Here is how I made my block ~
8 Inch Berry Stitch Block
I/5.5 mm/9 hook
2 oz Peaches n Creme #4 Cotton Yarn
I used Country Pink and Floral Bouquet
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Techniques/Stitches Used ~
Single Crochet - sc
Berry Stitch - Bst
Chain - ch
To make the Berry Stitch (Bst) ~ Insert hook in specified stitch or chain, draw up a loop, leaving the loop on your hook, chain 3, y/o draw yarn through both loops on hook, Berry Stitch made.
Gauge ~ 8 st x 8 rows = 2 inches
To Begin ~ Chain 30
Row 1 - Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, ch 1 turn
Row 2 - Sc in first sc, *Bst in next sc, sc in the next sc; repeat from * across, ch 1, turn
Row 3 - Sc across
Row 4 - Bst in first sc, sc in next st, *Bst in next sc, repeat from * across to last sc, sc, chain 1 turn
Row - 5 Sc in each stitch across
Repeat rows 2 - 5 for pattern, continue working in pattern for 27 more rows. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Your block in now complete and ready to be used! I hope you have enjoyed making this block. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave me a message. Don't want to miss a pattern, post or pic? Sign up for my free and confidential email service on thehome page.
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I have been practicing the Berry Stitch. I have created an 8 inch block for you to make. This block is perfect for an afghan or you could use it as a dish/wash cloth. The great texture is perfect for scrubbing dishes. Anything that makes housework easier is A-OK in my book!