Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Crochet Cluster V Stitch

Crochet Cluster V StitchWritten by Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial: Crochet Cluster V Stitch
Video Tutorial: Crochet Cluster V Stitch Left Hand
CL - Cluster
DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain

- Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook through the stitch/chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through two loops. Leave the two loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert it through the same stitch/chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through the loop. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through 2 loops. There will be 3 remaining loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all three loops.

Cluster V Stitch - Cluster, CH 2, Cluster in the same space/stitch/chain.

Multiple 3

Make a loose chain. Your work will be tight at the bottom and expand as you progress towards the top if your chain is to tight. You can also use a larger crochet hook to make your chain and a smaller hook for the main portion of your project.
Row 1: Work the first cluster in the 5th Chain from the hook. The first 3 chains will count as the first double crochet. Work the first cluster, CH 2, work next cluster in the same chain. Skip 2 chains and works a V Stitch Cluster in the next chain. See abbreviations for details. Continue across for each V Stitch Cluster. Double Crochet in the last double crochet.
Row 2: CH 3 turn, work a V Stitch Cluster in each Chain 2 space(center of previous cluster) across. Finish with a double crochet in the last stitch which is the chain 3 on the previous row.

Repeat row 2 for the length of the project.

You are welcome to tell me if I have an error or something that does not make sense.


  1. That would make a beautiful scarf. I may have to try it out.

  2. Hi, I am from Malaysia. I love to view your blog. Actually, I'm searching a look-a-like Japanese pattern diagram. Thanks for your free patterns incl. instructions. Actually, I lazy to read all the instructions, but with Japanese pattern, we just view the diagram and start to crochet!. Hopes more Japanese diagram. To all, if you have a Japanese diagram, please do so to e-mail me

  3. I have this really cute wedding project that I would like to do, but I'm having some trouble with it. It's called "Two Peas in a Pod" and it two peas in a pod and one is dressed like a bride and the other is dressed like a groom. I can send you the website I found it at. Can you take a look at it and maybe do a tutorial of it?


  4. What a beautiful stitch - very easy and addictive once you get going! I had a hard time getting the width right at first but once I got that settled, it came right along. I was looking for something new and different to use for making a block for "Warm up America." I was getting tired of the basic stitches. I'm not sure this is actually a good fit though - it's a bit lacey. I may line the back with a piece of cotton or flannel for added warmth in this situation. Overall,though, thanks for introducting me to a new stitch!

  5. Hi, I am trying to following in some of your proyects, but for now I want to know what kind of hook do you use for the crochet cluster V stitch. I'll ready bought this.

    Sorry, my english is not as good as I want

  6. @Maggy---you would use the hook based on the weight of the yarn you have chosen. If you have light weight yarn, you would use a small hook. If your yarn is heavier, use a larger hook. I used chunky yarn and a N hook.

  7. hi, ive been looking forward to making something with this stitch for ages and just wondering how much wool it uses?
    i want to make a baby blanket that is 100cm x 100cm.
    please advise

  8. how many chanes shlould i use if im using a super bulky yarn as it says on the package an it also says i have to use a size N crochet needle to make a baby blanket

  9. I loved the Crocodile Stitch and now I am in love with Cluster V Stitch. You are a great teacher. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  10. My stitches don't look like V, they're just verticle. Any advice?

  11. What size hook should be used for this pattern or does it matter?

  12. I am wanting to make a pretty large afghan with this stitch. Can anyone tell me what the chain or stitch multiples are on this? Thanks.

    1. The multiple is 3 and posted above in the pattern.

  13. How to complete the afghan? I'm finished the afghan but don't know how to complete it (the final stitching or however it is supposed to be completed). Do you just tie it in a knot, sew it - I'm not sure. I have two afghans done but don't know how to finish either one of them. PLEASE help. (A video would be best but haven't found one to finish this particular pattern). Thanks

    1. I am not sure what you mean by finish. You make a secure knot and sew in the tail. I have a lot of video showing how to do that.

  14. How many starting chains would I use for a standard sized baby blanket?

  15. I just started an afghan and found that even tho I chained as loosely as I could to start I still had problems with by the end of the first row. Trial and error led to dropping a hook size and using a chain 1 instead of chain 2. So far it's working beautifully. Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

  16. Hi, I would like to make a hat with this pattern but not sure how to go about starting one. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks


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