Bead Crochet Stitch is a slightly above beginner level stitch that you can learn if you are familiar with the double crochet (dc) stitch. The name simply comes from how each stitch looks like a little ‘bead’ on a string. It’s a nice textured stitch that is fun to work up and looks amazing.
What makes it unique is that each ‘bead’ is made with two stitches. First, you work on creating double crochet, and then you have to work around the double crochet that you’ve just made. So, the first dc becomes the backbone of the bead, and in the second step, you wrap the yarn around the dc stitch to create the thick puffy texture.
The Bead Stitch is worked over two stitches, and two rows repeat. We have written the instructions where a single chain separates each row of the stringing beads. You can try the pattern without the single-chain to give the fabric more flexibility.
Bead Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial
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Bead Stitch Crochet Chart
This free pattern is written using US crochet terms.
|sl-hdc-cl||slanting half double crochet cluster|
|st (s)||stitch (es)|
sl-hdc-cl: [yo, insert hook around the stem of the previous dc from right to left, yo, pull loop through] 3 times in the same place, yo, pull through first 6 loops on hook, yo, pull through both loops on hook
Foundation ch: any multiple of 2.
|Row 1:||1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * 1 sc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn.|
|Row 2:||ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk first sc, * 1 dc in next sc, 1 sl-hdc-cl, sk next sc; rep from * to end, 1 dc in last ch, turn.|
|Row 3:||ch 1, sk first dc, * 1 sc in sl-hdc-cl, 1 sc in next dc; rep from * to end, 1sc in tch, turn.|
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 of this free crochet stitch pattern until you have reached the desired length for your work.
Sample Crochet Projects
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