Crocheting Beautiful Beaded Baubles

I find beads completely fascinating, not to mention irresistible. Do you share this fascination too?


Crochet Heart Applique With Beads

I think beads are gorgeous all on their own — and I enjoy looking at them even when they are unused, sitting on a shelf, packaged in their humble little tubes and containers.


But when you combine them with crochet, and start using them to make beautiful beaded baubles — that’s even better. When you find a combination of beads and thread or yarn that work well together, the results can be spectacular.

This beaded heart applique is one example of a little crocheted trinket that is greatly enhanced by the presence of beads.

In the photo collage pictured here, you can see two different views of the beaded heart shape. At left is how my sample heart looked after I finished crocheting it, but before I figured out what to do with it. If you follow the pattern as directed, you’ll hopefully end up with a heart shape that looks something like that. Of course, you can choose different colored beads and thread to make the design your own.

On the right, you can see one idea for what you can do with this heart; you can use it as a mini photo frame in a scrapbook page or album. It also makes a lovely applique on crocheted, knitted or sewn craft projects.

I picked this particular project to highlight since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon — and it’s an ideal Valentine project. However, there are many beautiful examples of beaded crochet, and many lovely free patterns and tutorials on the Internet.

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Where to Find a Pattern for a Crochet Shawl With Skull Motifs

Barbara writes,


Hi Amy,

I hope you can help me. I would like to find a crochet shawl with skull motifs pattern please written in English…
Thanks so much…



Barbara

My Response:

Hi Barbara,

Thanks for getting in touch! It’s lovely to hear from you, and I really appreciate your interest.

I’ve posted a page that includes links to bunches of different skull patterns I found on the Internet. One of the patterns listed on the page is a shawl. There are also several charted patterns and scarves that could be expanded into shawls if you have an understanding of how to modify patterns.

Another thing you could do is crochet any shawl you like, and then stitch skull appliques onto the finished piece where you want them — perhaps even a creative mix of appliques with skulls and flower appliques around the edge of the shawl, or something like that. The page includes a whole bunch of skull applique patterns you could use for that purpose, and I have some crochet flower patterns and other sorts of appliques as well.

I invite you to take a look at that page and see if any of the designs inspire you.


Best wishes,
Amy

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