Question About Knitting Bell Ornaments

Hi all,

I’m working on bell ornaments from the pattern on this site (“Christmas Bell Pattern I”), and have a couple of questions

What type of stitch or technique do I use to sew the cast-on and bind-off edges together? I already did one bell with just a simple stitch, but it makes an unsightly seam.

Also, is there any certain method for closing up the top to create the dome of the bell? I ran my yarn through every other stitch and drew it closed (for the most part) - it looks decent, but I think it could be better.

Any help or advice is appreciated! Thanks! :slight_smile:

I’d suggest mattress stitch for the seam–invisible on the outside.