How to Crochet the Mayberry Stitch

Second Stitch for May…the Mayberry Stitch! I love the way these mini bobbles take shape.

how to crochet the mayberry stitch—free crochet pattern

I  just couldn’t resist naming this stitch the Mayberry Stitch. After all, it’s May, and the little bobbles look like berries! Haha. 😆

I do love this stitch, because it gives you an awesome texture without getting too bulky.

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how to crochet the mayberry stitch—free crochet pattern

You can also view the master list of stitches that have been released so far by clicking HERE! There are definitely some more cool ones you will want to check out. Last week’s stitch was the Classic Shell Stitch.

Want to put this stitch to good use? Check out the Heidi Sweater! It is made entirely out of the Mayberry stitch!

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: If you want to get ahead on the stitches for May, I created a bundle of 4 Spring stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Classic Shell Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns (all of the ones coming in May!) The stitches are written out for easy printing.

How to Crochet the Mayberry Stitch

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Notes

  • Stitch Pattern is a multiple of 2+1
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as sc
  • Ch 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as hdc

Special Stitch

Bobble: Insert hook into indicated stitch. YO, draw up loop. YO, insert hook into same stitch. YO, pull up loop. YO, draw through 4 loops on hook.

Materials:

You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here is what I used:

1/ Wintergreen Cowl2/ Lattice Stitch3/ Angelica Cardigan

how to crochet the mayberry stitch—free crochet pattern

Instructions:

Fsc a multiple of 2+1 (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 2, and then a row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 2 (does NOT count as hdc, here and throughout) Hdc in FIRST fsc (do not skip one like you would if the ch 2 counted as a stitch). *Sk 1 fsc, 2 hdc in next fsc. Rep from * all across row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does NOT count as sc, here and throughout) sc in first 2 hdc. Bobble in next st. *Sc in next st, bobble in next st. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Sc in last 2 sts. Turn. NOTE that you will not do any sc in the beginning ch 2 from Row 1 since that is not counted a stitch.

how to crochet the mayberry stitch—free crochet pattern
After a Row 3—you should have alternating bobbles and sc

Like this pattern so far? Be sure to check out the printer-friendly version (plus 3 BONUS stitch patterns—see picture below!)

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how to crochet the mayberry stitch—free crochet pattern

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in FIRST st. *Sk 1 st, 2 hdc in next st. Rep from * all across row.

how to crochet the mayberry stitch—free crochet pattern
Hdc in FIRST st
how to crochet the mayberry stitch—free crochet pattern
A row 3 finished

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

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Don’t forget, you can put this stitch to use by making the Heidi Sweater!

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Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel