This pattern uses common crochet abbreviations. If you need help with the stitches, please check the Tools Desk at Crochet Partners.
tr (treble crochet)= Thread over hook two times. Insert hook in specified stitch, thread over, pull through two loops. Thread over, pull through two loops. Thread over, pull through remaining loops on hook.
4 tr- Cluster: (4 treble crochet cluster) Holding back last loop of each st, make 4-tr across stitches or spaces specified in pattern. Then thread over and pull through all remaining loops.
Coats Opera #5 Thread in Navy, about 1/3 of a 50g ball
D or E beads number divisible by 56.
(I used 3 per place--168 beads in all)
Large Pony Tail Elastic
Size "1" Steel Crochet Hook.
Rnd 1: Sl st thread to Elastic. Ch 2. Make 112 hdc around elastic to fill it. Join to first st with a sl st to beg.st to join.
Row 2: Ch 2. Dc in first st. 2 dc in next st. Ch 2. sk 2 sts. *2 dc in each of next 2 sts. Ch 2. sk 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beg st to join. (28 ch-2 spaces)
Row 3: Substituting Ch 3 for first tr, *Make a 4-tr cluster across next 4 sts. Ch 5. hdc in ch 2 loop. Ch 5. Repeat from * around. 28 clusters. 56 loops. Sl st to beg st to join. Fasten off.
Using the needle, thread the beads onto the thread. (Again, you have 56 places where you can put the beads. It's up to you how beads per place you use. I liked using 3, but I think I would have been happy with even more!)
Row 4: Reattach thread (with beads) to the last worked stitch. Ch 2. *Push up beads close to hook. Sl st around them to hold in place. Ch 1. hdc in next hdc. Ch 1, push up beads. Sl st around beads to hold in place. Ch 1. sc in top of Cluster. Ch 1. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join. Fasten Off.
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