I have never used beads in my crocheting until now. I thought these dresses would be pretty with beads and decided to give it a try. The first one I did was the white one. I only put around 30 beads on my yarn and worked them in accross the front just below the chest and then a few in the body. I loved how it looked, but realized that I needed a ton more, but wasn't willing to cut the yarn and add more. I don't like having ends in the middle of things.
The second one I made with beads is the pink dress and I used the white as a template and counted out where I wanted them in the stitches...this time I ended up with 201 beads. It is hard to see in the pictures because I used clear beads on both of thes dresses, but I used 18 beads around each arm hole and the remaining I scattered throughout the body.