HOW TO Crochet the Berry Stitch

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Keep reading, because you’ll learn how to crochet the berry stitch. It’s a stitch in the intermediate crochet stitch category, however it’s not that difficult to learn. The crochet tutorial contains pictures, video & written instructions to make it easy to learn the crochet stitch.

If you have bought one of my crochet patterns, you might wonder how the berry stitch is done. The crochet pattern always offers written text in addition to charts, but here I will share a step by step picture guide with you. In addition there is a video of how to crochet this stitch on the bottom.

Today I suggest that you learn the berry stitch & then you should use it in a crochet project! You can make you own crochet pattern, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all my crochet patterns that are using the Berry Stitch!

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MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN THE BERRY STITCH:


Crochet Hook:

To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:

  • Knitpro – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks &  impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
  • KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with.  They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can purchase these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
  • Love Crochet
  • Wool Warehouse
  • Wool Warehouse (set)
  • Amazon
  • Amazon (set)
  • Etsy

Yarn:

You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:

Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

HOW TO CROCHET THE BERRY STITCH – PICTURE GUIDE:


1. How to start

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For the purpose of this tutorial I’m suggesting that you chain a number of stitches that are divisible by 4. You can choose to start this stitch with either number 2 of this picture instruction or do 3-16 (The Berry part) & then 2.  When you’re crocheting a pattern this should be specified. Each row starts with ch 1 & ends with sl st one for this tutorial. Crochet patterns might have other instructions. For this stitch, all stitches are made in the back loop (BLO) of the stitches. 

2. Slip stitch 4 stitches

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Slip stitch 4 stitches in the back loop (BLO). (Crochet in 3rd ch from hook, leaving the 2 turning chains as chains for row 1 & 2). Made in the back loop (BLO). 

3. Single crochet

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Crochet 1 single crochet in the BLO. (Draw up a loop from next stitch, yarn over- & pull through 2 loops on hook). Made in the back loop (BLO). 

4. Chain

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Chain 1 stitch.

5. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

6. Draw up a loop from left post of your single crochet

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Locate the 2 posts/legs of your single crochet. One left & one right. Go through the left post & draw up a loop.

7. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front. You now have 3 loops on the hook.

8. Pull through 2 loops on hook

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Pull yarn through the 2 first stitches on the hook. You now have 2 loops on the hook.

9. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

10. Draw up a loop from same left post of the single crochet

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Draw up a loop from the same post/leg of the single crochet. You now have 4 loops on the hook.

11. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

12. Pull through 3 loops on hook

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Pull yarn through the first 3 loops on hook. You now have 2 loops on the hook.

13. Skip 1 stitch & draw up a loop from next stitch

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Skip 1 stitch & draw up a loop from the next stitch (BLO). Made in the back loop (BLO).  You now have 3 loops on the hook.

14. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front. You now have 3 loops on the hook.

15. Pull through the 3 loops on hook

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Pull yarn through the 3 loops on the hook. You now have 1 loop on the hook.

16. Single crochet

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Crochet 1 single crochet in the BLO of next stitch. Made in the back loop (BLO). 

Now you have finished 4 slips stitches in the BLO & a “Berry”. This is what you’re going to repeat for this stitch. On each row facing the right side you’re going to make a “Berry” on top of the slip stitches & the slip stitches on top of the berries.

17. Repeat slip stitches and berry until end of row

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Repeat steps 2 – 16 until you reach the end of the row.

18. Crochet slip stitches in back loop across row

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Every other row (wrong side) contains just slip stitches.

Slip stitch in back loop across this row. The photo is shown from the right side after finishing 1 row of slip stitches.

19. Work more rows

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To crochet more rows, follow the written instructions below. Notice that you will start 3rd row with a berry instead of slip stitches.

HOW TO CROCHET THE BERRY STITCH – WRITTEN DESCRIPTION:


Work in rows:

Berry: Draw up a loop from next st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (=1 sc), yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, yo, draw up a loop from left post of the sc you just made, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw up a loop from same left post of the sc, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook, sk 1 st, draw up a loop from next st, yo, pull through the 3 loops on hook, sc in next st.

Row 1: Slip stitch 4 stitches in back loop (BLO), make berry.

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in BLO of all st from previous row.

Row 3: Make berry, slip stitch 4 stitches in BLO.

Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in BLO of all st from previous row.  

Crochet Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet stitch pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

HOW TO CROCHET THE BERRY STITCH – VIDEO GUIDE:


This soundless video shows how to crochet the Berry Stitch.

Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.

CROCHET PATTERN DESIGNS USING THE BERRY STITCH:


I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet the Berry Stitch. Comment below to let me know what you used the crochet stitch for, I’d love to see what you’ve made!

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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