The Cluster Cross Granny Square Motif :: Crochet Stitch #66

Stitch Description

The Cluster Cross Granny Square is a classic granny square that uses clusters to add textural interest to your next afghan. It looks complicated but is done with techniques even a beginner can handle.

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Cotton-Ease

Discover this customer favorite for yourself! Cotton-Ease is a versatile, soft cotton-blend, worsted-weight yarn. Combining the absorbency of cotton with the lightweight of acrylic, it is ideal for making year-round garments and accessories for the entire family.

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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hook

Skacel Addi Swing Hook was developed with comfort in mind. The handle is constructed of two plastics: one colorful and soft, and the other, white and firm. The two balance each other perfectly for just the right amount of flexibility.This is a crochet hook to love! The beautifully balanced handle rests perfectly in your hand as addi’s Turbo hook glides in and out of each stitch. With addi Swing Hooks you can say good-bye (and good riddance!) to cramped fingers forever.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Ch 8, join with a SI st to form ring

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Ch 8, join with a SI st to form ring

  • Round 1: Work 1 beg cluster in ring, *ch 5, 1 cluster in ring, ch 2**, 1 cluster in ring, rep from * twice, rep from * to ** once, join with Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3
  • Round 2: Sl st to center of next ch-5 sp, work beg cluster in first sp (half corner made), *ch 2, 3 dc in next sh-2 sp, ch 2**, (1 cluster, ch 2, 1 cluster) in next sh-5 sp (corner made), rep from * twice, rep from * to ** once, 1 cluster in same ch-5 sp as beg cluster, ch 1, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 instead of last ch-3 sp (completes corner)
  • Round 3: Work beg cluster in first sp (half corner made), *ch 2, work 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2**, (1 cluster, ch 2. 1 cluster) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), rep from * twice, rep from * to ** once, 1 cluster in same sp as beg cluster, ch 1, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 instead of last ch-3 sp (completes coner)
  • Round 4: Wrok beg cluster in first sp (half corner made, *ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2**, (1 cluster, ch 3, 1 cluster) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), rep from * twice, rep from * to ** once, 1 cluster in same ch-2 sp as beg cluster, ch 3, join with a Sl st in 3rd ch beg ch-3 (completes corner) Fasten off

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