How to Crochet Bean Stitch Tutorial- Easy Crochet Cardholder

Hello Craftees. This post is going to be showing you how to crochet bean stitch. Have you ever crocheted with the bean stitch? If not, you are on to crochet your first project using the Crochet Bean stitch.

Personally, I have confused the crochet bean stitch with the puff stitch for a long time; even after designing this easy, simple crochet vest, I still did not know how to crochet the bean stitch.

This tutorial shows you two ways you can crochet bean stitch. Either starting the first row with the bean stitch or with single crochet stitch. Whichever you decide is your preferred, you’ll really like the texture of the bean stitch.

Before we dive in to the tutorial let’s see go over some ‘should know’ information on the bean stitch.

WHAT TO CROCHET WITH BEAN STITCH?

Oh, there are definitely many things you can crochet with the bean stitch. Simple things like the cardholder at the end of this tutorial, a shoulder bag, purse, headband, handwarmer (to keep you cosy). You could also use the crochet bean as a accent in shawl and scarf desgins.

Keep in mind that the crochet bean stitch is thick and retentive; resulting in a fabric that is not easily breathable, except you are using a thin(ner) yarn. You could use it for garments as well; perhaps as an accent. Also, because it is a puffy stitch it tends to pill (state of yarn growing ‘hairs’) quickly. We will talk more about that under the best yarn to crochet bean stitch.

WHAT YARN TO CROCHET BEAN STITCH?

Due to the puffy nature of the bean stitch it tends to pill easily. Thus it is usually best to use yarn that is tightly spun to crochet the bean stitch.

This tutorial uses loose spun yarn, and I am pretty sure with a little use it will begin to pill soon.

Cotton yarns or cotton/acrylic blends are good choices to crochet the bean stitch. Anti-pilling acrylic yarn is also a good choice for this stitch. Eventually as you use a crocheted or knitted item it will loosen, but pilling will be less and take longer to occur if you used these yarns.

Having mentioned all that, now its time to learn the crochet bean stitch.

HOW TO CROCHET BEAN STITCH

Stitches/Abbreviation

  • SC- single crochet
  • CH- chain
  • ST- stitch

To crochet Bean st-

  1. go into chain or stitch
  2. yarn over, pull out a loop (2 loops on hook)
  3. yarn over, go into same stitch or chain
  4. yarn over, pull out a loop (4 loops on hook)
  5. yarn over, go into same stitch or chain
  6. yarn over, pull out a loop (6 loops on hook)
  7. yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.

Video Tutorial

Starting Crochet Bean stitch on Row 1

Chain a multiple of two plus 1, for instance 12 + 1

Row 1: skip 2 chs, Bean st in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, Bean st in next, repeat from * across the chains. Ch 2, turn

Row 2: Bean st in loop of last bean st on row 1, ch 1, Bean st in next bean st, ch 1, repeat from * across, Bean st in last st. ch 2, turn

Row 3: repeat row 2 as many times as you want.

Starting Crochet Bean st on Row 2

Chain a multiple of two, for instance 12

Row 1: skip 1st ch, SC in next and each ch across. ch 1, turn

Row 2: SC in 1st st, *skip next st, Bean st in next, ch 1, repeat from * across, till the last st, SC in last st. ch 1, turn

Row 3: repeat row 2 as many times as you want

You will notice that on row 2, there is no Chain 1 right after the first SC, but there is a Chain 1 just before the last SC. I do not know the reason for this. However, as you crochet more rows, the Chain 1 will fall on each side on every other row. Thus it will turn out even.

Now that you have learned How to Crochet Bean stitch, let us make an Easy Crochet Cardholder or you can just go straight to make the Bean Love Crochet Earwarmer.

Easy Crochet CardHolder pattern by Yarn Craftee.

Chain 31

Row 1: skip 2 chs, Bean st in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, Bean st in next, repeat from * across the chains. Ch 2, turn

Row 2: Bean st in loop of last bean st on row 1, ch 1, Bean st in next bean st, ch 1, repeat from * across, Bean st in last st. ch 2, turn

Rows 3-10: repeat row 2.

Fold the piece, sew the sides closed, weave in tails, snip yarn, turn inside out. Enjoy using your cardholder.

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