COS­MIC BLUE LARIAT

This easy and el­e­gant beaded lariat is great for ev­ery­day wear or for dress­ing up!

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Melinda Wig­ing­ton

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

Ap­prox­i­mately 26 inches long in­clud­ing ring

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Liz­beth size 20 cro­chet cot­ton ( 210 yds per ball):

1 ball # 652 royal blue • Size 11/ 1.10mm steel cro­chet hook • # 11 seed beads by Pre­ciosa by Fire Moun­tain Gems and Beads: 1 hank each # H20- 9437SB metal­lic sil­ver and # H20- 6847SB sil­ver- lined translu­cent medium blue • 8mm howlite beads by Fire Moun­tain Gems and Beads: 1 16- inch strand # H20- 3704GS lapis blue • 5 x 4mm buck­wheat beads by Pre­ciosa by Fire Moun­tain Gems and Beads: 1 pack­age # H20- 8142MD satin sil­ver • 11.5 x 5.5mm–12.5 x 6mm brio­lettes #H20A2475GL by Ce­les­tial Crys­tal® by Fire Moun­tain Gems and Beads • 30mm Swarovski ® crys­tal AB cos­mic ring # H20A3162CY by Crys­tal Pas­sions ® by Fire Moun­tain Gems and Beads • Bead­ing and sewing nee­dles

GAUGE

Gauge is not im­por­tant for this project.

PAT­TERN NOTE

Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Bead chain (bead ch): Slide bead to hook, yo, draw through lp on hook.

COLOR SE­QUENCE

Thread beads on cro­chet cot­ton in the fol­low­ing or­der:

Out­side Strand: 3 medium blue seed beads, 3 metal­lic sil­ver seed beads, [3 metal­lic sil­ver seed beads, 3 medium blue seed beads, 1 buck­wheat bead, 3 medium blue seed beads, 3 metal­lic sil­ver seed beads] 16 times. Middle Strand: [2 medium blue seed beads, 1 buck­wheat, 2 medium blue seed beads, 1 howlite bead] 25 times, 2 medium blue seed beads, 1 buck­wheat, 2 medium blue seed beads.

LARIAT OUT­SIDE STRAND

Make 2. Row 1: Leav­ing a 12- inch tail, ch 1, work bead ch (see Spe­cial Stitch) with each bead as shown in Color Se­quence. Leav­ing a 12- inch tail, fas­ten off. Strand mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 24 inches, ex­clud­ing beg and end tails.

MIDDLE STRAND

Work same as Row 1 of Out­side Strand.

FIN­ISH­ING

Join (see Pat­tern Note) thread in beg ch-1 of first Out­side Strand, ch 2, sl st in beg ch-1 of Middle Strand, ch 2, sl st in beg ch-1 of other Out­side Strand, ch 1, turn, sc in each sl st and ch across, ch 10, join in beg sl st. Fas­ten off. (1 ch-10 sp) Weave in tails at this end of each Strand. Thread 3 Strands through ring and through ch-10 sp, pulling tightly to se­cure ring. With rem tails, sew brio­lette drop of any color de­sired to op­po­site end of each Strand. Weave in ends se­curely.

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