Crocheting With Beads-Easy Bead Necklace


Easy Bead Necklace

Crocheting with beads is easier than you think.  There are a few different ways to do it, but for this easy bead necklace, I threaded all the beads that I was going to use onto my yarn before I started.  I found a bead palette by Cousin DIY at Walmart for a couple bucks that is really helpful lining up the beads you plan to use in the order that you are going to use them.  It’s also fine to use a dishtowel to lay out your beads on so that they will not roll away. 


Malabrigo Lace Yarn, 100% baby merino wool, 470 yards/50 grams, color arco iris 866, uses approximately 1gm
Steel hook 0/3.25mm
20 beads, 3 dangling beads, 2 end beads, toggle fastener, 2 cord end caps
Dental floss threaders


Gauge is not critical.


Necklace is 18 inches wide.

Pattern Notes

Each strand worked separately using yarn doubled.   Leave 6 inch tail at each end for tying at end.

Special Stitches

Bead chain stitch—snug bead close to hook and make a chain stitch.

Dangle bead chain stitch—same as bead chain stitch with a dangle bead



Bead ch-bead chain 

Dangle bead ch-dangle bead chain


Strand 1

Leaving 6 inch tail, make a slip knot and ch 68, fasten off, leave 6 inch tail.

Strand 2

Using the dental floss threader, thread 8 beads on a double strand of yarn.

Leaving 6 inch tail, make slip knot and ch 14, *(move 1 bead close to hook and make 1 bead chain, ch 5), repeat from * 6 times, make 1 bead chain st, ch 14, fasten off, leave 6 inch tail.  8 bead ch st and 63 ch

Strand 3

Using dental floss threader, thread beads onto yarn in the following order:

5 small beads, 1 dangle, 1 small, 1 dangle, 1 small, 1 dangle, 5 small beads

Leaving 6 inch tail, make slip knot and *(chain 5, bead chain), repeat from * 4 times, ch 5, dangle bead ch, ch 3, bead ch, ch 3, dangle bead ch, ch 3, bead ch, ch 3, dangle bead ch, *(ch 5, bead ch), repeat from * 4 times, ch 5, fasten off leaving a 6 inch tail.  72 ch, 12 bead ch, 3 dangle bead ch


Tie an overhand knot at each end, tying all 3 strands together close to the end of the chains.  Using the dental floss threader, thread the yarn through an end bead, a cord end cap, and 1 side of the toggle.  Snug the cord end cap up near the toggle and crimp closed using a crimping tool or flat nosed pliers.  Thread the tail back through the end bead to bury, cut off close to bead.  Repeat on the opposite end.  Enjoy!

Sign up for my email for the password to my Freebies page where you can find the PDF for this pattern and much more!

I bought the Malabrigo yarn for this project at!

This post contains affiliate links. I get a small percentage if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.  This helps me continue to provide free patterns. Thanks for your support.

Sign Up For My Newsletter!

Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop-Week 2 is underway.   This event celebrates the Christmas holiday season and features a different crochet designer every day for 4 weeks.

That means you can get one new free PDF for a holiday inspired crochet pattern each day for the entire month of October! 

Here’s how it works: 

 From October 1 – November 1, 2020, you’ll find a new featured crochet design on Sarah from Ned & Mimi (weeks 1 & 2) or RaeLynn from Itchin’ for some Stitchin’s (weeks 3 & 4) blog every day this week, the coupon code, and the link to the featured crochet designer’s free pattern.

Simply click on the button below to get the details. And while you are there, make sure to enter the giveaway…

The giveaway prize is 1 of 5 pattern bundles, or a full refund for someone who has already purchased the bundle. 

We are running the giveaway through Rafflecopter.

Customers can enter the giveaway EVERY DAY for the duration of the blog hop (so in theory they could enter every day for 32 days). They can enter by simply clicking a button on the Rafflecopter widget, and get a bonus entry by following that day’s featured designer on IG. We will check that all winners have fulfilled their part of the entry process.

If you would like to see any of my finished products, please visit my Etsy shop by clicking on the banner above and favorite it if you like what you see.  Please let me know if you have any questions about any of my products or patterns, and let me know if there is anything that you would like to see!