Use Crochet Beads On Everything

Use Crochet Beads On Everything
Use Crochet Beads On Everything

Use Crochet Beads On Everything

It's easy to want to add lots of beads to a crochet project because they are so colorful and beautiful. As with all things crochet, the process is easier than the finished project makes it look. Selecting beads with an appropriate hole size is vital because they have to fit the thread that you're using for your project.

Some kind of beading is appropriate for any kind of project except baby things. As you know, if it's loose, it goes into the mouth and baby fingers can work loose many stitches. With the one and only warning out of the way, we're ready to begin. Decide where you want your beads to go and about how many you'll need. Begin with the last bead you'll need, work from the back forward, place the beads on the thread in that order and you're ready. As you get to the stitch where the bead goes, feed it up to the hook. Set the bead in its place just before you make your last yarn over. That last part of the stitch locks the bead in place. Whether you can clear beads scattered on the front of a sweater, or colored beads around an evening top's collar, you use exactly the same process. Fancy designs of a lace motif can be accentuated with beads of various colors crocheted onto the motif. If you prefer sewing on the beads, make sure that you use the same crochet thread so that the stitches don't stand out from the rest. The embroidery half-cross stitch can be used to fasten beads to an area that's very tightly crocheted. Open, lacy work calls for you to crochet beads on. If a project calls for embroidery, you can use the little seed beads instead of – or in addition to - colored embroidery thread. Adding beauty to an embroidery piece with dew in the form of beads on embroidered flowers is a great idea. If you embroider animals or birds, then beads make the perfect eyes for those creatures. The first method mentioned can be used to create a bead fringe when you're crocheting. Make sure all your beads are on the yarn before you begin. You then feed the bead onto the hook when you get to the fringe stitch where you want to place the bead. By making a chain the same length of the fringe, and including a bead in each chain stitch, you'll make your work a little easier. These methods are elegant, easy and versatile - in other words: crochet.

Written by Arcelia Kehoe. At www.lovecrochet.com you can get crochet information, as well as crochet hat patterns.

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