aDDING SEQUINS AND BEADS TO YOUR CROCHET
Embellishments like beads and sequins are a great, easy way to add real wow factor to your crochet, as you can see from Vanessa’s elephant. These small, sparkly shapes of creativity have been used as a method of decoration for hundreds (if not thousands) of years, and we’re not stopping any time soon.
You can, of course, sew on beads and sequins of all descriptions to your crochet, but here we’ll explore how to add them as part and parcel of your crochet stitches. On page 17 we show you how to get started by threading your sequins onto your yarn, and the same principles will apply to adding beads, too. Turn to page 11 for some help on working a beaded double crochet; again, the same methods are interchangeable for beads and sequins, and so will also apply to adding sequins on the headdress of your elephant.