Mini Bean Stitch Tutorial

The Mini Bean crochet stitch (also known as Elizabeth Stitch) creates a complex looking, textured fabric but is so simple to crochet. This tutorial will take you though all the steps to complete this beautiful crochet stitch. 

Mini Bean Stitch Crochet

How to crochet the Mini Bean Stitch (Elizabeth Stitch)

The mini bean stitch (Elizabeth Stitch) is a firm favourite of many crocheters. So many people love a textured fabric, but so many textured crochet stitches tend to use more yarn up than the basic stitches. The mini bean is crocheted much like the puff stitch; by yarning over the hook and working back into the same stitch again to create a stitch that stands out. The number of times you yarn over is significantly less so the stitch therefore uses significantly less yarn! When this stitch is worked in rows, the stitches appear to be travelling in different directions to add even more interest in fabric being created!  

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Beautiful Beans Crochet Patterns

I have a whole collection of crochet patterns to create your own accessories that feature the Mini Bean Stitch. From the perfect textured beanie hat through to fingerless gloves, the Beautiful Beans Collection has everything you need to keep it cosy in the colder months. You can view the pattern collection in my Etsy shop by clicking the button below.  Beautiful Beans Collection 

Mini Bean Stitch Crochet Pattern

Learn how to crochet Mini Bean Stitch

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials to complete tutorial:

Your choice of yarn and corresponding hook size. 

I used Paintbox Simply Chunky in shade Champagne White and 6mm crochet hook.

Mini Bean Stitch (Elizabeth Stitch)

Chain is created in multiples of 2 plus 3.  

Abbreviation: Bean

  • Insert hook in to stitch, yarn over and bring loop through stitch. (2 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, re-insert hook in to same stitch. 
  • Yarn over and bring loop through stitch. (4 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
  • Ch1 to complete stitch.New Paragraph

How to make Mini Bean Stitch (Elizabeth Stitch)

Let’s create a practice swatch so we can get the hang of this beautiful stitch:


Row 1: Working in the back bump of the chain (see blue needle in photo), in 3rd ch from hook, Bean, skip next ch. Repeat across the chain. Turn. (6 Beans)

Row 2: Ch2, Bean in space below Ch2, Bean into each Ch Sp across (the smaller hole closest to the hook. Turn. (6 Beans)

You can continue to practice the Mini Bean Stitch by simply repeating Row 2.

If you have enjoyed with stitch tutorial, you would love to use this beautiful stitch to create your own Beautiful Beans Infinity Scarf. Click the button below to find the free pattern on my blog!

If you would like to purchase a pattern from the Beautiful Beans Collection, click this button to visit my Etsy Shop and see all my crochet patterns. Free Pattern Beautiful Beans Infinity Scarf 

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