The texture this stitch makes combined with the blanket yarn makes this Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket one of the coziest blankets I’ve made!
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 get lost in all of that color changing. I just knew this yarn needed an exaggerated stitch contrasted with the simple single crochet to showcase the beautiful colors.
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Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Materials
Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
Gauge: One single crochet and 1 berry stitch = 1 inch.
Stitch Info: 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I made this Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket for a little girl I know and she absolutely loves it. She walked around wearing it like a fur coat for the rest of the day, lol.
If you’re looking for another easy pattern using variegated blanket yarn, be sure to check out my Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket.
Varigated blanket yarn also looks great in a wave pattern like I used for this Teal Waves Crochet Blanket.
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!
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8 thoughts on “Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket”
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. Lumbar Laminectomy Adelaide
Hello. How are you? Is it to be understood to chain 1 and turn at the end of each row?
Yes, regardless of if it’s a single crochet row or a berry stitch row, the first and last stitches of each row are single crochet, so at the end of each row, you’ll chain 1 and turn. I’ll be updating this post soon, so I’ll be sure to add clarification to this portion when I do. Thanks for asking! -Marie
I did this afghan in ivory and absolutely love it. I’m wondering if you have a pillow pattern that would look nice with this afghan on a bench.
Hi Cindy, I imagine this blanket would look gorgeous in ivory! Your question has inspired me to make pillow patterns for some of my blankets and when I make a berry stitch one, I’ll send the printable PDF to you for free for having such a great idea. In the meantime, look at the gauge for the blanket and calculate how many stitches across you’d need for a 14″ x 14″ pillow form, then calculate how many rows. Or you can just keep adding rows until it’s long enough to wrap the pillow. I have instructions for how to seal the pillow on my Crochet & Crossstitch Snowman Pillow Project.
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 !
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
Love the colors! That yarn is so soft and makes wonderful blankets as advertised.