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Here are instructions for a few interesting bead crochet stitches.   Scroll down for Turkish Flat Bead crochet and Turkish Loops. 

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TURKISH FLAT BEAD CROCHET:
RIGHT-HANDED VERSION
A lovely shopkeeper in Ephesus, Turkey showed me this stitch in 2007 after our group bought a number of her beadwork pieces.  I didn't know the name of the stitch so I called it Turkish Flat Bead Crochet in response to questions.  A few years ago I discovered that the stitch is actually a Turkish lace (oya) stitch known as Snakes Bone.
 
1.  String beads on thread or yarn.  If you want different-colored beads on each side, string 1 Color A then 1 Color B.
2.  Chain 1.
3.  Slide a bead down (green bead in Photo 1and chain 1 over the bead.

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Photo 1

4. Put hook through the first chain made and do a single crochet (UK double crochet).  See Photo 2. 

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Photo 2

5.  Slide down the next bead (red bead in Photo 3) and chain 1 over the bead.

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Photo 3

6.  Turn the work 180 degrees horizontally so that you are ready to crochet into the bead on the other side (green bead in this case).
7.  Put the hook underneath the thread holding that bead and do a single crochet (UK double crochet).  See Photo 4.
8.  Repeat steps 5-7. 

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Photo 4

TURKISH FLAT BEAD CROCHET:
LEFT HANDED VERSION
 
1.  String beads on thread or yarn.  If you want different-colored beads on each side, string 1 Color A then 1 Color B.
2.  Chain 1.
3.  Slide a bead down (green bead in Photo 1and chain 1 over the bead.

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Photo 1

4. Put hook through the first chain made and do a single crochet (UK double crochet).  See Photo 2. 

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Photo 2

5.  Slide down the next bead (red bead in Photo 3) and chain 1 over the bead.

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Photo 3

6.  Turn the work 180 degrees horizontally so that you are ready to crochet into the bead on the other side (green bead in this case).
7.  Put the hook underneath the thread holding that bead and do a single crochet (UK double crochet).  See Photo 4.
8.  Repeat steps 5-7. 

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Photo 4

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TURKISH TWO-LOOPS BEAD CROCHET

Here is another stitch that I learned on our trip to Turkey.  This stitch can be done with a variety of bead combinations: fire-polished and seed beads, bugle beads and seed beads, two colors of beads, etc.  The guideline for picking a combination is that the two bead types must equal the same length.  Thread will vary acording to the hole size of the beads.  These instructions use 10 mm fire-polished beads, size 8/0 seed beads, and size 20 crochet thread. 
 
1.  String  groups of  7 size 8/0  seed beads and 1 10 mm fire-polished bead onto crochet thread.  See Photo 1.

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Photo 1

2.  Chain 2 without beads.
3.  Put the crochet hook through the second chain stitch. Slide down 1 group of beads.  Grabbing the hook after the last seed bead, do 2 slip stitches or 1 single crochet. See Photo 3.

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Photo 2

3.  Repeat Step 2.  You now have two bead groups crocheted in the same beginning chain.  (See Photo 3.)  This is row 1 of your beadwork.

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Photo 3.

4.  Put crochet hook in the middle of the first bead group between the fire-polished bead and the seed beads (opposite end from the thread tail).  See photo 4.  Slide down the next bead group and do a slip stitch or single crochet.  Repeat in the second loop of row 1.

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Photo 4

5.  Repeat Step 4 until the beadwork is the desired length.  See photo 5 for work in progress.

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Photo 5

You can also do this stitch with three loops.  Just string a third more beads than needed for the two-loop version and put three bead groups in the second, beginning chain stitch.  You will then work three loop around instead of two.
 
Bracelet kits are available at my Etsy store, RecklessBeading or the instructions for the three-loop version will be included in the December 2009 issue of Bead & Button.

RecklessBeading Etsy shop

Questions?  Email me at info@beadcrochetsnakes.com