In my pursuit of all things crafty, I stumbled across a post about how to make a crochet bead necklace and knew I had to try it. I mean, how hard could it be?
The materials you need to make this are some crochet thread, I used Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread in size Classic 10 (I clearly bought MORE than enough), a size B crochet hook, and some beads.
First need to string the beads onto the thread. I ran into some trouble trying to do this as the head of the needles I tried to use were too big for the opening of the smaller beads. I resorted to getting out a needle threader and doing it that way. Took a little longer but worked just fine.
Then begin with a simple chain stitch, I started with 10. I then brought a bead up and did a chain stitch to anchor it. I then crocheted 3 more chain stitches and then pulled another bead up. I continued on until I had used all the beads.
I think it turned out pretty cute and it was super easy to make!
Total cost of this project was $8.98.
$2.99 for the thread and I obviously have a TON left over so you could purchase a much smaller amount. I have this crafter’s fear of not having enough to complete the project and then if I go back to get more they won’t have what I need. So yes, I overbought. I spent $5.99 for the beads. I had a coupon for the thread so I got it for $1.79 at Michaels and the beads were on sale for $2.99 at Joanns so my total cost was $4.78. I have some beads left over to make some earrings and a ridiculous amount of crochet thread for a future project.
What crafts have you made lately? Feel free to share!