Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Crochet Bean Stitch



I came across this stitch in an old booklet of crochet and knit information.

The instructions for the first row contain an error; it states to work in the fourth chain from hook, but you should begin in the third chain.  I found correct instructions in another old book.  That book however, did not contain Row 2, or that the repeat is from Row 2.

Chain an odd number

Row 1: Insert hook into 3rd chain and *pull up a loop, yarn over hook; pull up another loop through same chain, yarn over hook; pull another loop through same chain.  You should have a total of 6 loops on your hook.  Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, chain 1.  Skip 1 chain.*
Repeat from * to end of row. Turn.

Row 2: Chain 2.  *Insert hook into second stitch (after turning chain) pull up a loop, yarn over hook; pull up another loop through same chain, yarn over hook; pull another loop through same chain.  You should have a total of 6 loops on your hook.  Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, chain 1.  Skip 1 chain.*
Repeat from * to end of row.  Turn

Repeat from Row 2

This looks the same on both sides, so would be good for a scarf or other item where the back will be visible.


4 comments:

  1. What is the multiple for this stitch? It's so lovely!

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  2. If I wanted to make a big like king size blanket in this pattern how long should I make the first chain?

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    1. Depends on what yarn and hook size is being used/gauge. You'd have to do a gauge swatch of the stitch with the yarn and hook you plan to use for the blanket and do a little math from there to get the beginning chain.

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