SUSAN BAG & BEADED CROCHET MASTERCLASS
20 Page printed booklet pattern. Not available as a download only option.
Pattern only available in UK terminology.
I have always loved a good bit of bling! Sequinned dresses, velour embroidered fabrics and Indian textiles are three of my favourite things on the planet, so adding beads to crochet was something I was eager to learn almost as soon as I first held a hook.
There is nothing complicated or scary about adding beads to a crochet fabric - in fact it is much more straight forward than you think given the fabulous effect they can create. Within this masterclass I talk you through how to choose your beads, how to thread them onto your yarn and then how to add them into a variety of stitches. the booklet features step-by-step images throughout.
Create the Susan Shopper bag project while learning how to add beads to your crochet, or if you are already experienced with beads, you can just make the bag and maybe pick up a few beading tips.
I used Debbie Abrahams size 6 beads for the project Shade (Shell DA39), but you could use any bead shade.
Rowan Felted Tweed DK 50% Merino wool 25% Alpaca 25% viscose. Approximate length 175m (191yds).
2 x Duck Egg (173)
2 x Carbon (159)
1 x Tawny (186)
1 x Avocado (161)
Rowan Baby Silk Merino DK 66% wool 34% silk. Approximate length 135m (148yd).
1 x Cloud (693)
1 x Rose (678)
1 x Shell Pink (674)
Beads used - Debbie Abrahams size 6.
1 bag x Shell (139)
3.5mm (US-E/4) & 4mm (US-G/6) crochet hooks used.
Sewing needle and thread or large eye needle for threading beads.
Knitter's sewing needle for making up.
1 Pack 14mm Magnetic snap closures (I used Clover 6241 Black Nickel).
Lining fabric - optional.
Bias binding or ribbon - optional.
Finished blocked measurements. Approximately 35cm (14in) x 28cm (11in).