Crochet a Boho necklace by adding beads! Bead crochet is easy! We’ll show you how to string the beads and how to use a crochet hook to bead crochet a necklace.
We’ve made a video showing how to bead crochet step by step. Follow along and we’ll show you what kinds of beads to use, how to string the beads, how to use the crochet hook to make turn the string into a chain, and where to add the beads. We’ll also show you how to finish the ends with a clasp.
Video Tutorial: How To Make A Bead Crochet Necklace
How To Bead Crochet: Boho Bead Crochet Necklace
Griffin Silk Beading Cord With Needle, Black, No.4
Antiqued Copper Plated Leaf Charm Chain
Glass beads, 1-3mm, hematite color
Crystal AB rondelles 4mm
Top drilled teardrop beads
Antique bronze rose box clasp
Crochet hook, 2.75mm
Jeweler’s glue (like G-S Hypo)
1. Stretch the beading cord. Silk cord is natural and wants to stretch out. Instead of having it stretch out while you are wearing it, we recommend pre-stretching the cord. To do this, tie each end of the cord to a coffee mug and hang the string over a door. We usually just let the cord stretch overnight.
2. Feed about ten beads onto the cording and slide them toward the other end of the cord. You will want to feed the beads on in the order you want them to appear in the necklace. Wrap a piece of masking tape onto the needle end to keep the beads from sliding off.
3. To start crocheting, make a loop in the non-needle end of the cord. Loop the cord so the string with the beads is behind the loop and the string crosses in front of itself to make the loop.
Slide the crochet hook into the loop and grab the string that is holding the beads with the hook. Pull it through the loop. You will have a loop of string on the crochet hook.
4. Next, grab the string that is holding the beads with the hook. Pull it through the loop. This is crocheting! Repeat to make about four links.
5. Slide one bead up to the crochet hook.
Grab the string on the other side of the bead with the hook. Pull it through the loop.
6. Repeat until all the beads are in the crocheted chain, adding more beads on the needle end as needed.
When the beaded chain is as long as you want it, pull the string all the way through the loop.
7. Tie each end of the crochet chain string to the clasp using a simple knot. Trim the ends. Dab the knot with jeweler’s glue.
Have you ever crocheted? What did you make? Have you tied crocheting with beads? Let us know if you try it!
Jennifer & Kitty
Jeanette McCullough says
Hello! I used your tutorial to make a crochet beaded eyeglass holder. I’d like it a little longer any idea how to connect more silk cord/thread in order to make a longer necklace? Thank you!
Jennifer & Kitty says
Hi Jeanette, You can tie a new silk cord to end of the existing crochet piece. We like a surgeon’s knot for this. See step 7 of this bracelet to see what this knot looks like. https://runningwithsisters.com/gemstone-stretch-bracelet-video-and-kit/
Hope that helps!
Jennifer & Kitty