Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pretty Beaded Heart - Free Pattern






Just in time for Valentine's Day, this cute little heart can be made in less than an hour. Add it to the center of a necklace or bracelet. You could also put it on a chain for a very simple necklace. So grab a handful of beads and start making a pile of hearts for all yourself and all your friends.






A = Miyuki 8° SEED bead, 58 beads
B = 4 mm Fire-polished crystals, 33
Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. I used Fireline 6lb. crystal.  Tie in a "stopper" bead, leaving about an 8" tail and begin at step #1.





1. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, go with thread forward thorough the 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A beads as shown.






2. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread left to right through the last B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.





3. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread up through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.





4. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread up through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.




5. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread right to left through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.




 6. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the 2nd B bead, step #1.
b) Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the 1st B bead, step #5. Continue with working thread around through the 6 center B bead, 2 times, and then weave through as shown in the illustration coming out with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #4.








7. Pick up 1B, 1A, 1B, go with thread up through the 3rd A, 2nd B and 2nd A bead, step #4, and down through the 1st B and 1 A beads just added in this step.







8. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread left to right through the 2nd B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.




9. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread up through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.





10. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread up through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.





11. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread right to left through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.






12. Pick up 1A, go with thread around through the 6 center B bead, 2 times, and then weave through as shown in the illustration coming out with thread right to left through the 2nd A bead, step #11.





13. Pick up 1B, 1A, 1B, go with thread up through the 3rd A, 2nd B and 2nd A bead, step #11, and left to right through the 1st B and 1 A beads just added in this step.




14. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread up through the 2nd B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.



15. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread up through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.






16. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread right to left through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.




17. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the 1st B bead added in the last step and the 1st A bead just added in this step.
18. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the 1st B bead, step #13.
b) Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the 1st B bead, step #17. Continue with working thread around through the 6 center B bead, 2 times, and then weave through as shown in the illustration coming out with thread down through the B bead just added in this step.

 
19. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the 2nd B bead, step #5. Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration, coming out with thread down through the 2nd B bead, step #3.
b) Pick up 2A, go with thread down through the 2nd B and 2nd A bead, step #8, and the last A bead, step #9.
c) Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 1 A bead, step #7, the last A bead and the 2nd B bead, step #10.
d) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the 2nd B bead, step #13. Continue with working thread by following the green dotted line in illustration all around the outside beads of the heart, coming out with thread down through the 1st and 2nd A beads added in this step at (c).
 
20. Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the 3rd and 4th A beads, step #19c. Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration all around the outside beads of the heart as shown. Weave the working thread into the heart and end.



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