How to do beaded crochet

How to work a beaded treble stitch and how to thread a bead onto your yarn!

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How to work a beaded treble stitch

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Step 1

Start a treble stitch as usual: yrh, insert hook into next stitch, yrh, pull up a loop. Slide a bead along the yarn so that it sits right up next to the fabric, at the reverse of your stitch.

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Step 2

Finish the stitch as usual, holding the bead in place while you do so, if needed. Work yrh, making sure you catch the yarn with the hook beyond the bead…

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Step 3

…pull the yarn through the first 2 loops on the hook. Finish the stitch by working yrh and pull through the remaining 2 loops.

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Step 4

Repeat from Step 1 to make more beaded trebles. Work these stitches on wrong side rows and this is how the stitches will look on the right side of the fabric.

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How to string beads onto your yarn

Step 1

Cut a small length of sewing cotton, thread one end through the eye of a sewing needle, pull through and knot the ends together.

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Step 2

Now take the end of your yarn and pass it through the centre of the circle you made out of sewing cotton.

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Step 3

Carefully pass the sewing needle through a group of around four beads, gently moving them over the sewing cotton and then…

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Step 4

…move the beads gently down onto your yarn. Repeat from step 3 with more beads to string the number you need onto your yarn.

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