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I have done a bit of beading from time to time. It is quite an enjoyable hobby, inexpensive to get started and not too difficult to learn. Fun for adults as well as children, and a nice way to express your creativity.

I plan to build this section of my site to offer many free patterns, so don't forget to bookmark this page and check back for updates!

Happy Beading!


Most Recently Added Beading Pattern:


Brick Stitch - Alphabet Letters Beading Patterns


Each letter measures about 1/2" wide by 1/2" high, when completed with seed beads.

Click Here to view list of current patterns.

*complete alphabet now posted


Cat Brick Stitch Beading Pattern


Click Here for color printable pattern.


Skull Brick Stitch Beading Pattern


The skull measures about 3/4" wide by 3/4" high, when completed with seed beads.

Click Here for black and white printable pattern.


Crab Beading Pattern

This crab measures about 1-3/4" wide by 1-1/4" high, when completed with seed beads.

Click Here for a color printable pattern.

Themes to mix and match this pattern with: nautical, animals, horoscope, seafood



Butterfly Free Beading Patterns

This small butterfly pattern is the latest free pattern I am offering. Using seed beads, the completed butterfly measures about 1" wide by 3/4" high.

Click Here for a color printable pattern.
Click Here for a black and white printable pattern.

Themes to mix and match this pattern with: nature, flowers, insects.

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This butterfly measures about 2-1/2" wide by 1" high when completed with inexpensive seed beads.

Click Here for a black and white printable pattern.

Themes to mix and match this pattern with: nature, flowers, insects.

Click Here for: Butterfly Beading Kits and other butterfly craft items!



Hearts and Flowers Free Beading Pattern

I created the Hearts and Flowers pattern as a tiling
(or repeatable) pattern in brick stitch. This pattern makes a nice border and can be used by repeating the pattern either horizontally or vertically.

I used inexpensive seed beads for this project. The completed sample measures just over 1" wide by 1" high, and may be repeated to create a larger worked area.

Click Here for a color printable pattern.
Click Here for a black and white printable pattern.

Themes to mix and match this pattern with: Valentines, flowers.



Free Penguin Beading Pattern

The first free beading pattern I offered on this site is the penguin shown at right. This pattern is based on one of my cross stitch patterns, created some time ago. I created the pattern in brick stitch.

I used inexpensive seed beads for this project. The penguin itself measures 1-1/4" wide by 1-3/4" high. It is the perfect size to work into an amulet bag project, or combine with other patterns into a larger project.


Click Here for a color printable pattern.
Click Here for a black and white printable pattern.

Themes to mix and match this pattern with: Winter, Christmas, animals, birds.



Free Anchor Beading Patterns


I have anchor patterns available in both brick stitch and peyote stitch. They differ slightly, but work up to nearly the same size.

The anchors themselves measure approximately 1" wide by 1" high. They are the perfect size to work into small projects, or combine with other patterns into a larger project.

Click Here for a black and white printable pattern in brick stitch.

Click Here for a black and white printable pattern in peyote stitch.

Themes to mix and match this pattern with: nautical, summer, transportation, the sea.

anchor in brick stitch:

anchor in peyote stitch:

Beading Links


Beading The Brick Stitch
Learn how to do the brick stitch, with this great tutorial. Step by step photos will have you beading in no time.

Aunt Molly's Beadwork Patterns
If you are looking for patterns, this is the place to visit! This site features many patterns in the brick stitch, peyote stitch and loom (or square) stitch.



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Books of Interest:


The Complete Guide to Beading Techniques



Creative Bead Weaving: A Contemporary Guide To Classic Off-Loom Stitches