8 Crochet Bead Tutorials

By Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

Adding beads to your crochet can give your project the extra touch it needs. Beads are popular in crochet jewelry patterns, but can also be used in scarves, shawls, accessories, home decor, toys, and anything else you can imagine. In this post, I rounded up eight bead tutorials that we have on Crochet Spot. They are in the order which I recommend learning if you aren’t familiar with bead work. Of course, you can jump around to different tutorials if certain ones spark your interest.

  1. Stringing Beads – The very first thing you’ll need to do is string the beads onto your yarn or thread. In case you’re having trouble with stubborn beads, this tutorial has some tips to help.
  2. How to Chain with Bead – We all learn to crochet the chain stitch first, so why not learn to crochet the chain stitch with beads first? Crocheting with beads is a lot easier than you may think!
  3. How to Single Crochet with Beads – After you’ve worked the chain stitch with beads, try working single crochet with beads. You’ll notice that the technique is quite similar.
  4. How to Double Crochet with Beads – Once you understand how to add beads on a basic crochet stitch, it is really easy to apply the same technique to any stitch. This tutorial will demonstrate crocheting double crochets with beads.
  5. How to Single Crochet with Bead in Front – As you crochet with beads, you’ll notice that the beads will appear on the back of the work. This tutorial will show you how to move the bead so that it appears on the front, giving you more options for bead placement in your work.
  6. How to Bead a Slip Knot – If you need a bead at the very beginning of your project, before you even make a stitch, this tutorial will show you how.
  7. How to Crochet a Beaded Rope – Here is a fun project to test your crochet beading abilities! Crochet this beaded rope as part of a jewelry project, or even use it as a purse handle.
  8. How to Add Multiple Beads to a Crochet Stitch – So you’ve learned to add beads to all sorts of crochet stitches, now it’s time to take your skills to the next level. Learn to add multiple beads to a stitch.

I hope you all enjoy these bead tutorials! We also have a lot of crochet patterns that use beads if you would like to try them out.

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  1. Erica says:

    Wow, great tutorials! I’ve been meaning to try bead crochet. Thank you!

  2. ilse says:

    Thank you for sharing your bead tutorial, so much fun. Made that cute bear with the heart, put a flower headband on it..looks so pretty.

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