Beads are a fun and easy way to dress up a knitting project. This method of knitting with beads lets you add them as you go, so there’s no need to plan ahead. It’s also useful when working with delicate yarns, or yarns that felt easily.
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Knitting with Beads Using a Crochet Hook – Photo Tutorial
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For this method, you will need a crochet hook that is small enough to fit inside your bead, but still large enough to grab your yarn. Note that you’ll be placing the bead before knitting the stitch, so the bead will actually end up on the previous row.
- Knit up to where you want the bead, then place a bead on your hook.
- Using your hook, remove the next stitch from the left needle.
- Pull that stitch through the bead. Depending on your yarn and hook, you may find it easier to slide the bead over the stitch instead.
- Place the stitch back onto your left needle.
- Knit your next stitch as normal. You may need to push the bead down slightly with your fingers to make room for your needle.
Knitting with Beads Using a Crochet Hook – Video Tutorial: