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Stringing the Beads and Crocheting the Leaf
Stringing the Beads and Crocheting the Leaf

Stringing the Beads and Crocheting the Leaf

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String 100 red and pink beads onto the spool of wire. Next, string 10 green beads onto the wire. (View B.)

Devise a way to keep the beads from falling off the wire. To accomplish this, you can attach a temporary stopper such as a paper clip, or make a loose loop in the wire as shown in views B and C.

Creating the Leaf:

Make a slip knot out of green embroidery floss, leaving a long tail of at least 6 inches. Position the slip knot so that you will crochet overtop of the wire when you form your first stitch. (See view E in the beadwork tutorial.)

Ch 2, using the first ch to attach the floss to the wire. Work 2 sc. (Slide a green bead right up next to the sc st. Ch 1 overtop of the bead, sc over wire.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 4 more times.

Crocheting the Tip of the Leaf:

Sc over wire, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form a picot. Sc.

Working the Rest of the Leaf:

(Position the next bead, ch 1 overtop of bead, sc.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 4 more times. Work 2 more sc. Ch 1, and then flip the project over so that the top becomes the bottom and the bottom becomes the top.

Ch 1, 2 sc, (ch 1 overtop of bead, sc.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 5 more times, skip sc sts and picot. (Ch 1 overtop of next bead, sc.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 5 more times. Work 2 sc, sl st to join at beginning of project. End off, but leave a long tail of floss.

View D shows how it looks at this point.

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