Knitters: Meet the Crochet Hook

How to add beads to your knitting easily using an unexpected tool

Adding beads to your knitting along the edge of a shawl or scarf is a great way to add sparkle and weight. Add beads to mittens, hats and cowls for a special touch. With the crochet hook method, you add the beads to individual stitches as you go without pre-stringing the beads on the yarn

Adding beads to your knitting along the edge of a shawl or scarf is a great way to add sparkle and weight. Add beads to mittens, hats and cowls for a special touch. With the crochet hook method, you add the beads to individual stitches as you go without pre-stringing the beads on the yarn before starting to knit the piece. This allow you to be spontaneous with your knitting, adding beads as you please.

 

Materials: Fingering weight yarn, size 12 steel hook, and 6/0 or 8/0 seed bead

Place bead on hook.

Knit to stitch to place bead.

Slip stitch from left-hand needle onto crochet hook with bead.

Slip bead from hook onto stitch.

 

Replace stitch with bead back onto left-hand needle.

Knit into the stitch with the bead.

 

 

Comments
  • Oh, this is a great idea! I have strung the beads on the yarn prior to making the item, and then sometimes found that I either didn’t put on enough beads, or wanted more in the pattern. Thanks for posting this!

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