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How to make a Crochet Bead Rope - Step by Step Tutorial

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How to make a Crochet Bead Rope - Step by Step Tutorial

Designed by: Weronika Kaczor

Difficulty: Beginner

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A crochet-bead rope is a higher level of initiation for people who are in love with beads. Weronika Kaczor, known in the industry as the irreplaceable Weraph, will show you how to make a crochet-bead rope step by step. It seems like black magic but with a little patience and concentration, even a person who has not had a crochet hook in their hand before can produce amazing results. If you make the movements from the photos step by step, you have an almost 100% chance that you will succeed. Weronika is a patient and good teacher, which can be confirmed by the crowds of Weronika's students.

“The passion for jewellery took me over and turned my world upside down. I fell into a scarf of beading, weaving and tatting and crocheting. " This is what Weronika Kaczor - Weraph, the author of today's tutorial, says about herself

In this course, you will learn how to start making a crochet / bead rope, with crochet hooks & threads, and how to make a spiral pattern.

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

  • Crochet Hook approx. 1 mm,
  • S-LON
  • min. about 80-100 TOHO 8/0 Beads in several colours.

It is best to use large, equal beads of six different colours to learn the cords. This will allow you to easily catch mistakes in your work. TOHO beads should be strung on a light thread or twine in repeating sequences of 6 beads. Just like in the picture:

Remember - our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Weronika Kaczor aka Weraph - September 2011

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How to start making a crochet bead string:

Work 6 chain stitches and knit the beginning in a circle with a double crochet.

Below are a step-by-step instruction for those uninitiated in the art of crocheting:
(a) we fold the thread into a loop

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(b) put the upper thread under the bottom of the loop and only insert the crochet hook under this thread

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(c) pull the thread through the loop with a crochet hook and pull it on the crochet, regulating the size of the eyelet by pulling both threads

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(d) then take a thread with a crochet hook and pull it through the eyelet

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(e) we have a chain stitch, proceed from the previous point (d) until we have 6 stitches

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(f) then connect the chain into a circle with a single crochet stitch - so first insert into the first stitch of our chain

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(g) pick up a thread for the crochet hook and thread it through both stitches

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(h) here is the combined circle:

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How to make the first row in a beaded crochet rope.

(a) knit the same stitch (we have two crochet loops)

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(b) we bring the first bead closer and take the thread right behind it

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(c) pull the thread through both loops (make a double crochet), place the bead outside the circle

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(d) then repeat these steps (abc) 5 more times (stick to the next stitch, bring the bead, take the thread behind the bead and pull it through both loops).

Here's what was created:

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We proceed to the execution of the second row. We make each subsequent row of the rope in the same way.

(a) Drive the crochet hook UNDER the first bead

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(b) move the bead AFTER the crochet

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(c) Place the thread ABOVE the bead

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(d) slide off the NEW bead

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(e) take a thread over a new bead and thread it through both loops (make a single crochet)

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(f) Repeat these steps with each new bead until you are practiced - it's best to work a minimum of 10 rows.

A photo course for a crochet-bead rope

Note, it is very important to stick to the following order:

Place the crochet hook UNDER the bead.
Move the bead AFTER the crochet hook.
Place the thread ABOVE the bead.
Slide the NEW bead.

This is what the second row looks like from above:

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And from the side, it is worth noting that the beads in the row that were processed stand vertically, while the untreated beads lie sideways

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How to finish a crochet bead rope

After reaching the desired length:

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(a) we work a row without adding beads.

Note, it is very important to stick to the following order:
Place the crochet hook UNDER the bead.
Move the bead AFTER the crochet hook.
Place the thread ABOVE the bead.

A flower-like pattern will be created (when viewed from above):

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(b) then cut the thread and pull out the crochet loop until the end.

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And we have

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Patterns for a crochet-bead string

Sequences of beads in the string, i.e. a few words about choosing a pattern.

The sequence of the basic cord consists of 6 beads. For beginners, I suggest patterns that form a spiral, e.g. (a, b, c, where each letter means a different colour).

Using such and similar patterns in each round, we stick into a bead of the same color, which allows you to easily detect errors.

How many beads do we need for a bead bracelet?
Bracelet 15cm = 300 beads 3mm = 90cm stringed beads = approx. 10-12 grams of beads.

If my instruction helps you learn - mention me - I will be grateful! Weronika xx

Weronika has the answers to many questions about crochet-bead ropes. They can be found here: Frequently Asked Questions

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