Let’s get started on block #22! Today we are going to learn the cluster v-stitch. It’s tons of fun and easy once you get the hang of it.
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I’ve been getting lots of questions about joining our squares and I just wanted to put it here that I’ll be giving you a tutorial on my favorite join as well as suggestions for alternative ones. You are free to join them however you choose. I’ll also be doing a tutorial for a border.
About the Cluster V-Stitch
To make a cluster v stitch you’ll be making a double crochet 2 together, chain one and another double crochet 2 together all in one space (the chain one from the previous row).
Quick and easy. I love stitches that I don’t have to fiddle with placement. This one goes quickly because you’re only working in the chain spaces (like we did for the wattle stitch or hdc v-stitch). The cluster v-stitch would be great for just about any project or yarn weight. Blankets, scarves, cowls, hats, home decor.
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materials and pattern information
- #4/Worsted Weight Yarn
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: 2 V-Sts x 3 rows = 2 in
- Finished: 12 x 12
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together
- Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
- Cluster V-Stitch: Dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog all in the same space
- To make this bigger or smaller chain multiple of 3+1
- As always change color as you see fit. I changed colors for rows 3, 5, 7, 14, & 16
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Cluster V-Stitch Crochet Square Pattern
Ch 37 to start
Row 1: (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in 5th ch from hook. *Skip 2 chs, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in next. Repeat from * across until 2 chs remain. Skip 1 ch. Dc in last. Turn
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in each ch 1 space across. Dc in last stitch. Turn
Row 3-18: repeat row 2 until your block is square. 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 until block is desired size. I did 2 rounds.
Block to 12 inches if desired.