When working the honeycomb stitch, it’s important to pay close attention to your rows. Clusters are offset throughout the pattern, requiring you to insert them between clusters, as opposed to directly above them, which will create the vertical row effect.
Foundation Row: Make a chain divisible by 3; chain 1, turn
Step 1: Make cluster in next stitch
Honeycomb Cluster Stitch
a. Yarn over hook, insert hook in desired stitch
b. Draw up a loop
c. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook
d. Repeat steps a,b & c, inserting hook in same stitch, until 6 loops are on the hook
e. Yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook
Step 2: Single crochet in next 2 stitches
Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 across row
Step 4: Chain 1, turn; single crochet across row
Step 5: Chain 1, turn; single crochet in next 2 stitches, cluster in next stitch across row
Step 6: Chain 1, turn; single crochet across row
Note that steps 1 & 2 make one row with clusters, while step 5 makes another row with clusters that offset the previous clusters. Single crochet rows between the offset clusters help prevent the stitch pattern from becoming too bulky, allowing it to lay flat.
Repeat steps 1 through 6 for pattern.
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