Many knitters avoid adding beads to their knitting because the traditional way to do it involves stringing tens or hundreds of beads onto your yarn before you start knitting.
This week, guest blogger Caryl Pierre shows us that adding beads to your knitting can be easy – with a crochet hook!
How to Add Beads to Your Knitting Easily With a Crochet Hook
To start: Grab a tiny crochet hook small enough to fit into the eye of your beads, some scrap yarn, and follow along to practice beading with a crochet hook.
Step 1. Work stitch to be beaded.
Step 2. Place bead on crochet hook.
Step 3. Hook top loop of stitch with crochet hook.
Step 4. Pull top loop of stitch through bead.
Step 5. Replace stitch on right-hand needle.
Step 6. Adjust stitch to fit needle.
That’s all there is to it!
I hope you use this great tip to add beads to your own knitted projects. At last count there were over 11,000 patterns on Ravelry that include beads, so this technique can really come in handy!
About Caryl in her own words:
While traveling can be great, the constant need to make friends and establish myself in a new culture provided me with a lot of alone time and knitting really was my savior.
In recent years, I found that I was modifying almost every pattern I knit. That inspired me to start creating my own designs.
If you liked this tutorial on how to bead with a crochet hook, post in the comments!