Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket

I love to scroll through Pinterest to find new stitches I haven’t tried before. Typically I start with either the yarn or the pattern as my inspiration but in the case of this Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket, it happened almost simultaneously. I found this gorgeous Bernat Blanket Yarn unexpectedly at Michael’s and knew I wanted to use the Berry Stitch I saw on Pinterest.  I’ve discovered that with this variegated blanket yarn, you have to keep the stitches pretty uniform because any fancy switch-ups in stitches seem to go unnoticed in all of that color changing. This yarn needed an exaggerated stitch contrasted with the simple single crochet to showcase the beautiful colors.

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Craft Tutorial Using Bernat Blanket Yarn 2

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Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket

Materials

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Materials

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern

Gauge: One single crochet and 1 berry stitch = 1 inch.

The berry stitch seemed hard at first, but once I got the rhythm down, it really wasn’t that hard at all. It’s kind of like a treble crochet on steroids. To crochet a berry stitch, yarn over your hook, insert hook into the desired stitch, yarn over, pull it through, yarn over again, and then pull that through just one loop. Now yarn over again, insert your hook into the exact same stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over again, and then pull it through all five loops on the hook. That’s one berry stitch!

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Row 1

Row Pattern: Alternating rows of single crochet and berry stitch/ single crochet.

Chain 79 (or another odd number), chain 1 extra, turn.

Row 1: Single Crochet all the way across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 2: Single crochet into the second stitch from the end.
Berry stitch into the next stitch (see stitch info above) then single crochet into the next stitch.
Repeat the single and berry stitches all the way across. Your last stitch should always be a single crochet.

Repeat alternating Rows 1 & 2 for a total of 78 rows.

Last Row: Add one more row of Single Crochet Stitches.

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Measure

Ruffle Border

When you reach the end of that last Single Crochet Row, add 2 Double Crochets into the last stitch. Continue around the corner of the blanket, putting 2 double crochets into each stitch, all the way around the blanket.

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Ruffle

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Ruffle 2

Tie off and weave in the ends.

Finished Blanket measures 41 inches by 45 inches. You can easily make this blanket larger or smaller by changing the number of chains and rows.

I made this Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket for a little girl from my after school program and she absolutely loves it. She walked around wearing it like a fur coat for the rest of the day, lol.

Berry stitches can be used in a number of different ways, depending on how you want your blanket or project to look. This blanket uses an even berry stitch, meaning all the berries are lined up in rows. You can make these without any single crochets in between them for a closer Even Berry Stitch and then you can also make these on the front and back of the blanket, skewed, and create and very textured look. You can also vary the look by using a different stitch in between berry rows such as a mesh stitch or the single crochet I used.

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket 3

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket 2

Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket 1

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If you’re looking for another easy pattern using variegated blanket yarn, be sure to check out my Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket:

Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket

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I really enjoy making blankets for those kids and I couldn’t come up with all the ideas without Pinterest, that’s for sure! I was originally inspired by this Even Berry Stitch Blanket from  Daisy Farm Crafts. So let’s see what other amazing projects we have in this month’s Pinterest Challenge!

Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

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Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Craft Tutorial Using Bernat Blanket Yarn 1

 

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Hi, I’m Marie! I just built my first home (yay!) and I'm decorating it from the ground up. I decided to refocus my blogging efforts to include this exciting journey. Elle Marie Home (formerly The Inspiration Vault) will continue to provide great DIY and craft project ideas and tutorials, I’m just expanding my scope to include home decor, home improvement, and more advanced DIY projects.

3 thoughts on “Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket

  1. I am currently working this blanket. Why are my berries not popping out. They are flatish. I am using the Bernat Blanket yarn. I also even went back to Daisy Farms and checked the instructions and have berries with the sc at end of berry before I make actual sc in row. I have berries both ways and they are not popping out. I am using an N hook, do I need to alternate hooks for berries with another size ? I Love you blanket !!!! I need to know what I am doing wrong please.

    Thank You !
    Natalie

    1. Hi Natalie, I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble getting the berries to pop. I had the same issue, so I just had to practice them, pull them out, then do them again a few times until I got the hang of it. The stitch is tricky and at times seems counterintuitive to the normal stitches I’m used to. Maybe practice with one base row of single crochet, then a row of berries, then another single crochet row. It’s important for the berry stitch to be flanked by the single on all sides to make it pop. Also note that my berries popped only on one side of the blanket, not both. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I’m happy to help. -Marie

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