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Monday, October 04, 2010

Farewell Allie Cat-----Halloween Doorway Beads

My sweet Allie cat died this past Saturday at the age of 20.
She had a long and good life, but I will miss her terribly. Prayers to Allie.....

Spooky Halloween Door Beads

You will need:

  • 3 beaded necklaces for each strand hanging [48 necklaces-be sure they are the same length-needed for 16 hanging beaded strands]gold, silver and purple]
  • 4ply worsted weight yarn[I used Red Heart] Orange, Black, Purple, and White
  • wooden dowel 3/4"[JoAnns Craft store]
  • 2 wooden ball ends to slip over dowel
  • Aleena's Tacky glue
  • DecoArt Twinkles Black craft glitter paint
  • Hook size G or F

  • Start by cutting a necklace anywhere between two beads-
  • ch 8 1st Step: with one end of beads -begin to attach with a sc between the first and second bead- 2x, continue to sc between each bead to the other end,
  • Next Step: -change colors-cut the 2nd necklace and start with sc 2x between the 1st and 2nd bead of the 2nd beaded strand,
  • Next Step: repeat on the 3rd strand -changing colors again-
HINT: the tighter you crochet the more of a "curl" you will have-
  • Ending: You will end with a ch 4-5 and fasten off.
  • You can make any color combination or make each strand all one color- Make 16 strands and weave in ends
  • I used the black orange black on most strands-or purple- white -purple, or purple-black-purple-- mostly I tried to use Halloween colors. :)
HINT: when adding a new necklace strand sc around the tail of the new color to help shorten the weaving in process-
  • Next Step: I wraped the end of each bead strand with the 8 ch- around the dowel and knotted in place -I used black- sc around the dowel spacing each strand evenly to hold in place. -this keeps each strand from moving-
  • NOTE: Be sure to leave abour 2 " at each end. Next Step: Put some glue inside each end ball opening and slip over both ends of the dowel.
  • Let dry over night
  • Last Step: paint the balls with the black paint. Let dry ....
Hang up in any doorway or window area, these can be used at any party in any color for any holiday, Experiment and have Fun. Be sure to show me what you have made and link back to this blog for pattern details and giving credit to me for the pattern. Thank you....

"Happy Halloween"

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