How to Crochet the Cluster Stitch

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Hello again!

I’m here to share another photo tutorial with you today.

This is the Cluster Stitch!

This stitch happens to be another one of my favorites! For some reason, I absolutely love the way the cluster stitch looks when it’s finished. It isn’t the easiest stitch ever created or the fastest to execute, but it’s definitely worth the extra effort when you see the final result!

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The pattern is comprised of alternating rows. The first row is all single crochets. The second row is all cluster stitches. And you will continue to alternate the rows. This keeps the “right side” of the stitches all facing the same way.

It should be noted that the cluster stitch looks different on both sides and I’ve included photos of each side at the end of this ridiculously long and detailed tutorial. You can decide which side you prefer because there is no “wrong side”.

Here is a pin for your Pinterest boards so you can refer back to this tutorial later…

how to crochet the cluster stitch

To cut down on the length of this photo tutorial, I only show step-by-step photos of two complete clusters. After that, you should be able to scroll back up and re-follow the pictures for any consecutive clusters if you are still unsure.

All you need to execute this stitch is a multiple of 2 in your foundation chain or, in other words, an even number of chains. The cluster stitch is wonderful for hats, scarves, blankets, dishcloths, dishtowels, etc.

The yarn I’m using is Caron Simply Soft in Bone that you can purchase at the link if you are interested. The hook is a Boye H/8 (5.00 mm) hook that I bought at Wal-Mart.

All of the instructions for each photo is below the picture.

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Okay, enough talking. Let’s get started!

How to Crochet the Cluster Stitch

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Chain a multiple of 2 chains or an even number of chains.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

In the second chain from your hook (just above my thumb), single crochet. Single crochet in each chain across to the end. You will have an odd number of single crochets.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

 

how to crochet the cluster stitch

 

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Chain 3.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Turn your work.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Skip the stitch that the chain 3 came out of. In the next stitch, insert your hook. Yarn over and draw back through the stitch.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over again and draw through only 2 loops on your hook. Two loops are left.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and draw back through the stitch. You will have 4 loops on your hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over.how to crochet the cluster stitch

Draw through only two loops on hook. You will now have three loops left on your hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over. Insert hook into the same stitch you’ve been working into, yarn over again and draw back through the stitch.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

There are now five loops on your hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over and draw through only two loops on your hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

You now have four loops on your hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Draw through all four loops on your hook. First cluster has been made.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Chain one.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Skip one stitch. You will work your next cluster into the next stitch (the one just in front of my thumb). Yarn over.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Insert hook into the stitch. Yarn over and draw back through the stitch. Three loops on the hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over and draw through two loops on your hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over. Insert hook into the same stitch that you have been working into, yarn over and draw back through the stitch. You will have four loops on the hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over and draw only through two loops on your hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Three loops will be left on the hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over and insert the hook back into the same stitch one more time. Yarn over and draw back through the stitch.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over and draw through only two loops on the hook.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Four loops will be left.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Draw through all four loops on the hook to complete the second cluster.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Chain one.

Continue working, alternating the cluster stitch and skipping one stitch across. Don’t forget to chain one after every completed cluster.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

This photo shows the completed final cluster and chain one. One stitch left.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

In the last stitch, double crochet one time.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Chain one.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Turn your work.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Your next row is going to be a row of single crochets. You will skip the stitch that the chain one comes out of.

Just a reminder: you will alternate rows of single crochets and cluster stitches for the pattern.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Single crochet in the first chain one space from the previous row.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Work your next single crochet into the top of the next cluster stitch from the previous row.

Continue working single crochets across.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Work your last single crochet into the 3rd chain of the turning chain from the previous row, then chain three.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Turn your work.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Yarn over and begin working your first cluster in the second stitch. You will skip the stitch that the chain three comes out of.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Chain one after your cluster is made. Skip one stitch and work another cluster.

Continue alternating clusters and skipping one stitch the whole way to the end. There will be two stitches left at the end of the row.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Skip the next single crochet and double crochet in the final stitch.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Chain one.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Turn your work.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

Work your first single crochet in the chain one space. Single crochet across.

Continue working the pattern until your fabric piece measures your desired or indicated length.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

This side is considered the “right side”.

how to crochet the cluster stitch

This side is considered the “wrong side”.

Congratulations! You just learned a new crochet stitch!

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