The Square Berry Square is a bit of a tongue twister but it is a super fun and easy pattern. As the name suggests, this crochet pattern uses the berry stitch to create a series of squares. This is the second pattern that will make up our Geometric Squares Crochet Blanket which is made up of four different designs in total, all featuring a geometric shape made with a different stitch. In case you missed it, part 1 of the series featured the Triangle Puff Square.
As mentioned in previous posts, in this series of blog posts I will share the four designs featured in this blanket and I will also go over how you can assemble the blanket squares and crochet a border and other details in terms of materials etc.
Each crochet square measures approximately 8×8 inches. However, the Square Berry pattern can be easily adapted. You can use different colours or make the square bigger or smaller. You can also make a blanket or other item, like a scarf, shawl or garment just using this pattern. The blanket too is also super versatile as you can again adapt it to your preferred colour palette, pick a specific design that you may want to use more than another and you can also adapt the blanket size to fit your needs. You can also change the way that the crochet squares are joined up to give your blanket a different style. So the combinations are endless!
Now, let’s start working on our Square Berry Square! You will find the detailed written instructions below and directly below a video tutorial. I am using US terminology only for this pattern:
For the Square Berry Square, you will need:
- 4.00 mm crochet hook
- DK yarn, I used Paintbox simply DK 100% acrylic in Vintage Pink (155) but you can use any other colour or yarn. If you use a different yarn you might end of up with a differently sized crochet square
- Tapestry needle to weave in your ends (I have previously purchased these on Amazon)
- Pair of scissors
Crochet stitches used in this pattern:
The Square Berry Square pattern uses two beginner-friendly stitches: the single crochet stitch and the berry stitch. If you would like to watch a tutorial about the single crochet, check out this video tutorial.
The berry stitch is explained in detail in the Square Berry Square video tutorial. But here are some written instructions to help you out, alongside the video.
The Berry Stitch is similar to the Bobble Stitch but creates a more subtle effect. To make it, you will do the following in the designated stitch:
- Yarn over, put your hook through the stitch.
- Yarn over and pull through the stitch. You should have 3 loops on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through the first loop only.
- Then yarn over again and put your hook through the same stitch.
- Yarn over and pull through the stitch. You should have 5 loops on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through all the loops.
Berry stitches are normally placed in-between single crochets – and this is what we will also do for the Square Berry Square pattern.
One important tip: keep your tension even but not too tight. You want the berry stitch to have some ‘puff’. You can give your piece a gentle tug after you yarn over to help get a more even and consistent result.
To make the Square Berry Square:
Make a loop and chain (CH) 32.
Row 1: Single crochet (SC) in the second chain from hook. SC across the remaining CHs. You should have a total of 31 stitches. CH 1 turn.
Row 2: SC across all the stitches. You should have 31 stitches in total. CH 1 and turn.
Row 3: This is where we start our pattern. You should place the following stiches: SC 1, *Berry 1, SC 1, Berry 1, SC 1, Berry 1, SC in the next 7 SCs. Repeat from * for a total of 2 times. You should have 6 SCs left. Work them as follows: Berry 1, SC 1, Berry 1, SC 1, Berry 1 and SC 1. CH 1 and turn
Row 4: SC across all the stitches. You should have 31 stitches in total. CH 1 and turn.
Rows 5-8: repeat rows 3 and 4.
With those rows finished, you should have your first set of squares. In the following rows, we will start crocheting the next set of squares placing them in the space between the ones we have just crocheted.
Row 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, Berry 1, SC 1, Berry 1, SC 1, Berry 1. Repeat from * for a total of 2 times. SC in the last 7 stitches. CH 1 and turn.
Row 10: SC across all the stitches. You should have 31 stitches in total. CH 1 and turn.
Rows 11-14: repeat rows 9 and 10.
Rows 3-14 represent the pattern repeat. To reach the correct length for your square you need to repeat those rows one more time. So this means:
Rows 15- 26: repeat rows 3-14.
Rows 27-32: repeat rows 3-8.
Row 33: SC across all the stitches. You should have 31 stitches in total. CH 1 and fasten off your yarn.
Weave in your ends. Your Square Berry Square is ready!
Here is also a diagram for those who are more visual crocheters:
Please note that empty cells represent single crochet stitches and ‘x”s stand for berry stitches. Each row finishes with a turning chain that is not represented in the diagram and does not count towards your stitch count.