Cluster V Stitch Crochet Blanket Tutorial (Super Easy) Fast Crochet Stitch


Hi everyone and welcome to my channel.
Today I’m going to be showing you how to do the Cluster V Stitch. Now this is a
super fast stitch which gives a really pretty effect and is my go-to stitch,
particularly for scrap blankets such as this one. If this is your first visit
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videos. So this blanket that I’m currently working on, it’s quite a big
wide one, I am using up my cotton scraps, I am just picking colors at random for
this one and I used a 4, or I’m using a (if I can hold it) a 4.5
millimeter crochet hook. Now this is a really simple, easy peazy pattern to do;
to demonstrate I am going to be using my new favorite squishy AMAZING yarn which
is the Scheepjes Chunky Monkey its anti pilling and it is so soft. I’m
gonna be using Orchid and White with a 6 milimeter crochet hook just to
demonstrate this stitch. So let’s jump straight on in! So I’m gonna be using my
6 millimeter hook and my Chunky Monkey and I’m gonna pop a slip knot on my hook.
Now the pattern multiple for the Cluster V Stitch couldn’t be simpler, it is 3.
That’s it! You just keep chaining three for as wide as you want your project to
be. Now that starting chain you want to do it a little looser than normal
because we’ll be working quite a lot into each individual chain and you don’t
want it to pull super tight, so you may want to go up a hook size or just chain
really loosely. So I’m just going to go ahead and chain a small sample of 24
stitches. So once you have your starting chain,
you’re going to skip the first five chains dropping down from your hook
(remember this loop doesn’t count as anything) so skip the first five and
we’re going to work into that sixth chain from hook. So to do the Cluster V
Stitch yarn over, go into that sixth chain from hook, catch the yarn at the back,
come back through you’ll have three loops. Yarn over, pull through two and
stop. Yarn over, go back into that same chain,
catch the yarn at the back, come back through you’ll have four loops. Yarn over, pull
through two and at that point you’ve got two half finished double crochets
hanging from your hook. So you’re going to yarn over and pull through all three
loops to bring them “together”. Chain 2 and into that same chain we’re going to
do another double crochet two together (dc2tog) which forms your cluster. So yarn over,
into that same chain, yarn over, come back through (three loops) yarn over, pull
through two, yarn over, go back into that chain, catch the yarn at the back, come
back through (four loops) yarn over, pull through two and then to bring them
together – yarn over and pull through all three loops and that forms your first
Cluster V Stitch. Skip two chains and work the same into the very next chain.
It’s a double crochet two together (dc2tog) chain 2, double crochet two together (dc2tog) all into
the same chain. So you’re going to continue down the row;
skip 2, Cluster V Stitch, skip 2, Cluster V Stitch all the way down until you have
three chains remaining. So I’ve worked the Cluster V Stitch all
the way down my chain and I’ve got three remaining. Now to end the row, you’re
going to end with a double crochet into that very last chain but I also want to
change color on this row because I’m after the stripy effect that I have on
my scrap blanket, so I’m also going to show you how you change color. So work a
double crochet into that last chain but we’ll change color on the last step of
that stitch – so before I finish that double crochet – I’m going to trim my yarn
here – bring in my new color (which is white) and I’m going to finish that
double crochet by pulling over the new shade to finish that stitch. So I’m ready
to begin the second row in white. So for Row Two, I’ve switched out and I’ve put
in a blue background because I’m aware white isn’t the easiest color to see against a
white table! So for Row Two and for every subsequent row, until your blanket
scarf or whatever it is you’re making is the desired length that you want, you’re
going to chain 3 and turn. Now we’re going to be working into the chain 2
spaces that you created in between your double crochets two together (dc2tog’s) So into
these chain 2 spaces, you’re going to do this exact same repeat of *double
crochet two together (dc2tog) chain 2, double crochet two together (dc2tog)* all into that chain 2 space. Work that into each chain 2 space of
your Cluster V-Stitches from the row below. Then to end the row you’re going to
place a double crochet into the top of this turning chain from your starting
row (or the row below) and if you wanted to change color, this would be the point
to do it before you complete your stitch. Bring in your new color, bring it through,
chain 3, turn your work. Work your Cluster V Stitch into the chain 2
space in between your Cluster V stitches from the row below and end with
a double crochet into the top of your chain 3. So I hope you enjoyed this
tutorial for the Cluster V Stitch, as I said, it is my absolute go-to for when
you want something a little bit different but is nice and fast to work
up and looks really effective either in stripes like this or in a solid color or
with a variegated yarn it’s absolutely beautiful. If you have any questions
please feel free to shout in the comment section below and I will do my best to
get back to you 😀 So until next time, happy crocheting! Bye!

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