Crocheting with seed beads will take a little bit of time to master, but once you have a strong understanding of the basics, you will enjoy creating craft projects in this manner. The way it works is you will have to string your beads onto the thread that you will be using to crochet, than you simply start working the crochet pattern that you picked out for yourself to work on.
Seed bead crochet projects serve various purposes. They can be used as bangles, straps for tote bags, or necklaces. Different colored seed beads will give you a unique patterned rope design. Different sized seed beads will give your jewelry an incredibly unique texture.
1. String the beads that you will be using before you start your crochet design. You will be using a needle when it is necessary. Every inch of crochet that you make should have at least fifty seed beads incorporated into its design. Do not cut the thread when crocheting the beads into your pattern.
2. Along the end portion of your yarn or thread that you are using, create a slip knot that leaves about three inches tail behind it. Place the loop of the knot onto the crochet hook. Wrap the material around the hook, pulling the loop through the first loop you made. This stitch is known as a chain stitch.
3. Repeat the chain stitching steps, pulling your beads through every time that you stitch. You should end up with six stitches in total.
4. Continue to crochet around the ring, slide a bead down directly next to the hook with every stitch. This will ensure that every stitch ends up having at least one seed bead on it.
5. Once you have crocheted all of the seed beads that you want, cut the yarn leaving a few inches of tail yarn behind it. Pull the piece of tail yarn through your final stitch; make a knot as you pull it through.