Week 39 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Mini Bean stitch, which is also known as the Elizabeth stitch. 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 squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

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

Start by making a foundation chain of 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

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

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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