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.
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.
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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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.
HOOK AND OTHER MATERIALS
- US size J (6 mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
15 sts x 9 rows = 10cm/4” measured over hdc Hook used 6mm
- 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.
TERMS – US Terminology
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Single crochet – sc
Half double crochet – hdc
Half double cluster – hdccl
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.
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.
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.