Retired - Beaded Crochet Christmas Tree Garland

PROJECT C1019
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Add a homespun look and a little bit of sparkle to your Christmas tree this year with this crocheted garland featuring crystal bicone beads.
Instructions
The quantity of beads listed in the materials is PER SIX FEET of garland you'd like to make. Your spool of pearl cotton will make plenty, but make sure that you buy enough beads to make as much finished garland as you'd like.
  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional video: How to Chain Stitch Crochet with Beads.
  2. Use a big eye needle to string the total number of emerald and light siam 3mm crystal bicone beads onto the spool of ecru pearl cotton, alternating colors.
  3. Chain stitch 20 stitches, then one stitch with a bead. Repeat this until you've used your last strung bead, then chain stitch 20 more stitches.
  4. Trim the pearl cotton a few inches from your work and pull the tail all the way through the loop. Pull tight to secure.
  5. Pull the tail at the beginning of your crochet to tighten. Trim the tails of the string about half an inch from the ends of the crochet.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4286 - Pearl Cotton Cord Size 8 - Light Ecru (Off White) - 85 Yard Bobbin
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1350 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Emerald
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1385 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Light Siam Red
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3012 - Nickel Plated Steel Crochet Hook - Size 6 (1.60mm)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3165 - Set of 6 Big Eye Beading Needles in 4 Sizes - Easiest Needles To Thread!
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients XCR-4286, SWBB-1350, SWBB-1385,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Emerald
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1350
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Light Siam Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1385
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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