"Many Uses Of Crochet Beads"
By: Dannielle Mcculley
It's easy to want to add lots of beads to a crochet project because they are so colorful and beautiful. Even though the finished crochet product might have intricate designs, the process of adding the beads is actually simple. Just remember when you choose the materials for your project that the beads have to fit on the thread or yarn that you will be using so make sure the hole in the bead is the right size.
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Beads have many crochet application, but some beads are not suited for baby garments. 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. Just place the necessary beads onto the yarn or thread in the reverse order that you'll need them and you're ready to crochet beads onto any project.
As you get to the stitch where the bead goes, feed it up to the hook. Start the stitch as usual and just before the last yarn over, put the bead in place. That last part of the stitch locks the bead in place. This method can be used to scatter clear, shiny beads randomly across the front of a sweater or to crochet beads of the same color around the collar of an evening top. Fancy designs of a lace motif can be accentuated with beads of various colors crocheted onto the motif.
If a project calls for sewing on the beads, use the same yard or thread that you used to crochet the project and only the beads will show. The embroidery half-cross stitch can be used to fasten beads to an area that's very tightly crocheted. Beads work very well on lacy works that are open. Small seed beads go well with the multi-colored thread of an embroidery project. Adding beauty to an embroidery piece with dew in the form of beads on embroidered flowers is a great idea. Or you can add a little black eye to a lacy swan.
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. As you come to the fringe stitch, feed the beads you will need up to the hook. 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 all help you to make your crochet work easier and more beautiful.
By: Dannielle Mcculley
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