This design is handy for the medium-sized (8mm) beads with small holes most of us can’t resist buying but which get buried in our bead stashes because they’re too unusual for standard stringing and crocheting. It's also one of my most popular classes in my local yarn shop.
For jewelry making, "Satin Pillow Stitch" is my favorite alternative to the classic Irish Clones Knot crochet stitch. (Although I love the Clones Knot, An alternative is useful because I’ve noticed that crocheters are all over the map on the Clones Knot: some have never heard of it, others have tried it but aren’t sure they’re doing it right.)
This stitch is a type of puff that I developed for this design, so it should be more familiar and perhaps a more comfortable way to crochet exciting jewelry. I like how the stitches look like diamond-shaped tiles, or like satiny pillows. It’s a valuable stitch for jewelry crocheters to know.
Includes an easy crochet-as-you-go metal-free adjustable and “lo