Free Pattern – A Simple Twist Beaded Necklace and Bracelet

Add a bit of sparkle to any outfit with A Simple Twist Beaded Necklace and Bracelet set. Long chains of beads twist together to form a beaded rope. The simple design is fast and easy to make, and can be adjusted to any size. Make them in all your favorite colors!

A Simple Twist - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n ScrapsThe sample is shown in Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Thread, Size 10, in silver/silver. The beads are the Green Iris color in the Summer Greens Kit from Bead Biz.


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A Simple Twist: Beaded Necklace & Bracelet

Lace weight

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Materials:

  • 60 [20] yds, size 10 crochet thread
  • Size 5 (1.9 mm) steel crochet hook
  • Beads, size 6/0
    • 270-300 for necklace
    • 90-100 for bracelet
  • Beading needle
  • Tapestry needle

 

Skill Level:

Easy – Basic stitches, but working with thread and beads.

Sizes:

Pattern is written for necklace, with changes for bracelet in [ ]. Finished size: 27 [9] inches circumference (13.5 [4.5] inches long when joined).

Gauge:

Use pattern as gauge swatch – Row 1 of bracelet should measure approximately 9.5 inches. Exact gauge is not critical, and will depend on bead size. Pattern can be easily adjusted for size.

Abbreviations used:

(Pattern is written in US terms)

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sb = set bead (see special technique)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch

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Special Technique:

Set Bead (sb) –  Slide the next bead down, next to the hook, so that it gets worked into the next chain.

Set Bead - A Simple Twist - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Instructions:

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String at least 270 (90) beads onto your thread. I like to string about 10-12 extra, just in case I make a mistake or want to make adjustments later.

Row 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, (sb, ch 2) 90 [30] times. (90 [30] beads)

Note: You can adjust the length as needed by doing more or fewer repeats. Keep in mind that your necklace or bracelet will get a little shorter when twisted. If you make an adjustment, do the same on the following rows – you should use the same number of beads for each row. Be sure you have enough beads on your thread! 

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, (sb, ch 2) 90 [30] times, sl st in sc from row 1. (90 [30] beads)

Row 3: Turn, ch 1, (sb, ch 2) 90 [30] times, sl st in sc from row 2, fasten off.  (90 [30] beads).

Hold the work at both ends and twist, so that the three strands twist around each other. Once you have the level of twist you want, use one of the tails to sew the two ends together.

If your join looks too obvious, string a bead onto each tail before weaving it in, this will help to camouflage the join. Weave in both tails, sliding the beads into place as you do.

Soak the finished necklace or bracelet in water for a few minutes, then hang to dry. This will help to relax the thread and even out the twist. I like to add a drop of fiber conditioner to the water for extra softness.

A Simple Twist - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

 

Video Tutorial:

 


I hope you enjoy making this pattern. Big thanks to Katie Clary of Salty Pearl Crochet for testing it!

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