Crochet Cluster Stitch Square

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The Cluster this way square is part of the fun Crochet Along organized by Sunflowercottagecrochet. There are various squares designed by different designers, which would be joined together to make a beautiful blanket.

Half double crochet Cluster stitch

Name Inspiration – I have named this square “Cluster this way” square after taking a close look at the texture and shape of the arrows created while using the half double crochet cluster stitch.

I have designed this easy-to-make square to teach anyone who wants to learn a new stitch. The half double crochet cluster stitch. This is such a fun crochet stitch that you master after few minutes. You can also make this stitch into anything you want.

Check out my Lazy Weekend blanket here, also, here is the link to my loopy neck warmer

Crochet Blanket and Neck Warmer

I’ve made a blanket and a neck warmer using this stitch.

I hope you have so much fun making yours.

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MATERIALS

Yarn – For this pattern, any weight of yarn can be used. The beautiful texture of this stitch would pop beautifully. For this Tutorial, I have used – Stylecraft Jeanie Denim look, Aran #4 weight; (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 230 yards/210m per 3.5oz/100g)

1 ball in Orchid.

Estimated yardage

40 yards

HOOK AND OTHER MATERIALS

  • US size J (6 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE

15 sts x 9 rows = 10cm/4” measured over hdc Hook used 6mm

Pattern Notes

  • Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  • Unless otherwise stated turning chains do not count as a stitch.
  • The width can be varied by increasing or decreasing the number of starting chains, note that it must be a multiple of 2 plus 1.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

TERMS – US Terminology

STITCHES ABBREVIATIONS

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Single crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Half double cluster – hdccl

Special stitches

Half double cluster (hdccl): Yarn over, insert hook in last st used on the previous row, yarn over, pull up a loop, [yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull up a loop] twice, yarn over, draw through all 7 loops on hook.

Half double 3 together (hdc3tog): [Yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull up loop] 3 times, draw through all 7 loops on hook.

Here is a short Video Tutorial for this Stitch

Pattern instruction

Chain 35

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 34 sc

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a hdc), starting in the first st, hdc3tog, *ch 1, hdccl, rep from * to last st, hdc in last st, turn. 15 hdccl, 16 ch-1-sp, 2 hdc, 1 hdc3tog

Row 3: Ch 1 (do not count as a sc), sc in each st and ch-1-sp across, turn. 34 sc

Rows 4 – 19: Rep Rows 2 – 3

Note: Rep rows 2 – 3 as desired.

Finishing

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around, ch 1 at each corner, join with a sl st to beginning chain.

Fasten off, block to measurement.

I hope you have learned and mastered the half double crochet cluster stitch, I would love to see your beautiful using this stitch. Do tag me – @crochet_fosbas (on Instagram)with your beautiful makes.

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