This method is worked with a crochet hook. It forms a tidy chain along the edge. Place a slipknot on a Beaded crochet cord makes a great finish or a strap for other beadwork. Make an initial chain of four (or more) stitches. Leave a bead in each chain stitch by sliding a bead close to the hook before making each stitch. Form a ring of beaded stitches by inserting the hook into the first chain stitch, under the thread carrying the bead. Move the bead to the right of the hook.
Slide a new bead down close to the hook and work a slip stitch by pulling a loop of thread through both the loops on the hook. Make a slip stitch with a bead caught in each of the remaining chain stitches to complete the first round. Continue working beaded slip stitches in a spiral to the length desired.
Related books and magazines:
- Crochet Jewelry by Ann Pulvermakher and Kim Waejong
- Crochet with Wire by Nancie M. Wiseman
- Elements of Style by Rosemary Hill
- Interweave Crochet
- Knit and Crochet with Beads by Lily M. Chin