Saturday, October 18, 2014

Forked Clusters

by M. J. Joachim


For this pattern, I will provide steps for the forked cluster stitch first, followed by steps for the overall pattern. The forked cluster stitch is worked in two stitches or spaces, to make 1 forked cluster stitch.

Forked Cluster Stitch


Step 1: yarn over, insert hook in 1st stitch or space indicated

Step 2: yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 one more time

Step 4: yarn over, draw through 4 loops on hook

Step 5: yarn over, insert hook in 2nd stitch or space indicated

Step 6: yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 7: Repeat Steps 5 and 6 one more time

Step 8: yarn over, draw through 4 loops on hook

Step 9: yarn over, draw through last 3 loops on hook

Forked Cluster Pattern


Foundation: Make a multiple of 3 chain stitches (+5 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 forked cluster in the 5th and 7th chain from hook

Step 2: Chain 2, make 1 forked cluster in the 1st and 3rd chain from hook

Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 double crochet in last chain stitch

Step 3: Chain 4, turn

Step 4: Make 1 forked cluster in 1st and 2nd chain spaces

Step 5: Chain 2, make 1 forked cluster in same and next chain space

Repeat Step 5 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 double crochet in 3rd chain from bottom of turning chain

Repeat Steps 3 - 5 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crocheting!

M. J.

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