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Beads Necklace Crochet Pattern

November 3, 2010 /
crochet beads necklace

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 Beads Necklace. You can get the tutorial and crochet pattern after the jump.

crochet beads necklace

This Beads 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.

crochet bead pattern

Time really flies like a 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.

colorful crochet bead

Beads Necklace Crochet Pattern

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, around, mm
Insert bead
r9 : *sc2tog in first st, 1sc in next st* repeat 8 times (16st), mm
r10 : *sc2tog 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, around, mm
r8 : *sc2tog in first st, 1sc in next st* repeat 6 times (12st), mm
r9 : *sc2tog in each st* repeat 6 times (6st), fo

How To Crochet Bead Necklace

Get the above materials and tools ready. For light color thread, use light color beads like white or beige. Use black beads for a dark color thread.

How To Crochet Bead Necklace

Make 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 Necklace

You have 2 ends on one side. Tie them into knot firmly.

How To Crochet Bead Necklace

Bring 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 Necklace

Close-up photo of the beginning row of

How To Crochet Bead Necklace

the crochet.
Close-up photo of the finishing end of the crochet.

How To Crochet Bead Necklace

String 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 Necklace

Measure 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 beads necklace with the ribbon flower.
I went out for a cup of coffee with it, how about you?
Enjoy your day!!!!

rainbow beaded necklace


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Tuesday 25th of July 2017

Hi,can you tell me how to crochet around 16mm bead? Thank you.

Craft Passion

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Hi Jovana, The easiest way to crochet around 16mm beads is to reduce the hook size a little (1.3mm) and use the 18mm bead crochet pattern.


Monday 23rd of June 2014

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

Craft Passion

Monday 23rd of June 2014

Perhaps you may use diluted mod-podge, I used it to seal the gauge of Halloween Ghost Lights.


Sunday 13th of May 2012

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

Craft Passion

Monday 14th of May 2012

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.


Sunday 26th of June 2011

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!


Tuesday 15th of August 2017

It's obviously a mistake. It should read *2sctog in first st*.