The Wide Bead Stitch is a unique crochet stitch. It looks complicated, but it is only a two row repeat!
This stitch is fairly quick to work up. The pattern is a combination of rows of half double crochet stitches and bead stitches. The bead stitches are fun! They are created by working around the posts of triple stitches. The bead itself is then “anchored” into the row below before a chain is worked in between. It does sound complicated! But don’t worry, you will soon catch on, especially with the free video tutorial that follows below!
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Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. It is a worsted weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm crochet hook by Rowan Yarns (I purchased mine from Fleece and Harmony). However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
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The Wide Bead Crochet Stitch
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need a multiple of five stitches and then add two for your foundation chain.
Half Double Crochet in the third chain stitch and in each stitch across.
Chain three and turn your work.
Work a triple stitch in the first stitch and in each of the next two stitches. *Work one bead stitch over the previous three triple stitches.
To work a bead stitch, (yarn over and insert your hook into the space between the starting chain three and the first triple stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop) five times. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch in the row, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all the loops on your hook. Bead stitch is complete.
Insert your hook into the next stitch in the row and, holding back the last loop on your hook, yarn over and draw up a loop and chain three. Yarn over and draw through the remaining two loops on your hook.
Work one triple stitch in each of the next three stitches.
Repeat from * across to the last stitch. Holding back the last loop on your hook, chain three.
Chain one and turn your work.
Half double crochet in the first stitch, and then half double crochet in the first chain space. Half double crochet in each of the next four stitches, half double crochet in the space after the next chain three.
Repeat, continuing to work half double crochet stitches all the way across.
Chain three and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern, repeat rows two and three. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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