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Crochet Half-Shell Beaded Bracelet

This little bracelet was designed for a Lakota friend of mine on a thunderous, rainy day. The Cascade fixation yarn is soft and warm without being heavy. The beads are about 15x10. These particular ones are a variation of a yellow turquoise stone.


Materials:

·         Yarn: Cascade Fixation Solid
·         Beads: 5-6 large beads, as needed according to size.
·         Size F crochet hook
·         Yarn needle
Instructions are given for small wrist. Adjustments for larger wrists are given in ().

Beaded sc stitch: Insert hook into yarn, push up bead, hook yarn on other side of bead, pull through all loops.

Method:

Chain 25 (30). Join to original ch st with a sl st.
Round 1: Sc in same st. Sc in next ch. Beaded sc st in next ch.* Sc in next four ch, beaded sc st in next ch* Repeat from * to * until 2 st before the beginning of the round. Sc in last two ch. Join with first sc with a sl st.
Round 2: *sk 1, tc 5 in next beaded sc, sk 1, sl st in next sc*. Repeat from * to * until end of round, joining the original sl st with another sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Variations:

·         If you are using round beads rather than oval, then change the triple crochet stitches (tc) to double crochet stitches (dc) to round out the bead bed made by the shell stitch.
·         If you are using a thinner yarn or for a fuller look, you can use 7 triple crochets instead of 5.

Key:

Sc: single crochet
Sk st: skip stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
Tc: triple crochet
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