How to crochet the Cluster Stitch

How to crochet the Cluster Stitch

There are already over 40 crochet stitch tutorials on this website and I plan to create many more. Today I will explain how to crochet this nice alternating cluster stitch. There are many different cluster stitches, they can vary in the number of stitches incorporated in the cluster, but the stitch used in the cluster can also differ. The cluster stitch that I am going to explain to you, contains 4 double crochet stitches.

If you work this stitch with 3 different colors, you don’t have to fasten off your yarn after each row. You can guide the yarn on both sides of your work and crochet an edge over it afterward.

The stitches used in this tutorial are: Chain, double crochet and cluster stitch with 4 double crochet.

Below you will find the video, the crochet chart and written instructions.

Video Cluster Stitch

Video How to crochet cluster stitch

Crochet Chart Cluster stitch

crochet chart cluster stitch

Cluster with 4 double crochet

In this cluster, you will work 4 unfinished double crochet stitches. This creates 5 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull the yarn through all 5 loops on the hook. A more detailed explanation:

Step 1: Yarn over, insert the hook in the indicated stitch. Yarn over, pull the yarn through the stitch. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook. You now have 2 loops left on your crochet hook.

Step 2: Yarn over, insert the hook in the same stitch. Yarn over, pull the yarn through the stitch. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook. You now have 3 loops left on your crochet hook.

Step 3: Yarn over, insert the hook in the same stitch. Yarn over, pull the yarn through the stitch. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook. You now have 4 loops left on your crochet hook.

Step 4: Yarn over, insert the hook in the same stitch. Yarn over, pull the yarn through the stitch. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook. You now have 5 loops left on your crochet hook.

Step 5: Yarn over and pull the yarn through all the loops on your hook.

Pattern cluster stitch

Chain an even amount of stitches

Row 1

Work 1 cluster (as described above) in the 4th chain. Chain 1. Skip 1 chain. *1 cluster in the next chain, chain 1. Skip 1 chain*. repeat between * and * until you have 2 chains left. Work 1 double crochet in the last chain. Turn.

Row 2

Chain 3, 1 cluster in the (chain-1) space after the double crochet from the previous row. Chain 1. *1 cluster in the next (chain-1) space between the 2 clusters from the previous row. Chain 1*. repeat between * and * until the end of the row. Work 1 double crochet in the last stitch (the chain from the previous row). Turn.

Keep repeating row 2

Do you want to learn another crochet stitch? Click HERE for an overview of all crochet stitches.