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Mixed Cluster Stitch Square: 2019 Stash Busting CAL Block #17

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We are learning the mixed cluster crochet stitch today! This is a super fun stitch and one of my many favorites. Let’s get started on block #17.

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All about the mixed cluster stitch

This stitch is similar to how we worked the paired double crochet early on in the crochet along. You’ll start this stitch in one stitch and you’ll end in a different one. Then the next stitch starts in the same stitch as the last one ended. Clear as mud? Don’t worry once you get going you’ll understand.

Want to see this stitch in action? Check out the Messy Bun Earwarmer

Let’s go over how to make the mixed cluster.

You start out with a row of single crochet. Then, on row 2 is where you’ll start your mixed clusters.

Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten

Step 1: Yarnover, insert hook into the stitch indicated, Pull up loop. Yarnover and pull through 2 loops.

Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten

Step 2: Skip 1 stitch, yarnover, insert hook into next stitch and pull up loop.

Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten

Step 3: Yarnover again insert hook into same stitch and pull up loop.

Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten

Step 4: Yarnover pull through all 6 loops on hook. 

After you make the mixed cluster you’ll chain 1 like the pattern says and continue repeating that mixed cluster, chain 1 sequence across the row. Then you’ll do another row of single crochet.

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Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten

Let’s get started, be sure to read over the notes section for some helpful hints and tips.

Mixed Cluster Square Crochet Pattern Info and Materials

#4/Worsted Weight Yarn (Bernat Super Value used in sample)

5.5mm crochet hook

Needle to weave in ends

Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

Gauge: 3 mixed clusters x 5 rows in pattern

Finished: 12 x 12

Abbreviations

I use US Terminology

Ch(s): chain(s)

Hdc: half double crochet

St(s): stitch(es)

MC: mixed cluster (see notes for instructions)

Sc: single crochet

Sl st: slip stitch

Notes

Ch 1 does not count as a stitch

Make sure your beginning chain is loose

Mixed Cluster (mc): yo, insert hook in stitch indicated, pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops. Skip 1 st. Yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop (4 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into same st and pull up another loop. Yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

To make this square bigger or smaller chain any multiple of 2

My square turned out a little smaller than I would have liked but for the sake of time, I did not re-do it. If I were to do it over I would start with a chain of 36.

Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten

Mixed Cluster Square Crochet Pattern

Ch 34 to start.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn (33 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, mc starting in the same st as hdc. *Ch 1, Mc starting in the same st as end of previous mc. Repeat from * across. Hdc in same st as end of last mc. Turn. (16 mc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st and ch 1 space across. Turn. (33 sc)

Row 4-27: repeat rows 2 and 3. Do not turn on last row and continue to border.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner st. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.

Repeat as needed until your square is 12 in.


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