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How to Crochet the Cluster Stitch

The Cluster Stitch Video Tutorial and Stitch Pattern

I really wanted to share a new favorite crochet stitch with you all, The Cluster Stitch. While this is not a *new* stitch, per say, it is new to me. One of the things I love about crochet is that even after all these years really basic stitches still find me for the first time.


The cluster stitch would be a great crochet stitch for afghans, throws, baby blankets, dishcloths, scarves, or even home decor such as rugs. I’ve also found that it looks beautiful with a great variety of yarn from 100% cotton to wool and alpaca blends.


Working a cluster is not unlike working a bobble. The difference between the cluster stitch and the bobble stitch is that a bobble stitch is secured by a single crochet, making it puff out. The cluster is followed instead by a single chain, keeping it upright and tall.

CLUSTER

Yarn over (yo), insert hook into stitch, yo, pull

through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops

on hook).

Yo, insert hook into the same stitch, yo, pull

through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops

on hook).

Yo, insert hook into the same stitch, yo, pull

through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (4 loops

on hook).

Yo, insert hook into the same stitch, yo, pull

through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (5 loops

on hook).

Yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook


The Cluster Stitch Pattern

Begin with a chain of an even number of stitches


Row 1: In the 2nd chain from hook, single crochet. Single crochet in the next stitch. *Chain 1, Skip 1 chain, Sc in the next chain. Repeat from * until 1 chain remains. Single crochet in the last remaining chain.


Row 2: Chain 4 (this will count as a double crochet and chain 1), turn. *In chain 1 space, work 1 cluster (see above), chain 1. Repeat from * until 2 stitches remain, working a cluster into each chain 1 space along the way. For the last 2 stitches, chain 1, double crochet in the very last stitch.


Row 3: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet into the first 2 stitches. *Chain 1, Skip 1 stitch, single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from * across, ending with 1 single crochet into each of the last 2 stitches. These last 2 stitches will technically be worked into the last 2 chains of the 4 turning chain from the previous row.


Alternate row 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length of your project.

I will be including this stitch in a project I’m soooo excited to share with you all. Until then feel free to learn it for whatever you want to stitch up next.


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