Week 38 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

Week 38 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Uneven Berry stitch. This stitch creates a beautiful bumpy texture. Made in chunky yarn it makes for great cosy winter accessories

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = Double crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook

Start by making a foundation chain of 31.

Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (the turning chain counts as your first sc). Sc in each chain – 30 stitches

Turn

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. 

Making the berry

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

finishing the berry

Then slip stitch* repeat between *and* across the row ending with a slip stitch in the last 2 stitches – 30 stitches

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

Turn

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 – 30 stitches

order of stitches in row 3

Turn

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

Turn

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 – 30 stitches

Rows 6-30  . Repeat rows 2-5 ending on a berry row.

The Border

Make a sc in each stitch across the top and bottom.

For the sides, make 2sc in the side of each row that starts with a sc.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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