Crochet Bean Stitch Free Tutorial

I love the crochet Bean stitch! The tilted round shape gives so much texture to your project.

It’s the perfect stitch to use in almost any project, from blankets to scarves, and any home decor items.

The bean stitch is a wonderful crochet stitch for beginners, it’s an easy stitch that will help you gain new crochet skills.

Scroll down for the free instructions and step-by-step photo tutorial!

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What is the bean stitch in Crochet?

The Bean crochet stitch is a one-row repeat stitch. It alternates between one chain and one Bean stitch which is kind of a rounded puff stitch.

You would probably find some stitch tutorials for the Bean stitch that refer to this stitch as a combination of the Bean stitch and the chain 1 that comes after it as the top of the Bean stitch. Therefore, they instruct you to place the Bean stitch into the “side” of the Bean, which is actually the top of the Bean stitch.

I find it a little confusing, that’s why just like in my Mini Bean stitch tutorial my tutorial for the Bean Stitch is a little different where the bean is the puff itself, and the ch1 space is a separate stitch. I think it makes much more sense and it’s easier to understand it that way (scroll down for the full stitch tutorial).

how to crochet the bean stitch

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What is the difference between puff stitch and bean stitch?

The Bean stitch and Puff stitch are very similar, the difference between them is that the Bean stitch starts without a yarn over, you insert the hook and pull up the yarn first, and just then yarn over and repeat.

The lack of yarn over at the beginning creates a little rounder “puff”, which I actually like better.

I used the Bean stitch in my C2C Cable and Beans stitch and in the beautiful textured Cornerstone Blanket.

Does bean stitch use a lot of yarn?

Yes, the crochet Bean stitch is a repeat of yarning over twice into the same stitch, to create this round puff. So it uses quite a lot of yarn.

Especially if working the “traditional Bean stitch” as you’ll see in this tutorial, takes a lot of yarn. But if you use it sporadically like in the blanket above, it will use less yarn.

crochet bean stitch free patterns

Crochet bean stitch written pattern

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Skill levelEasy

Materials I Used in This Tutorial
– Crochet hook 4.0 mm / G (I like this hook)
DK (#3) yarn

Abbreviations (US)

ch – chain
Bean – Insert your hook into indicated st, yo and pull up a loop. (Yo and insert hook into same st, yo and pull up a loop) x 2 times. Yo and pull yarn through all 6 loops on hook.
sp – space

how to crochet the bean stitch photo tutorial

How to Crochet the bean stitch step by step

Chain an odd number of chains.

Row 1: Work a Bean stitch in 3rd chain from the hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, Bean in next ch; repeat from * across to the end of the row, turn.

bean stitch crochet patterns

Row 2:
ch 2,
Bean in the top of 1st Bean stitch, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, Bean in top of next Bean; repeat from * across to the end of the row, turn.

Repeat row 2.

crochet bean stitch for beginners

how do you crochet a bean stitch

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