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Like little gems peaking out from between the stitches, the beads caught the light at the perfect angle to catch the eye of all who passed by. With its sleek, professional design, no one would know that the bracelet was, in fact, handmade. The design of the bracelet itself was fairly simple, but the addition of the beads made the piece seem more intricate. The bracelet provided a nice addition to any attire, any occasion.
If you are looking for some crochet jewelry, consider this bracelet. Adding beads is very easy and can add a lot of sparkle to your pieces.
As mentioned, I recently published a tutorial on how to do the Beaded Double Crochet (BDC). And everyone seemed to love it and the video went viral on Facebook with, to this date of publishing this post, over 400K views. WOW! Thanks!
At the same time it was highly requested for me to write up a pattern for it. Well, I decided to make a pattern and write it up that was very similar to what is seen on the video. The big difference is that I added the beads onto every double crochet between the 2nd and 4th row and I added a row of surface crochet on either side of the bracelet. I love it. I wear it now as often as I can. It is super pretty. Don’t you think?
Let me teach you how to create this pattern.
How to crochet the Beaded Bracelet
You will need:
- Loops & Thread woolike yarn (#2) in ivory and purple (678yards in 100g), not much needed
- 1/8inch diameter beads (at least 99)
- beading needle
- 2.75mm hook
- tapestry needle
- Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- fdc = foundation double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- bdc = beaded double crochet
- surface crochet
Add the beads to the yarn before starting to crochet by using a beading needle. It should be about 99 beads, tho I would add more just to make sure you want to add more rows (33 beads per row).
BE SURE TO SEE THE TUTORIAL FOR THE BEADED DOUBLE CROCHET HERE (Video included)!
Using the ivory yarn:
Make a foundation double crochet (fdc) of 33 stitches or make a chain of 33+2 and crochet 1 row of dc (33 stitches). Connect the ends.
Row 2-4: Ch 2, 1 bdc in each st, sl st to first bdc
Row 5: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st, sl st to first dc. Fasten off and weave in the ends
Using the purple yarn:
On the edges of the bracelet (rows of dc without beads) crochet 1 row of surface crochet over each dc (each side has one row of it at the end). If that does not make sense, please watch the video below where I explain and show it in detail.
Fasten off and weave in the ends. And then you are done. YAY:-)
Super easy and fast.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Here is also the Video tutorial for the Surface Crochet Stitch:
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