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The Bohemian Beaded Necklace is a nature-inspired accessory that is the perfect compliment to almost any outfit. It’s neutral colors and natural materials lean towards the bohemian style.
This necklace is the first official pattern in my 30 Minute Thursday Free Crochet Pattern Series of 2018. In this series, I share a new 30-minute crochet pattern every Thursday. If you want to know my inspiration behind the series, check out my 7 Benefits of Quick and Easy Crochet Projects.
I really wanted to create a beaded cotton necklace to accessorize my simple tank and shorts style. I had just made the Pineapple Pendant earrings and for this pattern, I didn’t want to use extra jewelry supplies to finish the project.
When designing this necklace, I decided to use a button instead of a clasp and work the buttonhole and button mounting point into the design. I am really enjoying working with Lion Brand’s new 24/7 cotton. It is a medium-size cotton yarn with a wonderful stitch definition. I had some of this yarn leftover from my Goldenrod Tank Top, and my Summer Garden Scarf.
I wanted to make a fun quick project for my 30 Minute Thursday series. The cotton was the perfect compliment to my wooden beads for a bohemian touch.
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This pattern was updated in September 2019. I reworked the pattern to lay a little nicer and added a video tutorial. Below is the pattern worked with Lion Brand’s ZZ Twist and white beads. I also changed the hook size because a B hook can be hard to find.
Bohemian Beaded Necklace Pattern
Lion Brand Yarn 24-7 Cotton Yarn, Ecru 10-12 yards
30 Wooden 1/4 inch Beads
1 wooden 1/2 inch button
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Super Glue (Optional)
Be careful when choosing your beads, you will need to be able to fit the yarn and needle through the bead hole.
Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Slst – Slip Stitch
FO – Fasten off
Bead – Chain around a bead.
6 chain = 1”
How to chain around the bead – Slide a bead up to the hook, pull on the loop on the hook so that it is looser, yarn over with the yarn on the opposite side of the bead, pull through the loop on your hook to complete the chain.
(ch 9, bead) x7 – This means you will repeat the instructions in the parenthesis () seven times then continue with the rest of the pattern.
Bohemian Beaded Necklace
First Thread your 30 beads on to your yarn. Push them down the yarn about a foot or two to give yourself yarn to work with.
The necklace is worked in a oval shape. The first row worked will be the third strand in the necklace, you will then turn and create the button mounting point and then work the second strand of the necklace, work around the button hole, then work the fourth strand in the necklace, work around the button mount and your last row will be working the first strand in the necklace. I know that sounds confusing so I add photo directions to help.
Row 1: Ch 9, SlSt to the very first ch made. (This creates your button hole.) Ch 31, bead, *Ch 8, bead* repeat from *to* a total of 7 times, Ch 35, turn.
Row 2: Sc in the second Ch from the hook, Sc in the next 3 Ch, Ch 31, bead, *Ch 7, bead* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times , Ch 31, Sc in the SlSt of Row 1, Work 12 Sc into the button hole created by the first Ch 10. This will cause you to turn your work.
Row 3: Sc into the other side of the SlSt of Row 1. Ch 28, bead, *Ch 7, bead* repeat from *to* a total of 8 times , Ch 28, Sc into the 4 sc of Row t2 (the button mounting point) Sc 2 along the side of the button mounting point.
Row 4: Working down the other side, Sc 4 along the opposite side of the button mounting point, Ch 30, bead *Ch 8, bead* repeat from *to* a total of 5 times , Ch 30, SlSt into a Sc near the button hole. FO.
Weave in your ends and sew on your button.
Your necklace is complete. You can wet the cotton yarn and lay it flat to help the necklace lay nicer. I used a bit of superglue on my beads to keep the yarn from slipping out of place. Now you have a great new accessory to add to your collection.
Let me know how you like this free crochet pattern. If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will try and help the best I can. I hope you decide to make a Bohemian Beaded Necklace of your own. If you do, I would LOVE to see a photo! If you share it on social media be sure to tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet
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