This is the misaligned berry crochet stitch, sometimes called the uneven berry stitch.
This stitch pattern creates a dense fabric that is really textured and looks more intricate and complicated than it is.
The stitch is worked on a four row repeat and once you learn the berry stitch, you will be ready to go!
So many great projects to make with this stitch, 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.
Misaligned Berry Stitch Written Instructions:
Multiples of 2 sts.
Berry stitch + slip stitch
The misaligned or uneven berry is a four 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.
The third and fourth rows repeat the first and second, but start with the opposite stitch to stagger the berries and make them misaligned.
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 Berry), sl st in next sl st, *1 Berry st in next sc st, sl in next sl st; repeat from * to end of row with a sl st in last st, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, skip first st, *1 sc in next sl st, sl in next Berry st; repeat from * to end of row, turn.
Row 6+: Repeat Row 2-5.
Pay attention to the placement of the berries so that they are not aligned in the next rows you work. Stop to take a look at the whole project every few minutes to make sure you are on track.
These are great stitches to work for home projects like dishcloths or blankets because of the fabulous texture and dense fabric.
American Crochet Association’s Uneven Berry Washcloth