Mini Berry Stitch Video Tutorial

Are you looking for a crochet stitch that provides lots of texture and a rustic and a bit messy look? I think you will love the Mini Berry Stitch! This stitch provides a nice thick texture but a little more ragged look than they cleaner looking puff or popcorn stitch. 

The Mini Berry Stitch is a modification of a single crochet and will be alternated with a regular single crochet to create the scrunched down texture.

If you are looking for a beautiful rustic crochet textured stitch look no further than the mini berry stitch! This crochet stitch video tutorial will show you how to crochet this beautiful stitch. Plus I have a hat pattern you can make using this stitch.

I originally discovered this stitch when I was looking for a texture for my Tons of Texture Slouch Hat. I stumbled across this stitch and it took a little while to convince myself to use it because of the messier looking texture, but I am so glad I worked this stitch up. The way this stitches set on top of each other gives this hat such a unique look.

This crochet sensory block is a great toy for babies and toddlers. Learn to make one with this free crochet tutorial. #crochetforbaby #crochetbabytoy

This stitch is one of the stitches included in the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long. You will be able to find 3 different size sample patterns below. These can be used in my Crochet Sensory Baby Book Pattern and two other patterns included in the Crochet A Long.

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Love to crochet? Check all my free pattern here.

Simple, beautiful and customizable - My First Triangle Shawl is designed to really let the beauty of the yarn shine. This free crochet shawl pattern will walk you through the basics of making and shaping a triangle shawl. This crochet patten is designed for beginners and anyone wanting a simply beautiful shawl. #crochet #freepatttern #crochetpattern #shawl #crochetshawl #forbeginners #crochetforbeginners  The Daddy and Me slouch Beanie is an easy free crochet pattern. If you know the basic stitches and how to decrease you are good to go. There is a pattern for adult and child sizes. The hat has a unique texture. We used Caron Cupcakes with matching pom pom to create a beautiful set of hats that is great for anyone in your family. #freecrochet #eazy #crochet #crochetpattern #formen #crochetformen The Keyboard Wrist Rest is a great easy and quick crochet gift for almost anyone’s birthday or Christmas! This free crochet pattern works up in no time at all because you are using multiple strands of yarn. The wrist rest is three layers thick to help raise your wrists above the keyboard. This project uses basic stitches and is great for beginners. #crochetpattern #freecrochet #crochetgift #wristrest #quick #forbeginners

Now on to the stitch tutorial. I decided to do all my stitch tutorials as video tutorials because I find they can be easier to understand if done right. 

Mini Berry Stitch Sample Swatch Materials

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Size 4 Weight Yarn 23-160 yds depending on sample size

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

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Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Bst – Mini Merry Stitch

R – Row

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge

For a sample swatch the gauge is not important, but if you are using your swatches for the March Texture Madness Crochet A Long you will want to check your gauge.

Gauge is determined by using the Mini Berry Stitch. I recommend crocheting a swatch with 12 sts and measuring it to see if it is 3 inches. 

10 Sts = 3 inches

11 rows = 3 inches

Learn to crochet the mini berry stitch with this easy video tutorial. #crochetstitch #crochettexture

How to Crochet the Mini Berry Stitch

Basically the Mini Berry Stitch it a modified single crochet. It feels like you start a ingle crochet then half way through it you stop and chain 3 then complete the single crochet stitch.

Mini Berry Stitch – Insert you hook into the next stitch, Yarn over and pull loop through stitch, *Yarn over and pull through the first loop on the hook* repeat from *to* 3 times, Yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook. 

Your Mini Berry Stitch will be followed by a Single Crochet to scrunch the stitch down. Make sure you are pulling the chain in the middle of the stitch to the same side of the work each row.

Right Handed Mini Berry Stitch Tutorial

Left Handed Mini Berry Stitch Tutorial

Starting Chain

When working Mini Berry Stitch you will want to Chain any odd number of chains.

Large (Blanket) 12 inch Swatch we will chain 39.

Medium (Book) 8 inch Swatch we will chain 27.

Small (Block) 4 inch swatch we will chain 13.

Chain Cables Stitch Swatch Pattern

 

Note: I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.

Ch 13, 27, or 39 depending on the size sample swatch you would like to make.

R1: Sc in the second Ch from the hook and each Ch across.

R2-?: Ch1, turn, *Bst, Sc,* repeat from *to* until the end of the row.

Repeat row 2 until your project is as long as you want it to be.

For the 12 inch square work until you have a total of 44 rows.

