The crochet blocked bead stitch is a beautiful and intricate technique that adds texture and dimension to any crochet project. It involves working a combination of double crochets and half treble crochets in a specific pattern that creates a blocked, woven effect. This stitch is perfect for creating blankets, scarves, and other cozy accessories that require a bit of extra warmth and visual interest. With a little bit of practice, anyone can master this stunning stitch and add a touch of elegance to their crochet repertoire.
Suitable for advanced beginners and above. If you are familiar with a treble crochet (US double crochet) we will be taking this technique one step further to create this beautiful bead stitch. CLICK HERE to enter the stitch library for more inspiration.
PATTERN USE IDEAS
- Scarfs and cowls
- Hats and gloves
MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED
- Yarn: The sample uses Paintbox Cotton DK (the video uses a different yarn)
- Hook: 4mm or use the recommended hook stitch for your chosen yarn
- Darning Needle
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- Written in UK terms
- This pattern gives you the basic principles for the blocked bead stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.
- Beginning ch does count as a st.
- Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.
Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice.
Extended double crochet (edc): insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through one loop only, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook.
Bead Stitch: working around post of tr just made, [yarn over, insert hook under post, yarn over, draw up a loop] three times, yarn over, draw through all 7 loops on hook.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
front of stitch
BLOCKED BEAD STITCH PATTERN
Foundation chain: Chain a multiple of 3 + 2 to desired length.
Row 1: Dc in third ch from hook, dc in next ch, edc in next ch, *dc in next 2 chs, edc in next ch; repeat from * across.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a st), turn, *tr in next dc, bead st around post of tr just made, miss next dc, edc in next edc; repeat from * across working last edc into turning ch.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *dc into top of bead st, dc in next st, edc next st; repeat from * across working last edc into turning ch.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until your desired size
back of stitch
If you’re looking for a project to work on throughout the year and learn new stitches along the way the Patchwork Blanket might be the answer to your crochet cravings!
You will enhance your crochet skills as you work through this pattern Ebook and have a beautiful blanket to show off your efforts at the end of it. Click below to find out more.