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If you'd like to enhance your crochet projects using beads, there 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. We invite you to make good use of them.
Beaded Crochet Necklace With Dichroic Glass Pendant -- Photo © Amy Solovay
Showcase your creativity with this stunning beaded crochet necklace.
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.
Pincushion With Beaded Crochet Edge. Photo and Free Crochet Pattern Are Both © Amy Solovay.
This gorgeous pincushion features an easy beaded crochet edge.
A Christmas Ornament Decorated With Beads and Crochet -- Photo © Liz Masoner
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!
Christmas Cuff-Style Bracelet With Beads -- Photo © Amy Solovay
Pretty seed beads accent this delicate-looking cuff style bracelet.
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, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.