It’s so festive around here, even my stitch tutorials are getting Wintery! The Even Berry Stitch is a wonderfully textured stitch that creates a bump in the fabric that emulates the fat holly or mistletoe berries of Winter. Stacked on top of other, the bumps create a modern, graphic texture that’s packed full of warmth and perfect for contemporary blanket or accessory designs.
PATTERN USE IDEAS
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MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED
Hook: Hook to match yarn and your desired gauge. I used a 4.5mm.
Written in UK terms
This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Even Berry Stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.
The video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
Double Crochet (dc): Insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have two loops on the hook) yarn over and pull the yarn through both loops on the hook.
Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and loop on hook
Berry Stitch (BSt): Yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, insert hook into same stitch, yo pull through (5 loops on hook) Yo, pull through all 5 loops.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. Learn more about the eBook here.
EVEN BERRY STITCH
Foundation row: Chain in an even number (sample swatch was 20 stitches)
Row 1: Dc in the 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn
Note: your row count will be 1 less than your original foundation chain.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, ss in first st. *BSt, ss, repeat from * to end. Turn
Row 3: Dc in first st. *ss, dc, repeat from * to end. Turn
Repeat row 2-3 until you reach your desired height.
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