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Last updated on April 3rd, 2018 at 03:21 pm

Offset Clusters Stitch

Post-Author: Uneeda “Danielle” Phipps
Source: The Big Book of Crochet Stitches
Photos: © 2018 U-NEED-A Crafty Creation

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Introduction

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 washcloths.  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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Materials Needed

Hook: Clover Amour 3.5 mm

Yarn: Yarn Bee in Blushy

Stitches & Abbreviations 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.

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The 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 in 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.

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Uneeda “Danielle” Phipps – Owner/Designer

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