The Sidesaddle Cluster Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #48

Stitch Description

The Sidesaddle Cluster Stitch is an interesting shell pattern which creates a lacy fabric. It’s a perfect choice for openwork shawls and afghans.

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Wool-Ease is a 4-ply worsted-weight yarn that is so beloved by knitters and crocheters that it inspired an entire family of yarns. Wool-Ease® is appreciated for its versatility and value. It has the feel, warmth and softness of wool, combined with the easy care of machine wash-and-dryability. Its extensive color range makes it easy to design with and perfect for every project from socks to afghans.

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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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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 5 + 1 (add 1 for base chain)

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 5 + 1 (add 1 for base chain)

  • 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.

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Example of the Sidesaddle Cluster Stitch

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