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Twin Clusters Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The twin cluster crochet stitch is a beautiful cluster stitch that you can incorporate into your crochet projects.

This stitch works up over three stitches. You’ll start the first cluster of three in one stitch, skip a middle stitch and then continue into the third stitch.

With all of those loops still on your hook, you’ll start the second cluster in that third stitch. Then you’ll finish it up by pull through all the stitches.

Pink and brown twin cluster stitch on crochet hat and scarf crochet patterns.

You can see here how lovely the twin cluster stitch works up in the Dakota crochet hat and scarf crochet patterns.

For this crochet set I use Red Heart with Love. The contrasting colors really help it pop!

Materials for the twin cluster stitch

Any yarn and matching hook will do if you’re just practicing!

Abbreviations

ch-chain

ch sp-chain space

sc-single crochet

sk-skip

st-stitch

Tc-twin cluster stitch

yo-yarn over

Written instructions on how to crochet a twin cluster

Tc-Twin Clusters-are worked over three stitches: *{yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops} rep from * 3x total in the same st, sk the next st, rep from * 3x total in the same st, yo and pull through all 7 loops on your hook. 

Notes

To work a swatch of these stitches you need a stitch multiple of 3, plus 2 for the foundation chain.

Ch 4 in the swatch instructions counts as 2 stitches, you will work into the ch 4 sp and the 3rd ch.

How to work a swatch of twin cluster stitch

Ch 20

  1. Sc in 2nd ch from your hook and in every ch across, turn. (19 sts)
  2. Ch 4, *{Tc over next 3 sc, ch 2} rep * until last 3 sts, Tc over last 3 sc, ch 1, dc in turning ch.
  3. Ch 1, sk first dc, sc in ch sp, *{sc in top of Tc, place 2 sc in ch 2 sp} rep * until last Tc, place sc in top of last Tc, place 1 sc in ch 4 sp and place 1 sc in 3rd ch, turn.
  4. Rep Row 3 to length.

Scroll down for the step by step photo tutorial on how to crochet a twin cluster stitch.

Pink and brown twin cluster stitch on crochet hat and scarf crochet patterns.

Twin Clusters Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet the Twin Cluster stitch for the Dakota Set in this step by step tutorial.

Materials

  • yarn, any weight is appropriate
  • pictured is Color Made Easy

Tools

  • crochet hook compatible with your yarn

Instructions

  1. Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook).picture of pink swatch step 1 twin cluster crochet
  2. Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops left on your hook).picture of yo pull up step 2 Tc stitch
  3. Yo, insert hook back in same st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on your hook). picture of Tc twin cluster crochet stitch
  4. Yo, insert hook back in same st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops (4 loops left on your hook).picture of 4th yarn over twin cluster tutorial
  5. Skip the next stitch, yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook) picture of sk st start in next
  6. Yo and pull through 2 loops (5 loops on your hook) picture of twin cluster stitch crochet tutorial step 6
  7. Yo, insert hook back in same st, yo and pull up a loop (7 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops (6 loops on your hook).picture of Tc crochet stitch tutorial step 7
  8. Yo, insert hook back in same st, yo and pull up a loop (8 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops (7 loops on your hook).picture of 7 loops on hook for Tc stitch
  9. Yo and pull through all 7 loops on your hook. One Tc complete.picture of 1 complete Tc twin cluster stitch

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