Bead Crochet Tips and Tricks (12/24/2015)
While Bead Crochet is a mystery to me, I know there are those of you who love it. Instead of actual patterns, I’ve gathered basic tutorials, how-to’s, tips and techniques. Even if you are a experienced, I hope you learn something that helps!
Even if you’ve crocheted for a long time, using beads creates a whole new dimension. Here’s a little photo tutorial for how to crochet a bead rope. If this is the first time you’ve tried this, feel free to start with larger beads strung on yarn until you get the rhythm of it.
When designing a color pattern for a bead crochet rope, I sometimes unravel the entire project and start over. The cord will be very “squiggly” and that makes it difficult to crochet the rope again. I could move the beads to the other end and cut off that part; but, why do that when you can easily straighten the cord with a simple method you can apply to any nylon cord.
A crochet bead rope can be deceptively simple looking. There it lies, a tube of pattern and colour, giving no clue as to how it was constructed or designed. When someone picks one up, they are inevitably struck by the sensuous quality of the rope, the way it slithers and slides through the fingers (and giving understanding as to why they are often called “snakes”).
Our easy to follow step-by-step picture tutorials are available for many popular bead crochet techniques, such as basic bead crochet and crocheted rope. Circular bead crochet is done using beads and pearl cotton. Beads are strung onto the pearl cotton before beginning to crochet.
Learn an easy beaded crochet technique using this free tutorial. You can use the technique to make a single row of crocheted beadwork. This technique is useful for making beaded crochet motifs. It is also a great way to make beaded jewelry. ‘m sure you will be able to think of other creative ways to use this technique as well. If you need some inspiration, this tutorial includes examples and project ideas.
The art of tubular bead crochet was brought to prominence in the Victorian and Flapper eras; those beautiful ropes of seed pearls that you see on old tin-types were crocheted lovingly by maiden aunts and grandmothers. Well, it’s not your grandmother’s bead crochet any more! We’ve brought this elegant technique into the 21st century with an absolute bang.
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