DIY your own beaded ornament cover for Christmas with this beautiful Netting Stitch pattern. It's great for all skill levels.
If you love decorating your home for Christmas, then you'll adore this beaded ornament cover tutorial. It uses Netting Stitch and is suitable for all skill levels. All you'll need are some seed beads and fire-polished beads.
One of the best things about this free beaded Christmas ornament cover pattern is that you can adapt it very easily. Feel free to switch up the beads and use what you have at home. Try different shapes and sizes and you'll make something uniquely yours.
I used an ornament with a diameter of 7.25 inches and the cover fits that size quite nicely. If you have bigger ornaments, you'll need to play around with the number of beads in each row.
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Free Beaded Christmas Ornament Cover Pattern
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- 7g 11/0 seed beads, Color 1 (A) (I used Miyuki Duracoat Galv. Silver)
- 1g 11/0 seed beads, Color 2 (B) (I used Miyuki S/l Dark Topaz AB)
- 18 fire-polished beads, 3mm (C)
- Beaded ornament, 7.25 inches diameter
- 2.5 yards of beading thread
- 1 size 10 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
Here is the full written tutorial for the beaded ornament cover:
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Beaded Ornament Cover Instructions
Step 1: Thread your needle with 2.5 yards of beading thread.
String 3A and 1B nine times. Go back through all the beads once more and exit through 1B.
Step 2: String 3A, 1B and 3A.
Pass through the next 1B in the circle of beads.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 eight more times.
Continue through the first 3A and 1B added in Step 2.
Step 4: String 4A, 1B and 4A.
Pass through the 1B in the next group of 3A, 1B and 3A.
Step 5: Repeat Step 4 eight more times.
Continue through the first 4A and 1B added in Step 4.
Step 6: String 6A, 1B and 6A.
Go through the following 1B in the next group of 4A, 1B and 4A.
Step 7: Repeat Step 6 eight more times.
Continue through the first 6A and 1B added in Step 6.
Step 8: String 6A, 1B, 6A, 1C, 6A, 1B and 6A.
Go through the 1B in the following group of 6A, 1B and 6A.
Step 9: Repeat Step 8 eight more times.
Continue through the first 6A, 1B, 6A and 1C added in Step 8.
Step 10: String 8A, 1B and 8A.
Pass through the 1C in the next group of 6A, 1B, 6A, 1C, 6A, 1B and 6A.
Step 11: Repeat Step 10 eight more times.
Continue through the first 8A, 1B added in Step 10.
Step 12: String 6A, 1B and 6A.
Go through the 1B in the next group of 8A, 1B and 8A.
Step 13: Slip the beadwork over your Christmas ornament. As you complete this step, the beaded cover will tighten around it.
Repeat Step 12 eight more times.
Continue through the first 6A and 1B added in Step 12.
Step 14: String 1A, 1C and 1A.
Go through the 1B from the side opposite where the thread is exiting.
Step 15: Continue through the following 6A, 1B, 6A and 1B.
Step 16: Repeat Steps 14 and 15 eight more times.
Step 17: Weave the working and tail threads into the beadwork. Tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess.
Your beaded ornament cover is now complete!