Author and knitting teacher Judith Durant demonstrates how to add accent beads to a rope cable using a crochet hook (the “hooked bead” method).
Beads, wonderful shiny beads, can add a fantastical touch to your cables. In this video, we use a small crochet hook to thread a bead onto the center stitch of a 5-over-5 left-crossing rope cable. As beads are added on each right-side row, they create an elegant gleam that highlights the winding path of your work.
Note: On Row 5 and all crossing rows, add a bead to the third stitch only. A chart is included below.