Continuing with my foray into the world of crochet ribbed stitches, I decided to try out this gorgeous ribbon berry stitch. I first spotted the stitch in this blogpost from 2012. Immediately I had to learn how to do it!
I have to admit, I struggled a lot to get the ‘berry’ just right. Sometimes I just get WAY too excited and jump into something without actually reading instructions.
I made a really quick video tutorial that shows you how to get this tricky stitch just right! If that’s not the way you prefer to learn, I’ve also written down the pattern for this swatch below.
- 6 mm crochet hook
- worsted weight yarn
- tapestry needle
- This swatch is worked flat in rows.
- Work all stitches into the BLO (back loop only).
- Chain 1 tightly and turn at the end of each row.
- A berry stitch is made up of stitches described in the ‘special stitches’ section. It is abbreviated as ‘berry’ in the pattern.
Abbreviations (US terms)
berry – berry stitch
BLO – back loop only
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
wide sc – wide single crochet
yo – yarn over
yo sc – yarn over single crochet
wide sc (wide single crochet) – insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook
yo sc (yarn over single crochet) – yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops
yo wide sc (yarn over wide single crochet) – yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 3 loops
- ch 1
- yo sc in front leg of sc
- yo wide sc in the same leg space
- skip next st
- wide sc
here’s a quick video you can follow along with to master the ‘berry’:
Row 1: ch 17, skip first ch, 4 sl st, berry, 4 sl st, berry, ch 1 tightly, turn (16)
All stitches from here are worked in the BLO.
Row 2: 16 sl st, ch 1 tightly, turn (16)
Row 3: berry, 4 sl st, berry, 4 sl st, ch 1 tightly, turn (16)
Row 4: 16 sl st, ch 1 tightly, turn (16)
Rows 5-16: repeat rows 1-4 four times (16)
Finish off. Weave in ends.
Some Notes On The Stitch
- Make a starting chain that is a multiple of 8 + 1 for your turning chain.
- Always alternate rows of berries & slip stitches with rows of only slip stitches.
The back of this stitch almost looks equally as interesting as the front! I can’t wait to see how this texture works up on a beanie.
I hope this helps to demystify this super lovely crochet stitch! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions (or if I’ve made any mistakes x).