The Ribbon Berry Stitch

Ribbon Berry Stitch crochet video tutorial and pattern - I really love the texture and stretch of this stitch. It's so much fun to make!

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!

Ribbon Berry Stitch crochet video tutorial and pattern - I really love the texture and stretch of this stitch. It's so much fun to make!
I couldn’t help myself from doodling over my ribbon berry swatch!

Ribbon Berry Stitch crochet video tutorial and pattern - I really love the texture and stretch of this stitch. It's so much fun to make!

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.


Written Pattern

Materials

  • 6 mm crochet hook
  • worsted weight yarn
  • tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

  • 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

Special Stitches

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

berry stitch 

  1. sc
  2. ch 1
  3. yo sc in front leg of sc
  4. yo wide sc in the same leg space
  5. skip next st
  6. wide sc
  7. sc

here’s a quick video you can follow along with to master the ‘berry’:

Pattern Instructions

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.


Video Tutorial


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.

Ribbon Berry Stitch crochet video tutorial and pattern - I really love the texture and stretch of this stitch. It's so much fun to make!

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).

Happy Hooking!

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