Cluster Stitch

Marching forward on our learn the basic crochet stitches road, today I have for you the Cluster Stitch. The Cluster Stitch is like the Puff Stitch. Where as the Puff Stitch is worked in one stitch, the Cluster Stitch is worked across four stitches. Working across multiple stitches will create a puckered look in this stitch, instead of the popped look of the Puff Stitch.

We are going to start this stitch the same way that we did the Puff Stitch, with an incomplete Double Crochet. YO, pull-up, YO, pull-through, leaving two loops on your hook.

 

Now this is where the Cluster differs from the Puff. We are going to create an incomplete Double Crochet in the next stitch, not the same stitch.

 

 

YO, pull-up, YO, pull through the first two loops.

 

 

You should have three loops on your hook.

 

 

Now, you are going to move to the next stitch, and create an incomplete Double Crochet in that stitch too.

 

 

YO, pull-up, YO, pull through the first two loops.

 

 

You should now have four loops on your hook.

 

 

Now, you are going to move to the next stitch, and create an incomplete Double Crochet in that stitch too. This will be our final incomplete Double Crochet.

 

 

YO, pull-up, YO, pull through the first two loops.

 

 

You should now have five loops on your hook. You are now going to YO and pull through all five loops on your hook.

 

 

Ta-da, the Cluster Stitch.

The Cluster Stitch is the first stitch that we have reviewed that decreased your stitch count. By this I mean that we created four stitches across four stitches, but then pulled through to make them only “one” stitch. When you are using this in a project ensure that you watch the stitch counts in your rows.

Do you use a Cluster Stitch when you crochet? Do you have another decreasing stitch you prefer? Let’s Talk!

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