Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth Pattern

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The Baby Bean Stitch creates a beautiful woven like fabric that is completely reversible. You may sometimes see it called the Elizabeth Stitch. It is a very simple crochet stitch to learn. It is created using small puff stitches and chain spaces. Give the Baby Bean Stitch a try with my easy to crochet Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth. The pattern is available for free in the post below and it includes a helpful video tutorial.

Give the Baby Bean Stitch a try with my easy to crochet Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth. The pattern is available for free in the post below and it includes a helpful video tutorial.

For this month’s Washcloth of the Month Club project I used 1 ball of Big Value Recycled Dishcloth Cotton that was sent to me King Cole Yarn and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. This yarn is a blend of 85% Cotton and 15% Polyester. Each 100 g ball contains approximately 175 yards (160 meters). You will need one ball of this yarn for today’s project.

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Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth Pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-bean-stitch-washcloth

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The washcloth I designed measures 12 inches X 12 inches in size, but you can make your project to any size you wish with the stitch multiple I have included in the pattern.

Both a photo tutorial and video tutorial are included below.

Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: King Cole Big Value Recycled Dish Cloth Cotton (check your local yarn shop here). 3.52 oz (100 g) and 175 yds (160 m). 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester. Worsted Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Warm iron.
  • Color: 1 skein fuschia (Shade: 5063)
  • Crochet Hook: 5 mm (H) 
  • Finished Project: Washcloth: 2.2 oz (64 g) and 112 yds (102 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Sizes

  • Washcloth width approximately 12 inches X 12 inches length.

Gauge

  • Approximately 8 sts per 2 inches and 7 rows per 2 inches using a 5 mm (H) crochet hook

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

  • BB – baby bean stitch (*see special stitches)
  • ch(s) – chain(s) 
  • ch1sp – chain 1 space
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat 
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip/skipped
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * to ** – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches

Baby Bean Stitch 

  • Insert your hook into the specified stitch (or stitch space) yarn over and pull up one loop (2 loops on the hook), yarn over the hook and insert your hook into the same specified stitch (or stitch space), yarn over and pull up one loop (4 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook to complete the baby bean stitch.

Helpful Tutorial

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple of 2 + 1 for the turning chain
  • Reversible
  • Ch 2 to turn does not count as a stitch and we do not work into it.
  • When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
  • To make this washcloth longer, work more stitches. 
  • To make this washcloth wider, chain more stitches using the stitch multiple. 
  • The washcloth pictured measures 10 inches X 10 inches in size (Ch 41 and work 35 rows).
  • Add the Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth Pattern to your Ravelry library here
Give the Baby Bean Stitch a try with my easy to crochet Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth. The pattern is available for free in the post below and it includes a helpful video tutorial.

Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern

This project is crocheted widthwise in rows.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 49, sk the first 2 chs, 1 BB in the next ch. *Ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 BB in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 2, turn. [24 BB, 23 ch1sp]

R2-R41: 1 BB in the first BB. *Ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, 1 BB in the next BB**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 2, turn. [24 BB, 23 ch1sp]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

  • Finish off and weave in ends.

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Row by Row Photos for the Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth

Baby Bean Stitch Tutorial Page 1 - Row 1
Baby Bean Stitch Tutorial page 2
Baby Bean Stitch Tutorial page 3
Baby Bean Stitch Tutorial Page 4
How to Crochet the Baby Bean Stitch with any yarn and hook

You can make your project to any size you wish with the stitch multiple. Simply chain an even number of chains to the width you want for your project, then chain 1 extra chain. Follow the instructions below.

For my sample I chained 19.

Row 1: Ch an even number of chains, plus 1 chain. Sk the first 2 chs, 1 BB in the next ch. *Ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 BB in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: 1 BB in the first BB. *Ch 1, sk the next ch1sp, 1 BB in the next BB**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 2, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for the pattern.

Give the Baby Bean Stitch a try with my easy to crochet Baby Bean Stitch Washcloth. The pattern is available for free in the post below and it includes a helpful video tutorial.

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