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  • Seed Bead Crochet Necklace by Lily Chin
  • Learn to crochet seed beads into a pendant.
    From "Jewelry Making"
    episode DJMK-613


    Guest Lily Chin creates a beautiful crocheted pendant necklace with seed beads.

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    PHOTO
    Experience Level: Advanced

    Materials:

    25 yards sock yarn
    6mm glass seed beads (250 turquoise, 60 white, 35 dark blue)
    3" contrasting colored yarn
    size C crochet hook
    bead stringing needle


    Abbreviations:

    BUB – Bring up head: meaning to snuggle up the bead near the hook. The beads lie on the yarn strand behind the stitch.

    Bhdc – Beaded single-crochet: pick up loop in the next stitch, BUB, yarn around hook and draw through both loops on the hook to complete the stitch.

    Bsc – Beaded single-crochet: pick up loop in the next stitch, BUB, yarn around the hook and draw through all two loops on the hook to complete the stitch.

    Bch – Beaded chain: BUB, yarn around the hook and draw through the loop on the hook to complete the stitch.

    BU5B – Bring up five beads.

    PHOTO

    Figure A
    1. Pre-string the beads onto the yarn with a bead-stringing needle (figure A) in the following order: 85 turquoise, (one white, seven turquoise) six times, (one dark blue, one white, 5 turquoise, one white) six times, (one dark blue, one white, two turquoise, one white, one dark blue) six times, (one dark blue, two white, one dark blue) six times, 12 white, and then six turquoise.

    2. Ch two, work in Bhdc throughout. Work in rounds with the wrong side facing at all times. Don't join the rounds, but use contrasting colored yarn to mark the beginning/end of all rounds.

    3. Round one – work six Bhdc in second chain from hook, don't join the rounds and don't turn, and then lay contrasting colored yarn in.

    4. Round two – work two Bhdc in each stitch around – 12 stitches.

    5. Round three – repeat the last round – 24 stitches.

    6. Round four – two Bhdc in next stitch, Bhdc in next stitch; repeat 36 stitches.

    7. Round five – Bhdc in each of next two stitches, two Bhdc in next stitch; repeat 48 stitches.

    8. Round six – Bhdc in each stitch around.

    9. Round seven – two sc in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, BU5B, slip stitch in next stitch; repeat 64 stitches.

    10. Loop – slip stitch in next sc, work 5 Bch, skip next sc, slip stitch in next slip stitch, fasten and end off.

    11. Tie – Pre-string about 60 beads onto the yarn. Loosely chain 24 inches, sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across, but work Bsc for center eight inches.

    12. Pull the tie through the loop.


    RESOURCES :

    Knit and Crochet with Beads
    by Lily M. Chin


    GUESTS :

    Lily M. Chin
    201 E. 4th Street
    Loveland, CO 80537
    Phone: 800-272-2193
    Email: books@interweave.com
    Website: www.interweave.com

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