Bead Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The bead stitch has to be one of my new favorite stitches. It is like a puff stitch but worked sideways by working around a double crochet instead of into the stitches of the previous row. This stitch is very easy to learn and has such a unique look.

Below you will find both a video and photo tutorial to walk you through this stitch. I think you will find it an easy stitch to master.

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Crochet a beautiful crochet sensory book using sample swatches of different crochet textures. This is a fun project that lets you learn new crochet stitches and you end up with a family heirloom for your children. This free crochet pattern helps you make the book cover and there are links to all the crochet stitch tutorials I used for the center pages. This sensory book makes a wonderful gift for any baby or toddler. #crochetpattern #crochetforbabies

This stitch is one of the stitches included in the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long. You will be able to find 3 different size sample patterns below. These can be used in my Crochet Sensory Baby Book Pattern, Crochet Sensory Baby Block and one other pattern included in the Crochet A Long.

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If you are a fan of crochet, check out some of my free crochet patterns.

Baby Plaid Cape / My First Shawl / The Woven Cowl

Bead Stitch Sample Swatch Materials

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Size 4 Weight Yarn 23-160 yds depending on sample size

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

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Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Skst – Skip Stitch

R – Row

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge

For a sample swatch the gauge is not important, but if you are using your swatches for the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long you will want to check your gauge.

Gauge is determined by using the Bead Stitch.

5 Sts = 3 inches

5 rows of Bead Stitches with 4 Rows of Sc in between = 4 inches

Follow the photo or video tutorial to learn to crochet the beautiful bead stitch. #crochetstitch #crochettutorial

How to Crochet the Bead Stitch

Few notes about the Bead Stitch:

  • The Bead Stitch has the width of two stitches. 
  • I work a row of Single Crochet Between rows of Bead Stitch
  • Bead Stitches are worked around the Post of a Double Crochet.
  • To work a Bead stitch you will need an even number starting chain.

Bead Stitch – Dc in the next st, *Yarn Over, Working around the Double Crochet post just made pull up a loop* repeat from *to* for a total of 3 times, Yarn Over and pull the first loop through the next 6 loops on the hook, (this will leave 2 loops on the hook), Yarn Over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.

Follow the photo or video tutorial to learn to crochet the beautiful bead stitch. #crochetstitch #crochettutorial

Follow the photo or video tutorial to learn to crochet the beautiful bead stitch. #crochetstitch #crochettutorial

Because the Bead Stitch has the width of two stitches, you will skip a stitch before working your next bead stitch.

Bead Stitch Video Tutorial

Starting Chain

When working Bead Stitch you will want to Chain a multiple of 2 for your starting chain.

Large 12 inch Swatch we will chain 41.

Medium 8 inch Swatch we will chain 27.

Small 4 inch swatch we will chain 13.

Bead Stitch Swatch Pattern

 

Note: I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.

Ch 13, 27, or 41 depending on the size swatch you are making.

R1: Sc in the 2nd Ch from the hook and every Ch across.

R2: Ch2, turn, Dc in the first St, *Bead St, Skst,* repeat until the last St. Dc in the last St.

R3: Ch1, turn, Sc in each St across.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until your swatch is as large as you would like it to be. 

For the 12 inch square work until you have a total of 27 rows.

To make a 8 inch square work until you have a total of 19 rows.

For the 4 inch square work until you have a total of 9 rows. 

Single Crochet Border 

A Single crochet border makes your edges loop nice and is recommended if you are making any of the March Texture Madness projects.

To add a Single Crochet Border:

Ch1, working down the side of the rows, Sc into the side of each Sc row, and 2 Sc in the side of each Bead Stitch Row, Ch1, turn at the corner, Sc in the bottom of each St across, Ch1, turn at the corner,  working down the side of the rows, Sc into the side of each Sc row, and 2 Sc in the side of each Bead Stitch Row, Ch1 , turn at the corner, Sc in the top of each St. Ch1 slip stitch to the first Sc of the border row.

Now your sample square is complete and ready to be used in one of the three March Texture Madness Projects.

Did you like the tutorial? Share your stitch swatches with me on any social media and tag me @Windingroadcrochet, #windingroadcrochet, #ourcrochetjourney. Let me know how you like the stitch in the comments below. Will you use it for a project?

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Follow the photo or video tutorial to learn to crochet the beautiful bead stitch. #crochetstitch #crochettutorial

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