The little round colorful glass beads are a part of our everyday
life. In clothes, on bags,
on shoes, in belts, in jewelry, they are allover the world. So why
should crochet be left behind??
Imagine adorning your pretty pillowcase trims, crochet
hats, flower brooches with beads.
Any ordinary pattern can look simply great with a few contrasting
beads. Adding beads is fun, once if you know how to crochet a beaded
You need not to worry, how? Cause I will teach you all the nitty-gritty
details of how to crochet a beaded rope. But before starting the
teaching section, I need you to know a few things that are very
important. Never use cotton or silk threads in the rope!!!
They won’t last too long. The weight of the beads will eventually
make them get loose and the effort will all be in vain.
Try using polyester threads for beaded ropes. Secondly do not use
very thick threads as the beads will be difficult to move and will
also have spaces in between them. This can make a disaster to an
2. String beads in thread. Now with other thread Chain 15. Now
turn over, leave 1 chain and Take the hook between the front half
and back half of the first chain to begin a single crochet stitch.
Pull up the last bead you have previously strung, snug next to the
hook and chains.
3. Take the hook and yarn over (yarn around hook) behind the bead
and pull up a loop. Now there should be two loops on the hook and
the bead should be attached to the chain foundation.
4. Make a second yarn over, pull up a loop, completing a single
crochet stitch. The bead is only worked in the first yarn over,
the second yarn over is a standard finish of a single crochet stitch.
5. Continue for all 14(we skipped the first chain remember)
6. Similarly we can make circular patterns. In that pattern you
need to join the basic chain rope from the starting point to the
end with the help of slip stitch.
7. You can add on further rows as par the pattern requirement or
as you wish.
If you want to add beads on a finished project, or on a project
that can not have beaded crochet ropes like Tunisian
crochet, then you can simple sew the beads on it.
But make sure to sew neatly with same colored thread. There’s
a small list of websites. Try these for more beady ideas.