Turkish Flat Bead Crochet is easy and fun. A while ago posted this picture and got lots of requests for a tutorial. So here it is to celebrate the arrival of 16 new colors of C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord, bringing the total of colors of C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord to 72. That is truly amazing to have all these color choices. It makes working with this cord a pleasure. This tutorial is my holiday present to anyone following my blog and to all my fabulous customers - Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Supplies: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord, Beads, Button, Crochet Hook, Scissors, Tapestry Needle
Choosing the color of C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord to go with the Miyuki Seed Beads Size E...
With C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord, I use either Miyuki seed beads size 6 or 5 (E), a Hamanaka Double Pointed Steel Crochet Hook Size 0 & 2 (1.5-1.75 mm) or a Kollage Square Crochet Size B. The Hamanaka double pointed crochet hook is fabulous as one end, the larger one, works with Tex 400 Cord and the other end, the smaller one works with the standard size of C-Lon Bead Cord, so all I need is one crochet hook for both sizes of cord. The Kollage hook has the nice square ebony wood handle, but it is out of production at this time, so stock is low. I switch crochet hooks as I work, it is just like changing shoes...
1. Load about 50 beads on the C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord. Make 1 slip knot.
2. Crochet 2 chain stitches.
3. Slide 1 bead and crochet 1 chain stitch.
4. Turn the work around and make 1 single crochet stitch right into the first chain stitch.
Here is the single crochet stitch complete.
5. Slide a bead and make 1 chain stitch - shown on process above and complete below.
Step 5 complete.
6. Turn the work around, make 1 single crochet stitch right at the bead (above the bead), slide 1 bead and add 1 single chain.
7. Repeat Step 6 until desired length is achieved.
8. Using single chain stitches make the button loop. Attach the button using a tapestry needle and the end tail at the beginning. Adjust loop and stitch ends in. Cut ends or secure them by melting them with the Super Max Thread Burner.
9. Hey, the bracelet is finished!!!!
On this piece, I added a bead right at the loop and played around with adding a bead every other row when on the right side. It created a ridge with the bead slightly at an angle. These additions are not necessary but it is fun to play around....
—> Check all the fabulous colors of C-Lon Bead Tex 400 Cord
—> Check Bead Crochet Tools including the crochet hooks mentioned above and the Tubular Bead Crochet Starter Jig & Tutorial to make bead crochet ropes
—> Check the Super Max Thread Burner
—> Earlier post on Turkish Flat Bead Crochet
Now you can also get bead & button, and tool packages to make this bracelet > Turkish Flat Bead Crochet Kits
PLUS - Once the basic Turkish Flat Bead Crochet is mastered, take it to the next step to wider armor like bracelets reminiscent of Warrior-Princess ornaments > Princess-Warrior Bracelet Collection