The Lazy Cluster Stitch is a fun stitch to work that features rows of texture that pops!
I refer to this stitch as a “Lazy Cluster Stitch” because it looks like the cluster stitches are lying down in the pattern. To make them look like they are lying down, the clusters are worked around the posts of one of the previous stitches. I will show you how in the video tutorial below!
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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. 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.
Thank you so much for stopping by! If you enjoy the tutorial below, be sure to also check out some of the many other crochet stitch tutorials on my site and pin this for later! You may wish to start with the Triad Stitch | How to Crochet.
The Lazy Cluster Stitch:
Ch – Chain
Cluster – ([yo and insert your hook around the post of the 1st dc in the previous set of 3 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo twice, insert your hook around the post of the next st below, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 lps] twice, yo and draw through all the loops on your hook.)
Dc – Double Crochet
End Cluster – ([yo, insert your hook from front to back around the post of the 1st dc in the previous set of 3, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, insert your hook in the top of the turning ch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through the remaining loops on hook.)
Foundation Cluster – ([yo, insert your hook from front to back around the post of the 1st dc in the previous set of 3, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, insert your hook in the next ch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through the remaining loops on hook.)
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip 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 four stitches plus three for your foundation chain (multiples of 4 + 3).
For example, ch 23.
Dc in the 4th ch from your hook and in each of the next 2 sts, foundation cluster, * dc in each of the next 3 sts, make a foundation cluster; rpt from * across. Ch 3, turn.
*Skip the Cluster, dc in each of the next 3 sts, bptr in the next st; rpt from * across ending with a dc in the top of the turning ch. Chain 3, turn.
* Dc in each of the next 3 sts, cluster in the next st; Rpt from * across ending with a dc in each of the next 3 sts, end cluster in the final st. Ch 3, turn.
And That’s it!
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for pattern. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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Ailis Lincoln says
did you notice that this tutorial page instructions says the Triad stitch and not the lazy cluster stitch?
just wondering if the title on the written instructions is wrong or if it’s labeled properly.
Thank you! I had not noticed and it was an error 🙂 I had recommended checking out the Triad Stitch in the previous sentence and carried it down into the title. It’s been fixed!