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HOW TO Crochet the Split Clusters Stitch

HOW TO Crochet the Split Clusters Stitch

HOW TO Crochet the Split Clusters Stitch

LEARN HOW TO CROCHET THE SPLIT CLUSTERS STITCH:


In this crochet stich tutorial you’ll learn how to crochet the split clusters stitch. The split clusters is a beautiful crochet stitch, & I love the finish it gives any crochet Project. I can’t really remember the first time I came across this & it might have other names, but it’s really one of my favorite stitches!

If you have bought one of my crochet patterns, you might wonder how the split clusters are crocheted. The crochet pattern always offers written text in addition to charts, however here I will share a step by step picture guide with you. In addition there is a video of how to crochet this stitch on the bottom.

Today I suggest that you learn the crochet stitch & then you should use it in a project! You can make you own crochet pattern, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all crochet patterns that are using the split clusters.

 

OTHER CROCHET STITCHES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:


Before you start learning the crochet stitch for this post, I want to share other crochet stitch tutorials from Joy of Motion. Just click the link & open them in new tabs to learn them later.

 

Beginner Crochet Stitches:

 Easy Crochet Stitches:

Intermediate Crochet Stitches:


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MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN THE SPLIT CLUSTERS STITCH:


Crochet Hook:

To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:

  • Knitpro – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks &  impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
  • KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with.  They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can purchase these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
  • Love Crochet
  • Wool Warehouse
  • Wool Warehouse (set)
  • Amazon
  • Amazon (set)
  • Etsy

 

Yarn:

You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:

 

 

HOW TO CROCHET THE SPLIT CLUSTERS STITCH – PICTURE GUIDE:


1. How to start:

how to crochet the split clusters stitchSince the purpose of this post is to learn the stitch I suggest that you start by making a small test square:

1. Chain 12 stitches, turn.

2. Single Crochet along chain row, turn.

Then you are ready to start the “Split Clusters”!

(If you are uncertain about “Chains” check my “Beginners Guide to Crochet Part 1″ – and for “Single Crochet” the “Beginners Guide To Crochet Part 2″.)

how to crochet the split clusters stitch

Start every row with 3 (or 4) ch.

*The number of ch is given in the pattern you use & if you make your own pattern do the number that looks best.

2. Yarn overhow to crochet the split clusters stitch

Yarn over from back to front.

3. Draw up a loop

how to crochet the split clusters stitchDraw up a loop from 4th stitch from hook (when starting the a row).

You now have 3 loops on hook.

*5th stitch if you ch 4 in the beginning of the row.

**Next stitch if you continue to crochet along a foundation row you have started.

*** Around ch bow if you are on the 2.nd row or higher.

4. Yarn over

how to crochet the split clusters stitchYarn over from back to front.

5 Draw up a loop

how to crochet the split clusters stitchDraw up a loop from same stitch.

You now have 5 loops on you hook.

6. Yarn overhow to crochet the split clusters stitch

Yarn over from back to front.

7. Pull through the 4 first loops on hook

how to crochet the split clusters stitchPull yarn through the first 4 loops on hook.

You now have 2 loops left on the hook.

8. Yarn over

how to crochet the split clusters stitchNow you will repeat the steps 2-7,

this is shown as step 8-13.

Yarn over from back to front.

9. Draw up a loop

how to crochet the split clusters stitchSkip one stitch. Draw up a loop from next stitch (foundation row).

You now have 4 loops on the hook.

*This will mean the 6th stitch from hook when you start crocheting the first split cluster (or 7th if you ch 4).

**Around ch bow if you are on row 2 or higher with the split clusters pattern.

10. Yarn over

how to crochet the split clusters stitchYarn over from back to front.

11. Draw up a loop

how to crochet the split clusters stitchDraw up a loop from same stitch.

You now have 6 loops on you hook.

12. Yarn over

how to crochet the split clusters stitchYarn over from back to front.

13. Pull through the 4 first loops on hook

how to crochet the split clusters stitchPull yarn through the 4 first loops on the hook.

You now have 3 loops on the hook.

14. Yarn over

how to crochet the split clusters stitchYarn over from back to front.

15. Pull through the last 3 loops on hook

how to crochet the split clusters stitchPull yarn through the last 3 loops on the hook.

You now have 1 loop on the hook.

16. Chain 2

how to crochet the split clusters stitch Chain 2 stitches, making a chain bow.

17. Repeat steps 2-16

Now you will have to repeat the steps 2-16 until end of the row.

End the row with chain one & then one “double crochet”.

Turn your work & start a new row.

On row 2 or higher with the “split clusters” you will crochet around the chain bows from last row instead of crocheting in the next stitch.

See how this is done on the video below if you are uncertain.

HOW TO CROCHET THE SPLIT CLUSTERS STITCH – WRITTEN GUIDE:


                Special mask – SPCL *(yo, draw up a loop from first st/hole from last row) two times on the same place, yo, work through the 4 first loops on hook, repeat from * in third st/next hole from last row, yo, draw throught the 3 last st on hook.

Row 1: Crochet 1 SPCL, by drawing up a loop from 5th & 7th st from the hook, crochet *ch 2, 1 SPCL, in the next st, skip one st, and in the next st, repeat from* until last st, ch 1, 1 dc in the last st, turn.

                Row 2:  Ch 4*, skip the 1st st, 1 SPCL, in the first & second ch-bow, *2 ch, 1 SPCL, in the same ch-bow as last time, and the next, repeat from *, until the last – SPCL is done under ch 4 from last row, 1 st under the same ch4 from last row, turn.

                Repeat row 2.

*The split clusters stitch can be made with 3 or 4 ch in the beginning of each row. The how to crochet the split clusters stitch video & picture guide will display 3 ch.

 

HOW TO CROCHET THE SPLIT CLUSTERS STITCH – VIDEO GUIDE:


 This soundless video shows you how to crochet the Split Clusters Stitch.

Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.

(Don’t pay attention to the fact that I don’t finish up the 1st row. You should crochet the row all the way to the end, I did not to keep the video shorter & easier to watch).

 

CROCHET PATTERN DESIGNS USING THE SPLIT CLUSTERS STITCH:


Click on the picture to view the Crochet Pattern Descriptions.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet the Split Clusters Stitch. Comment below to let me know what you used the crochet stitch for, I’d love to see what you’ve made!

 

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