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Monday, February 21, 2011

Beaded lace caplet

I have been working on this for about 1 month on and off.  When ever I was waiting for my children to come out of school I would pull this out and do a little bit of work on it.  I am debating if I should write up the pattern and make it available if interested let me know by leaving a comment here in this post.
neck area detail

I got close to finishing a few days ago and realized I was not liking the way it hung.  The thread was too light and did not drape well.  So I decided I would add large rocaille beads to  the edge to give it weight and make it hang nicer than it was.  The thread is boil fast thread from Mexico  (Granny's is the name of it) but I found it thrift shopping in Utah.  I like the way it now looks now that it has weight and has been blocked.  This might look like it is a lot of thread but it is only 2 balls of that thread as that is all I could find and two jars of beads the whole thing when crumbled fits into the palm of one hand.  That is the main reason it needed the weight to hold it down.  I finished making it last night at 2 am (sick husband kept me up).  Got it wet and blocked it so this morning when I woke up it was all done.

There is no pattern for this at this time it is just what came out of my head as I crocheted.  Like I said above if interested in the pattern  leave a comment on this blog post if I get enough I will write it up and make it available.


  1. I don't crochet, so I appreciate the skills involved in crocheting. But could you enlighten me on the difference between handmade and machine-made crotchet items?

  2. There is machine made knitting but I do not think there is a machine made yet that can crochet. Has something to do with the way the hook twists to do the stitches. So when you see things in stores that are crocheted they are all hand made just some people are not getting paid very much money to do that much work.

  3. I loved this crochet. It´s so simple and clean ,it´s perfect and very very beautiful . I´m going to follow your blog. Kisses . Mari from Brasil

  4. I would love this! I haven't used beads with my crochet yet and am a little intimidated by them. I'm self taught so I don't have a clue where to start. I'm so glad I came across your blog!

  5. I am self taught too no reason to be afraid of it just do it string the beads on first then start to crochet the beads should stay on the side opposite of you as you work. Just remember that as you work

  6. I like your beaded lace capelet
    where do you find it
    can you give me some instructions to do it
    it's really marvellous
    have a good day

  7. I didn't find it somewhere. I created it myself. I made it up as I went along. All you do is string on the beads and start to crochet your favorite cape pattern or make one up as I did. The beads are every stitch around on the last round.

  8. I would love to see a pattern to this. It is quite fetching.


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