Learn how to crochet the 4 dc cluster stitch with this step-by-step tutorial. You’ll learn the stitch itself and how to use it in an attractive stitch pattern.
Yarn used in this tutorial was provided by WeCrochet. All opinions are my own.
For this tutorial I’ve changed color every row, just as I did when I used this stitch in the first half of the border of the Suzie’s Stiped Sampler Blanket CAL.
Textured Crochet Stitches Are My Jam
Use the 4 dc cluster stitch when you want to create a project with substance. The cluster stitch has great textures and is great for rugs, blankets, and scarves, or many other projects.
The video tutorial will guide you along, making it easy to succeed. You’ll also find a written pattern with row by row instructions and photos and a crochet chart or crochet stitch diagram.
Everything you need to learn the 4 double crochet cluster stitch is right here! You’re going to love how easy it is to make this beautiful crochet stitch.
4 DC Cluster Stitch Video Tutorial
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Supplies in this Video
Stitches and Abbreviations
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ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc cl – double crochet cluster
fsc – foundation single crochet
rs – right side
sc – single crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
ws – wrong side
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated
four double crochet cluster (4-dc cl): Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), [yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through all remaining loops.
4 DC Cluster Stitch Written Instructions with Photos
The 4 DC Cluster Stitch is worked over an odd number of stitches. For the video and chart in this tutorial I started with a base of 23 single crochet. The stitch pattern begins with row 2. I’ve also included a finishing row to end your swatch with a row of single crochet. The first and last rows of single crochet are simply to neaten up the top and bottom of your swatch if you want to keep it for future reference. I like to staple mine to an index card with the name of the pattern on it.
Row 1 (WS): FSC an odd number of sts.
Ch an even number of sts, turn, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2 (RS): Turn, ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, [ch 1, skip 1, sc in next st] until 1 st remains, sc in last st.
Rnd 3: Turn, dch2 in first st, ch 1 [4-dc cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across, dc in last st.
Rnd 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in ch-1 sp [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp] across, sc in last st.
Repeat Rows 3-4 to desired size.
Finishing Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each sc and ch-1 sp across.
4 DC Cluster Stitch Chart
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