Cluster Stitch

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Cluster Stitch Crochet tutorial

Cluster stitches are worked as incomplete stitches, leaving increasing number of loops on the crochet hook. When the required number of loops are on hook, yo, and pull through all loops on hook. You can use either Single crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, or any crochet stitches when creating Cluster crochet stitches, depending on how you want your work to look like.

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Sometimes cluster stitches are also joined at the bottom as picture below shows.

cluster crochet stitch cluster stitch tutorial

Free Pattern using Cluster Stitches

 

vintage baby jacket cluster stitch

Baby Jacket with bonnet. 

This pattern was originally published in yarncraft for tots and toddlers.

This pattern uses UK stitch abbreviation. To get the US version of this pattern click here.

Use crochet hook size 3.

100 % cotton yarn.

Ch 68, turn.

1st row: Draw last st of ch up to form a loop, the height of a tr, yo hook, insert hook in 1st st and draw yarn through, yo, insert hook in same st and draw yarn through, yo and draw through 4 loops, yo and draw through remaining 2 loops, * yo, insert hook in next st, draw yarn through, yo, insert hook in same st, draw yarn through, yo and draw through 4 loops, yo and draw through remaining 2 loops, repeat from * 10 times (12 clusters in front), ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of next 10 sts (sleeve), ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of next 12 sts, ch 2, 1 cluster in each of next 12 sts (back), ch 2, 1 cluster in each of next 10 sts (sleeve), ch 2, 1 cluster in each of last 12 sts (front), ch 1, turn, draw last ch up the height of a tr.

2nd row: A cluster in top of each of first 12 clus­ters, 1 cluster in ch 2 space, ch 2, 1 more cluster in same space, 1 cluster in each of next 10 clus­ters, 1 cluster in ch 2 space, ch 2, 1 more cluster in same space, 1 cluster in each of next 12 clus­ters, 1 cluster in ch 2 space, ch 2, 1 cluster in each of next 12 clusters, 1 cluster in ch 2 space, ch 2, 1 cluster in same space, 1 cluster in each of next 10 clusters, 1 cluster in ch 2 space, ch 2, 1 cluster in same space, 1 cluster in each of last 12 clusters, turn. Continue increasing 1 cluster in each front, 2 clusters in each sleeve and 4 clusters in the back until there are 4 rows in all worked with White, then tie in Pink and continue to increase in same way for 4 more rows.

9th row: Work to first increasing space, work 1 cluster in space, sk the 24 sleeve clusters, work 1 cluster in next space, continue across back in same way (working 2 clusters in space at center back), work 1 cluster in next space, sk the sleeve clusters, work 1 cluster in next space and continue across front.

Continue working for 9 more rows, increasing in center of back only. Fasten off.

Sleeves: Join yarn at underarm and work 7 rows of clusters, joining each row with slip st in first cluster. With White, work 3 rows of dc around lower edge of sleeve and around neck edge.

Shell Edge: With White, work a row of shells (ch 3, work 4 tr in same st, sk 2 or 3 sts on edge, slip st in next st) around entire jacket and cuffs, spacing evenly to lay flat. With Pink, cro­chet cord and run through DC at neck edge; fin­ish with White tassel at each end.

Bonnet

Ch 5, join with slip st in 1st st.

1st round: Ch 3, 19 tr in ring, join with slip st in 3rd st of ch 3.

2nd round: Ch 4, 1 tr in each tr, with ch 1 between trs, join with slip st in 3rd st of ch 4.

3rd round: 1 cluster in each tr, with ch 1 between clusters, join with slip st in tip of 1st cluster.

4th and 5th rounds: 1 dc in each st, working through back thread only.

6th round: 1 cluster in each st, join in tip of 1st clus­ter.

7th round: * Draw loop on hook out ½ inch, draw yarn through, making a ch st, insert hook between loop and single strand of this ch and work a dc, repeat from * again, sk 1 cluster, 1 dc in next cluster (knot stitch), repeat from star around, working half a knot stitch in last cluster, join with slip st in 1st knot stitch.

8th and 9th rounds: * 1 dc over double loop at right of 1st knot, 1 dc over double loop at left of knot, ch 2, repeat from * around.

10th round: Work a knot stitch in each dc, turning when within 3 inches of end of round. Work 2 rows dc, working back and forth. Continue working 1 row knot stitch and 2 rows dc until there are 4 rows of knot stitch on front of bonnet. Work 2 rows dc around entire bonnet edge.

Ruffle: With White, work 2 rows knot stitch into each dc of the 18th row. With Pink, work 1 dc in each knot st, with ch 2 between dcs. Fasten off.

Make 2 rosettes of satin ribbon, leaving 12 inches for ties and attach to each side of bonnet.

Pineapple doily

Free Vintage Pineapple doily pattern

pineapple doily

Crochet Materials.

Crochet steel hook no 12.

Crochet cotton size 30.

Crochet Instructions.

Ch 10, join with sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

1. ch 4 and work 31 tr in ring, join in 4th st of ch, 32 tr all up.

2. Ch 4 (count as part of 1st st in cluster at beginning of each round), 2 tr in same space keep­ing last loop of each tr on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, * ch 3, sk1 tr, cluster st in next tr (cluster st: 3 tr in same space keeping last loop of each tr on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time), repeat from * all around, ch 3, join on top of 1st cluster st.

3. Ch 4, cluster st in same space, * ch 2, tr over next loop, ch 2, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * all around ending with ch 2, tr over last loop, ch 2, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

4. Ch 4, cluster st in same space, * ch 3, tr in next tr, ch 3, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * all around ending with ch 3, tr in next tr, ch 3, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

5. Ch 4, cluster st in same space, * ch 4, tr in next tr, ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * all around ending with ch 4, tr in next tr, ch 4, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

6. Ch 4, cluster st in same space, * ch 5, tr in next tr, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * all around ending with ch 5, tr in next tr, ch 5, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st..

