Offset Clusters Stitch

I am a big fan of cluster stitches!  I mean seriously?  What's not to love!  They create beautiful textures, are pretty thick, and they work up fast.  Cluster stitches are my go to stitches for scarves and blankets/afghans.  I also love them for wash cloths.  The texture really pops when you crochet them in cotton.  The offset cluster stitch is a new one I just learned.  It came from the book listed below.

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What I Used To Make This Tutorial

Hook: Clover Amour 3.5 mmYarn: Yarn Bee in Blushy
Source: The Big Book of Crochet Stitches


Stitches Used
Cluster Stitch:  Yarn over and insert your hook in the specified chain/stitch, yarn over and draw up, *yarn and pull through 2 loops*, repeat from * 2 more times until you have 4 loops on your hook, pull through all 4 loops.

Shell Stitch:  Double Crochet, Chain 1, and Cluster Stitch into the specified chain/stitch.

Foundation Chain
The Offset Clusters Stitch is worked in multiples of 3+2.  For my example swatch I chained 30 + 2 = 32 chains total.

Row 1
Cluster Stitch into the back hump of the 5th chain from the hook, *skip the next 2 chains, Shell Stitch into the next chain*, repeat from * until you get to the last chain.  Double Crochet into the last chain, Chain 4 and Turn.

Row 2
Cluster Stitch into the base chain in your turning chain, *Shell Stitch into the Double Crochet on the next Shell Stitch*, repeat until you get to the last stitch.  Double Crochet into the 3rd chain of your turning chain, Chain 4 and Turn.

Row 3+
Repeat Row 2 to continue the pattern.

 

My name is Uneeda Phipps but I go by Danielle. I love love love to craft and learn new techniques! I paint, crochet, and sew a variety of products. I have 2 little boys, a cat, 2 dogs, and 2 guinea pigs that help inspire my creations and a wonderful and supportive husband that makes this all possible! I am also a huge animal lover and have an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and I used to work as a Website Designer/Marketing Manager for my sister’s business. If you have any questions or need help with anything on my website don’t hesitate to contact me.

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My name is Uneeda Phipps but I go by Danielle. I love love love to craft and learn new techniques! I paint, crochet, and sew a variety of products. I have 2 little boys, a cat, 2 dogs, and 2 guinea pigs that help inspire my creations and a wonderful and supportive husband that makes this all possible! I am also a huge animal lover and have an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and I used to work as a Website Designer/Marketing Manager for my sister’s business. If you have any questions or need help with anything on my website don’t hesitate to contact me.

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My name is Uneeda Phipps but I go by Danielle. I love love love to craft and learn new techniques! I paint, crochet, and sew a variety of products. I have 2 little boys, a cat, 2 dogs, and 2 guinea pigs that help inspire my creations and a wonderful and supportive husband that makes this all possible! I am also a huge animal lover and have an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and I used to work as a Website Designer/Marketing Manager for my sister’s business. If you have any questions or need help with anything on my website don’t hesitate to contact me.