Have you had the chance to fall in love with the Mini Bean stitch? This stitch is also called the Elizabeth stitch and is the stitch we use in our NEW aptly named Crochet Along – The Elizabeth Cardigan. This Mini Bean tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about this fun, beautiful stitch.
Mini Bean Stitch Tutorial
Scroll down to see the VIDEO tutorial of this stitch.
To start a new project with the Mini Bean, you’ll want to make a chain using a multiple of TWO plus one. Each two chains will make up one Mini Bean. So… if you chain 20+1, you’ll end up with 10 Mini Bean stitches and if you chain 60+1 you’ll end up with 30. The “plus one” accounts for the side of the first stitch of the first row.
For the first/foundation row, insert your hook into the third chain from the hook. Pull up a loop. Yarn over, insert hook into same space, pull up a loop. You should now have four loops on your hook. Yarn over, pull through all four loops, then chain one to close the stitch. Skip the next chain, insert hook into the next chain, pull up a loop. Yarn over, insert hook into same space and pull up a loop. With four loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all four loops and chain one to close the stitch. Repeat this process until you reach the end of the chain. To start a new row, chain one and turn. (It will look like you have two chains: one to close the last stitch and one to start the new row.) This is better explained in the video below.
To make a Mini Bean:
1. Insert hook into the side of the next stitch (as pointed to with hook below).
2. Pull up a loop so that you have two loops on your hook.
3. Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop so that you have four loops on your hook.
4. Yarn over and pull through all four loops.
5. Chain one to close the stitch. Stitch made!
If you are more of a visual person, there is a brand NEW video tutorial for this stitch below.
Video tutorial for Mini Bean or Elizabeth Stitch
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