Free Tutorial Crochet With Beads

Free Tutorial Crochet With Beads! This free tutorial is how to add beads to my free barefoot sandal crochet pattern – the pattern can be found here. The step-by-step guide can be used for any crochet project you would like to add beads to.

Add a Bead Tutorial - The Hooked Haberdasher
STEP 1: First you’ll want to string all of your beads onto your yarn prior to beginning your project. If your bead hole is large enough, you can simply use your tapestry needle attached to your yarn to string your beads. However, in most cases decorative beads usually have a smaller hole. Use a sewing needle (one that DOES fit through your bead hole) and add a length of sewing thread, knotted to form a loop. Place your yarn through the loop with an approximate 2-3 inch tail.

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Add a Bead Tutorial step 2 The Hooked Haberdasher
STEP 2: Pick up your beads with your needle and thread and string them on.


Add a Bead Tutorial Step 3 The Hooked Haberdasher
STEP 3: With the yarn placed through the thread loop, fold your yarn over the thread loop with the 2-3 inch tail and slide your beads onto your yarn.


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STEP 4: String as many beads as needed, plus a few extra for good measure as you never know when one might break.

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STEP 5: To crochet your bead into your project, move one bead tight against the head of your hook and work a stitch to secure (I used a chain stitch/slip stitch) the bead to your project. Continually move the beads up your working yarn to keep them out of your way until you need your next bead. 

I hope you enjoyed this “Add a Bead” Tutorial. Please subscribe to the blog for future posts, free patterns and tutorials delivered right to your inbox (you can be assured your information is never shared/sold).

~ Wendy

The beautiful Furls Wooden Crochet Hook featured in the tutorial photos can be found at Furls Crochet by using my affiliate link. 🙂


About thehookedhaberdasher

I was blessed with two dear Grandmothers who were wonderfully gifted and loved all the arts of handcrafting. At their knee, a wee little blonde girl learned the fine art of crochet under their wise and talented tutelage. Now that little girl has grown up and enjoys a lifestyle that affords me the time to put hooks, yummy yarns and fibers back into my hands, returning to the joy and fun of the art of handcrafted crochet. I am awed by the talent and creative patterns of modern new designers, but still enjoy the beauty of vintage patterns as well. My mind and hands are never idle, designing and handcrafting stylishly beautiful, practical, cozy, comfy, sweet and cute wearables and loveables for old and young alike. As a very detail oriented artist, I design and crochet with love, embracing the virtues bequested to me by those two beautiful Grandmothers.

Posted on April 17, 2015, in CROCHET TIP, Free Patterns, tutorial and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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