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The Boxed Bead Crochet Stitch is a wonderfully textured crochet stitch that, even though it is a thick and solid fabric, still has lot of drape and flexibility.
The Boxed Bead stitch is one of those crochet stitches that could work well in a variety of crochet projects and yarn weights. You do not have to worked the beads in solid rows as I have done them here, but you may add them into a project anywhere! I love that the stitch texture is the same on both sides, it would work really well in a blanket!
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of cotton yarn. This yarn is a worsted weight yarn called Pima Cotton by Lion Brand Yarn. I will also be using a 5 mm crochet hook. The hook you will see me using in the video tutorial below is a Clover Soft Touch Hook also available on Lion Brand through the link above.
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Boxed Bead Crochet Stitch:
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain Stitch
CL – Cluster Stitch ([yo, insert your hook around the post of the previous dc st, yo and draw up a loop] three times, yo and draw through the first 6 loops on you hook, yo and draw through the final 2 loops on your hook. Cluster Stitch made.)
Dc – Double Crochet
Exsc – Extended Single Crochet (insert your hook into the next st, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and draw through one loop, yo and draw through two loops. Extended Single crochet stitch made.)
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. You may work it in one colour or many. I will be working the stitch in a solid colour.
To begin, make a slip knot and then a foundation chain. For your foundation chain you may use a multiple of three stitches plus two (3 + 2) for your foundation chain.
For example, ch 29.
Sc in the 3rd ch from your hook, sc in the next sh, *exsc in the next ch, sc in each of the next 2 chs; rpt from * across until one ch remains, exec in the final st. Ch 2, turn.
Sk the 1st st, *dc in the next st, CL (See “Stitches and Abbreviations” above), sk the next st, exsc in the next st; Rpt from * across to the turning ch, exsc in the final turning ch. Ch 2, turn.
Sk the first exsc, *sc in the next CL, sc in the next dc, exsc in the next exsc; Rpt from * across to the turning ch, exsc in the final turnning ch. Ch 2, turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern simply repeat rows two and three for the pattern. Fasten off, weave in your ends.