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.
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.
Step 1: Yarnover, insert hook into the stitch indicated, Pull up loop. Yarnover and pull through 2 loops.
Step 2: Skip 1 stitch, yarnover, insert hook into next stitch and pull up loop.
Step 3: Yarnover again insert hook into same stitch and pull up loop.
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 Video Tutorial
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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
Gauge and Sizing
Gauge: 3 mixed clusters x 5 rows in pattern
Finished: 12 x 12
I use US Terminology
Hdc: half double crochet
MC: mixed cluster (see notes for instructions)
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
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 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.
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.