Learn how to crochet the mini bean stitch in this step by step tutorial. This highly textured crochet stitch looks like a miniature version of the crochet puff stitch. The mini bean stitch adds a lot of pop to so many of your crochet projects.
When you crochet the mini bean stitch you’ll see it creates a double sided crochet fabric. So it’s the same on both sides. This beautiful stitch crochets into quite a solid fabric as well.
The mini bean crochets up into a lovely blanket, scarf or hat. I used a modified version of the mini bean stitch in the Pebbled Beanie. To keep this crochet beanie nice and warm, I dropped the chain 1 so the stitches are snug together.
When I was designing the Pebbled Beanie, I started with a standard puff stitch. But felt it was just too big for the hat I had in mind, so I modified it.
At the time I thought I discovered this new stitch, but of course, crochet has been around longer than me and it was actually very similar to the mini bean stitch!
Since the Pebbled Beanie is crocheted in the round, the mini bean stitch looks a little different. When you crochet in the round, you’re usually only looking at the front side of the stitches. So the modified mini bean stitch I used looks more uniform than the standard mini bean stitch.
Another design that I crocheted the mini bean stitch in is the Pixie Spice Hat. This hat uses a combination of stitches and is crocheted in a rectangle. Then it’s seamed to create the pixie point.
Crochet Patterns Featuring the Mini Bean Stitch
The Pebbled Crochet Beanie is a top down beanie pattern in all sizes from 3 months to adult. The texture is achieved with a modified version of the mini bean stitch.
The crochet Pixie Hat is another hat pattern that features the mini bean stitch, among other crochet stitches. This free crochet pattern is available in size for baby to adult.
I love this Spill the Beans Blanket from Cute as a Button Crochet and it features the mini bean stitch.
After the mini bean stitch tutorial I include a trouble shooting section. Just some common mistakes I find myself making with this stitch. If you’re having any trouble with the mini bean stitch, scroll down and check out those notes.
And I’m always happy to help in any way I can!
- any weight yarn; pictured is Berroco Weekend Cotton in Seedling, a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.
- compatible crochet hook for your yarn; picture is Furl Odyssey Ergonomic Crochet Hook in size 5mm (H)
- Chain a multiple of 2 + 1. For this tutorial I chained 13.
- Insert hook into the 3rd chain from your hook.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
- Yarn over, insert hook back into same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. (4 loops on hook)
- Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.
- Chain 1 to close it, skip next chain, insert hook into next chain.
- Repeat steps 3-6 across the row.
- Chain 1 again. There will be two chains-one to close the last mb and one turning chain.
- Turn your work. Work into the side of the mini bean stitch, not the top. See arrow in picture for hook placement.
- Insert hook into next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook back into same stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 4 loops, ch 1, skip next stitch (which are the chain 1 after the minibean stitch).
- Repeat step 10 across the row. Remember to chain 2 at the end of each row.
- Keep repeating the one row repeat until you've reached your desired length.
Common mistakes to look out for when crocheting the mini bean stitch.
- Be sure you're inserting your hook without yarning over the first time. I often catch myself yarning over first, which gives me an extra loop. We yarn over first for so many common stitches, it's an easy mistake to make!
- Don't forget to ch 1 after each mini bean stitch; and chain 2 on the last one of the row.
- Check that you're inserting your hook into the mini bean stitch and not the chain one. The mini bean stitch sits on the side and the chain 1 sits on top. The chain 1 will be the stitch you skip. You can see in the picture how much this stitch tilts.
Crochet Mini Bean Stitch Video
You can watch the Mini Bean Stitch Video Tutorial on my YouTube channel.