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I came across the bean stitch a while back on Pinterest and I knew instantly I would use it in a pattern. Not only is this stitch cute as heck, it’s quite easy and fun to do!
You begin by making a base row of stitches or chains. To make the learning process a little easier, we will be making a base row of hdc. So ch 22, hdc in the 2nd ch and each ch across. (21 sts)
1. Turn, ch1, hdc in 1st st, ch1, sk1 st (see figure 1). Now we will be forming a Bean Stitch (Bn).
– Insert your hook into the next stitch, yo, and and pull up a loop (see figure 2). (2 loops on hook.)
– Yarn over, insert your hook again into the same stitch, yo, and pull up a loop (see figure 3). (4 loops on hook.)
– Yarn over, insert your hook again into the same stitch, yo, and pull up a loop (see figure 4). (6 loops on hook.)
– Yo and pull through all 6 loops (see figure 5). Then ch1 (see figure 6).
You have now completed a Bean Stitch. Skip the next stitch and make your next bean in the stitch after. Each Bn counts as 2 stitches. Keep repeating the Bn until you have only 2 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st and hdc in the last st.
If you find your bean stitch looking a little messy, just pull it out and try again. The trick is to have even tension on all of your loops so that they are all relatively the same size. Keep practicing until they look even and consistent.
In the next row, and each subsequent row, you will be working your bean stitches into the tops of the bean stitches of the previous row. Ch1 and hdc in the 1st st. Ch1, sk 1 st (see figure 9) and bean into the next st (see figure 10 & 11). You will know you are placing your bean in the right stitch by looking for the triangle shaped space above the previous rows bean stitch. This is where you will be placing your next bean stitch. Work in this same manner all the way across (see figure 12).
And there you are! Was I right?? Super cute, super easy, and super fun! Now head on over to The Aspirations Pullover so you can put this new stitch to use!
If you enjoyed this Bean Stitch Tutorial, you might want to check out my other Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials.
Happy Hooking! 😉