a pattern set for bead crochet ropes
e-book released at
This pattern set is the result of an on-line workshop project. It's based on
inspirations and colors culled from African textiles and beadwork. There are
multiple pattern sections that are strung, added to the previous section,
and crocheted into two necklaces. Each pattern
segment can be used alone, modified, or combined with other segments to
build individual ropes. The book contains complete instructions for
constructing the necklaces on the cover.
This pattern set originated with an on-line, African based String-Along. I
designed a section, made a pattern, strung and crocheted it. Forty brave
souls joined me, not knowing just what the next piece, let alone an entire
necklace was going to look like. They received an email with a pattern
section each week for 12 weeks.
I used African textiles and beadwork as inspiration to chose a set of colors. Each
participant was free to use my colors or make their own color choices. The
all agreed that no matter how many beads any of us had, we never seemed to
have exactly the right colors.
This pattern set is the result of that Summerís project and has all of the
patterns and repeats that were used. You can make many
different necklaces or bracelets from the material presented.
Mud Cloth Necklace
Peggy Chernoff's African Stripes in 10/0