So I was telling my mum how I was helping out a friend from work by making Rosaries with crochet and beads, and she said I should make one for my grandmother. Having left some beading supplies at my parents house, for just these type of occassions, I went to have a look at what I had and if any of it could be used. My mum provided some crochet cotton, a crochet needle and a sewing needle that fit through the holes of the chosen beads.
I didn’t have enough of the white pearls to make the Rosary, so I ended up making the whole thing using the green pearls.
I started by crocheting the cross (I made it up as I went along for the ones I made for my friend), but as this cotton was way thinner than the one I’d previously used I had to do a basic stitch all the way around to make sure it didn’t curl as much.
Next I added the 5 beads that go between the cross and the flower (I made flowers because I didn’t have any of the pendants that you originally find on Rosaries). So then still using the same strand (I had the beads all threaded onto the cotton before starting) I made the little 4-petal flower.
After that I made a long crochet chain and threaded the rest of the beads onto this “chain” and then proceeded to make a knot between the beads.
When all 55 beads were strung, I sewed all the ends and added two smaller beads to the center of the cross and the flower.
My grandmother loved it and she’s going to have it blessed by her priest this week.
Should you want one of your own or to offer to someone, please don’t hesitate to contact me.