Bead crochet tutorial | Slip stitch bead crochet tutorial | How to bead crochet

Bead crochet tutorial | Slip stitch bead crochet tutorial | How to bead crochet


Hello, and welcome to my channel! My name
is Daniela and today I will show you how to make slip stitch bead crochet rope. We
will make this lovely necklace together. Before we start, I would like to say that
when I started learn how to bead crochet a few years ago, the most helpful
for me was to see some video tutorials on YouTube to understand where put to
hook how to see the loops correctly and so on. But I was a little bit confused
about the bead crochet terms. I didn’t really know what was the difference between
slip stitch bead crochet and single bead crochet, also I didn’t know that there is
a difference between US and UK terminology and this all confused me.
Also we can find terms like euro bead crochet or harness bead crochet which are
just single bead crochet actually. I’m very happy that understand it already.
So if you are not clear as I did, look forward to next videos because I will
explain it to you. So now I’m going back to today’s tutorial for making the slip
stitch bead crochet rope. I consider it such a basic in bead crochet. And before
we start I will tell you about requiered time for this necklace. It’s quite
individual because it depends on practice a lot, but you should count
about 4 hours including stringing the beads. It doesn’t seem to be, but the bead
crochet is very time-consuming. If we crochet with only one color of beads
it would take less time because we could use a bead spinner and on the other hand
if we would like to crochet some pattern it would be much more time-consuming
because we would have to follow the pattern and count every bead. So let’s
take a look how to make this slip stitch bead crochet rope. So what do we need? A
beading mat, but is optional. It’s easier to pick up seed beads from beading mat than
from the table. Beads won’t roll so much. But if you don’t
want to buy a special beading mat, even if the price is not high, as an alternative
I have tried a piece of micro fleece and it works well. Here I have it in white
and today I will use it for this tutorial.
I was looking for some alternatives to special bead mats because I don’t like
the colors in which they are made. Most of them are yellow or light blue which I
don’t like it in the video. The advantage of this microfleece is that you can
choose from a wide range of colors and also if you are not ok with the standard
sizes of bead mats, you can cut whatever size you want. So enough about beading
mats and take a look at the beads. For beginners it is best to start with 3
different colors of seed beads. I recommend to start with size 8 seed
beads. These are size 8 Preciosa seed beads. And when you manage the technique you
will be comfortable with using even smaller beads. I usually use seed beads
of sizes 10, 11 or even 15. Also we need a light colored pearl cotton thread. This is
czech product called Perlovka. It has 85 meters and 10 grams. Light colors of
thread are easier for learning to crochet. Next we need a crochet hook. I’m
going to use size 6. It is about 1.4 millimeters. The smaller
seed beads you use, the smaller hook you need. For example if I work with size 15
seed beads I use 0.8 millimeters crochet hook. You also need a big eye needle. And
scissors. If you don’t have a big eye needle, use normal beading needle and a
thread. For example S-lon or Nymo. I will show you a little trick. And to
fasten a necklace we need 2 eyepins, 2 bead caps 10 milimeters, 2 jump rings, extender chain and lobster clasp or
toggle clasp depends on what do you prefer. Also we need a round nose pliers,
chain nose pliers and side cutter. I will put links to all of these products I
mentioned to the description of the video and also I will try to link some
alternatives that you can buy in US. So, now let’s proceed to the instructions. First we string beads. We need to
string them in exact order to make a spiral pattern. The circumference of the
rope will be six beads, so one row will have six beads.
Take a big eye needle, open it and put the thread inside. if you don’t have a
big eye needle take normal beading needle, cut a piece of thin thread, put a thread inside the eye of the
needle, make a knot and put a pearl cotton thread inside. It will do the same job as
big a needle. So we start with gray bead, blue bead, green bead and again gray bead,
blue bead, and green bead. These six beads will make one row. And repeat it to
achieve the required length. So again gray bead, blue bead, green bead,
gray bead, blue bead, green bead. So this is the second row. So again gray, blue,
green, gray, blue, green. It is another row. If the circumference of the rope is six
beads, the required length is six times longer than the length of the finished
product. So if you want to make sixteen inch necklace your bead string has to
be six times longer – in this case 96 inches because 6 times 16 inches is 96
inches. If the circumference of the bead rope is ten beads in one row, the
required length of the bead string is ten times longer than the finished
product we want. So now the bead string is long enough to make a necklace and we
can start crochet. I leave a tail long enough. About 6 inches is okay. And
we make a slipknot. I do it this way. I bring the thread around my index
finger, grab between my middle finger and thumb, put a crochet hook inside, grab
again, wrap a yarn over the hook from back to front and pull the thread
through the loop. And again wrap a yarn over the hook from
back to front and pull the thread through the loop. And tight. This is a slip
knot. Or you can do it this way. Cross the yarn, grab it and make a knot and put
crochet hook inside and tight. Now we make a chain with beads. It’s better to
not tighten the loops very much. So we prepare first six beads. So slide the first bead. Bring the yarn
around your hook to the front – it’s called yarn over, and pull through
the loop. And repeat until we have six beads in a chain stitch. So again, slide a
bead, yarn over and pull through. And again, slide a bead, yarn over and pull
through. Slide a bead, yarn over and pull through. And the last one. Now we have six
beads in a chain stitch and we need to connect
the chain to the ring. So put the hook in the first loop we have made. It’s
important to put the hook in the loop right under the bead, not in the bead, just
the loop itself. There you can see the bead and there are two threads, so you
have to put the hook between the bead and the two threads. Then push that bead over to the side,
simply move it to the right, down. The common mistake is to skip this step and
if you don’t push the bead, the crochet rope will be messy.
Now prepare six beads which are the second row. The next step is to slide a bead. The
color of the bead you just slide is the same as the color of the bead you just
pushed. That’s why we use three colors of seed beads. It’s for our control that we
do it right. So bring the yarn over your hook to the front and pull the thread
through both loops on the hook. I will show it again with next bead. So insert
the hook to the loop. Push the bead down to the right, slide a
bead. Check that is the same color. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the
hook. And again, insert the hook to the loop push the bead down, slide the bead,
yarn over and pull through. And continue with the rest of these beads. So again, to
do loop under the bead, push the bead down, slide the next bead, yarn over and
pull through. And again, insert the hook under the bead to the loop, push the
bead down, slide the next bead, yarn over and pull through. And the last one, put
the hook inside the loop under the bead, push the bead down, slide the next bead,
yarn over and pull through. Now we have the second row, it doesn’t look good yet
but be patient, it will start to look good about the fifth row. So next row is
the same again. Prepare next six beads. Insert the hook under the bead to the
loop, push the bead down, slide a bead, yarn over and pull through. To the loop, push
down, slide a bead, yarn over and pull through. And the last one. Now we have the third row. Continue to the desired length and check if
the color of the bead you slide down is the same as the color of the bead you just
pushed. So to loop, push down, slide the bead down, yarn over and pull through. So now we have five rows and you can
see that it starts to look better. So continue to crochet.
Now we have the length we want and the last row we make without beads to secure previous row. So, insert
the hook to the loop under the bead, push the bead down, yarn over and pull through.
And again, insert the hook to the loop, push down, yarn over and pull through. To the
loop, push down, yarn over and pull through. And last one. Yarn over and pull
through. Then cut off the thread. About six inches tail is enough. So, cut the
thread and close the loop. Don’t cut it too close to your bead rope because we
need to stitch the threads inside the rope. And the bead crochet rope is finished.
Now we make the fastening. Take a big eye needle, open it and put a yarn to the eye
of the needle. And make a knot to secure the yarn. And cut the yarn. Take an eyepin, open it
with round nose pliers, put through the yarn and close the loop. Put a bead cap on the
eye pin and cut it about a half inch from the bead cap. Now take chain nose
pliers and bend the eyepin. And now make a loop with round nose pliers. Take a jump ring. Open it. Put to the loop and add a lobster clasp.
Now close the jump ring. One side is finished so we finished also the other
side with extender chain. Take a big eye needle, open it, and put the thread inside. And make a knot to secure the yarn. It’s
not necessary but I do it to be sure. And cut the yarn. Now take an eyepin, open the loop with
round nose pliers, put through the yarn and close the loop. Put a bead cap on the
eye pin and cut it with side cutter about a half inch from the bead cap. Bend
the eyepin with chain nose pliers and make a loop with round nose pliers. Now take a jump ring, open it, put inside the loop and add an extender
chain. Now close the jump ring. And the bead crochet rope is completely
finished. So the necklace is finished. I hope that you didn’t have a problem to make it according to the instructions and I hope it was clear and
understandable. But if you have any questions feel free to ask in the
comments and I will try to help you. So, thank you for watching and don’t forget
to subscribe! In the next tutorial I will show you how
to make a single bead crochet rope. Bye!

