Learn how to crochet the cluster stitch in single crochet. This easy crochet stitch creates a beautiful texture.
I am in love with how this Single Crochet Cluster Stitch worked up in my Child’s Winter Pom Hat. The texture combined with this gorgeous royal blue cotton yarn is delightful.
I wrote up a quick photo tutorial for the single crochet cluster stitch below. If you enjoy this cluster stitch you may also like to try the double crochet cluster stitch. I used this stitch in my popular Ottobre Shawlette pattern.
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If you enjoy this stitch you may also like the Double Crochet Cluster stitch which is worked in a similar manner.
You’ll see the single crochet cluster is very similar to the single crochet three together, sc3tog.
There’s one important distinction though, the sc3tog is a decrease stitch. So you’ll end up with 2 less stitches.
The single crochet cluster is a cluster stitch that does not decrease. Since they’re made the same way, we have to replace the stitches we’re taking out.
To do so we simply, chain 2 to replace those lost two stitches.
- Any yarn and matching crochet hook.
- In the photo tutorial I’m using: (1) I Love This Cotton yarn in Royalty and my Happy Crochet Hook in Pink Lemonade 4mm US size G.
Single Crochet Cluster Photo Tutorial:
- Any yarn, I'm using a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.
- A crochet hook to match your yarn, I'm using a 4mm hook.
- Insert your hook into the stitch to be worked.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook).
- Now insert your hook into the next stitch.
- Yarn over and pull up another loop (3 loops on your hook).
- Next, insert your hook into the next stitch.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop again (4 loops on your hook).
- Last, yarn over a final time.
- And pull that loop through all 4 loops on your hook.
- Chain 2. Don’t forget this step or you’ll be decreasing instead! The chain 2 will replace the stitches you gathered in your cluster.
Eccola! You now know how to cluster stitch in single crochet.