Bean Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The bean stitch has a beautiful texture similar to the puff stitch, except in sits at an angle and interlocks with the other rows creating a denser and more solid swatch.

Below you will find both a video 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 #crochetforbabiesThis 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.

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Bean 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

Hdc – Double Crochet

Skst – Skip Stitch

R – Row

St(s) – Stitch(es)

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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 Bean Stitch.

4 Bean Sts = 3 inches

8 rows of Bean Stitches = 3 inches

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How to Crochet the Bean Stitch

Bean Stitch – *Insert hook into the next stitch, Yarn over and pull up a loop, Yarn Over* repeat from *to* for a total of 3 times. You will have a total of 7 loops on the hook when done. Pull the first loop on the hook through all other loops on the hook. 

You will work a Chain 1 after working a Bean St to close and secure the bean stitch.

Bean Stitch Video Tutorial

Starting Chain

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

Large 12 inch Swatch we will chain 38.

Medium 8 inch Swatch we will chain 24.

Small 4 inch swatch we will chain 12.

Bean Stitch Swatch Pattern

 

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

Ch 12, 24, or 38 depending on the size swatch you are making.

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

R2: Ch2, turn, Hdc in the first St, Skst, *Bean St, Ch1, Skst* repeat from *to* until you reach the last St. Hdc in the last St.

To continue repeat Row 2 until your project is as long as you want it. When working you bean stitch in Row 3 and beyond you will be working your bean stitch into the Ch1 space. If you take your work and stretch it out a bit horizontally you will see a small triangle created by the Chain 1 space. Work your next stitch into that triangle. 

Watch the video tutorial to get a better look at where to work your Bean Stitch.

For the 12 inch square work until you have a total of 33 rows.

To make a 8 inch square work until you have a total of 21 rows.

For the 4 inch square work until you have a total of 11 rows. 

Learn to crochet the Bean stitch with this crochet video tutorial. The bean stitch is a wonderful texture crochet stitch. #crochetstitch #crochetstitchtutorial

Single Crochet Border 

A Single crochet border makes your edges look 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, *Work 2 Sc in the side of the next Hdc, work 1 Sc in the side of the next HDc row* repeat from *to* until you reach the corner, Ch1, turn at the corner, Sc in the bottom of each St across, Ch1, turn at the corner, *Work 2 Sc in the side of the next Hdc, work 1 Sc in the side of the next HDc row* repeat from *to* until you reach the corner, 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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2 Comments

  1. Linda Duncalf

    April 17, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Love your textured crochet ideas but I’m into Tunisian crochet and would love ideas using that technique for a sensory blanket.
    Hope you can help.

    Linda

    1. Lindsey

      April 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      Linda, I love Tunisian crochet and hope to start sharing more about Tunisian, but if you want so nice tutorials now, Kim at Crochet Kim has a wonderful set of Tunisian tutorials. https://crochetkim.com/videos-tunisian-crochet/

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