I came across the mini bean stitch and knew right away I needed to use it in a dishcloth pattern.
I’m loving the look of this dishcloth once it’s finished. I used Lily’s Sugar and Cream cotton yarn but any cotton yarn would work for this pattern.
The mini bean stitch is very easy to do. A how-to for the mini bean stitch is provided below. It is also called the Baby Bean Stitch or Elizabeth Stitch.
This stitch gives you the same texture on both sides, so you don’t have to worry about a wrong and right side of the project.
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This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
If you want to change the size of this crocheted dishcloth the foundation chain needs to be an even number.
Gauge is not important for this pattern, but for those who like to work with one:
- 14 stitches x 10 rows of half double crochet = 4” x 4”
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- Lily’s Sugar and Cream (1 Skein) or other cotton yarn in worsted weight
- 4.5 mm ( 7 ) crochet hook
- Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Crochet Abbreviations Used (US Terms):
How to Do the Mini Bean Stitch
Mini Bean Stitch (mb st) – insert hook into st, yo, pull up loop (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up loop (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops, ch 1 to finish the stitch.
Foundation: ch 30
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc all the way across in each chain, turn (29 stitches)
Row 2: ch 1, mb st in first stitch, * skip next st, mb st in next st, repeat from * until row is complete, last stitch in the row should be a mb st, turn (29 stitches).
Row 3: Repeat row 2
Row 4: ch 1, sc in first stitch, * sc in next chain space, sc in next stitch, repeat from * all across, turn (29 stitches)
Row 5 – 6: ch 1, sc in first stitch, sc all the way across, turn (29 stitches)
Row 7 – 19: Repeat row 2
Row 20: Repeat row 4
Row 21 – 22: Repeat row 5
Row 23- 24: Repeat row 2
Row 25: Repeat row 4, fasten off and weave in ends
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