Get prepared for festival time with a unique beaded piece to wear, by Emma Guess.
YOU WILL NEED
■ DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton, 100g/280m), 1 ball of
Yarn A Black (5310)
■ Twilley’s Goldfingering (80% viscose, 20% metallised polyester, 25g/100m), 1 ball of
Yarn B Antique Gold (4)
■ A 2.5 mm (US B/1 OR C/2) hook
■ 26 round beads
■ 9 teardrop beads
■ Sewing needle that will pass
through beads while threaded For yarn stockists contact Wool Warehouse 01926 882818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk
For a full list, see page 92
The Headdress is made in two strips of beaded crochet, Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 is joined halfway along Part 1. To add the beads, thread the round beads on your Black yarn in the order in which you would like them to appear; the last bead you thread on will be the first bead you use in your piece. Use the beads from your gift with this issue to make this stunning headdress. Its dazzling combination of juicy brights, elegant black and glamorous gold will make you the centre of attention!
Round 1 (WS) With Yarn A, ch2, *pull up bead to hook and ch1, picking up the yarn on the other side of the bead to secure, ch2, 5htr in loop behind the bead, ss to 2nd ch from bead, 5htr in loop behind bead (on the other side to previously worked), ss to 2nd ch from bead, ch3; rep from * until you have a total of 14 circles with beads at the centre, turn to RS.
Count 7 circles from the start of Part 1, join Yarn A in the next ch-1 sp and repeat Round 1 with the remaining 12 beads. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Thread teardrop beads onto Yarn B in the order you wish them to appear. Every time you are instructed to add teardrop beads, replace the dc in the ch-1 sp between circles with a ss, pull 3 teardrop beads up to the hook, ch1 using the yarn after the beads to secure, ss into the same ch-1.
Join Yarn B to the first ch of Round 1. Round 2 Dc in same ch, *in stitches of next circle (dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st), dc in ch-1 Thread the ties through the end of the top piece and make a bow to secure it in place.
between circles; repeat from * along one side of Part 1, adding teardrop beads after 4 circles, after 3 circles and after 3 circles. When you have completed one side, repeat Round 2 instructions along the other side of Part 1 without adding teardrop beads, fasten off.
Rejoin Yarn B to Part 2 where it joins Part 1. Repeat Round 2 along one side of Part 2. When you reach the end, ch5, ss in end of Part 2 and continue pattern along the other side of Part 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
With Yarn A, join to one end of Part 1, ch61, ss in each st along chain, ss to base of ch. Fasten off.
Repeat on other end of Part 1.
Thread each tie through loop at end of Part 1, then tie them together.