Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bead Crochet - smaller beads

When I first wanted to try to crochet with beads, I wasn't sure how it would go.

I finished my first project, and I really loved it (once I got the hang of it).

Then I made myself a necklace. I love it, even if it is pretty heavy!

Next step was to try a smaller bead for a more dainty bracelet. I had to go to a smaller hook size, but I really liked how it turned out.

On Friday, we made a little family trip over to Hobby Lobby*. I wanted to get some more of the small beads and some smaller thread to go with it. (There were also a couple final items needed to make a Christmas present for a certain little boy...) I couldn't wait to get it going. I started threading it on Saturday, finished threading them on Sunday, and started crocheting right away.

Here's what I have so far:
I tried to make the picture big enough to see the differences. On the far right is the first one--largest beads (6/0), largest hook (size 7). In the middle is the bracelet with the smaller beads and smaller hook (size 10). On the left is the one with smallest beads (10/0) and smallest hook (size 12). I'm hoping it will be long enough to be a necklace. I can't stop working on it, so I'll post a finished product soon!

*The next day, I got to return to Hobby Lobby and attempted to make the biggest fool of myself that I possibly could. My friends, it was not a beautiful moment!


  1. They were worth waiting for..they are beautiful and unique and I have no idea how you crochet them!

  2. beautiful work! i don't think i have the patience for it. can't wait to hear your Hobby Lobby story, if you're willing to share.

  3. these are beautiful! There is no way I would have the patience to do this.

  4. Thank you! It's becoming addictive... ;-)

  5. Hi Mindy,
    These are lovely, how fun! Just dye your hair and wear sunglasses the next time you are in Hobby Lobby. I hate moments like that!

  6. That's a brilliant idea, Valerie! Sounds like a good plan. ;-)

  7. Gorgeous, all three of them! I've never worked with beads in crochet before.


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