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How to Knit Beads Into Any Project

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, enjoy this 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.
Knitting with colorful beads.

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.

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: Your beads are 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.

STOCKINETTE STITCH – Right Side of Your Work

How to Knit Beads Into Any Project by Studio Knit

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GARTER STITCH – Looks Identical on Both Sides of Your Work

How to Knit Beads Into Any Project by Studio Knit

KNITTING MATERIALS

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 uses 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
How to Knit Beads Into Any Project by Studio Knit

HOW TO KNIT BEADS INTO ANY PROJECT
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5 STEPS TO ADD BEADS INTO KNITTED SWATCH

Step 1: Pick Up Bead with Crochet Hook

1 PICK UP BEAD - STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS to Knit Beads into any project by Studio Knit

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Step 2: Pick Up Yarn Loop from Left Needle with Crocket Hook

Demonstrating how to pick up yarn with a crochet needle.

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Step 3: Insert Yarn Loop into Bead

Knitting with beads by using a crochet hook to pick up stitch.

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Step 4: Replace Yarn Loop onto Left Needle and Remove Crochet Hook

Placing yarn back on knitting needle after adding bead into the work.

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Step 5: Knit Yarn Loop

Hands knitting with needles and yarn.

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Knitted sample in horizontal stripes in pink and white yarn color on circular knitting needles.
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