Crochet: Bead Necklace {Pattern & Tutorial}

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Remember the promise I made at the introduction section of Johanna’s guest post? After being inspired by her crochet lace bead, I decided to make a fully covered bead with crochet cotton thread, string them up to become an elegant necklace. You can get the tutorial and crochet pattern below.

This necklace is a great gift to female friends and relatives. Choose her favorite color and make one for her especially this gifting season :) Browse through the above photo gallery to find the necklace in other colors. Notice the ribbon flower on my right? I guest posted the tutorial on Ana’s blog, PBF Collection, click here to go direct to the how-to.

Time really flies like rocket!!! Just realized that it has been 2 months since Johanna guest posted the crochet charm tutorial, I feel like it was just yesterday, OMG!!! Now, it is November, my favorite year end has arrived. I am dying for shopping for Christmas and especially enjoy the atmosphere when I walk into a shopping mall and listen to the lovely Christmas carols. This year, I am able to put up my Christmas tree (my little one is 2 now, YAY!!!), can’t wait to decorate it and don’t have to worry that he will pull the whole tree down.

Materials & Tools:
1. DMC pearl cotton thread #8 (double strand) or cotton lace thread #20
2. Crochet hook: 1.5 mm
3. Plastic or wooden beads: 20mm Ø (5 pcs.), 18mm Ø (6 pcs.)
4. Ribbon (light weight): approx. 2 yards (depends on the length of the necklace)
5. Necklace clasp and jump ring
6. Tapestry Needle with long eye
7. Round Nose Plier
8. Scissors

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog=single crochet 2 together
st = stitch
sl knot = slip knot
slst = slip stitch
fo = fasten off
mm = move marker

1. Crochet On  20mm bead
beg sl knot, make a big loop of yarn as the hanging string
r1 : ch2, 8sc in 2nd ch from hook (8 st)
r2 : *2sc in each st* repeat 8 times (16 st), mm
r3 : *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat 8 times (24st), mm
r4 – r8 : 1sc in each st first st, around, mm
Insert bead
r9 : * sc2tog in first st, 1sc in next st* repeat 8 times (16st), mm
r10 : *2sc in first st* repeat 8 times (8st), fo

2. Crochet on 18mm bead
beg sl knot, make a big loop of yarn as the hanging string
r1 : ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 st)
r2 : *2sc in each st* repeat 6 times (12 st), mm
r3 : *1sc in first st, 2sc in next st* repeat 6 times (18st), mm
r4 – r7 : 1sc in each st first st, around, mm
r8 : * sc2tog in first st, 1sc in next st* repeat 6 times (12st), mm
r9 : *2sc in first st* repeat 6 times (6st), fo

How To Crochet Bead NecklaceGet the above materials and tools ready. For light color thread, use light color beads like white or beige. Use black beads for dark color thread.

How To Crochet Bead NecklaceMake sl knot, leave a length of about 3-4 inches tail.
Follow the pattern and crochet with snugly tight tension. Tuck in the bead into the crochet shell when it says “insert bead”.
Continue crochet until the end.
Fasten off with a 3-4″ end.
Use a tapestry needle to insert the start tail through the hole and come out from the other side.

How To Crochet Bead NecklaceYou have 2 ends on one side. Tie them into knot firmly.

How To Crochet Bead NecklaceBring both ends back to the start end by using a tapestry needle.
Clip threads close to the bead. The thread ends are thus hidden inside the bead.
Repeat to all the beads.

How To Crochet Bead NecklaceClose-up photo of the beginning row of the crochet.
How To Crochet Bead NecklaceClose-up photo of the finishing end of the crochet.
How To Crochet Bead NecklaceString all the beads up by sliding the ribbon through the holes using a tapestry, with 5 bigger beads at the center and 3 smaller beads on each side.
If you like to space the beads in between, tie a big knot on the ribbon in between the beads.

How To Crochet Bead NecklaceMeasure the length you want for your necklace. Cut away the excess.
Finally attach the jump ring and necklace clasp at the end of the ribbon.
As an option, you can also leave the tail ends long and tie into a ribbon instead of installing the clasp.

Crochet Bead Necklace
Here there is, the complete crochet bead necklace with the ribbon flower.
I went out for a cup of coffee with it, how about you?
Enjoy your day!!!!

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  1. I just love this tutorial! It’s colorful and fun! I would love to feature this tutorial in a future post so others can come visit! Pearl

  2. Wow, I love this! It’s gorgeous and such an eye-catcher. Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  3. Joanne I love that. I wish I had some skills when it came to crochet…but alas I have none. That is gorgeous though!!!

  4. pretty necklace, pretty model :)
    you’re so talented. i’ve been following your blogs for months and impressed with all your projects / tutorials..


  5. Love your hair!!!

  6. so lovely and easy to follow thanks for sharing

  7. I love this. It’s adorable. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. We will be featuring you on our blog

  8. Oh wow – I love this! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial with us. Will definitely give it a try!

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  11. It is very simple and nice tutorial.The bead necklace looks truly amazing and beautiful.Thanx for sharing.

  12. So cute! I’m a mediocre ‘hooker’ and I’m in the middle of trying the 20 MM bead. But am having trouble at r10. I don’t understand the *2sc in first st* repeat 8 times. Does this mean to sc in each stitch around? If that’s the case, then how does it get reduced to 8 stitches? I have 16 stitches at this point and am only about halfway around the bead. Am I totally missing something? Thanks for any help!

  13. Great idea i have one doubt what is MM-move marker means

    • Marker is an accessory, it’s like a safety pin for you to hook on the first stitch of every round of crochet stitches. So, when it states MM, means that you take your marker out and pin it to the beginning stitch of the next round.

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  18. Hi , would like to know , do you have any ways to make the crochet necklace waterproof. I have been thinking to use nail polish but it seems to be quite a waste . Please advises. Tq

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