To make a 8 inch square work until you have a total of 30 rows.

For the 4 inch square work until you have a total of 15 rows. 

Single Crochet Border 

A Single crochet border makes your edges look nice and is recommended if you are making any of the March Texture Madness projects.

To add a Single Crochet Border:

Ch1, working down the side of the rows, Sc into the side of each row, Ch1, turn at the corner, Sc in the bottom of each St across, Ch1, turn at the corner,  working down the side of the rows, Sc into the side of each row, Ch1 , turn at the corner, Sc in the top of each St. Ch1 slip stitch to the first Sc of the border row.

Now your sample square is complete and ready to be used in one of the three March Texture Madness Projects.

Did you like the tutorial? Share your Mini Berry stitch swatches with me on any social media and tag me @Windingroadcrochet, #windingroadcrochet, #ourcrochetjourney. Let me know how you like the stitch in the comments below. Will you use it for a project?

Check out all my free patterns here and see a few of my popular patterns below.

Simple, beautiful and customizable - My First Triangle Shawl is designed to really let the beauty of the yarn shine. This free crochet shawl pattern will walk you through the basics of making and shaping a triangle shawl. This crochet patten is designed for beginners and anyone wanting a simply beautiful shawl. #crochet #freepatttern #crochetpattern #shawl #crochetshawl #forbeginners #crochetforbeginners  The Daddy and Me slouch Beanie is an easy free crochet pattern. If you know the basic stitches and how to decrease you are good to go. There is a pattern for adult and child sizes. The hat has a unique texture. We used Caron Cupcakes with matching pom pom to create a beautiful set of hats that is great for anyone in your family. #freecrochet #eazy #crochet #crochetpattern #formen #crochetformen The Keyboard Wrist Rest is a great easy and quick crochet gift for almost anyone’s birthday or Christmas! This free crochet pattern works up in no time at all because you are using multiple strands of yarn. The wrist rest is three layers thick to help raise your wrists above the keyboard. This project uses basic stitches and is great for beginners. #crochetpattern #freecrochet #crochetgift #wristrest #quick #forbeginners

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11 Comments

  1. mary

    November 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    i love this stitch!! thank you so much for the video and sharing

    1. Lindsey

      November 10, 2018 at 12:29 am

      I am so glad to hear that. I wasn’t sure about it until I worked it up, then I fell in love with it and used it for my Ton’s of Texture Slouch Beanie.

  2. Jean Graham

    January 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Love the berry stitch. This is a new stitch for me and I love it. Thank you.

    1. Lindsey

      January 17, 2019 at 3:16 am

      You are welcome it is one of my favorites.

  3. Dianne U

    March 17, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Really like this unique stitch. And it’s so easy to make! I’m considering using it to make myself a couple bathroom rugs. I will probably use a double strand since I want it to have a tweed-ish look to it. What size hook do you think for 2 strands of 4 weight sized yarns? An I? Or J? Thanks for the video – it made it so easy to learn this stitch and leaves no questions! Great job!

    1. Lindsey

      March 18, 2019 at 2:28 am

      I am thinking a J hook, but I recommend trying a small sample swatch to be sure. I am noticing lately that I tend to lean towards a bigger hook when I used to like everything with a super tight tension. Try a small sample and see what you like. A tighter tension will mean more loops and a looser tension means the project will get done faster.

  4. Dianne U

    March 17, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Another question (guess I did have a couple) – what happens if you do another berry stitch immediately after the first one, instead of a single crochet between each berry stitch? Does it get too lumpy? Just wondered if you’d even done that and how it turns out. Thanks.

    1. Lindsey

      March 18, 2019 at 2:26 am

      I have not tried it. I find the Sc after the berry stitch helps crunch the stitch down and pushes out the ‘chain’ in the middle of the berry stitch.

  5. Tammy

    March 18, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Looking forward to trying this, but I’m a little confused – the instructions are mixed between the “Mini Berry Stitch” and the “Chain Cables Stitch”. In the video, you state the starting chain should be a multiple of 2 +1; in the instructions it says 4 + 1 (which is the Chain Cable Stitch), but in the pattern you use an even number to start. I realize it is because you have an odd number of stitches in each row, but it’s a little confusing to follow at first.

    1. Lindsey

      March 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      You can actually work the stitch both ways, but to keep things consistent I have corrected the written portion and made it match the videos. I do tend to copy and paste to keep all the post looking consistent but my midnight proofreading is not the best. Thanks for letting me know. Everything should be good now.

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