Friday, February 12, 2010

Beads N Vs Scarf - free pattern

I told you in my last post that I was working on a scarf. Well here it is! It's beaded and beautiful! I used 399 6/0 beads, if you're interested...that's only 133 rows. Not that bad, I suppose, as far as scarves go. This is not the scarf to fend off the arctic chill. It's made with sportweight yarn and has lots of holes. This is meant to be an eye-catcher. I wore it to Las Vegas last weekend and got tons of compliments! I hope you do too! This pattern has NOT been tested, and I am no pro at writing patterns, so forgive me in advance if I messed up. Also, I apologize for the quality of these photos. It was the best I could do at the time.

Ok...enough with the disclaimer language...on to the free pattern!

Beads N Vs Scarf

J hook, DK or sport weight yarn
Beads of your choice…lots of ‘em

Ch 18
Row 1: Dc into 4th ch from hook and in each ch across (15 dc + ch 3 which counts as a dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts from here forward as a dc),* sk 2 st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st (V made), slide bead down to hook, ch 1 to secure bead*, repeat from * 2 more times, sk 2 st, V stitch in next st, dc into top of turning ch from row below. (4 V stitches, 3 beads, 2 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, *V stitch into ch 1 sp from V stitch below, slide bead down to hook, ch 1 to secure bead* repeat from * 2 more times, V stitch in ch 1 space of last V stitch. Dc in top of turning ch.
Repeat Row 3 forever. ;) Just kidding. Actually, you don't need to make it as long as you might think. The weight of the beads will drag it down a bit and make it longer.
Optional last row: dc across, to match first row.

I have a video tutorial in my blog about beads in crochet, so if you are unfamiliar with this technique, check it out here and scroll to the bottom of the post.


  1. Wow, I am excited to try this out. One quick question...did you string the beads onto the yarn first (I'm assuming so) and if so, how did you do?\
    For some reason, your video is "not available" when clicked on.
    What is a 6/0 bead? They fit on sport yarn?

  2. Hey there Gina! Glad you like it, and I hope you try it! Anyway, you have to be logged into Blogger for the video to appear. Have no idea why, but that's what I figured out the hard way. 6/0 beads are just a particular size. They have a slightly larger hole, which makes them easier to thread onto the yarn. And yes, thread the beads before you start. It makes it cumbersome to crochet, especially in the beginning, because you are constantly sliding beads down the yarn...but it's worth it! Once you sign in, check out the video because it also shows you tips on threading the beads. Good luck!!

  3. Thanks so much for the response!!! :)

  4. Just a quick question about the beads in the scarf. Do they make it uncomforable to wear or make the scarf heavy? I'm just learning to bead crochet so I'm trying to learn all the nuances. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

  5. No, the scarf is not heavy at all, but probably because I used sport weight yarn. And it's actually very comfortable because I used smooth beads that felt nice against my skin. The beads do get a little cold though, so remember that when making it! :)

  6. Very chic pattern. I misinterpreted the bead size and used pony beads with a worsted weight simply soft. Worked just fine and woo hoo, lots a bling. I have some 6/0 beads but oh boy does that look like no fun feeding onto any kind of yarn! Gave a tan and blue bead to friend and as she pulled it out of the box, she said, "it just keeps coming and coming." but she wore it right off. (success! Yes!) thank you.