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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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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Bean Stitch Sample Swatch Materials
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Size 4 Weight Yarn 23-160 yds depending on sample size
Size H Crochet Hook
Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Double Crochet
Skst – Skip Stitch
R – Row
St(s) – Stitch(es)
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
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
Right Handed Tutorial
Left Handed Tutorial
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.
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.
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