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Hi this is Megan with and today I'm going to show you how to do a bead crochet chain stitch for lefties. I am left-handed some of the time I'm pretty Ambidexterist but one thing that i do left-handed is crochet so we figured it would be handy for any of you out there who are left handed to learn how to do this left-handed so you don't have to try to flip your video around in your head so go ahead and make a simple slipknot make a loop pull the end through but don't pull the tail just pull the loop and using pearl cotton you can actually experiment with a lot of different strings and chords for this pearl cotton is a crochet cotton and it is really soft and so it will lay pretty flat alright so you're gonna hold your crochet hook in your left hand if a left-handed and you should have beads already strung on your cord or your thread and the number of beads you put on there depends on your project. If your doing a big project you might need a lot of beads. If your doing a strand of chain stitch with a bead every few stitches you might need less, so you have to play around and see how many you're going to need First your going to start by doing a standard chain stitch with out any beads and you're gonna take your string bring it around the hook catch it with the little hook at the very end and pull it through the loop be careful and do it nice and slow if you're just starting with crochet so that you don't pull the hook right through when you're using a tiny tiny hook like you will with this kind of medium it's easier to pull it right through so go nice and slow and wrap-around and pull through wrap around and pull through. That's all there is to the chain stitch It gives you this little loopy strand right here and to add a bead to this go ahead and pull a bead down right up next to the hook then your going to wrap-around just like normal and pull through you can see it caught the bead in the stitch that time you can add a bead every stitch. I think chain stitch looks nice with the bead every other stitch or every few stitches if you're using a small bead you can actually get your bead to sit in the middle of the stitch it's pretty. I'll show you want I mean so if you bring the bead down wrap your string around and pull through the loop and then do a regular plain stitch without a bead do a beaded stitch and pull through if your using a small bead the beads will usually sit on the edge like this. If you're using a small bead you can actually kind of pull the bead the into the middle of the stitch it's a little tight you can see they can actually sit like in the middle it's kind of almost like really tiny micro macrame like that so that can be really pretty too so you can experiment a lot with the size of your thread and the size of your beads that is what it should look like basically for beaded chain stitch

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