The Seven Cluster Motif :: Crochet Stitch #78

Stitch Description

The Seven Cluster Motif creates a lacy open patterned motif that resembles a flower. It is great for making decorative items, afghans or scarves!

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Materials Used

Knit Outta the Box 100% Organic Merino Wool

This yarn is exceptionally soft and 100% organic. It has been manufactured to GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) and has an Organic Tilth certification. All of their wool is organically dyed and spun in the USA. A true American product!

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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
dc
Double Crochet
sl
Slip Stitch
bc
Beg Cluster – Ch 3, [yo, pick up loop in same st, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.
cl
Cluster – [yo, pick up loop in same st, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo draw through 4 loops on hook.


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Chain 6, join with a Sl st to form a ring

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Chain 6, join with a Sl st to form a ring

  • Row 1: work beg cluster, *ch 3, cluster in ring, rep from * 5 times, ch 3, jin with Sl st to top of beg ch 3 (7 clusters).
  • Row 2: Sl st in first ch-3 space, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), 1 dc in sam space, * ch 5, (1 dc, ch 3, 1dc) in next ch-3 space (V-st made), rep from * 5 times, ch 5, join with Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 6.
  • Row 3: Sl st in first ch-3 space, [beg cluster, ch 3, cluster] in first ch 3 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch 5 space, ch 3 **, [cluster, ch 3, cluster] in next ch 3 space, rep form * 5 times, rep from * to ** once, join with Sl st to top of beg ch 3, end off.

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Example of the Seven Cluster Motif

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