Crochet Beaded Necklace

Easy Instructions on How to Bead Crochet!

A colorful crochet beaded necklace that is easy beading. Learn how to crochet with beads using fine silver wire.

Want to make your own beaded jewelry, something easy for beginner beading, here is one of my free beading patterns that would make a beautiful gift.

I have used 3mm size seed beads that are a rich mix of color. This necklace is extremely easy to make as it uses only the simplest crochet stitch and is a great design for beginners yet looks fantastic.

If this is your first attempt than you may want to practice with a little thread or wool first up, then when you have mastered a few of the basic stitches translate your new skill into unique crocheted jewelry.

It may take a few experiments before you learn how to be consistent with the tension, this comes with practice. You would find the most common wire used for wire crochet patterns is 28g to 30g.

Begin with 28 gauge wire and a 2mm crochet hook. The finer the wire, the lighter and more flexible the necklace will be so choose lightweight beads.

A steel crochet hook is by far the best to use for wire crochet patterns.


When you crochet with wire, it’s important to control the size of the loop before you begin the next stitch. Wire doesn’t slide once its bent, so you can’t easily tighten or loosen your stitches after they are made and don’t worry about any irregular stitches.

This crocheted necklace, when finished its length will be 23 inches (58.42 cm) but you can extend this to you chosen length.

Crochet Beaded Necklace

Jewelry Making Materials

If you are looking to purchase some beads for your project what makes these superior quality Bohemian glass seed beads so beautiful is the opaque luster finish. You can find information on these beautiful seed beads here.

Necklace Clasp

Jewelry Making Tools

Let’s Start Making Our Beautiful Crochet Beaded Necklace!

Step 1. Randomly string your beads on a spool of 28-gauge wire.

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Don’t cut the wire from the spool.

I used approx 105 beads per strand so add some extra as they can stay on the wire ready for the next strand.

Step 2.

Leave a 4 inch (10.16mm) tail, make a slip knot. Insert a crochet hook into the loop and pull it fairly tight. Work one chain stitch then slide a bead down past the hook then work one chain stitch after the bead.

How to Crochet with beads

Continue making chain stitches, sliding a bead down for each stitch. When the desired length is reached, 19inches (48.26cm) work a final chain stitch. The cone and clasp will add to the overall length by 4 inches.

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Step 3. Trim the tail to 4 inches, thread the end through the last chain stitch and pull tight.

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This completes the first strand of your crocheted necklace, place it to one side.

Step 4. Repeat steps 1-3 to make a further four strands.

Assemble the Crocheted Necklace!
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Step 5. Take the five strands together and twist the tails to form one strand.

Cut a 5 inch (127mm) piece of 20 gauge wire, with your chain nosed pliers, ½ inch from the end bend it to form an L shape.

Feed this through the twisted wire close to the beads and hold this with your pliers and wrap the wire around to secure the ends.

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Cut the five strands, fold the trimmed ends back down and do another couple of wraps.
Use chain nosed pliers to squeeze the 20 gauge wire around the ends.

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Step 6. Slide a cone on the wire and push it over the wire-wrapped ends. String a silver bead, colored bead, silver bead onto the wire.

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Add a split ring to one half of the clasp.

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If you are new to wire wrapping technique then stop and have a look at how to make a wire wrap above a bead.

Make the first half of a wrapped loop then slide the split ring on the loop. Complete the wrap and trim the excess wire.

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Repeat step 6 on the other end of the necklace.

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For a variation of this crochet beaded necklace substitute semi-precious tumble chips, they have irregular shapes and adding them in this piece can make it quite unique.

As they are slightly larger you would need to space them out a little so add a single chain between the beads.

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Your Crochet Beaded Necklace is now ready to wear.

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