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How to crochet the ‘Blackberry Salad’ Stitch

How gorgeous is this stitch? When I came across it in my favourite stitch book I knew I had to give it a go and I can’t wait to use it in my next design coming very soon!

Just a lil sneaky peak 🙂

Its an incredibly stable stitch but surprisingly has lots of drape so that makes it a prime candidate for so many projects from blankets to shawls and scarves. I think it would even look nice as a border around a table runner.

Here’s how:

Keep on scrollin’ for written and photo tutorial on how to do this wonderful stitch.

Stitches and abbreviations:

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

St(s) = Stitche(s)

yo = yarn over

dc = Double crochet

dc4tog = Double crochet 4 stitches together: ** Yo, insert hook into designated st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on your hook) rpt 3 more times (5 loops on your hook) yo and pull through all 5 loops.

Ch in multiples of 4 sts +1 plus 2 for the foundation ch.

Row 1: 1dc in 4th ch from hook (1st dc), 1dc in each ch to end of row, turn.

Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in 1st 2sts, *dc4tog in next tr, 1dc in each of next 2 dc, rpt from * to last 2 dc, dc4tog in next dc, 1 sc in tch, turn.

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Row 3: Ch3, (counts as 1st st) 1 dc in each st to end of row, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, 1sc in each of the next 4 sts, *dc4tog in next st, 1 sc in the next 3dc, rpt from * to end, 1 sc in tch, turn.

Row 5: Rpt row 3

Rpt Rows 2-5 to desired length.

What would you make with this stitch? If you do make anything using my photo tutorial then I would love to see it – Tag me on Instagram and use the #bluemooncrochet!

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