Last week was a whirlwind! By the time Friday night came around, I had no idea where my days went. However, I was standing in from of my printer with a PDF of the pattern I had been crafting for the last two weeks. What an accomplishment, and sense of joy, it was to know that I had created this!

The Cliffrose Headband pattern was sent to testers last weekend! The work they’ve been doing is beautiful, and the feedback is even better! This adventure in pattern writing has been exciting and inspiring! It’s been more work than I ever thought, and a little exhausting at times. Usually that means it’s all worth it. If all goes according to plan, this time next week I’ll release the pattern!

Until then, I wanted to highlight one of the stitches I chose for the pattern—the Berry Stitch. It’s delicate and bobbly without giving too much texture. It is the perfect comparison to the little berries that grow on the Cliffrose Shrub right outside my front door.

Here’s what you’ll need to practice the Berry Stitch..

Yarn (I choose a worsted weight cotton)
Corresponding Hook (I’m using an H/8—5.00mm)
A little time
A little patience

YO = yarn over
CH = chain
ST = stitch
SC = single crochet

First, create a chain of any multiple of 2. I did a chain of 14 for this tutorial. A foundation single crochet (FSC) can be used as well. Here’s a great tutorial from Persia Lou to get you started!

Row 1 : SC in the 2nd CH from hook. SC in every ST until the end. CH 1. Turn.

Now we’re on to the Berry Stitch row!

Make a Berry Stitch as follows..
YO, insert hook into the next ST, YO, pull through ST, YO, pull through ONE loop on the hook, YO, insert hook into same ST, YO, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

SC in first ST, YO
Insert hook into next ST
YO and pull through
YO and pull through ONE loop on hook
YO and insert hook into same ST
YO and pull through
YO and pull through all 5 loops on hook. Berry is complete!

Let’s add it into Row 2..

Row 2: SC in the first ST. *Berry ST in the next ST. SC in the next ST.* Repeat *…* until the end. CH 1. Turn.

Row 2 complete, Right Side facing

Repeat Rows 1-2 as many times as you need.

This Berry Stitch is lovely and I hope you’ll be able to use it in your next project!

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