Anglican Prayer Bead case, designed and tatted by Jeannie French Anglican Prayer Bead Case

Pattern written and tatted by Jeannie French
© July 2003



NOTE: If you are going to use beads, make sure that the picots are long enough to hold your beads.
Gale's note: Take your bead and, using either a crochet hook or the Picot Beader©, place the bead on the thread that will become your picot, and adjust the size so that you have room for the bead and to join later. Remove the bead and take note of the size of the picot you will need to make for every Picot Bead join (or be prepared to repeat this every time).

This pattern is written using beads. If you chose not to add beads, all picots are regular connector size.

SUPPLIES ABBREVIATIONS
Size 10 thread 42 beads (optional) 1 yard of 1/8 inch ribbon to match thread sp - small connecting picot
Crochet hook or Picot Beader© for adding beads over picots lp - Long picot


Center:

Ring: 5 ds - lp - 6 ds - lp - 6 ds - lp - 6ds - lp - 6ds - lp - 6 ds - lp Close ring. Cut and tie. Hide ends. You will have 6 long picots.

Round 1:

Ring: 6 ds - lp - 3 ds - add bead with crochet hook over one of the lp on the center ring and connect to the current ring - 3 ds - lp - 6 ds close.
Chain: 6 ds - lp - 6 ds.
*Ring: 6 ds - add bead with crochet hook over the lp on the previous ring and connect to the current ring 3 ds - add bead with crochet hook over the next lp on the center ring and connect to the current ring - 3 ds - sp 6 ds - Close.
Chain: 6 ds - lp - 6 ds.
Repeat from * until you have connected to all of the long picots on the center ring. Cut, tie and hide ends.


Round 2:

Clovers:
Ring 1: 6 ds - lp - 3 ds - sp 3 ds - Close.
Ring 2: 3 ds - connect to sp on previous ring - 3 ds - add bead with crochet hook over one of the lp on a chain in the previous round and connect to the current ring - 3 ds - sp - 3 ds - Close.
Ring 3: 3 ds - connect to sp on previous ring - 3 ds - lp - 6 ds - close.

Chain: 12 ds - lp - 12 ds.

*Ring 1: 6 ds - add bead with crochet hook over the lp on the previous ring and connect to the current ring - 3 ds - sp 3 ds - Close.

Ring 2: 3 ds - connect to sp on previous ring - 3 ds - add bead with crochet hook over the lp on the next chain in the previous round and connect to the current ring - 3 ds - sp - 3 ds - Close.
Ring 3: 3 ds - connect to sp on previous ring - 3 ds - lp - 6 ds - close.

Chain: 12 ds - lp - 12 ds.

Repeat from * until you have completed this round and have connected to all of the long picots on the previous chains. Cut, tie and hide ends.


Round 3 :

Ring 1: 6 ds - lp - 3 ds - sp 3 ds - Close.
Ring 2: 3 ds - connect to sp on previous ring - 3 ds - add bead with crochet hook over one of the lp on a chain in the previous round and connect to the current ring - 3 ds - sp - 3 ds - Close.
Ring 3: 3 ds - connect to sp on previous ring - 3 ds - lp - 6 ds - close.

Chain: 18 ds.

*Ring 1: 6 ds - add bead with crochet hook over the lp on the previous ring and connect to the current ring - 3 ds - sp 3 ds - Close.
Ring 2: 3 ds - connect to sp on previous ring - 3 ds - add bead with crochet hook over the lp on the next chain in the previous round and connect to the current ring - 3 ds - sp - 3 ds - Close.
Ring 3: 3 ds - connect to sp on previous ring - 3 ds - lp - 6 ds - close.

Chain: 18 ds.

Repeat from * until you have completed this round and have connected to all of the long picots on the previous chains. Cut, tie and hide ends.


I lined my case with a lightweight cotton material. I used the completed bag as my pattern. I laid the bag on a piece of copy paper and traced around it. Before I cut out the pattern, I added a 3/4 inch seam allowance to the tracing. I stitched a inch seam around 3 sides with right sides of fabric together. Then I turned my seam down twice to hide all raw edges and stitched around it again. Then I did the same thing to the top, measuring my bag to make sure how much to turn down. You want the fabric to be even with the top chain of tatting.

I turned my material inside out and slide my bag over the material. I hand stitched the two pieces together.

NOTE: Before I hand stitched the lining to the tatting, I threaded a 1/8 inch ribbon through the top clovers on each side of the bag.. Then I knotted the ribbons together to make a string to tie the bag closed.