The Forked Cluster Crochet Stitch
The forked cluster stitch is one of my favorites for its uniformity, adding a touch of elegance to many different crochet projects. Its versatility makes it a great choice, making it a great stitch to use for many things! Whether used in blankets, scarves or intricate garments, the forked cluster stitch gives its finished project a polished and cohesive look.
This stitch uses basic stitches and a one-row repeat making it very simple to learn. Scroll down for the free tutorial.
Video Tutorial for the Forked Cluster Stitch:
- your favorite yarn and hook combination
- Intermediate beginner – the maker should know and be comfortable with basic crochet stitches first.
- this tutorial is written in standard US terms
- chain 1 does not count as a stitch
- this stitch is a two-row repeat
- start with a ch of any number
STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:
- ch/chs = chain/chains
- yo = yarn over
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
Instructions for the Forked Cluster Stitch:
This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!
Step 1: Make a ch of any number.
Step 2: Yo and insert your hook into the 3rd ch from the hook and pull up a loop. You will have three loops on your hook.
Step 3: Yo and insert your hook into the next ch.
Step 4: Pull up a loop. You now have five loops on your hook.
Step 5: Yo and pull through three of the loops. Three loops remain on the hook.
Step 6: Yo and pull through the three remaining loops on the hook. First forked cluster st is made.
Step 7: For the next forked cluster st, yo and insert your hook into the same ch you just finished your last st in.
Step 8: Yo and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on the hook.
Step 9: Yo and insert your hook into the next ch and pull up a loop. There are now five loops on your hook.
Step 10: Yo and pull through three loops. Three loops remain.
Step 11: Yo and pull through the remaining three loops on the hook. The second forked cluster stitch is made.
Step 12: Continue to repeat steps 7-11 until you’ve reached the end of the starting ch.
Step 13: Make one dc in the last st (this is in addition to the forked cluster st that’s already there) Ch 1 and turn.
Step 14: (Ch 1 does not count as a st) Make one sc in the first st and in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.
Step 15: Working right into the first st, make one forked cluster across the first and second sts of this row.
Step 16: Continue to repeat steps 7-11 until you’ve reached the end of the row.
Step 17: Make one dc in the last st (this is in addition to the forked cluster st that’s already there) Ch 1 and turn.
Step 18: Continue to repeat steps 7-17 (rows 2 & 3) until your practice swatch is your desired size.
Wasn’t this stitch easy to master? The simplicity contrasts beautifully with the texture, creating a visually appealing result, don’t you think?
What will YOU make using this stitch? Did you make a practice swatch? Did you just go for it and make a project with it? Either way, I’d love to your work! Please do share and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I absolutely love seeing all your makes ❤️
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