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Crocheted Beaded Necklace & Wrap Bracelet

Crocheted Beaded Necklace & Wrap Bracelet

"Easy chaining + beads = pretty jewelry!"

This simple project, brought to us several years ago by our friend Debbie MacLeod, makes a sparkly accessory and a thoughtful gift. Vary the bead spacing, mix up the colors, add a button, wear them in multiples--keep a bunch on hand for gifting and trading!

Each kit contains: a printed pattern, 1 paddle of Habu Root Sizing Silk, 1 container of size 6 seed beads, a needle, and 3 shell buttons for closures. All you'll need is a size US B/1 (2.25mm) crochet hook!

1 paddle of Habu silk contains enough to make 6-7 38" necklaces. 1 package of size 6 beads should be enough to make up to three 38" (or two 38" and one 19") necklaces. If you'd like to use all of your skein of Habu Root Sizing Silk, visit our size 6 bead page and choose a second package of beads (maybe even in a new color so you can mix things up!)

FINISHED LENGTHS
Measured from end of button loop to center of button, with chain pulled straight.
Approx. 19"/48cm: Wear single around neck, or wrap three times around wrist.
Approx. 38"/97cm: Wear single or doubled around neck, or wrap five or six times around wrist.
Instructions are given for shorter length with longer length in parentheses ( ); where only one number is given, it applies to both sizes.

YARN
1 skein Habu Root Sizing Silk (88 yds/80m), or approx. 3 yds/2.75m (6 yds/5.5m) of an equivalent sport- or fingering-weight yarn.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US B/1 (2.25mm) crochet hook.
33 (66) size 6 seed beads. Note: To increase length, or space beads closer than specified in pattern, you will need more beads.
Size 20 tapestry needle for stringing and finishing.
½"/1.25cm shell button for closure

GAUGE
7 beaded chain sequences (28 chs) = 4"/10cm, pulled just taut.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.


GLOSSARY: Ch = Chain; Sl St = Slip stitch; St(s) = stitch(es).


String beads: Thread yarn onto needle. String 33 (66) beads, or desired number, onto yarn. Do not cut yarn. Note: You may wish to string a few extra in case you want added length—see note below about customizing bracelet fit. To make counting easier, make a slip knot in yarn every 10 beads; knots will slip out later as you use up beads.

Button loop: Leaving 8"/20cm tail, Ch8; Sl St into first ch to create button loop. Note: Test size of loop before you continue; button should just fit through loop tightly. Adjust size of loop if necessary before continuing.

Beaded chain sequence: *Ch3, slide 1 bead up to hook and chain over it, tightening chain around bead* (you might find it helpful to count this sequence as four steps). Repeat between * * until all 33 (66) beads are used up, or to ½"/1.25cm less than desired length, stretched to measure; end with Ch5.

To customize bracelet fit: It is important that bracelet fits closely when wrapped, as it will shift while wearing. To finesse the fit, wrap around wrist desired number of times until ends just meet, ending with a beaded chain. Add or remove repeats as necessary. The final Ch5 should add just enough ease.

Finishing: Cut yarn leaving 8"/20cm tail. Fasten off.

Thread ending tail into tapestry needle; sew button securely to last 2 chs and knot. Whipstitch tail along several sts; trim end. At buttonhole end, whipstitch tail along several sts; trim end.

To wet block: Soak necklace for 10 minutes in cool water with a few drops no-rinse wool soap; squeeze gently in towel or paper towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Pull out ’til just taut and pin to bulletin board or ironing board. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Or to steam block: Pin out to fullest length and steam gently using a press cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly.

The more you make, the faster they go!

Download printable "Crocheted Beaded Necklace & Wrap Bracelet" pdf pattern.

COLORWAY: Charcoal/Anthracite.

COLORWAY: Orange/Tortoise.

COLORWAY: Khaki/Sunshine.

COLORWAY: Indigo/Midnight.

COLORWAY: Purple/Chameleon.

COLORWAY: Pink Red/Vineyard.

COLORWAY: Grass Green/Magic.

COLORWAY: Mustard/Fools Gold.

COLORWAY: Gray Blue/Mosaic.

COLORWAY: Gray/Raindrops.

COLORWAY: Red/Stained Glass.

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