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Blocked Bead Stitch

2021-09-14 | 10:00:00

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The blocked bead stitch is a fun new twist on the standard bead stitch. Adding extra texture and a denseness to the fabric, this is one cosy stitch! So, it’s perfect for any makes that need extra warmth like blankets, shawls, scarves and hats. You all know I’m a sucker for texture! There’s just something so comforting about a stitch with weight behind it. Ready for the best news?

This stitch is suitable to advanced beginners. If you are familiar with a treble crochet (US double crochet) we will be taking this technique one step further to create a beautiful stitch.


  • Blankets
  • Shawls
  • Scarfs and cowls
  • Hats and gloves


Yarn: The sample uses Paintbox Simply DK 

Hook: Hook to match yarn and your desired gauge. I used a 4.5mm.


Darning Needle


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Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the blocked bead stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Beginning ch does count as a st.


Written in UK terms

Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook

Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.

Stitch(es) (st(s))

Miss: skip 

Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice.

Extended double crochet (edc): insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through one loop only, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook. 

Bead Stitch: working around post of tr just made, [yarn over, insert hook under post, yarn over, draw up a loop] three times, yarn over, draw through all 7 loops on hook.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

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Foundation chain: Chain a multiple of 3 + 2 to desired length.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, dc in third ch from hook, dc in next ch, edc in next ch, *dc in next 2 chs, edc in next ch; repeat from * across.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a st), turn, *tr in next dc, bead st around post of tr just made, miss next dc, edc in next edc; repeat from * across working last edc into turning ch.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *dc into top of bead st, dc in next st, edc next st; repeat from * across working last edc into turning ch.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3


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  • cshank39
    January 13, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I truly admire your work. I think I purchased a couple patterns from you…now, I need some give away yarn…..hope I win. I love your paintbox yarn…I am still in the beginner block.. I have trouble turning my yarn. I can add or take away a stitch..I wish you would do a video on turning. I just get lost. I finished an afghan recently. Made me sick to look at my own work. So, I took 5 skeins out….my yarn is rolled up…..just waiting on me.. maybe, one day I will start again.

  • Rita Goodall
    January 13, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I have learnt to crochet by watching and enjoying your YouTube videos – they are clear and easy to follow. Thank you.


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