Forked Cluster Crochet Stitch | How to Crochet

This free tutorial walks you through how to make the forked cluster stitch. In this blog post, you’ll find photo tutorials as well as a video tutorial.


Forked Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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.

Forked Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Video Tutorial for the Forked Cluster Stitch:

MATERIALS:

  • your favorite yarn and hook combination

SKILL LEVEL:

  • Intermediate beginner – the maker should know and be comfortable with basic crochet stitches first.

TUTORIAL NOTES:

  • 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.

Forked Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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.

Forked Cluster Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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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