How To: Crochet The Strawberry Stitch - Easy Tutorial


As a tiny tot, cultivating my newly planted strawberry patch never ceased to make me giddy with excitement. Every other day I watched in awe has the tiny red clusters started to appear, waiting (rather impatiently) for the juicy fruits to ripen... This impatience may have led to me consuming my fair share of "green-ish" strawberries.

Spring at this very moment is in full bloom, which is always accompanied by one of my favourite times of year; strawberry season!

The Strawberry Stitch has such a quirky and whimsical texture to it. You’ll immediately notice how this combination of stitches creates an adorable “strawberry patch” design, as the green resembles the leaves, whilst the red bobbles are the delicious berries... Just imagine all those vibrant baby blankets and pretty scarves you could crochet using this stitch?


Learning new crochet stitches and techniques is always fun, don't you think? Luckily for you, this helpful video will guide you through all the necessary steps to learn the "Strawberry Stitch" (in an easy to follow speed), as you continue on your ever-growing crochet adventure!


Materials:
Crochet Hook - 4.50mm (7)

Stitches & Abbreviations in US Terms
ch – chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
hdc5tog - half double crochet 5 together

Foundation:
Using green yarn, chain in multiple of 3 + 3.

Pattern:
Row 1-  Ch1, sc in 2nd ch from your hook. 1 sc into every ch st, all the way to the end. Turn your work.
Row 2- Ch1, 1 hdc in same st (change yarn colour to "Red" on this st). *5 hdc in next st, making sure to carry "Green" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Green" on the 5th hdc). 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, making sure to carry "Red" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Red" on 2nd hdc). Repeat from the * all across. 5 hdc in next st, making sure to carry "Green" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Green" on the 5th hdc). 1 hdc in the next st, making sure to carry "Red" yarn by working over the strand. Turn your work.
Row 3- Ch1, 1 hdc in same st, making sure to carry "Red" yarn at the back of your work by working over the strand. *1 hdc5tog (across the 5 "Red" hdc from previous row), 1 hdc in next 2 sts, making sure to continue carrying "Red" yarn at the back of your work. Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc5tog (across the 5 "Red" hdc from previous row), 1 hdc in next st, making sure to continue carrying "Red" yarn at the back of your work. Turn your work.
Row 4- Ch1, 1 hdc in same st. 1 hdc in next st (change yarn colour to "Red" on this st). *5 hdc in next st, making sure to carry "Green" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Green" on the 5th hdc). 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, making sure to carry "Red" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Red" on 2nd hdc). Repeat from the * all across. 5 hdc in next st, making sure to carry "Green" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Green" on the 5th hdc). 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, making sure to carry "Red" yarn by working over the strand. Turn your work.
Row 5- Ch1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, making sure to carry "Red" yarn at the back of your work by working over the strand. *1 hdc5tog (across the 5 "Red" hdc from previous row), 1 hdc in next 2 sts, making sure to continue carrying "Red" yarn at the back of your work. Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc5tog (across the 5 "Red" hdc from previous row), 1 hdc in next 2 sts, making sure to continue carrying "Red" yarn at the back of your work. Turn your work.

Repeat:
Row 2 - 5 until you reach your desired length.


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7 comments:

  1. Would look so cute on edge of a little girl's dress.

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  2. I love the Strawberry Stitch and am planning on using it for child's summer skirt using cotton yarn. I think the stitch Apache Tears is very pretty but looks super difficult. I would like to learn it though!

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  3. This is really lovely! Thank you for sharing this with us. KR Undine

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  4. This is adorable! Perfect for Spring! <3

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  5. This is such a pretty stitch. The tutorial is very helpful.Thank you for taking the time to do the tutorial and posting with the Pattern.

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