Thursday, July 20, 2017

Maple Leaf Pattern and Learning basic Brick Stitch

This cute little Maple Leaf is made following a graph and using the Brick Stitch. 
Below I have included basic direction on how to work the brick stitch.


This Maple Leaf Pattern is made using Miyuki Delica Beads, size 11°. I used color #295. Makes a cute necklace drop or earrings.

Here is a great video that shows you the difference between seed beads and Delica Beads.

Basic Beaded Brick Stitch 

D = Delica Bead
1. ROW 1, Pick up 2 D beads, go with thread up through the 1st D bead and down through the 2nd D bead. Stack the beads next to each other as shown.
Go with thread back up through the first bead and then back down through the second bead.

2. Pick up 1 D bead and go with thread down through the last D bead added in step #1, and up through the D bead just added in this step.
3. Pick up 1 D bead and go with thread up through the D bead added in the last step, and down through the D bead just added in this step.
4. Pick up 1 D bead and go with thread down through the D bead added in the last step, and up through the D bead just added in this step.
5. ROW 2, Pick up 2 D beads and go with working thread around the thread between the last 2 D beads in the previous Row, and then back up through the 2nd D bead just added in this step.

6. Pick up 1 D bead and go with working thread around the thread between the 2 D beads in the previous Row as shown, and then back up through the D bead just added in this step.
7. Pick up 1 D bead and go with working thread around the thread between the 2 D beads in the previous Row as shown, and then back up through the D bead just added in this step.
8. Pick up 1 D bead and go with working thread around the thread between the 2 D beads in the previous Row as shown, and then back up through the D bead just added in this step.
9. ROW 3,working in the opposite direction add this Row of beads as was done in step #5 through step #8.
Continue to repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you reach the length that you want.


Maple Leaf Free Pattern
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Canadian Intellectual Property Office, This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. You may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author

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