Ready to learn how to crochet the bead stitch?
I had crocheted for a while before I tried this stitch. I thought it was a complicated stitch that would take a long time to learn and to crochet.
I tend to like quick stitches and ones that don’t have a ton of steps. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I finally picked up my hook and tried it out.
The bead stitch is basically a variation on a double crochet that is just worked around a post. The effect is a stitch that looks sideways and creates a lot of texture and a lot of interest.
I like to work a row of single crochet between the rows of beads so that the beads really stand out and show off your work.
You can try this with any yarn, although it does look especially stunning in a lighter weight yarn.
So, let’s try out this bead stitch and stop missing out on the fun!
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- yo – yarn over
Bead Stitch Written Instructions:
Work in multiples of 2 stitches.
Bead stitch – Work 1 dc into st, yo, insert hook from right to left around the post/stem of the dc you just worked, yo and pull through a loop; repeat 2 more times, yo and pull through the first 6 loops on your hook, yo and pull through last two loops.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first st, *1 bead stitch, skip next st; repeat from * to end of row, 1 dc in turning ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, skip first st, *1 sc in each dc and bead st across to end, 1 sc in turning ch, turn.
Row 4+: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Keep track of your bead stitch by making sure you have 7 loops on the hook before you pull through the first 6.
Be sure to skip the stitch after the bead to give it room to shine!