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Learn The Mixed Cluster Stitch

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On to the 4th stitch in the cluster stitch series – The Mixed Cluster Stitch. This one is probably one of my faves! I love the texture of it and the flow of working it up. If you’ve done the Double Crochet Cluster Stitch and the Half Double Crochet Cluster Stitch you’ll for sure be able to learn the Mixed Cluster Stitch

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Video Tutorial

Materials

The materials I used for the swatch are:

A special thank you to WeCrochet for providing the yarn for this tutorial.

The Mixed Cluster Stitch can be done with almost any yarn or hook, so feel free to use whatever you have!

Learn The Mixed Cluster Stitch

The Mixed Cluster Stitch is quite easy and once you get the hang of it, it flows so nicely! It’s is based on a 2-row repeat, and worked in multiples of 2.

It’s a bit of a dense stitch but works great for Fall and Winter Items. Pot holders and dishcloths would be great for practicing this stitch as well.

Below you will find the written steps, followed by the step-by-step photo tutorial.

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Abbreviations

  • ch – Chain
  • chsp – Chain Space
  • sc- Single Crochet
  • hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • sk- Skip
  • st – Stitch
  • yo- Yarn Over
  • *_* denoted repeat sequence
  • Mcl – Mixed Cluster: yo, insert hook into first st as indicated, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, skip 1 st, yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, insert hook into the same stitch, yo, draw up a loop, (6 loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops on hook, ch1. (The next mcl st will begin in the same st the previous one ended).

Mixed Cluster Stitch Written Instructions:

Foundation Chain: Chain any number in multiples of 2.

Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook, and each ch across, ch1, turn.

Row 2: Hdc in the same st as the ch1, Mcl inserting hook into the same st as the hdc, *Mcl starting in the same st the previous one ended, repeat across ending last in the turn ch, do NOT ch1 after the last Mcl, hdc into same place as the last Mcl, ch1, turn.

Row 3: Sc into the first st, sc into each st across, ch1 turn.

Repeat row 2 and row 3 until your desired length!

Steps To Learn The Mixed Cluster Stitch With Pictures

Row 1

Begin with a chain using multiples of 2. Sc in the second ch from the hook and each ch across, ch1 turn.

Row 2 – Step1

Hdc in the same st as the ch1

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Row 2 – Step 2

Yo, insert hook into the same st as the hdc, yo, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops

Row 2 – Step 3

Sk next st, yarn over insert hook into the next, yo, pull up a loop

Row 2 – Step 4

Yo, insert hook into the same st, yo, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook).

Row 2 – Step 5

Yo, pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

Row 2 – Step 6

Ch1 to complete the st.

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Row 2 – Step 7

Yo, insert hook into the same st you completed the previous Mcl in, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

Row 2 – Step 8

Sk next st, yo, insert hook into the next, yo, pull up a loop

Row 2 – Step 9

Yo, insert hook into the same st, yo, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook).

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Row 2 – Step 10

Yo, pull through all 6 loops on your hook, ch1.

Repeat the mcl stitch across.

Completing Row 2 – Step 11

The last st of the row will be almost the same with one slight difference.

Yo, insert hook into the same st you completed the previous Mcl in, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Row 2 – Step 12

The final part of the Mcl st will go into the turn ch from the previous row (as indicated by arrow in photo above).

Sk next st, yo, insert hook into the last st, yo, pull up a loop

Row 2 – Step 13

Yo, insert hook into the same st, yo, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook).

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Row 2 – Step 14

Yo, pull through all 6 loops on your hook – DO NOT CH1

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Instead of the ch1 for the final st, hdc into the same place, ch1, turn to complete.

Row 3 – Step 1

Sc into the same st as the ch1

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Row 3 – Step 2

Continue to sc in each st and ch1 across

Row 3 – Step 3

The last sc in go into the top of the turn ch, ch1, turn, to complete the row.

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

That’s it! Repeat row 2 and 3 until your desired length!!

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Once you get going it’s just flows right off your hook! It’s quite a meditative stitch, a great one while you binging Netflix or your fave podcast!

Learn The Mixed Cluster Crochet Stitch

Ready, Set, Crochet!

Now you can practice your heart out!

Here are two patterns that use the Mixed Cluster Stitch:

Alpen Cowl Crochet Pattern
Alpen Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Thank for joining me to learn the Mixed Cluster stitch!

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