Today I want to teach you the crochet blocked bead stitch. I like this stitch because it looks elegant and complex, but is actually quite simple. It provides density to your projects, while working up fast. It does require a generous amount of yarn, but the stunning results make it well worth the investment for larger endeavors. So, ensure that you have enough yarn for your project before you begin.

Beginner Friendly

This stitch may seem intricate and complicated, but I can assure you it is a great stitch for beginners and crocheters of all skills levels. Once you familiarize yourself with the technique, you’ll be amazed at how quickly it comes together. The blocked bead stitch uses basic crochet stitches in a 2-row repeat, making it perfect for blankets.

Versatile

The crochet blocked bead stitch is versatile and the perfect choice for a wide range of creations, including blankets, hats, garments, and more! Try it various colors or variegated yarn to see what beautiful projects you can create.


Crochet Blocked Bead Stitch: Pattern Info

Notes:

  • This tutorial is written in US terms
  • The pattern is a 2-row repeat. Just be sure you chain a multiple of 3+1 for your project.

Materials

  • Yarn: Craft Smart Value Yarn – 100% Acrylic Weight 4
  • Hook: 5mm/H-8

Abbreviations

  • * *: Repeat instructions in asterisks defined number of times
  • { }: Number of stitches or clusters you should have at eor
  • Ch: chain
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Eor: end of the row
  • Esc: extended single crochet
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sk: skip
  • St: stitch
  • Yo: yarn over

Special Stitches

Bead Stitch: Yo, insert hook around previous dc from front to back, yo pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook,) *repeat 3 more times, until you have 9 loops on your hook, yo and draw through all loops on the hook
Extended Single Crochet (esc): Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through both loops.


Video Tutorial:

Crochet Blocked Bead Stitch: Video Tutorial

Crochet Blocked Bead Stitch Tutorial

For base: Ch multiple of 3+1.
Ch 13



Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch until eor. {12}



Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a first dc), turn, dc in same st, make a bead stitch around this dc; sk 1, esc, *dc in next st, make a bead stitch around this dc; sk 1, esc*, repeat until the last 2 st; sk 1, esc in the last st. {4 clusters}



Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
The pattern is a 2-row repeat. Just be sure you chain a multiple of 3+1 for your project.



Share Your Crochet Blocked Bead Stitch Projects!

Now you know the crochet blocked bead stitch! Have fun with this elegant stitch! You can make hats, blankets, gloves or whatever your heart desires! Share your creations with me on Instagram and Facebook! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Please like and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more free patterns and tutorials! If you enjoyed this tutorial, check out the tutorial for the Post & Shell Stitch.

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