This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the Sidesaddle Cluster Stitch. This interesting shell pattern creates a lacey fabric that’s perfect for openwork shawls and afghans.
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 5 + 1 (add 1 for base chain)
TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Double Crochet – dc
Row 1: 1sc into 2nd chain from hook, *3ch, dc4tog over next 4ch, 1 ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from *to end, turn.
Row 2: 5ch, 1sc into next cluster, *3ch, dc4tog, all into next 3ch arch, 1ch, 1sc into next cluster; rep from * ending 3ch, dc4tog all into the next 3ch arch, 1dc into last st, skip tch, turn.
Row 3: 1ch, skip 1 st, 1sc into next CL, *3ch, 1 CL into next 3ch arch, 1ch, 1sc into next CL; rep from * ending last rep with 1sc into tch arch, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.
After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:
Example of the Sidesaddle Cluster Stitch (click for larger)
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