How to Work the Crochet Bean Stitch with Alternating Dc Rows

The crochet bean stitch with alternating dc rows adds texture to your project without making it difficult. Learn now to work these rows in any order so that you can repeat your own way, making your project unique and your own personal style.

This tutorial offers written instructions along with a video to show you where to place the stitches and how to alternate the rows in any order you’d like.


Think of the choose-your-own-adventure books!

When we were brainstorming for a good theme for our CAL, I asked Helen what she thought of using that concept to create something as unique as each crocheter is.

We hashed out a lot of details and have a fun and amazing blanket for you to create.

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Finished Sizes: 5″ tall x 200 sts wide

Yarn:  #4 worsted weight
Sample used: Lion Brand Wool-Ease – Dark Rose Heather – 5.6oz/160g, 368yds/336m

Crochet Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 13 reps x 10 rows = 4” in pattern

Difficulty: Adv Beginner – Uses basic stitch combination with post stitches to create texture.


  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.


  • To adjust size, work beg chain in multiples of 2+1. 

Special Stitches: 

  • Bean stitch – insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up loop] 2 times, (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.  


Ch 201. (if you’re working the Adventure Blanket and this is not strip 1, skip to row 1)

Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (200 sc)

Row 2: (WS) Ch 1, hdc in first st, *bean st in next st, ch 1, sk next st, rep from * across, hdc in last st, turn. (99 bean sts, 2 hdc)  

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, bean st in top of bean st (eyelet hole from prev row), ch 1, rep from * across, hdc in last st, turn. 

Row 4: Rep Row 3. 

Row 5: Ch 1, dc in first st, *sk next st, 2 dc in next st (eyelet hole from prev row), rep from * across, dc in last st, turn. (200 dc)

Row 6: Rep Row 2.  

Row 7: Rep Row 5.  

Row 8: Rep Row 2.  

Row 9: Rep Row 5.  

Row 10: Rep Row 2.  

Row 11-12: Rep Row 3.  

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across.

Fasten off. 


If the video isn’t loading, please visit the Bean Stitch with alternating DC Rows stitch tutorial link here.

If you’re working this in the Adventure Blanket, next you will move on to the Divider Section.

Happy Crocheting!

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