Bead Crochet Patterns
Jewelry Making Instructions


Crochet three gorgeous bead crochet patterns to make bead crochet ropes!

The patterns for your ropes are limited only by your imagination. The many bead sizes and color combinations are endless! Once you start using this beading technique you will become addicted (and in this case that's a good thing!).

A few notes about about crocheting ropes:

  1. String about 6 inches of beads for each finished length of bead crochet. For example, if you want an 8 inch bracelet string 48 inches of beads.
  2. Using size 6/0 "E" seed beads and standard size C-Lon® Bead Cord makes it easier to learn how to bead crochet ropes. (The standard size C-Lon® Bead Cord is sturdy and won't flop around as some more supple threads will.)
  3. Using a large size seed bead definitely makes it easier to hold the beads.
  4. Using matte finished beads helps your fingers to grip the beads even better.

Here are a few patterns to get you started.

Beaded Crochet Rope Patterns

Bead Crochet Rope Pattern #1

Bead Crochet Pattern

You will need the following jewelry making supplies.

  • size 6/0 "E" seed beads in three colors, matte finish
  • one spool C-Lon® Bead Cord (standard size)
  • size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook
  • 2 13mm I.D. jewelry end caps
  • 1 extra large toggle clasp
  • 2 9mm jump rings
  • glue (527, E600 or Hypo Cement®)
  • paper clip
  • scissors

String Pattern #1

Color A (white); Color B (red); Color C (blue)
Crochet in 6-around
String: ABCABC (about 42 inches of beads for a 7-inch bracelet)

This bead crochet pattern is a typical one, but it clearly shows you how a rope pattern spirals.

Bead Crochet Rope Pattern #2

You will need the following jewelry making supplies.

  • size 8/0 seed beads in a light shade of orange
  • size 6/0 seed beads in a dark shade of orange, matte finish
  • one spool C-Lon® Bead Cord (fine weight size)
  • size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook
  • 2 9mm I.D. jewelry end caps
  • 1 "S" clasp with closed jump rings attached
  • 4 6mm jump rings
  • glue (527, E600 or Hypo Cement®)
  • paper clip
  • scissors

String Pattern #2

Color A (light shade of orange); Color B (light shade of orange, matte finish)
Crochet in 5-around
String 35 of Bead A (about 1 inch (2.5 cm))
String four Bead A and one Bead B for approx 5 inches (12.7 cm)
String 35 of Bead A (about 1 inch (2.5 cm))

Stringing 35 size 8/0 seed beads on each end ensures that the rope ends will fit into the 9mm I.D. (inside diameter) jewelry end cap.

The 6/0 size seed beads create a raised spiral along most of the length of the rope. It's a little extra interest for your eyes!


Bead Crochet Rope Pattern #3

You will need the following jewelry making supplies.

  • size 8/0 seed beads in a medium shade of blue, matte finish
  • size 11/0 seed beads in a ligher shade of blue, glossy finish
  • one spool C-Lon Bead Cord (fine weight size)
  • size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook
  • 2 13mm I.D. jewelry end caps
  • 1 extra large toggle clasp
  • 2 9mm jump rings
  • glue (527, E600 or Hypo Cement®)
  • paper clip
  • scissors

String Pattern #3

Color A (8/0 medium shade of blue); Color B (11/0 lighter shade of blue)
Crochet in 6-around
String ABABAB for approximately 42 inches (106.7 cm) of beads to crochet about a 7 inch (17.8 cm) rope

This bead crochet pattern makes an elegant looking bracelet. Plus, you get to practice using smaller 11/0 size seed beads.

Who knows, at some point you make want to crochet an entire bracelet (or necklace) with 11/0 size seed beads!

Jewelry Making Instructions
Bead Crochet Patterns

In general, here are instructions on how to make a bead crochet rope:

  1. String approximately 42 inches (106.7 cm) of beads to crochet about a 7 inch (17.8 cm) rope.
  2. Bead chain stitch the number-around called for in the pattern.
  3. Join the last bead in the number-around to bead 1 with a bead slip stitch to make a ring.
  4. Continue to bead slip stitch each bead until you bead crochet the entire rope.
  5. Trim the ends of the bead cord.
  6. One at a time, coat each end of the bead crochet rope and the inside of each end cap with glue.
  7. Attach (push) one end cap onto one end of the bead crochet rope. Repeat for the second end.
  8. Let dry overnight.
  9. Attach one jump ring (or split ring) to the ring on the end of each end cap.
  10. Open one jump ring (or split ring) and attach one half of the toggle clasp (or a lobster claw clasp) to each jump ring.
  11. Close the jump ring.
  12. Repeat Steps 9 through 11 for the other end of the bracelet.


See these step by step bead crochet rope instructions for a detailed (including pictures) tutorial of how to make a bead crochet rope.

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