Wednesday, March 6

Free Pattern: Crochet Wooden Beads

As promised, I'm back with the original pattern for my lacy crochet beads. I got this idea from the teddy bears and other ornaments my mom and I make for our Etsy shop; I wanted to try crocheting around wooden objects instead of styrofoam. I've seen crochet beads in the past that are comprised of solid crochet work, but wanted a more delicate style.

For this pattern, you'll need: size 10 thread, size 2.25mm hook, 1 inch wooden beads, and a needle.

Abbreviations used:
  • ch = chain
  • slpst = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sk = skip
I have included step-by-step photos below... They should help, especially if you're new to crocheting around objects. :)

Anddd, here's the pattern:
  • ch 5, slpst to form a ring (you don't want to use the magic ring technique here, as it will close off the hole of the bead)
  • ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 14 tr into ring, slpst into top of ch4 to join = 15 tr (photo 7 shows bottom)
  • ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), tr into sp between second and third tr of previous row, tr into sp between first and second tr of previous row, ch 1, *sk sp, tr into next sp, tr into skipped sp, ch 1*, repeat from * around, slpst into top of ch4 to join = 15 tr, 7 ch (essentially this technique, but with treble crochets instead of double)
  • ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc into each tr and ch sp around, slpst into top of ch3 to join = 22 dc (photos 1 & 2 are completed to this point)
  • ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), *sk one sp, tr into next sp, tr into skipped sp*, repeat from * around, slpst into top of ch4 to join = 23 tr  **At this point, you should be crocheting around your bead. I suggest inserting the bead into the crochet work just before joining this round to the ch4.** (photos 3 & 4 are completed to this point)
  • ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *sk one st, dc into next st*, repeat from * around, leave last st unworked, slpst into top of ch3 to join = 12 dc (photo 6 is slightly different, but an example of what your bead should look like)
  • **If bead is covered and yarn is tight enough, finish off and leave a long end. If not, add another row of sc in every other st (=6 sc).** (photos 5 & 6; photo 5 includes single crochet stitches to make a more covered bead)
  • Weave in your ends with a needle. You can also use your crochet hook, but I find that sewing them in is more secure. 
What do you think? Hopefully that pattern isn't too complicated. I like the look of the crossed-stitches; is that a new technique for you? I discovered it semi-recently.

A project post for these beads is coming soon! But personally, I like them a lot as a simple bowl-filler. :) 
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  1. Absolutely love these! I'm going to have to find my crochet hook and try to teach myself again.

    You should link this up to the make something project!!

    1. Thanks Erin!! I should link up! I always forget about link ups...thanks for reminding me! :)

      I was just looking at everything you've made so far yesterday. Very impressive :) I try to work on something everyday, but finishing is another story. ;)


  2. Very cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern. It would be cute to cover eggs for Easter as well!


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