How to Crochet: V-Clusters and Clustered Chevrons

By 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.

V-Clusters

V-Clusters

The cluster used in the instructions for the V-Clusters goes as follows:

(yo, insert hook in st, yo, draw up a loop, yo,

(draw through 2 loops on hook)

twice,



yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook

ch 1 to finish cluster

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.

Clustered Chevrons
Clustered Chevrons

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:

yo, draw up a loop in st,

(yo, draw up a loop in same st)

twice,

yo and through all 7 loops on hook.

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!

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9 Comments

  1. Antonia says:

    I love using the v-stitch for scarves, can’t wait to try the v-cluster stitch.
    Thanks for the easy to understand instructions.

  2. Gail says:

    Ripple aghans are my favorite – so easy to do. I love the clustered chevrons – a very pretty variation – that will be my next aghan project!

  3. Cami says:

    This is CUUUTE!

  4. Nomina says:

    Great stich. I can’t wait to start a new project. Thank you for sharing.

  5. nancy says:

    Thanks Rachel for thinking about the lefties!it helps me alot.

  6. Jean says:

    I never imaged a V Stitch could be made with clusters. You are amazing. I like the texture it gives. Yum.

  7. [...] Never worked with clusters before? You could practice these stitches first before attempting the pattern: V-Clusters and Clustered Chevrons [...]

  8. David says:

    Isn’t this stitch the same as the bobble stitch?

  9. Christine says:

    Hi, I am wandering how to do this cluster v st. in the round – i.e. to make a hat? Any help would be appreciated. thanks Christine

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