Thursday, February 6, 2014

Free Pattern Bead and Thread Heart Ear Rings

This is the pattern I designed to teach a class for our local crochet guild.

You will learn to start with a bead in the center of you work and how to make picots as well as a basic heart motif enjoy.

Skill – Intermediate
Materials
#8 Pearl Cotton
3- 4mm beads
2 seed beads
#6/1.8mm steel hook
 
Picot Instructions
            Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in same st.
Long Picot instructions
            Ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch1, sl st in 1st ch of ch 5, sl st in same stitch.

Instructions
Put beads on thread in this order - 1 seed bead on thread, followed by 1- 4mm, 1 seed bead, 2- 4mm beads; Push all but 1- 4mm bead up the thread length out of the way.

Round 1
PUTTING A BEAD IN THE CENTER
Make beginning loop, ch5, sl st into 1st ch making a ring. Ch 1, 2 sc in ring, push 4mm bead into place against hook; [You are now using the tread from the opposite side of the bead], sl st.  Insert the bead into center of ring making sure that the working thread is on the working side of the ring. A thread gap should been seen on the right hand side of the bead. Insert hook in this gap and the ring. Make 2 sc, 1sc in ring only; join in Ch 1. (5sc, 1sl st) [sl st will be used as a sc]


HEART AROUND BEADED CENTER
Working in blo
rnd 2    Ch1, 1 sc in 1st sc, 4 sc in next sc, 4 sc in sl st [for stability work into lower chain as well], 4 sc in each of next 3 sc; join in ch1. (21 sc)
Working in blo
rnd 3    Ch1, 1sc in next sc, (2dc, 1 tr) in next sc; (2tr 1dc) in next sc; 1hdc in each of next 3 sc; 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; 1hdc in next sc, (1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc) in next sc; 1hdc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 3 sc; 1hdc in each of next 3 sc; (1dc, 2 tr) in next sc; (1tr, 2dc) in next sc, 1sc in next sc, Join.

Rnd 4  Ch3, sl st in same forming a ring; 1sc in each of next 3 st, 1 picot in same st; ch 3, ski next st, 1 sc in next, 1 picot in same;  [ch3, skip next 2 stitches 1sc in next, 1 picot in same] 3 Times; 1 sc in next st, 1 long picot in same, 1 sc in next, 1picot in same; [ch3, skip next 2 stitches 1sc in next, 1 picot in same] 4 Times; 1sc in each of next 3 st, 2sc in beginning ring; fasten off above beads, push beads into place, sew onto ear hook, re-thead through beads and weave in ends.

Optional - If desired sew beads to each picot

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