Breaking Down How to Crochet With Beads

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30 Minutes

In this quick tutorial, I’ll be breaking down how to crochet with beads. Follow along to try a cute, heart pattern with me!

Tools and materials:

  • Graph paper
  • 2 pens in different colors
  • Beading needle
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Pink and white beads
Supplies for project

1. Make a heart pattern

Draw a geometric heart shape with a pen on graph paper. 

Making heart pattern

To determine the color placement of the beads, make a square around the heart and number the bead places.

Notice that each row starts from the left. Between each row of beads there will be one row of single crochet without beads. 

Making heart pattern

2. Thread the beads 

Looking at the pattern, starting at the bottom of the heart, we need to put 6 white beads followed by 1 pink bead and then 6 white beads. 

Making heart pattern

Thread the beads onto the beading needle with yarn, in the order from your pattern. 

Threading beads

Finish beading. Now for the moment of truth!

Bead chain

3. Crochet a chain plus a row of single crochet stitches

Crochet a simple chain.


Then make 1 row of single crochet stitches without beads. 


4. Incorporate the beads

Next, move 1 bead closer to the hook and make a single crochet stitch. 

Crocheting with beads

Continue by moving each bead closer to the hook and crocheting it in place. 

Crocheting with beads

Continue with each line of beads in this way, and between every beaded row, crochet a row without beads. 

Crocheting with beads

Here’s the completed heart:

Crocheting with beads

Crocheting with beads

If you love to crochet, add this crochet with beads technique to your repertoire!

If you have more beads at home, try this simple and cute DIY that can upgrade any collar

You can also find me on Instagram:   @a.montefrancesco and TikTok:     @floralfay

Suggested materials:
  • Graph paper
  • 2 pens in different colors
  • Beading needle
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