Free Pattern Friday: Mardi Gras Beads

11 Feb

To celebrate the Steelers Superbowl Adventures (and since our last game day was the day before the Superbowl), my friend Suzanne made each member of our Girls Only D&D club some fantastic crochet beads!


OMG cute!

I, nerdy nerd that I am, immediately asked for the pattern, which Suzanne graciously shared.  It goes a little something like this:


PUFF STITCH BEADED NECKLACE (courtesy of Suzanne!)

1. ch4

2. loosen the last ch to 1/2 inch long

3. (YO & pull another loose loop through the last ch. stitch) x5

4. YO & pull through all the loops

5. ch 2

6. repeat steps 2-5 until your beads of wonder are long enough to make a necklace, then sl st the ends together & FO.

7. Yeah, you know what’s coming…  VOILA!!!!

Ohhh… look at those ones!  They kind of look like… Valentine’s Day beads!


I bleed black and gold.

Also, if you have intentions of running a marathon for Mardi Gras (though, seriously, if no one’s chasing you I wouldn’t recommend it), apparently these soft, squishy beads are a much better idea than, say, seventy thousand strings of hard plastic beads.  Hard beads + running = Mega Ouch.

Happy Hooking, Everyone!



4 Responses to “Free Pattern Friday: Mardi Gras Beads”

  1. MutantSupermodel February 11, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    This is a great one and you know what I’m thinking? They’d make really cute bracelets too. Hmmm….

  2. ferabeth February 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Ooh! Good idea!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. JoAnn February 11, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    On a recent sunday morning “tour the town” trip with my mom, a saw some of these beads in her car and immediately thought of you, wondering if you had the pattern. glad you have it now, I think they are really cool !!

  4. Crochet with Raymond February 17, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    Gorgeous! I’m loving these, they are super cute! Maybe a bit thermal for the middle of summer!!! :O)

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