These are the Best Bead Crochet Patterns We’ve Found

Our favorite thing about crochet beading is just how portable it is. It makes for great projects to drag with you everywhere: on the bus, on the plane, in the car…well, if you’re in the passenger seat, that is.

Today we’re presenting our ultimate list of 16 bead crochet tutorial collections and patterns, both free and premium, in downloads, printed and DVD formats. We’ve chosen these based on popularity amongst our readers and usefulness, so you know you’ll find at least a few things you’ll come to love below.

Free Bead Crochet Patterns

1. The Ultimate Basic Bead Crochet Tutorial Ebook
4 free bead crochet patterns

Not sure what you want to crochet with beads? This is the collection for you. It has some of our most-downloaded free beading patterns for pins, DIY bracelets, amulet bags and beaded ropes.

2. Beginner Bead Crochet Tutorial

beginner bead crochet tutorial

Never tried crocheting with beads before? Then get thee to this tutorial! All you need is some yarn, beads and a crochet hook to get started. No download necessary!

3. Bead Crochet Edging

how to bead crochet edging

This technique is resplendent on all kinds of homemade goods, from clothing to home decor to gift wrap. It’s also a great place to start because it doesn’t require a huge quantity of beads.

4. Crochet Bracelet with Beads Tutorial

crochet bracelet with beads

And if you’re REALLY short on beads, then make a beeline to this here lesson, which goes spare on the beads and big on the yarn.

Our Most Popular Bead Crocheting Blog Posts

5. 3 Ways to Make Better Crochet with Beads

bead crochet tutorial

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt victimized by Regina George really complex bead crochet patterns. All of us? OK, well since that’s been established, we’ve created this guide to improve your bead crocheting without much effort. No complexity! Yay!

6. The Crochet Bead Necklace You Wish You Had Made

crochet necklace with beads

Some call this woman’s work inspiration, but we call it a goal. In fact, we might just try this at home…

7. Lacy Bead Crochet Jewelry Inspiration

bead crochet blog

When we first saw these images, we were so stunned you could have heard a pin drop…because that’s exactly what happened, in a sense. Pin, pin, pin away on Pinterest because you’ll want to be trying these yourself ASAP.

Our Most Popular Bead Crochet Books & Resources in the Interweave Store

9. The Beaded Edge 2: More Inspired Designs for Crocheted Edges and Trims

bead crochet patterns

Remember how we just mentioned the mother-daughter duo that made a career out of bead crochet? Here’s one of their books. We’re captivated by their sublime style!

10. Beaded Bag Pattern

crochet with beads tutorial

Can anyone say Marion Cotillard in Midnight in Paris? Because this is absolutely something her character would have worn, strutting about 1920s Paris while yearning for the unparalleled grandeur of La Belle Epoch.

11. Crochet Beaded Bracelet Pattern

crochet beaded bracelet pattern

Simple, portable and stunning, this splendid crochet bead bracelet is everything you could want in a handmade bracelet pattern. Well, that and it’s totally affordable: less than a cuppa coffee!

12. Crochet Bead Bracelet & Watchband Pattern

crochet bead bracelet

Are you seeing what we’re seeing right now? Are you? Because we’re seeing the watch of dreams. Convertible, sustainable, and completely free of BPA-leaking, tacky-looking plastics, this beaded crochet bracelet watch makes the perfect gift. (Hint, hint.)

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