Today I am sharing Part 9 of our 2022 Stash Busting Crochet Along. Only 1 more to go and then the border.
If you are new here, all this year we are working on a row-by-row crochet stitch sampler throw. We will learn approximately 30 new stitches to use on future projects and end up with a beautiful keepsake too. You can find out all about this crochet along here. It’s not too late to join!
This month we are adding the cluster v-stitch, popcorn stitch and the mini butterfly stitch.
First up is the Cluster V-Stitch. This stitch is made by doing a 2 double crochet cluster (dc2tog), a chain and another 2 double crochet cluster all in the same stitch or space.
Next up I wanted to add some texture with popcorn stitches. These stitches are a little fiddly to make but not hard. Five double crochets are worked in the same stitch. Then you remove your hook after the last stitch, insert it into the first double crochet of the group and pick the loop up that you dropped and pull it through that first double crochet.
Lastly, the Mini Butterfly Stitch. I want to make a whole baby blanket with this stitch. Groups of chains are gathered together in the middle with a single crochet to form little tiny butterfly-like shapes.
Video Tutorials for these stitches can be found here. (not every stitch has a video tutorial. I try to make them for the more complicated stitches and/or find videos from others to share)
Materials and Pattern Information
- Your chosen worsted weight yarn
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Scissors and yarn needle
Gauge: 6 dc x 4 rows = 2 inches
This is a little tricky, given it is such a mix of stitches. I would say the stitch part of the gauge is easier to get correct for this particular project. As long as your first 2 rows are measuring approximately 42 inches across you should be good.
Measurements: 42 in across x in tall
- US Terminology
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Pc: Popcorn
- Dc2tog: double crochet 2 sts together
- Hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together
Popcorn (pc): 5dc in stitch indicated. Drop loop from hook. Reinsert hook into first dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through first dc.
Cluster V-Stitch: Dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog all in the same space
- I’ll note my color changes, but feel free to change color wherever you see fit.
- Ch 3 counts as a stitch, unless otherwise noted
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch, unless otherwise noted.
- Odd rows are wrong side, even rows are right side
Video Tutorials for these stitches can be found here. (not every stitch has a video tutorial. I try to make them for the more complicated stitches)
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Yarn Color: True Gray
Row 113: Ch 3, skip 1 st, *(dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in next st, skip 2 sts, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain. (Dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in next, dc in last. Turn. (40 clusters, 2 dc)
- usually, you would skip 1 stitch before the last dc but I needed to compensate the stitch count
Row 114-116: Ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in each ch 1 space across. Dc in last stitch. Turn
Yarn Color: Pale Gray
Row 117: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across until 3 sts remain. Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. Hdc in last. (121)
- The hdc2tog fixes our stitch count from the cluster v-stitch section
Row 118: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, hdc in next st. *PC in next, hdc in next 3. Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain. PC in next. Hdc in last 2. Turn.
Row 119: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn.
Mini Butterfly Stitch
Yarn color: Misty Blue
Row 120: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in next 3 sts. *Ch 5, skip 3 sts, sc in next 7. Repeat from * across ending last repeat after 4 sc. Turn. (85 sc, 12 ch-5 spaces)
Row 121: Ch 3, dc in next 3, *ch 3, skip ch-5 space, dc in next 7. Repeat from * across ending last repeat after 4 dc. Turn. (85 dc, 12 ch-3 spaces)
Row 122: Ch 3, dc in next 3, *ch 2, sc in ch-5 space 2 rows below, ch 2, dc in next 7. Repeat from * across ending last repeat after 4 dc. Turn. (85 dc, 12 “butterflys”)
Row 123: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and next 3 dc. *Ch 3, sc in next 7 dc. Repeat from * across ending last repeat after 4 sc. Turn. (85 sc, 12 ch-3 spaces)
Row 124: Ch 3, dc in each st across placing 3 dc in each ch-3 space. Turn. (121)