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This is a free tutorial for the Beaded Double Crochet (bdc) stitch. The tutorial has both photos and videos.
With crochet, one can create some amazing and complex designs that really stun and impress everyone who sees them. However, not every eye-catching design has to be complex. One of the simplest and most elegant ways to dress up any crochet project is to add bead work. Mostly used in jewelry, the bead work skills learned here could be carried to another project like an accessory or garment.
If you’re looking to add beads to your crochet projects, please read below for the tutorial.
Do you love crocheting and beading? Well then, you just combine the two. This post will explain to you how I crocheted the beaded double crochet (BDC). It is actually very easy.
The wonderful and exciting thing about this stitch is that you can make it your own. You pick the yarn, the beads and the order in which you add the beads to your yarn.
Does it take a long time to add the beads? Yes, Do you have to have the exact number of beads added to the yarn? No, but more is better, so you do not have to cut your yarn to add more.
Is that all worth the hassle? Oh, yes! It so is. Any girl (no kids under 3 years old please) would love to feel pretty wearing any crocheted creations that has beads on it.
In fact, before I started to learn how to crochet, my aunt made me some fingerless gloves that I still have and they had some really nice beads added to them. I was so happy when she gave me those as a gift.
Now, let me tell you what you will need to make the beaded double crochet stitch. It is very easy. The suggestions below are for the example I used for the tutorial.
What you will need:
So first you will need some beads that are 1/8 inches in diameter, some #2 yarn, a needle (I used a bendable one with an adjustable eye, see the video to get a better idea) and a 2.75mm hook. That’s all.
First you add the beads onto the yarn using the needle and push them back as much as you can.
Then you either make a foundation double crochet (fdc) or a chain with a row of double crochet. Then I slip stitched to connect the ends and and go in rounds.
Then for the second round, I started with making a chain of 3 and then I used normal double crochets, but every other one I added a bead. Very easy.
So when you make a double crochet, you yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2, add the bead, yarn over and pull through 2. Done. To understand exactly how I added the beads, please watch the video below.
Here is also the Video tutorial on how to crochet a beaded double crochet (BDC):
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PATTERN FOR BEADED BRACELET IS AVAILABLE HERE:
FREE PATTERN: Beaded Bracelet