|Taco Chip Key Ring
Lydia F Borin
A Beadwrangler Workshop
|For those of you who purchased my Taco Chip Surprise kit, here is what you can do with leftover gemstone chips. The example is a 3" long key chain with bead loops added at one end. You are actually making a bead crocheted rope.|
Standard American Crochet Terms Used
|sl st||slip stitch|
Bead Crochet Term
bsc bead single crochet stitch (American sc st with bead added)
Taco Chip Key Chain
You will begin with a chain of four and work in the round. If you are new to crochet, it may take a little practice to work in such a small space. You will be taking the hook through the back of each stitch half, not under both stitch halves. You will be working in a spiral through Round 21, then you will make a loop and add the key chain ring. You will pre-string more beads, attach thread to the other end and follow key ring dangle instructions to crochet on the loops
Key Chain Rounds
Leave a 5" tail of loose thread for stitching back into the piece.
|1||.....||ch7 and join with a sl st to form a ring.|
|2||1 bsc in each st around (7bsc)|
|3-20||1bsc in each st around including 1 chip in 7th st (7bsc sts in each round)|
|21||1bsc in each st around (7bsc sts) Do not fasten off.|
Key Chain Loop
ch12 and wrap the chains around the metal key chain ring, then sl st into the other side of the crocheted rope so the key chain ring is in the middle. Turn, ch1, work 1bsc into each ch. Fasten off. Use a needle to stitch in the loose thread and cut off the excess.
Key Ring Dangles, 3blps, 3 lengths
Use a needle to stitch in the loose thread at the end.
Pre-string all the following beads and chips in order:
- 5 seed beads, 1 chip, 1 seed bead, 1 chip, 1 seed bead, 1 chip, 5 seed beads (dangle group 1)
- 7 seed beads, 1 chip, 1 seed bead, 1 chip, 1 seed bead, 1 chip, (option: 2 more chips added between seed beads) 7 seed beads (dangle group 2)
- 9 seed beads, 1 chip, 1 seed bead, 1 chip, 1 seed bead, 1 chip, (option: 2 more chips added between seed beads) 9 seed beads (dangle group 3)
Stick the hook through a stitch on the end of the key chain, make a slip knot in the thread with the strung beads, grasp the slip knot with the hook and pull the thread through that stitch, now stick the hook in another stitch for an sc st, pull up the last group of beads you strung, (group 3) snug next to the fiber and yo behind the last bead in that group, pull up a loop, then make a 2nd yo, pull up two loops and bring the hook through both loops completing the sc st and capturing the bead group. Then repeat the process with the other two groups of beads and fasten off. Stitch in the fastened off thread and cut off the excess. Advanced crocheters can carry loose thread along with working thread.
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