Welcome to the beaded cross pattern instructions! This pattern was generously created and donated to all of us by our fellow beader Lucy. If you have any difficulty following this tutorial, please post a comment at the bottom of the page, and we'll do our best to help, or if we are unable, we will inform Lucy of the difficulty.
Before you begin ...
2 meters fishing line.
Any Beads of your choice. 4mm bicones used in this example.
Time required: 30 minutes
Techniques: Beadweaving, right angle weave
A. First string 3 beads onto your thread and allow them to drop to the center.
B. Add one more bead to one end of your thread then cross through it with the other end also. This creates a circle of 4 beads.
C. Add another bead to each thread
D. Add another bead and cross as before.
E, F, G. Add another bead to each end and cross a third bead for a total of 5 sets.
H. This step is a little different. Add 6 beads to one end of your thread. Pay attention to the bead that is red, it will be used in the next step.
I. Cross the 3rd bead. It was the red bead in the previous step.
J. Add one more bead.
K. Cross through the bead shown in red.
L. When you pull the thread tight you should see something like the current diagram.
M. Now we are going to make the second arm of the cross. We will basically be repeating the last few steps but this time using the other thread. Add 6 beads.
N. Cross the third bead.
O. Add another bead then cross through the bead shown in red.
P. You should now have something that looks like this.
Q. Cross both of your threads through a new bead.
R. Add another bead to each end and cross a third bead. Add two beads to one thread and one to the other then tie a knot. Well done. You have finished the first side of your cross. Now make another one.
S. Get a new piece of thread and thread one bead on it. Get your 2 cross shapes and thread one end of the thread through each of the beads shown in red.
T. Add another bead and cross it. Thread the 2 red beads. Add another bead and cross it. Thread the 2 red beads. Be very careful; make sure you are threading the right beads.
Continue to follow this pattern on crossing a bead and then threading through the next edge bead in each cross.
You should be able to see now that this pulls the two together. When you have done this all the way around, simply tie a knot and you are finished. Well done!
Your beaded Cross is now finished! If you'd like, you can decorate the pattern by adding some rounded shiny beads in between the two layers, with one bead layed between each circle of 4 beads in the cross. Lay down your beads before stitching up the two crosses together.
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