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.
â— No. 20 crochet cotton x 1 ball
â— 1.5mm hook
â— Thin tapestry needle
â— Large-eye needle
â— 3mm (size 8) seed beads (A)
â— 2mm (size 11) seed beads in four colours, (B), (C), (F) and (G)
â— 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/1Â½in, 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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