Bead Stitch Granny Square Pattern

Crochet the bead stitch granny square with this free granny square pattern with video tutorial. This unusual granny square is reversible and has a lot of texture.

Bead Stitch Granny square pattern

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Bead Stitch Granny Square Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern

This granny square pattern is full of all the things I love – texture, and unusual stitch, and it’s good fun to make!

The bead stitch is a crochet stitch that looks a lot more complicated than it really is. 

The multiple loops shown in the stitch, aren’t the same as those found in the bullion stitch (which I struggle to make).

Instead, the bead stitch is more similar to the puff stitch, except that the puff stitch is worked around the post of the previous stitch made.

This granny square looks the best when worked in one single colour, but let your style shine through it you would prefer to work it in multiple colours.

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Bead stitch granny square


US Terms (UK terms in brackets)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain

Ch Sp – Chain Space

Sc (Dc) – Single Crochet (Double Crochet)

Dc (Tr) – Double Crochet (treble crochet)

Bead St – Bead Stitch

Skill level: Beginner


  • Aran/worsted weight yarn
  • I used used 60m PaintBox Simply Aran 100% Acrylic yarn in the following shade – 245
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: gauge not essential – Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct finished square size.

Finished Size: 

  • 8″ x 8″
Easy Granny Square Blanket Pattern

How to make this Bead Stitch Granny Square

Pattern Notes:

  • Please read through the entire pattern before beginning, regardless of skill level. Please contact me ([email protected]) if help is needed to understand any part of pattern.
  • Beginning ch-1 does NOT count as stitch.
  • Beginning ch-3 DOES count as stitch.
  • Pattern looks amazing in a solid colour, but a variegated yarn will look as equally amazing

Special Stitches:

Bead St = Bead stitch

  • [YO, insert hook around stem of previous dc from right to left, YO, bring up loop] 4 times
  • YO, pull through 8 loops
  • YO pull through 2 remaining loops

Row 1: Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (24)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *dc in next, bead st in next, skip 1 , repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip 1, dc in last, turn. (11 bead sts, 2 dc)

Row 3: Ch1 (does not count as st), sc in each st across, turn. (24)

Rows 4-15: Repeat Rows 2-3, ending on a Row 3 repeat.

Easy Crochet Granny Square Blanket


Ch 1, rotate to work across row ends, place 24 sc evenly across, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work opposite side of starting ch, 24 sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work across row ends, place 24 sc evenly across, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work across Row 15, sc in each across to end (24 sc), ch 1, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Fasten off, weave in remaining ends.

Hodgepodge Granny Square Blanket CAL

Join the fun of this event is running from 15th August 2022 – 13th September 2022 with 30 new granny squares designs, one released each day. 

Click here to see all the 30 square designs and decide which one you will be stitching up next!

A huge thank you to my pattern testers and editor who kindly helped test all 30 of the square designs to check for accuracy in this pattern – it’s always such a pleasure to see a pattern come to life.

bead Stitch Granny Square

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