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Crochet Bean Stitch

The crochet bean stitch is an awesome stitch to work.  It has a fun pattern to it when it’s completed and has a wonderful texture.  

It feels thick and warm, which I love for scarves and hats. The bean stitch also looks great from both sides of your work, as well and has some stretch to it.  

So, it really would make an awesome scarf, or a cushy pillow or a warm sweater . . . Do you see where I’m going here?  It would be great for any project!

The crochet bean stitch might not be as easy for beginners, however. You will be pulling through 6 loops at a time with this stitch so it will take practice. 

That shouldn’t deter you, though, if you want to give it a try.  It's fun to work and well worth the effort.  Just keep in mind, that it might take a little extra practice to get it just right.

Crochet Bean Stitch

This stitch is worked in multiples of 2 + 1

For this swatch let’s chain 21.

Row 1

Insert the hook into the 3rd chain from the hook and pull up a loop.

Yo and insert the hook into the same stitch again and pull up a loop. (There should be 4 loops on your hook.)

Yo one more time, insert hook into the same stitch as before and pull up a loop. 

(6 loops on the hook)

Yo one last time and pull through all six loops.

Ch 1.

That’s the bean stitch!

You can see how the chain 1 pulls the stitch together and completes it.

Even though the chain 1 is considered part of the stitch, most patterns will still tell you to chain 1 after it.  That doesn't mean you should have 2 chains between your stitches, though.  They're basically just reminding you to complete the stitch.

*Skip one chain.

Work bean stitch in the next chain.*

Repeat form * to * across.

Ch 2 and turn

Row 2

If you look at the top of your stitches, it kind of looks like there are two chains for each bean stitch.  One is usually a little smaller than the other.

This is actually the top of the bean stitch and the chain 1.  The looser/bigger stitch is the top of the bean stitch and the tighter/smaller one is the chain 1.

You will be working your next stitches in the stitch to the left, the smaller one, which is the ch-1 space.

In the ch-1 space work a bean stitch

*Ch 1  

Skip a stitch

Work a bean stitch.*

Repeat from * to * across.

Ch 2


Repeat Row 2, 8 more times for a total of 10 rows.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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