your tree, or cabinet doors too. You can even add them to your gift wrapping for an extra festive touch!

A mini crochet Christmas wreath hanging on a door. Text says Jingle Bell Mini Wreath - Free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

This easy wreath pattern is a great way to use up scraps from other holiday projects. You can also use beads or buttons instead of the smaller bells.

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Jingle Bells

Jingle bells (or cross style bells) come in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and are such a fun crafting item. I made my wreath entirely from my stash, including the gold bells.

red, white and green yarn balls, a wood ring, 6 small bells, and 1 large bell

The larger bell I used is about 1.5 inches or 36 mm, and the smaller ones are about 3/8 inch or 10 mm.

Here are some fun jingle bells available on Etsy:

And here are some choices from Amazon

The exact sizes aren’t critical for the design, so feel free to be creative. Try using a different style of bells, or use buttons or beads in place of the smaller bells. You can even leave the larger bell off entirely if you prefer.

Choosing a center ring

The center of the wreath is a 2 1/4 inch ring. There are lots of options available at most craft stores in metal, plastic, and wood. If your ring is just a little larger or smaller, that’s ok. As long as the stitches from round 1 cover it completely.

For my wreath, I used a wood toss ring from Woodpecker Crafts. They had originally sent me some wood rings for free to make my Fearless necklace pattern, and I have a few left over.

Finishing wood pieces for Fearless Necklace (free pattern on Stitches n Scraps)

I like the thickness of the ring for this project because it gives the center a fuller, fluffier appearance. If you use a thinner ring, you will end up with a more open center.

Jingle Bell Mini Wreath

Project level Intermediate

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Project Level

Intermediate: Working in the round, working around a ring, modified crab stitch / reverse single crochet


About 4.5 inches in diameter, not counting large bell.


12 sc x 14 rows = 4 inches. Gauge is not critical as long as center ring is fully covered.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch


The entire pattern is worked on the right side of the work. Do not turn your work unless indicated.


With green, make a sl st around the wood ring

Making a slip stitch into a wood ring

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 24 sc into wood ring, join with sl st to first st. (24 sc)

Making a single crochet into a wood ring

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off green. (48 dc)

2 rounds of crochet around a wood ring

Weave in green tails.


Note the ch 1 between each sc in the edging. This is important to keep the edge from being too tight.

Join white with sl st in any st, leaving a 4 inch tail.

Edging Rnd: Working in the opposite direction (as for reverse sc or crab stitch), (ch 1, sc) in each st around. Do not join. (48 reverse sc)

Working a modified crab stitch edging - showing stitch placement to the right of the previous stitch.

Fasten off white, leaving an 8 inch tail. Sew this tail through the first stitch, from front to back, to join the round.

Hanging loop

Sew the same white tail back again through the same stitch, front from to back, creating a loop of desired size for hanging. Both the starting and ending tails should now be at the back of the work.

A loop of yarn on top of a crocheted mini christmas wreath

Tie the starting and ending tails together in a firm knot at the back of the work, holding the hanging loop in place.

tying two tails together in a knot

Tie the loop in a knot at the bottom as well.

A yarn loop with a knot at the bottom of it

Weave in white tails.

Small bells

Cut a 24-36 inch length of red yarn and thread it onto the tapestry needle.

Find the bottom center of Round 1, directly opposite the hanging loop. There should be 12 stitches on each side. Insert needle from front to back through the stitch just to the right of center and pull it through leaving a 6 inch tail.

A crocheted Christmas wreath with a piece of red yarn attached

*Bring the needle up from back to front in the next st to the right.

Thread a small bell onto the needle

Bring the needle down from front to back in the next st

Bring the needle up in the next st,** and down in the next st.

A crocheted wreath with one bell attached

Repeat from * until all 6 bells have been placed, ending at ** on the last repeat.

You should now have both ends of the red yarn in the front, one on either side of the center. Both tails should be at least 6 inches long.

A mini crocheted Christmas wreath with 6 bells attached and two red tails hanging down at the bottom.

Large bell

Cut a 36 inch length of red yarn and fold it in half. Make a slip knot where it is folded, so that both ends are roughly the same length.

A length of yarn with a slip knot at the center

Pull the slip knot through the bell and place it on the hook

Pulling a slip knot through a large jingle bell

Working with both tails held together, chain 9, fasten off.

A large jingle bell attached to a crocheted chain

Separate the tails. Pull 1 tail through each side of the center at the bottom of the wreath, from back to front, in the same spaces as the other red tails. You should now have 2 red tails coming out of each side of the center.

A crocheted mini wreath with 4 red tails coming out of the bottom center

Holding each pair of tails together, tie a bow. If desired, add a dot of glue at the center for a more permanent finish. Trim ends.

Mini Crochet Christmas Wreath with Jingle Bells

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