Hi there! Today, I am going to be sharing how to crochet the berry stitch! I have been wanting to share some more crochet stitch tutorials and give you the tools you need to create great projects. You might have an idea of how you’d like to utilize this stitch in a different way than I might. I always love seeing what you all create!
The crochet berry stitch is a variation on a cluster stitch. I love that it’s fairly simple, but creates a great texture. It’s not as textured as the popcorn stitch or bobble, so it’s a good in between.
Tips for the crochet berry stitch
I found that it was best to use 2 hook sizes larger than what the package recommends when creating these samples. Clover crochet hooks are my absolute favorite! This combination of stitches can really make the tension very tight. 2 hook sizes larger gave a little more space to the stitch to make it more defined as well as a softer vs stiffer feel.
Other Crochet Stitches and Basics
How to Crochet the Berry Stitch
- Yarn of choice (not too textured)
- Crochet Hook: go up 2 sizes larger than yarn label
- Begin with a slip knot
- Create your foundation chain that is an even number. I did 18 for this sample.
- In the 2nd chain from hook, single crochet (sc) in each chain back to the beginning.
- ch 1 and turn work. Sc in first stitch.
- Make your first "berry." Yarn over (yo), insert hook, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook). yo, pull through first loop only. yo insert hook, yo pull through (5 loops on hook). yo pull through all 5 loops. (Berry forms on the back side of the work).
- After the "berry" place a sc stitch and alternate between sc and berry. The last stitch in the row should be a sc.
- ch 1 and sc in each stitch to the end.
- If you would like a heavy berry look, alternate between a sc row and berry row. If you would like more space between the berries, create more sc rows. The sc rows need to be an odd number so that the berries stay on the same side of your project.
Did you like learning how to crochet the berry stitch? The 3 biggest things to remember: you can go up a few hook sizes, "berries" form on the back of the stitch, and you can make an amount of sc rows in between as long as it's an odd number of rows.