How To Crochet: Single Crochet with BeadsBy Robin Beers – 32 Comments
|If you have ever wondered how to add beads to your crochet work, whether it is for jewelry or just to dress up a scarf, check out this tutorial. I will show you how to add beads with a single crochet stitch. Use this technique to create one of a kind jewelry with crochet thread. You can add beads to a lacy scarf for a feminine touch or even in fringe. Next week I will teach you how to do the double crochet stitch with beads.|
The materials you need are crochet thread or yarn, beads and a needle. One of the challenges is getting the correct size needle to make sure that you can thread your crochet thread and then be able to get it through the bead itself. I use the regular needles that are a bit larger so that the thread will make it through the eye. If you are using regular worsted weight yarn, you will need a tapestry needle and then make sure that your beads have a larger hole. Another trick is to use regular thread to string your beads and then work this thread along with your yarn. The possibilities are as endless as the amount of different kinds of beads there are. Visit your local craft store and you will be amazed at the variety!
Note: If you are left handed, just put your mouse over the photo for a left-handed view.
First string the beads onto your crochet thread or yarn. Remember to put enough beads on.
Then begin crocheting your work. I made 2 rows of single crochet here. As you go, you will just push the beads down out of your way.
We will now add the beads on the wrong-side row. To add a bead, bring one bead close to the working area of your stitch.
Make a single crochet with the crochet thread leaving the bead in place where it is.
Keep the stitch tight so that the bead sits snugly against the work when complete.
The single crochet stitch is complete. Now you will notice the bead is on the back of the work which is really on the right side !
Keep this in mind so that you will add your beads when you are on the wrong side.
Next, make single crochets to make space between the beads. This will vary depending on your pattern.
Then bring the next bead close to the stitch and proceed to make a single crochet in the next stitch while holding the bead in place as before.
This photo shows the wrong side of the work after adding the bead.
This is how you add beads to your single crochet work! It’s not as difficult as you thought!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!