what is the best way to work with beads in crochet?
I am making scrunchies. And can't figure out how to string the beads without causing damage to the yarn
- yardchicken2Lv 41 decade agoBest Answer
The most important thing is to make sure your beads have an hole big enough for the yarn to pass through. If the hole is too small the yarn will continue to fuzz up and tear.
One type of bead with a hole big enough for the yarn to pass through is the typical plastic pony bead. They work really well with worsted and come in lots of colors.
To thread the yarn through the bead, put a piece of clear tape around the end of the yarn; that will act like a "needle" for threading. Every so often you will need to snip the end and freshen up your clear tape.
When you have enough beads on your yarn, get your crochet hook (I use a size "J". you will also need a large hair elastic (the heavier ones, instead of the really light weight ones). you will need scissors for snipping.
Make your slip knot and use your hook to join it onto the hair elastic loosely. Making sure you catch the yarn around the elastic each time, single crochet enough stitches to loosely fit around the hair elactic.
This forms your base to work in. Then you will make a triple crochet. push down a bead, next to the top of the stitch. Make another triple crochet. Push another bead. Keep this up till you get around the elastic, and tie off.
When you are using smaller yarn, use a small tapestry needle or bees wax to help you load the beads onto the yarn.
For seed beads, I use size 20 or forty tatting cotton and a bead spinner. I use a size 10 steel hook.Source(s): If you want to see the slider beads I made recently using seed beads, tatting cotton, and a steel crochet hook you can look at them here: http://thebeadkitchen.blogspot.com
- 1 decade ago
You will need a yarn needle they are quite big though so if beads are small try using a self threading needle or an old needle that you can superglue the yarn to the end of it (cut it off when your through). Thread all your beads onto your yarn before you crochet, then add them into your work as you go along.
- LauralLv 44 years ago
When i make beaded doily's, i put the beads on first onto the whole ball of wool, then i just crochet as if they weren't there untill i need them. You may need to push them back down the wool once in a while.
- mywaypinkLv 71 decade ago
Wrap a small piece of scotch tape to the end of the yarn ;)))
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- 1 decade ago
or YouTube-How to crochet with beads video
- Anonymous1 decade ago
YOU PUT THEM IN THE FREEZER PRIOR TO SEWWING THEN TOGETHER.