To fit newborn (14-16″) – tie length adjustable if desired.
You will need around 30 m cotton yarn in double knit/light worsted weight thickness, a 3.50 mm hook, 41 mini beads and a needle for neatening ends.
Pattern/tutorial uses UK terms throughout.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet (US single crochet)
htr – half treble (US half double crochet)
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sp – space
ss – slip stitch
tr – treble (US double crochet)
Threading beads: Dip the end of the yarn in PVA/white glue, twist in the natural direction as the plies and leave to dry before threading.
Picot: 2ch, ss in 2nd ch from hook – chains for picot will be in addition to any ch already made.
Thread 36 beads onto yarn.
With beads now threaded, commence with a ch approximately 20 cm (8”) in length.
Row 1: (Starting in 2nd ch from hook) ss in each ch to end – tie made.
Row 2: 3ch, (1tr, 1ch, 2tr) all into end of tie,
Row 3: 1ch, (bring up a bead, 1ch) 3 times,
(2tr, 1ch, 2tr) all into ch-1 sp,
Rep Row 3 until 11 groups of 3 beads have been worked.
Final Row: 1ch, (bring up a bead, 1ch) 3 times, 1ch, ss in ch-1 sp,
make a chain approximately 20 cm (8”) in length,
(starting in 2nd ch from hook) ss in each ch to end – second tie made, ss in ch-1 sp.
Fasten off, neaten ends and proceed to FLOWER (optional).
(tutorial to follow next week)
Thread 5 beads onto yarn.
With beads now threaded, commence with 5dc in a magic ring – instructional video can be found here if needed: http://thomasinacummings.co.uk/double-loop-magic-ring/
Rnd 1: (RS) *ss to next st, 8ch, (starting in 2nd ch from hook) ss in next ch, 1dc in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in next ch, ss in final ch, rep from * around – 5 petals.
Rnd 2: (RS) ss in each st to tip of petal, bring up a bead, 1ch, ss in each st to base of petal, rep from * around, ss to base of first petal to finish.
Fasten off, leaving a 20 cm (8”) tail.
Weave tail to centre wrong side of the flower.
Carefully bring each petal to the centre, catch the underside of the tip (so that the bead isn’t hidden) and pull tightly into place.
Repeat for all 5 petals and securely stitch in place with remaining tail.
Fasten off and neaten ends.