The Odd Forked Cluster Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #141

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the odd forked cluster stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate looking pattern. The odd forked cluster stitch would be great for sweaters, baby booties, and hats!

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Materials Used

Merino 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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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
hdc
Half Double Crochet
OFC
Odd Forked Cluster- yo, insert hook into ch or st as indicated, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops, inserting hook into next ch or st, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Any number of sts + 2

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Any number of sts + 2.

  • Row 1: Skip 2ch (count as 1hdc), 1OFC inserting hook first into 3rd then 4th ch from hook, *1OFC inserting hook first into same ch as previous OFC then into next ch; rep from * until 1ch remains, 1hdc into last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: 2ch (count as 1hdc), 1OFC inserting hook into 1st st then into next st, *1OFC inserting hook into sae st as previous OFC then into next st; rep from * ending 1hdc into top of tch, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Odd Forked Cluster Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Odd Forked Cluster Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)


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