Make Beautiful Beaded Crochet Projects - Free Patterns

Learn How to Make Beautiful Beaded Crochet Projects

If you'd like to enhance your crochet projects using beads, there are many possibilities:

  • Beads add sparkle, shine and visual interest to a variety of crocheted appliques, motifs and shapes.
  • Beaded crochet jewelry will enhance any woman's wardrobe.
  • Beaded crochet bags are timeless classics; they've been popular for well over a hundred years (and counting.)

If you'd like to crochet a project with beads, you'll find plenty of free patterns to choose from. You'll enjoy them...MORE all.

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    Beaded Crochet Necklace With Dichroic Glass Pendant

    Beaded Crochet Necklace With Dichroic Glass Pendant
    Beaded Crochet Necklace With Dichroic Glass Pendant. Beaded Crochet Necklace With Dichroic Glass Pendant -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Showcase your creativity with this stunning beaded crochet necklace.

     

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    Beaded Crochet Cell Phone Holder -- Fits the Apple Iphone 3GS
    This beaded crochet cell phone holder is sized to fit the Apple Iphone 3GS and other similar gadgets. Beaded Crochet Cell Phone Holder -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Crochet this pretty beaded cell phone holder using seed beads and size 3 crochet thread.

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    Pincushion With Beaded Crochet Edge
    Pincushion With Beaded Crochet Edge. Pincushion With Beaded Crochet Edge. Photo and Free Crochet Pattern Are Both © Amy Solovay.

    This gorgeous pincushion features an easy beaded crochet edge.

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    Are your ball-shaped Christmas ornaments looking a little bare? We've provided a pattern that will help get 'em looking sparkly and delightful for the holidays.

    This is a project that can be made ahead of time; you can work on these at any time of year, stashing them away for gifts or ornament swaps.

    You won't believe how easy this project is!

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    Christmas Cuff-Style Bracelet With Beads
    Christmas Cuff-Style Bracelet With Beads. Christmas Cuff-Style Bracelet With Beads -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Pretty seed beads accent this delicate-looking cuff style bracelet.

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    Beaded Crochet Snowflake - Free Pattern

    Beaded Crochet Snowflake
    Beaded Crochet Snowflake. Beaded Crochet Snowflake Motif - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Here is a free pattern for a beaded crochet snowflake motif. You can use it in a variety of ways: create a Christmas tree ornament, stocking stuffer, applique, fridge magnet, scrapbook embellishment, pin, table decoration and more

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    Beaded Crochet Heart Shape - Beaded Crochet Heart Applique
    Beaded Crochet Heart Shape. Beaded Crochet Heart Shape -- Photo © 2010 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This pretty beaded heart shape makes a great applique. It could also be adapted in other ways.

    The heart shape is made using this beaded crochet technique, which is a versatile way to create a variety of different beaded crochet motifs and shapes.

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    Bead Crochet Apple Motif

    On the Left: Beaded Apple Motif. On the Right: Tunisian Crochet With Cross Stitch Framed by the Bead
    On the Left: Beaded Apple Motif. On the Right: Tunisian Crochet With Cross Stitch Framed by the Beaded Crochet Apple Motif. Beaded Crochet Apple Motif - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Beads add visual interest to this delightful contemporary apple design. I've posted a free pattern for using this apple motif to embellish a crocheted purse, but feel free to use it on any appropriate craft project.

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    Beaded Bracelet Crocheted Using Wire and Pink Cat Eye Chips
    Beaded Bracelet Crocheted Using Wire and Pink Cat Eye Chips. Beaded Bracelet Crocheted Using Wire and Pink Cat Eye Bead Chips -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    For experienced or determined crocheters, beads and wire are a stunning combination to experiment with using together. These materials are well-suited for making interesting crocheted jewelry projects. This chic bracelet is one example of what can be done with beads, wire and a crochet hook.

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    Red Coral Wire Crochet Bracelet

    Beaded Crochet Wire Bracelet With Red Coral Chips
    Beaded Crochet Wire Bracelet With Red Coral Chips. Photo © Amy Solovay

    This bracelet is similar to the one linked above, but it uses different supplies and the stringing pattern is a little bit different.

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    Wire Crochet Pendant With Tiny Glass Seed Beads

    Wire Crochet Flower Pendant
    Wire Crochet Flower Pendant. Photo © Amy Solovay

    When you look at this wire crochet pendant, the beads aren't necessarily the first thing that catch your eye; yet they do add quite a bit of visual interest to this design.

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    Blue and Purple Crocheted Bracelet With Cathedral Beads

    Blue and Purple Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet
    Blue and Purple Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet. Blue and Purple Crocheted Bracelet With Cathedral Beads -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Combine metallic fiber and shimmery oval-shaped cathedral beads to make this bracelet.

    • See the materials list and more details
    • Get the free crochet pattern
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    Purple Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet

    Purple Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet
    Purple Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet. Purple Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This pretty bracelet sparkles and shines! The effect is created by a combination of purple and gold faceted cathedral beads and raspberry-colored metallic fiber.

    • See the materials list and more details
    • Get the free crochet pattern
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    Red and Blue Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet

    Red and Blue Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet
    Red and Blue Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet. Red and Blue Metallic Beaded Crochet Bracelet -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Crochet this easy bracelet using smooth round beads and shimmery metallic embroidery floss.

    • See the materials list and more details
    • Get the free crochet pattern
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    Gold Metallic Bracelet With Red and Gold Cathedral Beads

    Red and Gold Beaded Metallic Crochet Bracelet
    Gold Metallic Bracelet With Red and Gold Cathedral Beads. Gold Metallic Bracelet With Red and Gold Cathedral Beads -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This beaded crochet bracelet is ideal for wearing during the holidays, but is appropriate for any dressy occasion. You'll pair metallic floss with sparkly faceted cathedral beads to make this bracelet.

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    Easy Trellis Lace Stole With Beaded Crochet Edges
    Easy Trellis Lace Stole With Beaded Crochet Edges. Easy Trellis Lace Stole With Beaded Crochet Edges -- Photo © Rick Jackofsky

    Sometimes a little touch of beadwork is the perfect way to make a project more interesting. One example is Erica Jackofsky's lovely trellis lace stole with beaded edges. It's gorgeous even without the beadwork, but the beads in the design are the icing on the cake.

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    Related Resources

    Here are more beaded crochet ideas: Free Crochet Jewelry Patterns | Beaded Bags | Beaded Bracelets | Learn How to Crochet With Beads