Carol Ventura


Reversible Tapestry Crochet Beaded Hat/Basket for Right-Handed Crocheters

Traditional beaded items are usually crocheted with one thread, and all of the beads from a charted design are carefully loaded onto a single thread in the order they will be needed. The beauty of tapestry crocheting with beads is that each thread can be loaded with one bead color and only the color that is needed at the time is crocheted to form a pattern while the other thread is carried. The colored threads also contribute to the design. This method offers fantastic design potential, since the motif does not have to be pre-planned.

The hat/basket begins on the bottom, then spirals upwards. The motif is fourteen stitches wide, so the total number of stitches in the base is a multiple of fourteen. For a smaller hat/basket, begin the sides at any even-numbered round. It is your choice to have the beads (size 8)on the outside or inside of this dazzling hat/basket. This pattern was included in the Spring 2006 issue of Black Purl. Gauge is 32 bead single crochets to 4"/10cm on a steel crochet hook size 1/2.75mm. Left-handed version is available here.

Pattern Detail

  • motif graph charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • circular, no sewing
  • 23 1/2” circumference (7 1/2” diameter) by 5” high
  • digital PDF has 9 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.75 mm
    • ---
    • 32.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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