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Bead Crochet

  • Aug 17, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • Alexis's House

LOCATION: Alexis's house near Geary and 22nd Ave in San Francisco. Exact address will be emailed to RSVPed attendees the day before the meetup.

I've been doing a lot of bead crochet ropes lately because it's an easy and *very* portable project to do when you have a bit of free time.  I'm not an expert by any means, but I figured I could show people how to do it if they're interested.

The youtube video included here and this tutorial really helped me figure it out, so take a look.  You can use whatever size/shape beads you want, but for learning I would recommend size 6 or 8 beads, size 10 thread, and a size 7 (1.65 mm) crochet hook.  

The very first step of crocheting a rope of beads is to string ALL OF THE BEADS.  So if you want to get a head start, you could string all your beads before you arrive.  Otherwise, you could just string a bit when you arrive and then use that to make a sample.  Here is a chart that tells you how much to string (pdf) for a 6-around rope for a few different sizes of beads (but start with big beads, I promise you'll be MUCH happier.)  

I recommend starting with a spiral of colors like you'll see in the video.  I really, really, really recommend it.  :-)

If you're not into this, feel free to bring whatever you're working on and hang out with us. There is no charge for meetups, though we love it when people bring snacks. Beginners are welcome!

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  • Carie

    Sorry to miss you AGAIN! Off to San Diego in the morning....I am VERY interested in bead crochet though and hope to get back into it when I see you next. Hope you'll give me a private tutorial, Alexis...?

    August 16, 2014

  • Rivkah

    11 people in my family will be in SF that day. Sorry for the late notice.

    August 14, 2014

  • Monica H.

    Sorry everyone, Merlin and his two valets cannot make it after all. The mother-in-law's birthday is this weekend, and she has decided what she wants to do - and it is a conflict for this event. :( We'll see you next time. Have a good time, everyone!

    August 6, 2014

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