How To Make The Bean Stitch

I love a good texture stitch, that the appearance of the bean stitch is so pretty and easy to make just seals the deal on it being a common one to use.

What’s the stitch?

The bean stitch is similar to a puff stitch, it just has less yarn overs and is slightly smaller. It is a bit of a yarn eater, but takes less than the puff while giving a lovely basket weave type texture. This stitch has the advantage of being reversible, a one row repeat, and has a super simple multiple of 2. You can literally add it to any project that’s worked in an even number.

Variations and uses

As I mentioned before, this is a variation of the puff stitch, but there are other stitches in this family, namely; the bobble stitch, the popcorn stitch, the Elizabeth stitch, and the jasmine stitch. Although they are all very similar stitches, the main difference between them is how many loops are on your hook before completing the stitch and placement of said stitches.

The bean stitch is kind of the baby of the group having the least loops*, however it’s texture is a beautiful basket weave make it great for any project. If you have something fluffy, thick, and warm in mind then this would be an awesome stitch to use for scarves, shawls/wraps, cup or mug cozies, trivets, pot holders, headbands, extra comfy blankets, baby blankets, and so much more!

*The real baby of the group is actually the Elizabeth stitch. Also known as the mini bean stitch, but because they’re such similar stitches I’m calling this one the baby.

Suffice to say it’s a wonderful stitch to know, so let’s get started.

supplies

  • Any worsted weight yarn
    • I’m using Super Saver in Mirage
  • I/5.5mm Hook
  • Snips
  • yarn or tapestry needle

abbreviations

  • Ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Yo = Yarn over
  • sk = skip
  • <> = Total number of sts in row
  • Pull up a loop = put your hook into the stitch from the previous row, yarn over, pull the loop through the stitch, and pull it up.

The bean stitch pattern

This can be made in any multiple of 2 plus 1. (6,8,10,12,14, 14+1=15

Foundation Row. Ch 16 plus 1.

Row 1. Put 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, put 1 sc in each st across the row. <16>

Tip: Use the backbone of the chain for a neater edge.

Row 2. Ch 1, put a sc in the same st, sk a st, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, you should have 6 loops on your hook,

Yo, pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to secure it, sk 1 st, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, you should have 6 loops on your hook, Yo, pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to secure it, repeat from – until you come to the last st, place a sc in the last st. <7>

Row 3. Ch 1, put a sc in the same st, *sk the bean st and work in the st beside the bean st, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, you should have 6 loops on your hook, Yo, pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to secure it,* Repeat from *-* until you reach the end, place a sc in the last st. <7>

Tip: To find the st you work the bean sts in, look at the top of your work, find the top V that isn’t on top of the bean st and work into that.

Rows 4-8. Repeat row 3.

Row 9. Ch 1, put a sc in the same st, put one sc in each st across the row. <16>

Weaving in the ends

Snip the yarn leaving a 5 inch tail, tie off the end, and weave in the tail.

That’s it! One of the things I love about this pattern is that it has it’s own boarder of single crochet. Of course you can easily add your own boarder using the single crochets to work into.

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