Mini Bean / Elizabeth Stitch – Week 39 of The 50 Stitches CAL

The interlocking look of this stitch gives all kinds of possibilities to be used in all sorts of projects.

You can find the links for all the previous squares in the crochet along here. You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook

Chain 31

Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a mini bean stitch – insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and insert your hook back into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.

*Chain 1 and skip the next stitch. Make a mini bean (mb) stitch in the next stitch*

Repeat between *and* – 15 mb stitches


Row 2. Chain 2. In the side of the 1st mini bean stitch make a mini bean stitch. 

side of mini bean stitch

*Chain 1 and make a mb in the side of the next mb stitch* repeat between *and*

last stitch of the row


Row 3 – 20. repeat row 2

The Border

Make a sc in each stitch across the top and bottom.

Down the sides alternate between 1 sc and 2 sc in each stitch

Make an extra stitch in the corners for the turn

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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