Whenever I hear the word ‘beans’, it instantly sparks a memory of a little Olivia, excitedly (and somewhat patiently) waiting as the bean seed she had carefully laid out on a paper towel finally sprouted tiny buds of vibrant life after being meticulously watered day after day.
It may come as no surprise then, that the day I discovered this particular stitch I instantly fell in love with it’s unique, woven design, and the fact that every time I used it I was flooded with fond childhood memories.
The Mini Bean Stitch creates a dense and tightly woven fabric, closely resembling adorable little beans… Perfect to use when crocheting those snuggly scarves and cozy afghans, as this stitch is reversible and works up into a delightfully warm fabric!
Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don’t you agree? If you’re keen to challenge yourself this weekend (as you’re cozied up by the fireplace), you’re in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the “Mini Bean Stitch, in an easy to follow speed!
Stiches & Abbreviations
Mini Bean Stitch (mb st)
Insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). Yo, insert hook in same st, yo, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yo, pull through all 4 loops, ch1 (counts as the top of mb).
Chain in multiples of 2 + 1.
Row 1: Skip 2 ch, 1 mb st in next ch. *Skip 1 st, 1 mb st in next ch. Repeat from the * all across. Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch1, *1 mb st in the side of the next mb st from the previous row (working into the side loop of the mb st, not the top of the st). Repeat from the * all across. Turn your work.
Row 2 until you reach your desired length.
Is there a specific crochet stitch or interesting technique you’d love to learn? I’m always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to sharing crochet with the world!
Be sure to use the tag #hopefulhoneyhive on Instagram to show me your mini bean stitches!
Have a lovely day crocheting…