Do you know how to crochet with beads? It sounds intimidating if you're new to the technique. However, it's really not that challenging at all. You can get the hang of it fairly quickly. Once you do, the seven beaded crochet necklace patterns here offer some great designs to get you started.
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Easy Tutorial for Bead Crochet Necklace
If you are brand new to crocheting with beads then it's wise to start with this tutorial. When you're done, you'll have a complete understanding of the basics of bead crochet. Plus you'll have your first completed bead crochet necklace.
This tutorial will show you how to add beads to a simple crochet chain. You'll also get a lot of helpful information about the best materials to use including different threads, silk and nylon cords, and bead types. You'll also learn how to add a simple lobster clasp for closing the necklace.
Crochet Pattern: Bead Crochet Necklace TutorialContinue to 2 of 7 below.
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Crochet Bead Necklace with Pendant Free Pattern
You'll need some extra things to complete this bead crochet necklace project. You'll work with glass seed beeds and metallic embroidery floss to make the necklace. You'll add a glass pendant, which is really the statement of the entire piece. You'll also need a jewelry clasp to create the closure for the necklace.
All of that sounds a litle bit complicated. However, it's really not. This free crochet necklace pattern includes detailed instructions for how to work with beads in crochet. You only need to know chains and slip stitches as far as the actual crochet work goes. If you're a beginner to making crochet jewelry, you can start here with confidence. Plus, you'll only have to crochet two rows, so this is a fairly quick pattern.
Crochet Pattern: Bead Necklace with PendantContinue to 3 of 7 below.
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Bead Crochet Choker Necklace Pattern
Some bead crochet necklaces really allow the beads to shine. Others, like this one, emphasize the beauty of the crochet stitches and allow the beads to simply supplement the yarn craft.
This one is designed as a choker necklace, although if you're knowledgable about crochet you could easily adapt it to make a longer necklace. You'll work with basic crochet stitches including single crochet and half double crochet. The beads are encased in little semi-circles that are surprisingly easy to create.
This crochet pattern is written in US crochet terms. However, UK crafters receive a stitch conversion chart to make it easy for them to use as well.
Crochet Pattern: Bead Crochet ChokerContinue to 4 of 7 below.
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Another Bead Crochet Necklace Pattern
This crochet necklace pattern is similar to the previous one. They both use simple crochet stitches to create an elegant choker. They both incorporate a single row of beads. However, they each have their own style. In this one, the beads hang right off of the bottom of the necklace, drawing attention and shining brightly.
This crochet necklace pattern uses single crochet and chain stitches. It's a 7-row crochet pattern worked in thick crochet thread or weight 0 yarn. The pattern is available to fit three different neck sizes.
Crochet Pattern: Beaded Choker NecklaceContinue to 5 of 7 below.
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Wire and Beads Crochet Necklace Pattern
Many beautiful bead crochet necklaces are worked using wire instead of yarn. This one is a clustered design, meaning that you end up with a thick, bold necklace. The crochet itself is simple so it's just a matter of learning to work with wire.
You'll use three different bead types to create this crochet necklace. You'll use two different colors of Swarovski pearls. Plus you'll use Czech crystals. If you don't know much about different bead types, this project presents a great opportunity to learn.
This Etsy seller also has a number of other bead crochet jewelry kits to try.
Crochet Pattern: Wire and Bead Cluster NecklaceContinue to 6 of 7 below.
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Crochet Pearl Necklace Pattern
This is a simple crochet beaded necklace pattern but it's particularly elegant. It was designed to remind you of the cozy comfort of seeking into a bubble bath. It also looks like a classic pearl necklace elevated with the blue thread detail. You'll make sophisticated crochet shells and adorn them with the beads.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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No-Metal Pendant Crochet Necklace Pattern
Everything about this crochet necklace pattern is smart. The chain is simple but it has more detail than just a regular crochet chain. The beads look suspended in place thanks to this design.
Moreover, you'll learn how to create a macrame-inspired pendant loop that holds any charm with a center hole. You can easily swap out different charms without affecting the rest of the necklace.
Finally, it's designed without any metal so you don't have to understand jewelry clasps to be able to make this beaded crochet necklace.
Crochet Pattern: No-Metal Pendant Necklace