a pattern set for bead crochet ropes
October 11, 2011
e-book release at
print release in 2012
Over the years I have been asked for pattern instructions for some of my
doubled necklaces. Iíve had to say no as they are not designed as a whole,
but conceived as I string and crochet. I only think about the next pattern
when Iím stringing it. These necklaces just grow and it would be difficult
to go back and document just what I did.
In the Summer of 2011, I gave in to outside pressures and did an internet,
on-line, String-Along. I designed a section, made a pattern, strung and
crocheted it. Thirty four 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.
I used the Urban Landscape as inspiration and chose a set of colors. Each
participant was free to use my colors or make their own color choices. We
all looked at photos, and agonized over colors. Some changed their minds
several times and bought different colors of beads. A few couldnít make up
their minds and started more than one necklace in different color-ways. We
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 along with a few variations. You can make many
different necklaces or bracelets from what is presented.
Urban Stripes bracelet,
crocheted by MA Weeks-Mayo
Amy wrote: "Let's hope many more enjoy it (Urban Stripes) as much as we did "
"...beautiful trendy jewelry ..I love the ethnic touch with classic look.", Samual James
Peggy said, "Your string 'X' inches method, makes doing
adjustments section by section very easy."