COSMIC BLUE LARIAT
This easy and elegant beaded lariat is great for everyday wear or for dressing up!
Approximately 26 inches long including ring
• 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 is not important for this project.
Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
Bead chain (bead ch): Slide bead to hook, yo, draw through lp on hook.
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.
Work same as Row 1 of Outside Strand.
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.