7. Ch 4, cluster st in same space, ch 3, cluster st in same space creating cluster st shell, * ch 4, tr in next tr, ch 4, cluster st shell in next cluster st, repeat from * all around ending with ch 4, tr in next tr, ch 4, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

8. Ch 4, cluster st in same space, * ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st of same cluster st shell, ch 3, tr in next tr, ch 3, cluster st in 1st cluster st of next cluster st shell, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, ch 3, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

9. Ch 4, cluster st in same space, * ch 9, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 3, tr in next tr, ch 3, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, ch 3, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

10. Ch 4, cluster st in same space, ch 6, sl st in 6th st from hook for picot, * ch 13, sc in 6th st from hook to create picot, ch 7, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 6, sl st in 6th st from hook creating picot, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * all around, ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

11. Sl st into picot, ch 4, cluster st shell in same picot, * ch 5, 6 tr in next picot, ch 5, cluster st shell in next picot, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, ch 5, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

12. Sl st into center of cluster st shells, ch 4, cluster st shells in same space, ** ch 5, sc in 1st tr, * ch 6, sc in next tr, repeat from * 4 times (pineapple), ch 5, cluster st shells in center of next cluster st shells, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, ch 5, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

All cluster st shells will be referred to as shell for the remainder of the pattern.

13. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 6, skip 1 loop, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 6, sc in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 6, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, ch 6, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

14. Repeat round 13 except having 3 loops across each pineapple.

15. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ch 3, cluster st in same space, ** ch 6, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 6, sc in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 6, 3 cluster sts with ch 3 between each cluster st in center of next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

16. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, * ch 9, sc in 6th st from hook for picot, ch 3, shell in next ch 3 loop, ch 6, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, ch 6, sc in next loop, ch 6, shell in next ch 3 loop, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

17. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, * ch 5, 7 tr in next picot, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 6, sc in last loop of pineapple, ch 6, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

18. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 5, sc in next tr, * ch 6, sc in next tr, repeat from * 5 times, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 6, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

19 Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 6, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 6, sc in next loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 6, shell in next shell, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to corre­spond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

20. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, * ch 6, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, work 4-ch 6 loops across pineapple, ch 6, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

21. Repeat round 20 but having 3 loops across each pineapple and ch-2 between shells.

22. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 6, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 6, sc in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 6, shell in next shell, ch 9, sc in 6th st from hook for picot, ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

23. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, * ch 6, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, ch 6, sc in next loop, ch 6, shell in next shell, ch 6, 8 tr in next picot, ch 6, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

24. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 6, sc in last loop of pineapple, ch 6, shell in next shell, ch 6, sc in 1st tr, * ch 6, sc in next tr, repeat from * 6 times, ch 6, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

25th Round. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 6, shell in next shell, ch 7, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 6, sc in next loop, repeat from * 5 times, ch 7, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

26. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, * ch 2, shell in next shell, ch 8, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, then work 5-ch 6 loops across pineapple, ch 8, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

27. Repeat round 26 but having 4 loops across each pineapple and ch-4 between shells.

28. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, * ch 12, sc in 8th st from hook for picot, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 8, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, work 3-ch 6 loops across pineapple, ch 8, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

29. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, * ch 4, 4 cluster sts with ch 2 between each cluster st in next picot, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 8, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, work 2-ch 6 loops across pineapple, ch 8, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending to corre­spond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

30. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, * ch 2, tr in next loop, ch 2, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 8, sc in 1st loop of pineapple, ch 6, sc in next loop, ch 8, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

31. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, * ch 3, tr in next tr, ch 3, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 8, sc in remaining loop of pineapple, ch 8, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

32. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, * ch 4, tr in next tr, ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 8, sc in next sc, ch 8, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join.

33. Sl st into shell, ch 4, shell in same space, ** ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, * ch 5, tr in next tr, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in ch 3 of first ch 4 with sl st.

34. Start of 1st point, sl st to center of shell, * ch 7, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 4, tr in next tr, ch 4, 2 tr cluster st in next cluster st (2 tr cluster st: 2 tr in same space keeping last loop of each tr on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time), ** ch 4, turn, 1 tr in same space, ch 3, tr in next tr, ch 3, 3 tr cluster st in next cluster st, ch 4, turn, 2 tr cluster st in same space, ch 2, tr in next tr, ch 2, 2 tr cluster st in next 2 tr cluster st, ch 4, turn, 1 tr in same space, 3 tr cluster st in next cluster st, ch 1, turn, sl st in top of cluster st just made, ch 6, sl st in same space for picot (top of point), ch 4 and working down side of point, sl st in base of the 2 tr cluster st, * ch 4, sl st in base of next cluster st, repeat from * twice.

2nd Point. Ch 4 (counts as part of 1st cluster st), cluster st in same space as last sl st, ch 4, tr in next tr, ch 4, 2 tr cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from ** to end of 1st point.

3rd Point. Work same as 2nd point finishing the picot at top of point, then ch 4 and working down side of point, sl st in base of 2 tr cluster st, ch 4, sl st in base of next cluster st, ch 4, sl st in base of next cluster st, tr in base of next cluster st, ch 7, sc in center of next shell of 33rd round, ch 4, tr in loop at top of pineapple, ch 6, sl st in top of tr just made for picot, tr in same space, ch 4, sc in center of next shell, repeat from 1st * of 34th round 15 times, cut thread.

Pattern published in GEM CROCHET COTTON, Article 35.

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