Looking for a fun stitch to learn? This maybe it! This tutorial will teach you how to crochet a cluster stitch that will create a single crochet cluster stitch!
Ready to get started? Read on down for the full free tutorial!
The Yarn That’s Perfect for This Single Crochet Cluster
For this crochet stitch tutorial, I used Red Heart Soft Yarn in Guacamole and Teal. You can try any color combination and still get the same results! This stitch would look great in a blanket, scarf, and even a hat!
The possibilities are endless with this fun stitch! You will also need to have a crochet hook that corresponds to the yarn you are using, scissors and a yarn needle.
What Does the Cluster Stitch Look Like?
The crochet cluster stitch is made up of several stitches that are placed next to one another and all linked together at the top. The number of stitches can vary from pattern to pattern, depending on the type of cluster that you want to make. For example, a cluster of two stitches links together two adjacent stitches, while a cluster of four links together four stitches next to each other.
The height of the stitches will vary from pattern to pattern as well. You can cluster together any of the basic crochet stitches, from single crochet to treble crochet and even taller crochet stitches. In this pattern, we focus only on the single crochet stitch. You can also cluster together more advanced crochet stitches, but we won’t cover that here.
Single Crochet Cluster Stitch Tutorial
Skill Level: Easy
- Any four weight medium yarn (Red Heart Soft was used for the example)
- Crochet hook J 6 mm
- Yarn needle
This pattern is written in standard US terms.
My tutorial is with two different color yarns, but you can make it with the same color until you get the hang of the stitch. You can get some help with changing yarn colors in my tutorial on the blog.
BEGIN: Chain an odd number
STEP 1: Chain 2, Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the 3rd chain from the hook (1st CLUSTER!!) skip a chain, then crochet 2 Single Crochets again in the same stitch, Keep doing this until the end of the chain make sure to end with 1 Single Crochet (not 2!!) (change colors here if you choose)
STEP 2: Chain 2, Crochet 1 single crochet in the same stitch (to make a cluster!!) Crochet 2 single crochets between the first and second single crochet cluster of the last row, repeat this until the end of the row, make sure to end with 2 single crochets this time!! (lets keep it even!!) (change colors here if you choose)
STEP 3: Chain 2, Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first and second cluster of the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets between every cluster of the previous row until the end of the current row. Make sure to end with 1 single crochet (not 2!!)
STEP 4: Chain 2, Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same spot. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first and second cluster of the previous row. Crochet 2 Single Crochets between every cluster of the previous row until the end of the current row. make sure to end with 2 single crochets this time!! ( lets keep it even!!)
KEEP GOING: Continue repeating Steps 3 & 4 until desired length is obtained and remember if you do switch colors you will have a lot of yarn ends to weave in.
FINISHING: To finish up this stitch you will most likely want to have a yarn needle to sew in all the ends with.
Thanks for trying out this easy crochet cluster stitch!
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