Monday, April 7, 2014

Cross Cluster Crochet Rows 040714

By M. J. Joachim

Cluster crochet stitches are made by adding multiple loops to the hook, before drawing the yarn through all the loops. Cross Cluster stitches are worked over two stitches, making a cluster in the second stitch, followed by a cluster in the first stitch. In this particular pattern, cross clusters are separated by double crochet stitches. The cross clusters are placed directly above each cross cluster in the previous row, giving the design a zigzag or braid type appearance.

Foundation: Make a multiple of 8 chain (+4 more chain stitches); single crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across. Chain 3, turn

Step 1: Working over 2 stitches, make a cross cluster stitch:

Skip 1st stitch, yarn over and insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop (two times, so you have 5 loops on your hook); yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

Repeat the cluster stitch in the previous stitch you skipped.

Step 2: Make 1 double crochet in each of the next 6 stitches; make 1 cross cluster stitch over the next 2 stitches, until you get to the last 3 stitches; make 1 cross cluster over the next 2 stitches and 1 dc in the last stitch (top of turning chain); chain 3, turn

Repeat Steps 1 & 2 for pattern

Thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today. I hope you have lots of fun making all sorts of neat projects with the Cross Cluster Crochet Rows pattern.

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M. J.

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