Easy Bead Garland – Free Crochet Pattern
Posted April 17, 2009on:
Although it may look difficult because of the beadwork, this project is made by crocheting directly onto a purchased pre-strung bead garland with larger cotton thread and a size F crochet hook, making it an elegant, yet easy project.
Abbreviations: ch=chain, sc=single crochet, sk=skip, sl=slip, sp=space, st=stitch (US stitch terminology)
Materials: 1 ball size 3 cotton crochet thread, US size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook, purchased pre-strung bead garland, yarn needle (model made in Royale Size 3 Fashion Crochet Thread, color #0226 natural)
Finished Size: dependent on length of purchased bead garland
Gauge: not critical for this project
Note: When purchasing a bead garland, look for garland that has a bit of space between the beads. This will not work with beads that are glued together throughout. There must be a bit of string showing between the beads.
If necessary, cut the bead garland to form a straight length if it is purchased in a continuous circle. With the crochet hook, make a slip stitch directly onto the garland in the space between the first bead and the second bead, at one end of the bead garland length.
Rnd 1: [ch 2, sl st into space between the next two beads] across entire length of bead garland, ch 2, turn the bead garland to begin working along opposite side, working into the same spaces between beads as previously made, sl st into next space between the next two beads, [ch 2, sl st into space between the next two beads] across length of bead garland, ch 2, sl st to first ch-2 sp made.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, [sc, ch 3, sc] in each ch-2 sp around entire bead garland, sl st to first sc. End off. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends securely.
Easy Bead Garland – Free Pattern by Anonymous Crochet is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.