Elizabeth Crochet Stitch Tutorial – Written + Video

The Elizabeth crochet stitch, sometimes called the “mini bean” stitch, is fun and easy to learn! All you need to know is a couple of basic techniques and you can learn this stitch.

It creates a beautiful criss-cross pattern that looks amazing for just about any type of project! From dishcloths to blankets, the Elizabeth stitch makes your crochet projects really stand out.

The Elizabeth crochet stitch is definitely one you should learn straight away. It’s a great way to make quick and simple projects that look like they are super complicated!

We’ve put together a step-by-step written tutorial and posted a video tutorial to show you how to work this stitch. Check out our easy-to-follow Elizabeth crochet stitch tutorial below!

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Elizabeth Crochet Stitch Written Instructions

Begin by crocheting a foundation chain in a multiple of 2 plus 4 additional stitches.

Row 1: Find the FOURTH chain stitch from your hook and insert your hook into that stitch. Draw a loop up through the chain stitch. You should now have TWO loops on your hook.

YARN OVER. Then insert your hook back into that very same chain stitch. Draw up another loop. You should now have FOUR loops on your hook.

YARN OVER. Pull yarn through all FOUR loops on your hook.

[Chain 1 and skip the next chain stitch. Then in the next chain stitch, insert your hook. Draw up a loop through the stitch. YARN OVER. Draw another loop through the chain stitch and pull the yarn through the FOUR loops on the hook.]

Repeat [] to end of row. Turn your work.

Row 2: Chain 3. (This is your turning chain).

[Into the FIRST chain space, insert your hook and draw up a loop. YARN OVER. Into the same space, insert your hook again and draw up another loop. YARN OVER. Draw yarn through the loops on your hook. Chain 1.]

Repeat [] across the row. The last stitch should be worked into the turning chain. Turn your work.

Repeat Row 2 to your desired length!

What about working in the round? For hats and cozies, working in the round is a nice option rather than sewing at the end.

Begin with your foundation chain in a multiple of 2 plus 4.

Round 1: Find the FOURTH chain stitch from your hook and insert your hook into that stitch. Draw a loop up through the chain stitch. You should now have TWO loops on your hook.

YARN OVER. Then insert your hook back into that very same chain stitch. Draw up another loop. You should now have FOUR loops on your hook.

YARN OVER. Pull yarn through all FOUR loops on your hook.

[Chain 1 and skip the next chain stitch. Then in the next chain stitch, insert your hook. Draw up a loop through the stitch. YARN OVER. Draw another loop through the chain stitch and pull the yarn through the FOUR loops on the hook.]

Repeat [] to end of row. Slip stitch into the FIRST Elizabeth stitch, then chain 2. Turn your work.

Round 2: [Elizabeth stitch, chain 1]. Repeat [] across the round. Slip stitch into the FIRST Elizabeth stitch. Chain 2. Turn.

There you have it! Working in the round is very similar to working in rows, except that you slip stitch the rounds together as you go!

Elizabeth Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

Patterns to Use the Elizabeth Crochet Stitch

The Elizabeth crochet stitch is very versatile! It adds a lovely texture to just about anything, including cardigans, scarves and blankets!

Using different types of yarn creates a different look with this stitch. Thicker weights will create a denser fabric, whereas lighter weight yarns will create a loose fabric.

As mentioned before, the Elizabeth stitch is sometimes called the ‘Mini Bean’ stitch because it looks kind of like little beans!

This is also a perfect way to utilize variegated yarns as well and is completely reversible!

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We hope you have enjoyed learning the Elizabeth crochet stitch!

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Happy crocheting with your new Elizabeth crochet stitch!