The Crosses and Clusters stitch is a fun stitch to work as there is a lot of variation between the rows.
That being said, despite the variety of stitches it features, the Crosses and Clusters stitch is fairly easy and straightforward to work once you get a hang of the design. The final fabric is one that is fairly lacy in its looks, but one that is fairly stable as well. You could work this stitch in a shawl or perhaps a lacy cardigan. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in a single colour. It is a worsted weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose, even experiment with colour!
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The Crosses and Clusters Stitch:
Ch – Chain
Cl St – Cluster Stitch ([yarn over and insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops] three times, yarn over and draw through all loops. Cluster Stitch made).
Crossed tr – Crossed Triple Stitch (Yo twice, insert your hook in the next sc, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps, sk the next sc, yo and insert your hook in the next sc, yo and draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps] 4 times, ch 1, yo and insert your hook through the middle of the st just made, yo and draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps] twice. Crossed triple stitch made.)
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Tr – Triple/Treble Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. You may work the stitch in one colour or many. I will be working the design in a solid colour.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need a multiple of three stitches for your foundation chain.
For example, ch 21.
Sc in 2nd and each across, ch 1, turn.
Ch 4 (counts as a tr st), sk the first sc, *crossed tr over the next 3 sts; rpt from * across to the final st, tr in the final sc. Turn.
Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch-1), *cl st in the next ch-1 sp, ch 2; rpt from * across ending with a cl st, ch 1, dc in the 4th ch of the starting ch-4. Turn.
Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, sc in the next ch-1, *sc in the top of the next ch st, 2 sc in the next ch-2 sp; rpt from * across. Turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern repeat rows 2-4. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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