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Beaded Granny Square Fridgie

Image of Beaded Granny Square Fridgie Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This fridgie is made with size 10 crochet cotton into a granny square. Seed beads are added to the perimeter of the square and it is backed with a piece of felt. A center faux pearl is surrounded by more seed beads.
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Materials Needed:
Small amount each of South Maid size 10 crochet cotton.
White, Christmas Green, Pink, Canary Yellow, Country Blue,
1 5mm faux pearl
pink seed beads
White sewing thread
3"x3" piece white felt
piece of sheet magnet 1 ¾"x1 ¾"
Thick tacky glue
Sewing &Tapestry Needles

Yarn thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 8sc=1"
Finished Size: is 2"x2"
Skill Level: Beginner

Instructions
RND 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 2, (yo, insert hook in ring pull up a loop, draw through 2 lps on hk) twice. Yo draw through all 3 lps on hook. Bobble made. YO draw through lp on hk. Bobble Complete. * ch2, make a bobble in ring but repeat bet () 3 times. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 2, join with a sl st to top of first bobble. Fasten off green.

RND 2: With Pink, Tie thread onto one of the ch 2 sps. Ch3, 2 dc in same sp. Ch 2, 3 dc in same sp. Work the following in each ch 2 sp around. (3dc, ch2, 3dc). Join with a sl st top top of ch 3. Fasten off pink. Four corner shells made.

RND 3: With yellow, tie thread on one of the ch 2 sps. Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp. Ch 2, 3 dc in sme sp. * 3 dc in sp bet corner shells. Work a corner shell in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off yellow.

RND 4: With blue, tie thread in one of the ch 2 sps. Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp. Ch2, 3 dc in same sp. *[3 dc in each of the next 2 sp between 3 dc groups.] Work (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp. Repeat bet [ ]. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off blue, weave all ends into back of work.

Assembly
Lay the granny square onto the center of the felt square. Tack into place with sewing thread at each corner and in 1 or 2 places on each side of the square. Just go through the back lps only. This will keep the granny square in place while beading. Bring needle up through back lp only on any of the outer stitches. This is where you will start beading. Place 6 beads on the needle and let drop to the square. Now put the needle down through the back lp where the end of the beads are. Bring needle back up at the 3rd bead and pull through the last 3 beads strung on the thread. Add 6 more beads and proceed as before always working through the back lps only. Go all the way around the square in the same way. You may want to tack each bead around to make them more secure. Secure thread to back of work.

Center Beads.
Pull thread up through center of felt and granny square. String on pearl and secure to center. Pull thread back up through center next to bead and string on11 seed beads. Run thread through all of the seed beads twice. Tack the beads to the granny square around the center pearl at every other bead. Secure thread to back of work.

Trim excess felt being careful not to cut through any threads. Glue piece of sheet magnet to back.

Design Written in February 1998 Copyright 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc p105001

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