How to Crochet: V-Clusters and Clustered ChevronsBy Erin Burger – 9 Comments
Clusters are a great tool for adding texture and fun to any crochet project. Some patterns call for a ‘cluster’, others use clusters that are involved in a more intricate stitch. Below are two sets of instructions for two cluster stitches and some photos to help you accomplish the specific clustered look. Check out the crochet abbreviation chart for help with abbreviations and symbols.
This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. For left handed pictures, roll your mouse over the image and it will change for you.
The cluster used in the instructions for the V-Clusters goes as follows:
Start by loosely chaining a multiple of 3
Row 1: (cluster, ch 2, cluster) in 5th ch from hook, skip 2 ch, *[(cluster, ch 2, cluster) in next ch, skip 2 ch] repeat from * to last ch, dc in last ch
Row 2: ch3, turn, (cluster, ch 2, cluster) in first ch-2 space and in each ch-2 space across, end with dc in ch-3.
Repeat Row 2 until appropriate length is reached.
These instructions include a double crochet decrease (dc2tog), instructions on completing this stitch, can be found here: How to Crochet: Double Crochet Decrease.
The cluster used in the instructions for the Clustered Chevrons goes as follows:
Start by chaining a multiple of 17 plus 3
Row 1: dc in 5th ch from hook, dc2tog, ch 1, (cluster in next ch, ch 1) 5 times, *dc2tog 6 times, ch 1 (cluster in next ch, ch 1) 5 times, repeat from * across to the last 6 ch, dc2tog 3 times
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across
Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in next sc, dc2tog 2 times, *ch 1, (cluster in next sc, ch 1) 5 times, dc2tog 6 times, repeat from * across to last 6 sc, dc2tog 3 times
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until appropriate length is reached.
I know that clusters are challenging but are very well worth learning! If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment!