The Uneven Berry crochet stitch creates a beautiful bumpy texture, making for a lovely warm and thick fabric. Made in chunky yarn it makes for great textured winter accessories, perfect for a hat and scarf set.
This stitch featured in week 38 of the 50 Stitches crochet along
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Single crochet (sc) = Double 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 sc). Sc in each chain
Row 2. Chain 1 and slip stitch into the first stitch *make a berry stitch in the next stitch (yarn over and insert hook into the loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop then yarn over and pull your hook through the first loop on your hook – you should now have 3 loops in your hook. Yarn over and in the same stitch 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.
Finally yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook then chain 1).
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
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Row 3. Chain 1 and 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 with a sc.
Row 4. Chain 1 and slip stitch in the first 2 stitches. *Make a berry in the next stitch then slip stitch* repeat between *and* ending the row with a slip stitch
Row 5. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. *Slip stitch in the top of the berry stitch, then sc in the slip stitch* repeat between *and* sc in the last stitch
Repeat rows 2-5 until you reach the required height, making sure you end on a berry row.