Today, let’s learn how to Knit Beads into any project! This knitting technique works great for pretty much any knit stitch pattern. Simply using a crochet hook, this is a really easy way to quickly add beads to your work. It looks great on lots of knitting projects. What knitting project do you plan to take to the next level by adding beads?
NOTE: Beads can be a choking hazard. Please do not add beads to any items intended for children or pets.
WATCH STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL to Knit Beads Into Any Project
PLACEMENT OF KNIT BEADS IN YOUR WORK
VERTICAL PLACEMENT: Using this technique, you can see the bead placement has the top and bottom of your beads inserted vertically into your work.
REVERSIBLE PLACEMENT: This technique also allows your beads to be placed within your stitches. This allows the beads to be reversible, so you will see them exactly the same on both the right and wrong sides of your work.
KNIT STITCH PATTERN SAMPLES WITH BEADS
When knitting beads into your work, because our beads have a reversible placement, you can add them into any knit stitch pattern you wish. Check out how great the beads look knitted into both the Stockinette and Garter Knit Stitch patterns in these samples.
STOCKINETTE STITCH – Right Side of Your Work
STOCKINETTE STITCH – Wrong Side of Your Work
GARTER STITCH – Looks Identical on Both Sides of Your Work
MATERIALS to Knit Beads Into Any Project
In addition to the materials you are using for your project, you will also need beads and a crochet hook. When selecting the beads you plan to knit into your work, make sure that you have a crochet hook small enough to easily be inserted into the bead’s hole.
My example is using the following materials:
- Yarn – Bulky Weight
- Beads – Pony Beads
- Knitting Needles – Size 10 US / 6.0 mm
- Crochet Hook – Size 0 US / 2.55 mm – Susan Bates Crochet Hook Set
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS to Knit Beads Into Any Project
Step 1: Pick Up Bead with Crochet Hook
Step 2: Pick Up Yarn Loop from Left Needle with Crocket Hook
Step 3: Insert Yarn Loop into Bead
Step 4: Replace Yarn Loop onto Left Needle and Remove Crochet Hook
Step 5: Knit Yarn Loop
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