The bead stitch offers a unique look which can be used in a variety of projects either on its own or along with other stitches. This stitch is suitable to advanced beginners. If you are familiar with a Treble Crochet (US Double Crochet) we will be taking this technique one step further to create a beautiful stitch.
Pattern use ideas
- Scarfs and cowls
- Hats and gloves
Written in UK terms
This pattern gives you the basic principles for the bead stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
ch – Chain
dc – Double Crochet
tr – Treble Crochet
*__* – Repeat indicated instructions
bst (bead stitch) – *yarn over, insert the hook behind the previous treble from front to back, yarn over and pull through a loop* 3 times around the same treble.(7 loops on the hook) Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining loops on the hook.
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Foundation chain: ch your desired length in an even number
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch to the end
Row 2: ch 3 and turn, skip 1st dc, *tc in next stitch, bst, skip a dc* repeat until the end. tr into last stitch.
Row 3: ch 1 and turn, skip 1st dc, dc into top of each tc and bst and the row.
Repeat row 2 and 3 until you reach your desired high. End with a row 3 and tie off.