The Crossed Cluster Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #69

Stitch Description

The Crossed Cluster Stitch creates a playful fabric with nice drape and the puffs make for a polka dot effect. The Crossed Cluster Stitch would be perfect for a baby blankets, afghans, hats and for adding texture to garments.

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Materials Used

Machine Washable Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hooks

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.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet
2CC
Two Crossed Clusters = skip 1 st, into next st work *[yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through] twice, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook, rep from * into st just skipped, working over previous cluster.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 8 + 4 (add 1 for base chain)

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 4 (add 1 for base chain)

  • Row 1: (right side) Skip 2 ch (count as 1sc), 1sc into next and each ch to end, turn.
  • Row 2: 3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1 st, *2CC over next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of next 6 sts, rep from * to last 3 sts, 2CC over next 2 sts, 1dc into tch, turn.
  • Row 3: 1ch (counts as 1sc), skip 1 st, 1sc into next and each st to end, working last st into top of tch, turn.
  • Row 4: 3ch (counts as 1 dc), skip 1 st, 1dc into each of next 4 sts, *2CC over next 2 sts, 1dc into each of the next 6sts; rep from * to last 7sts, 2 CC over next 2sts, 1 dc into each of last 5 sts, working last st into tch, turn.
  • Row 5: Work as 3rd row.
  • Repeat rows 2 – 5 until you have reached your desired length.

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