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This Cluster stitch is a very well known stitch and is so easy and so beautiful. What I love the most is that you can play with a lot of colors and will look even better. Even so, now I am working on a garment using this stitch in one single color and I love it too.

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Cluster stitch

I know there are a lot of tutorials with this stitch, but the idea of the Crochet Library on this blog is to put together the stitches I am working with on my patterns.

If you didn’t saw this stitch before, here is how you can do it.

You can use for this stitch any type of yarn you want. In this tutorial I used a fingering cotton yarn, just to see how it works. The result is beautiful.

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double crochet
  • St (s) – Stitch (es)

Special stitch:

Cluster: a group of 3 partial double crochet together

Yarn over, insert the hook in the st, Yarn over pull out a loop, yarn over, pull the yarn trough the first 2 loops. Repeat 2 more times. After 3 partial dc made in the same space you will have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull the yarn trough all 4 loops on your hook. The cluster stitch is done.

To begin ch an even number of stitches.

Row 1

Ch 1, 1 sc in the second stitch, 1 sc in the next, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc. Repeat from the * to the end of the row ending with ch 1 and 2 sc in the last 2 st(s).

Row 2

Ch 2, 1 dc in the first st, *ch 1, skip the next sc, 1 cluster in the next ch 1 space. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 cluster in the last ch 1 space, ch 1, 1 dc in the last stitch.

Row 3

Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next ch 1 space, *ch 1, skip the next cluster, 1 sc in the next ch 1 space. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with ch 1, 1 sc in the last ch 1 space, 1 sc in the last st.

Now, just repeat rows 2 and 3 as long as you want.

You can work with one color or more. You can play with the colors as you wish, changing the colors on each cluster row, or kipping the clusters in one single color and change the colors on the sc rows.

Cluster stitch

I just love it.

See the video tutorial bellow.

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I saw  that you loved the cross stitch pattern that I posted 2 week ago, so this week we will learn cross stitch version 2.

Is a beautiful stitch that will be perfect for this season’s projects.

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cross stitch version 2

You will see that this one is easy too, with only 2 rows repeat. The first row is a little more difficult because involves a little more counting and might seem difficult working in foundation chain. But after completing row 1 everything become so clear.

For those of you who work more easy following a diagram, this is the one for this stitch.

cross stitch version 2 diagram

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Dc – double crochet

To begin, chain a multiple of 4 + 1 stitches.

Row 1

Ch 3. 1 dc in the 7th stitch from the hook. Ch 1. Go back to the skipped stitches and make 1 dc in the stitch before the one near the dc you already made (make sure you have 1 ch st between the dc of the cross). *Ch 1, skip 3 st(s), 1 dc in the next, ch 1, go back to the stitch before the one near the last dc and make 1 dc. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the last stitch.

Row 2

Ch 3. 1 dc in the first dc, *ch 1, skip the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, ch 1, go back to the skipped dc and make 1 dc. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 2 dc, one in the last dc from the previous row and one in the 3rd stitch of the turning chain.

Row 3

Ch 3, *skip the next dc, 1 dc in the next one, ch 1, 1 dc in the skipped dc from the previous row, ch 1

Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you get to the desired length.

cross stitch version 2

This is it. I am sure you will find a lot of projects to use this stitch and can wait to see some pictures.

If you find the written pattern a little difficult to follow, bellow yo will find the video tutorial.

Enjoy crochet!

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Stitch of the week #16: Cross stitch version 2

In the past few weeks I searched a lot for crochet stitches trying to find interesting but not so hard to make stitches and I found a lot of amazing things. Yesterday I started to search for something more simple for my next project and I found cross stitch. Is an easy to make stitch, only 2 rows repeat, but looks great.

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cross stitchI think the cross stitch is perfect if you want an easy to make but also great looking stitch.

As I said I will use this cross stitch on one of my future pattern (I will say the next pattern but I am not sure which of my current WIPs will be finished first ??). So let’s learn this stitch because it’s worth it.

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch (es)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet

To begin, chain an even number of stitches, or make a foundation single crochet, also of an even number of stitches.

Row 1 ( skip this row if you began with a foundation single crochet) 

Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

Ch 2 doesn’t count as a first dc, so make 1 dc in the first st, *skip 1 st, 1 dc in the next, 1 dc in the skipped stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3

If you started with a foundation ch, repeat row 1, if you started with foundation single crochet make 1 sc in each stitch across.

Repeat row 2 and 3 as long as you want, until you’ll finish your project.

cross stitch

You can also can make the cross stitch, without the single crochet rows in between, but I like it most like this. Feel free to try both and see which you like more.

This stitch has another advantage, beside that is so easy to make: you can use any type of yarn and it will look great.

As you known bellow you will find the video tutorial. Enjoy crochet.

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