This adorable stitch is beautiful, easy, and uses less yarn then it’s sister stitch. If you want to add a woven, puffy texture to your project then this is a great option for you!
What’s the stitch?
Also known as the mini bean stitch, the Elizabeth stitch is basically worked the exact same way as the bean stitch. The main difference is that you have less loops on your hook thus making in “mini”.
Like it’s counterpart, this stitch is reversible, a one row repeat, and can be worked in any even number (A.K.A. a multiple of 2). Because of the way you make it, it has a lovely woven pattern with a more subtle puffy texture. While it will use a good bit of yarn, the Elizabeth stitch will definitely use less than the other puff like stitches. That makes it a good stitch for larger projects.
Uses and variations
This stitch gives your project a great woven texture, without using as much yarn. Which makes it good for larger projects like, blankets, shawls, baby blankets, and scarves. However it’s equally good for finger-less gloves, trivets, potholders, soap saver bags, washcloths, and cup holders.
- Any worsted weight yarn
- I’m using
- H/5.mm hook
- Yarn or tapestry needle
- St = stitch
- Ch = chain
- Sc = single crochet
- Yo = yarn over
- Sk = skip
- <> = total number of stitches 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 Elizabeth Stitch Tutorial
This can be made in any multiple of 2 plus 1. (6,8,10,12,14, 16+1=17)
Foundation row. Ch 17.
Row 1. Put your hook in the 2nd ch from the hook and make a sc, put 1 sc in each st. <16>
Tip: I use the back bone of the stitch for a cleaner look.
Row 2. Ch 1, put a sc in the same st, sk a st, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, you should have 4 loops on your hook, Yo, pull through all 4 loops, ch 1 to secure it, sk 1 st, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, you should have 4 loops on your hook, Yo, pull through all 4 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 previous rows mini bean st and work in the st beside the mini bean st, pull up a loop, Yo, pull up a loop, you should have 4 loops on your hook, Yo, pull through all 4 loops, ch 1 to secure it,* Repeat from *-* until you reach the end, place a sc in the last st. <7>
Rows 4-9. Repeat row 3.
Row 10. Ch 1, put a sc in the same st, put 1 sc in each st across the row. <16>
Weaving in the ends
Snip the tail leaving about 4 inches, tie off the end, and weave in the tail to secure it.
This is a great stitch to work when you want something simple to do and pretty to look at. It works well with solid color, variegated, and self striping yarns. I think this would be an excellent stitch to do color changes with as well.
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