Bead Crochet Stitch

Bead Crochet Stitch

Bead Crochet Stitch

“BEAD CROCHET STITCH” –  BY HILARIA FINA

También disponible en: Español

INSPIRATION + DESIGN


This crochet bead stitch edge finishes off Brigida Shawl perfectly, don’t you think so?

The bead stitch offers a unique look, which can be used in a large variety of projects: blankets, shawls, or gloves. 

The bead stitch is worked in two parts. First, you half double crochet, then you work a puff stitch around the half double crochet you just made. It might sound confusing, but it is really easy once you learn how!



Brígida Chal de Ganchillo

STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED


SLIP KNOT
With about 15 cm of yarn, make a loop. Insert your hook through the center of the loop, draw the end of the yarn through the loop, and pull on the tail to tighten.

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: hdc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook at once.

BEAD STITCH
The bead stitch is worked in two parts. First, you half double crochet, then you work a puff stitch around the half double crochet you just made. It might sound confusing, but it is really easy once you learn how!

PUFF STITCH (abbrev. PS)
Puffs are a number of elongated stitches worked into the same stitch and then finished together. YO, insert around the stitch, pull a loop through the stitch and then pull it up to the height of all other stitches in the row. Once the desired number of half finished stitches have been completed, YO and pull through all loops on hook to complete the Puff.

JOIN YARN WITH STANDING HDC
Make a slip knot onto hook then YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook at once.



  • ABBREVIATIONS

    • hdc = half double crochet
    • lp (s) = loop (s)
    • st (s) = stitch (es)
    • YO = yarn over
    • Row … = At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Row” + a number to indicate which “row”. 
    • (…) = At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you should have at end of each “row”.
    • […]  x … = When part of the instructions repeat throughout the “row”, it ́ll be placed between brackets x the number of times it should be repeated.
    • (…) = stitches between (…) are worked into the same stitch.
    • Example: Row 01. (3sc) in the same stitch, [2sc, sc-inc] x 2. (11 sts) 



WRITTEN PATTERN


Row 01. Join yarn with standing hdc (see Stitches & Techniques used) anywhere around the border of your proyect; skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch, then, around the hdc work a puff stitch as follow; YO pull up a loop, YO again, pull up a loop, YO again, pull up a loop, YO and pull through all loops on your hook. 

Repeat all the way around, join with slst in the first hdc and bead stitch around post of the first stitch, slst.

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

Brigida Border

PATTERN MADE WITH THIS STITCH


Brígida Shawl



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