The Uneven Berry Crochet Stitch

The Uneven Berry Stitch

The Uneven Berry crochet stitch creates a beautiful bumpy texture, making for a lovely warm and thick fabric. This is a slow stitch to make, but if used with a chunky yarn it makes for great textured winter accessories, perfect for a hat and scarf set.

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I first used the Uneven Berry crochet stitch during my 50 Stitches crochet along, where it featured as one of the squares of the patchwork blanket. This stitch works up great as a single solid colour, but adding other stripes of colour adds a really nice look to the stitch – like in the picture below. As it makes those Berry’s really stand out and really shows how cute they are.

Uneven Berry Square

There is also another Berry stitch – the Even Berry which is made the same way except that the Berry’s sit on top of each other in a far more regular pattern – see the picture below which is from my FrankenScrap Crochet Along. In the picture below, I also made one other change to the stitch – I didn’t chain 1 after the Berry, and I think it gave the stitch a really nice finish with those little pulled down edges. It looks less Berry like than the picture above but creates a beautiful look all of its own.

The Even Berry Stitch

This how to guide is part of Froggity Frog’s Stitch Vault collection. Have you seen all the other stitches in there? You can take a look here all the guides are free to access and maybe you will discover some new stitches to create for yourself.

The Uneven Berry crochet stitch is a slow stitch to make as each row is only the height of a single crochet, but the final look is just lovely. For bigger projects you would definitely want to consider using a chunky yarn so that it doesn’t feel like the never ending crochet pattern. But this stitch would look great used for a cardigan, warm winter sweater or for smaller projects like a snood.

The Uneven Berry stitch is constructed in a different way to most crochet stitches, so pay careful attention to how many loops you need to pull through at each stage. But once you get into the rhythem of making this stitch, its not a problem.

The yarn I used in this stitch guide is Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK, a 100% cotton yarn. It’s a non mercerised cotton that is lovely and soft, but it can get a bit splitty if you frog it a couple of times. It does makes lovely cosy blankets though and is the yarn that got me hooked on cotton as my fibre of choice. I think I first got a ball of this yarn in a mystery bag I got off ebay, and it was a great yarn discovery for me.

I also used my trusty Clover Amour hooks which are perfect if you are looking for a good value ergonomic crochet hook that won’t cause your hand to ache if you are crocheting for long periods of time. I’ve tried many different crochet hooks over the years, but I always end up coming back to my trusty Clovers. They just sit so well in my hand and never let me down.

The Uneven Berry Crochet Stitch

This stitch guide is written in US terms

Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • St = Stitch
  • Slst = Slip Stitch
  • Sc = Single Crochet

Start with a foundation chain in a multiple of 2 (plus 1 for the turning chain)

Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (the turning chain counts as your first stitch of the row). Make a sc in each chain across.

Row 2. Turn and chain 1. Start the row by making a slip stitch into the first stitch *make a berry stitch in the next stitch (yarn over and insert your hook into the ch. Yarn over and pull up a loop then yarn over and pull your hook through the first loop only on your hook – you should now have 3 loops in your hook. Yarn over and into the same ch insert your hook and yarn over and pull up a loop then yarn over and pull through the first loop on your hook – you should now have 5 loops on your hook. 

                                            5 loops on your hook

Finally yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook then chain 1). 

                                                            Finished Berry stitch

Then slip stitch* repeat between *and* across the row ending with a slip stitch in the last 2 stitches.

Tip – keep your slip stitches loose as you’ll be crocheting into them later

Row 3. Turn and chain 1. Make a sc in the first and second stitches. *Slip stitch into the top of the berry stitch (ignore the chain 1 when you completed the berry) then sc in the slip stitch* repeat between *and* ending the row with a sc.

                                            Order of stitches in row 3

 

Row 4. Turn and chain 1. Make a slip stitch in each of the first 2 stitches. *Make a berry in the next stitch then slip stitch in the following st* repeat between *and* ending the row with a slip stitch.

Row 5. Turn and chain 1. Make a  sc in the first stitch. *Slip stitch in the top of the berry stitch, then make a sc in the slip stitch* repeat between *and* Finish the row with a sc in the last stitch.

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have the number of rows that you need for your project. 

You can find more free crochet stitch guides here in Froggity Frog’s stitch vault. Come on over to our Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch and show us what you made with the Uneven Berry stitch. I’d love to see what you created. 

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