Recessed Diamonds by Linda Lehman
(find the full pattern in issue 58 of Inside Crochet magazine)
This sophisticated necklace shows off just what can be achieved with beaded crochet.
● No. 20 crochet cotton x 1 ball
● 1.5mm hook
● Thin tapestry needle
● Large-eye needle
● 3mm (size 8) seed beads (A)
● 2mm (size 11) seed beads in four colours, (B), (C), (F) and (G)
● 2mm (size 11) cylinder beads in three colours, (D), (E) and (H)
Each repeat of the pattern uses the following quantities of beads:
A: 30 beads; B: 24 beads; C: 16 beads; D: 8 beads; E: 2 beads; F: 24 beads; G: 16 beads; H: 8 beads.
The 16-row repeat measures approximately 4cm/1½in, so you will need to decide the finished length of your bracelet (it should be a snug fit around your wrist) and calculate the number of beads needed, then thread on the correct number of repeats for your desired length.This is a tricky pattern to string, but once strung, it is not difficult to crochet. There are a few ways that might help you keep track while you are loading the beads:
Use re-useable highlighter tape moving it down each row. Write each row of the pattern on one page of a small spiral-bound notebook, and flip to the next card after stringing each row. Use a row counter to record and each time you finish a row.
Designer: Linda Lehman
Price: Magazine Only
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