Ready to learn this new cute stitch option? This is the even berry crochet stitch, sometimes called the aligned berry stitch.
This is a great stitch that stacks on top of each other to create that column look. The berry stitch is very simple to work and when combined with the single crochet stitch, you end up with a great textured, but structured stitch and fabric.
I have so many ideas for how to use this stitch and its sister stitch, the misaligned berry stitch. I can just see a pattern that uses both and plays off the very columnar even berry along with the more dense and textured misaligned version.
So many great options, so let’s get started.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- yo – yarn over
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- Berry st – yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull loop through, yo and insert hook into same stitch, yo and pull through, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook. Ch 1 to finish the stitch.
Even Berry Stitch Written Instructions:
Multiples of 2 sts.
Berry stitch + slip stitch
The aligned or even berry is a two row repeating pattern built on a row of single crochet stitches.
The first row is a repeat of sl st, berry to the end.
The second row is a repeat of sc, sl st to the end, working the sl st into the berry below.
Even Berry Swatch Instructions:
Row 1: 1 sc in 3rd ch from the hook and then 1 sc in each st to the end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (this counts as the first sl st), skipping that first st, *1 Berry st in next st, 1 sl st in the next st; repeat from * to end of row, which has you working the final sl st in the turning ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1 (this counts as the first sc), skipping the first st, *sl st in Berry st from row below, 1 sc in sl st from row below; repeat from * to end of row, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1 (this counts as the first sl st), * 1 Berry st in next st, sl st in next st; repeat from * to end of row, turn.
Row 5 +: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Pay attention to your columns…you are working the berry stitches on top of each other with one sl st in the row between. So, your berries should align in a column and sit fairly close on top of each other. This will show up more in a larger pattern with multiple rows of repeats.
Daisy Farm Crafts – Berry Stitch Striped Blanket