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Flat Chenille Stitch - A beaded bracelet step by step

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Flat Chenille Stitch - A beaded bracelet step by step

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Flat Chenille Stitch is a very cunning stitch, but, as we have noticed it, it’s still not very popular. Which is too bad… Beaded bracelets made with this stitch are very beautiful and unique. While working with this stitch you can create various jewellery. You just need to change the kind of beads and the final effect will be positively surprising. Monika Wojdyła has decided to learn Flat Chenille Stitch with you. We are delighted with that, because we hope to see a plenty of bracelets made with this stitch.

Will you try it with Monika?

Supplies used in this project:

We hope you will get tempted to learn the Flat Chenille Stitch. Surely, you won’t regret it and when you make the first bracelet you will definitely make another one and another, and another… They are really positively addictive. Don’t hesitate any longer. Take your needles and let’s do this!

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String a stopper bead – This is a bead which you pass the needle through twice to block it. Then, string 10 x 11/0 TOHO and a sequence of 15/0 TOHO (TH15) – TH11 – TH15.

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Omit the first bead of those 10 beads and pass through the next two beads.

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String TH15 and pass through the next two TH11.

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String TH15 and pass through the next two TH11.

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String TH15 and pass through the next two TH11.

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At the end, string 1 TH15 and pass through the last TH11 in this row.

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To the next row. String TH15 and TH11.

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Pass the needle through the first TH15 of the previous row.

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String 2 TH11 and pass through the next TH15

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Continue adding 2 TH11 between TH15 until you have finished this row.

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While adding two last TH11, pass the needle through 1 TH15 and the last one will be our side bead.

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Your work should look like this now. The thread comes out of the last TH15 in this row.

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To the next row. Pass the needle through TH11, the one under the bead you exited and then through the side TH15.

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Pass through two more TH11 omitting TH15.

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The thread should come out between 2 TH11.

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String 1 TH15 and pass through the nearest TH11 and then through the next TH11. Pass through 2 TH11 while adding TH15.

Remember that the added TH15 should sit nicely between TH11. They should sit between the beads and make a “click” sound.

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Continue the same way until you have completed the whole row. Add TH15 the same way.

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Your bracelet should look like this now:

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To the next row.

String 2 TH11 and pass through TH15 previously added.

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We’re going to add 2 TH11 between each TH15 in this row.

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While adding two last beads we need to go back. So, string 2 TH11 and pass back through 2 TH11 of the previous row. That was the most difficult part of Flat Chenille Stitch for me.

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Pass through one of the TH11 just added.

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Add 1 TH15 between those 2 TH11.

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And we’ve got a new row.

 

String TH15 and TH11 and pass though TH15 previously added.

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Pass through 2 TH11.

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Add TH15 between 2 TH11. While adding TH15 pass through 2 TH11.

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Continue adding TH15 the same way until you have completed the whole row.

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Repeat steps from 1 to 5 until you have reached the desirable length of your bracelet. Don’t forget that TH15 need to sit nicely between TH11. It may be complicated at the beginning, but you will learn the steps quickly and then it will be all downhill.

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Keep on stitching…

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As you have reached the desirable length of your work, remove the stopper bead and get rid of the threads. To do that, pass the needle through the bracelet diagonally towards the opposite end as far as you can.

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Slide the end caps.

You can also make loops of beads. It’s a perfect solution if you choose bigger beads or crystals.

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Attach the clasp and charms.

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And it’s finished! I hope you have mastered the Flat Chenille Stitch.

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Here you can see the Flat Chenille Stitch made of CrystaLove bicones and TOHO Treasure. You need to be careful when working with bicones because of their sharp edges. A clasp is made of loops of beads. The first row in this bracelet is made of 4 bicones.

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You may also use the same size of TOHO beads – the final effect will be equally beautiful. In this stitch you can use any beads you like. That’s the best.

What do you think? Flat Chenille Stitch isn’t as difficult as it may appear, is it? We hope to find plenty of bracelets on our Facebook  group.

Good luck!

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