30 thoughts on “Bead crochet tutorial | Slip stitch bead crochet tutorial | How to bead crochet

  1. I have done loads of beading, yours has been the best I have seen, very clear on the instructions. Great Job!!

  2. Terrific video showing the slip stitch method. You covered just about everything that needed to be taught. Your instructions were very clear (your English is great). I know this will help a lot of people, especially those who struggle with those first difficult rows. Thanks for making this tutorial.

  3. Loved the video, the choice of color and how well you explained everything. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Also, beauuuuuutiful nails๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I have found the best bead mat i ever got was just plain crafting felt, you can usually get it in packages, and once one piece gets worn out you can toss it and grab another out of the package!

  5. Thank you very much…. u have explained so clearly… I have been trying bead crochet for almost a year but couldn't get a hold of it… thanks to ur videos and explanation I finally got it… yehh…

  6. Hi,just joined . Thanking you for your videos. Can you show how to finish a crochet rope without using a clasp so that you can't see where it starts and ends and just gets put on pulling over the head.
    Thanking you so much. Patricia

  7. This is by far the best tutorial I have ever watched. Your instructions were very clear and precise. I am so confident that I can do this and canโ€™t wait to make many. Thank you so much. I have subscribed to your channel and look forward to seeing new videos from you ๐ŸŒน

  8. Wonderfully helpful video. Mother in law got me a kit to try this and ive just about cried with frusrtration after undoing it countless times. Ready to try again now I have watched this and might start getting into it abit more ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I wish I watched your video first. It took me several tried to get the crochet technique right when I first tried this because a few videos I watched you could not clearly see what the person was doing. This is by far the best tutorial I've watched for Bead Crochet!

  10. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Greetings
    Thanks with Best Wishes๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this video
    This video is the BEST to learn how ,
    If I may please ask , how many beads pattern should I put on to make a bracelet ?
    Thank you very much again , ๐Ÿ™‚
    I Have size 10 CZECH BEADS and size 10 AUNT LYDIA crochet cotton

  12. Thank you so much for the BEST tutorial ever! I have a special gift I hope to make for my daughters and thanks to you I'm going to tryโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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