Crochet Beaded Flat Weave Bracelet / Cording

crochetbeadedfobSeveral months ago I posted (on my Facebook page, Karen  Glasgow Follett Designs) a Turkish Flat weave bracelet that I made.  The pattern for this bracelet created a lovely staggering of beads that ended in a loop and vintage button closure.

I wanted a pattern of flat weave beaded cording that had a bit more symmetry. The pattern that I devised creates a crochet “cording” that is symmetrical, reversible and would be great to use for bracelets, laniards, necklaces, – or as pictured – scissor fobs with attached tassel pincushion. (I got tired of losing embroidery scissors)

 

 

The materials that you will need include:

Size 10 (ish) crochet thread. I used a nylon thread that was a bit larger than a typical size 10

Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook

Size 6 Seed beads (or bead sizing of your choosing) *The combination of hook, thread and bead sizing yields approximately 5 rows or 10 beads per inch*

Toggle or closures of choice

Large eye needle (to weave in ends and secure toggle or closures) You can use a sewing needle and thread if you wish to use a vintage button as a closure

Fabric glue

Scissors

Stitches Used

Chain – Ch

Bead chain – BCh (move a bead close to hook and work a chain stitch that will encompass the bead)

Single crochet  – Sc.

Slip stitch- sl st

Pattern

Allowing a long tail to secure clasp, Ch 2,

  1. Work a sc in the 2nd ch from hook (you can work additional sc to accommodate a button closure if needed) Turn

2. BCh, sl st to sc, turn

3. Bch, sc in base of the sl st (work over the slip stitch) turn

Repeat 2 and 3 until desired length.  (add extra chains if you want to create a loop closure)

Leave a long tail to stitch clasp, Cut and secure thread.

Weave in ends.

beadedcrochetflatweavecpr KarenGlasgowFollettDesigns 02/2017

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