Adding beads to knitting has been one of my newest discoveries and it has been so much fun coming up with new patterns! I created this simple Icord wrap bracelet that can also be worn as a necklace with a new (to me) beading technique that uses a crochet hook to add beads to your knititng! It’s a lot easier than you’d think, and a ton of fun.
I’ve got a limited number of DIY kits available in this beautiful hand dyed yarn- and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Us size 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles
Fingering weight yarn (about 30 yards)
3mm Seed beads
1.25mm crochet hook (or size small enough to pick up beads through hole)
Lotus pendant or other charm (optional)
Jump Rings (optional)
Jewelry Pliers (optional)
Co: Cast on
This bracelet is knit as an icord. The beads are added by using the crochet hook to grab the beads, and string them onto the yarn. Check out this video tutorial on how to add beads with a crochet hook.
Cast on 3 sts
K 7 icord rows.
*(to knit an icord, knit a row, and instead of turning your work, slide the work to the other end of the double pointed needles and knit the next row)
Bead row 1: K all sts, wrapping yarn around needle twice.
Bead row 2: Pleace 3 beads onto crochet hook. Grab the first st. with crochet hook and add 3 beads. Add st back to left needle and k. Repeat with next 2 sts.
Repeat alternating between I cord rows and bead rows until bracelet reaches desired length. Bind off and seam ends of bracelet together.
Attach optional pendant with a jump ring to center of necklace/bracelet using jewelry pliers.