By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.
This week we are bringing you the bean stitch and an awesome free pattern for one of our Coffee Beanie Cozies! You can see from the picture that the bean stitch is really quite distinctive but its actually really quite simple. Thus making it a great feature stitch for a whole host of projects from afghans to our cozy.
HOW TO WORK A BEAN STITCH
The bean stitch is deceptively simple. Written instructions for it are:
*YO, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up loop* 3 times (making sure that you work into the same stitch each time), yo, pull through all 7 loops on the hook, chain 1. After you chain 1, skip the next stitch as the ch1 will count as a stitch.
HANDY HINT –
When completing the repeat at the beginning of the instructions, try to make sure that you pull the stitches to the same height. This helps your ‘beans’ be consistent, but might take a little bit of practice if you are unfamiliar with it.
That really is all there is to this stitch! So if you haven’t tried it before, have a go and see what you think….
Our video tutorial of this stitch is on our YouTube channel here
WHAT YOU NEED:
Fits 20 oz. Coffee Cup
BLO – back loop only
Count your stitches each round to be sure you’re on track
Who will you make yours for? I know you have been reading this, looking at the photographs and already have at least four or 5 people in mind!