Bead Stitch

Bead Stitch

The bead stitch offers a unique look which can be used in a variety of projects either on its own or along with other stitches. This stitch is suitable to advanced beginners. If you are familiar with a Treble Crochet (US Double Crochet) we will be taking this technique one step further to create a beautiful stitch.

Pattern use ideas

  • Blankets
  • Shawls
  • Scarfs and cowls
  • Hats and gloves

Pattern notes

Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the bead stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Yarn used in Sample: Paintbox Yarn

Crochet terms

ch – Chain

dc – Double Crochet

tr – Treble Crochet

*__* – Repeat indicated instructions

bst (bead stitch) – *yarn over, insert the hook behind the previous treble from front to back, yarn over and pull through a loop* 3 times around the same treble.(7 loops on the hook) Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining loops on the hook.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guild’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.


Foundation chain: ch your desired length in an even number

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch to the end

Row 2: ch 3 and turn, skip 1st dc, *tc in next stitch, bst, skip a dc* repeat until the end. tr into last stitch.

Row 3: ch 1 and turn, dc into top of each tc and bst and the row.

Repeat row 2 and 3 until you reach your desired high. End with a row 3 and tie off.

Video Tutorials

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