It’s been a while since I did anything with a bead stitch, but I had a request for some help with it and as a result I came up with this towel pattern. A matching dishcloth pattern is coming next week.
The stretch in the fabric would make this stitch pattern perfect for a headband or even a hat.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm and G/6-4.25mm
Gauge: 3″ over 10 sts.
Finished Size: 15″ wide by 15″ high before the decrease rows.
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
Bead St = Bead Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Bead St: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
Ch-1 made at end of row counts as turning ch.
Keep your chs loose as the bead st is worked directly into the ch-1, and NOT into the ch-1 sp.
With I/9-5.50mm hook, Ch 50,
Row 1 (WS): (Sc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hk, *sk next ch, (sc, ch 1) in next ch, rep from * across. (24 ch-1 sps) Turn.
Row 2 (RS): Sc in first st, *bead st in next ch, sc in next sc; rep from * across. (49 sts) Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in next st, rep from * across. (24 ch-1 sps) Turn.
Rows 4-47: Rep rows 2 and 3.
Row 48: Sc in first sc st and into each sc st across. (Do NOT work into chs) (25 sts) Turn.
Row 49: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog across. (13 sts) Turn.
Row 50: Rep row 49. (7 sts) Turn.
Row 51: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. (5 sts) Turn.
Rows 52-71: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. (5 sts) Turn.
Row 72: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, sc in last st. Turn.
Row 73: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 3 chs, sc in last st. (5 sts) Do Not FO, TURN and continue with Edging.
Edging: Ch 1, sc around evenly working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. FO.
Button: (Click here for a photo tutorial on how to crochet the button)
Rnd 1: With G/6-4.25mm hk, Ch 2, work 8 sc into 2nd ch from hk, join with sl st in first sc. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around. (8 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, Encase rnd 2 by working 1 sc into each st of rnd 1. FO leaving a long tail for sewing.
Weave the tail end through the sts of rnd 3. Pull the tail tight and sew button onto row 54.
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