Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beaded chain stitch flower

My experiment with chain stitch for this week’s TAST challenge produced a beaded chain stitch petal.This petal is really easy to stitch.

This is the completed beaded flower.Chain stitch was used to hold 2 beads on each row.

To begin, sew a single bead at the base of the petal.

Bring the needle up again at the starting point, go back into the bead.You’ll need 2 beads for the next row.

Go back into the bead as shown.Don’t pull through.

Take a stitch from the starting point, as shown.Wrap the thread under the needle and position each bead on either side of the needle.As you can see, this is going to be the first chain stitch.

Pull through.With 2 more beads for the next row, go back into the same point, take a stitch, wrap the thread under the needle and pull through (second chain stitch).Arrange the beads on each row before starting the next one.Work as many rows as you like.

For the tip, only a bead is needed.

A beaded chain stitch petal.

For this flower, more chain stitch rows were needed and the petals on both sides were slightly bended.

The calyx completed the flower (sorry, no green beads!)


  1. очень понравилось, обязательно попробую в своем следующем крези-блоке

  2. wow..what an easy way for bead embroidery will try this..thanks for sharing ..

  3. As usual your flower is pretty. Great idea!

  4. What a neat way to add chain stitch beads. Thank you for sharing.
    The flower looks lovely using pearls.

    For some reason I can not add a photo, sorry.

  5. A very wonderful flower. thanks for the tutorial too.

  6. Oh thank you so much for this clever way to use beads and chain stitch. I'm a complete novice with beads added into stitching, so you have begun my education right here!

  7. Excellent !!! ll try it ....:-)

  8. AWESOME! I love this.I will surely try this one as love beads.They enhance the embroidery.Thanks for sharing this.