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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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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Sidesaddle Cluster Stitch

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