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As far as I am concerned everyone who crochet’s should learn to work clusters. It is my opinion that cluster’s are one of crochetings fun stitches to do. Clusters come in all kinds of variations using all of the basic stitches at one time or another. So if you have a cluster in a pattern – make sure you read through the instructions carefully. But once you have mastered the technique used in making a basic cluster, learning the rest of them become so much easier to crochet.

Clusters are so popular and used in so many patterns, I could not even began to list them. I just recently used the Three Treble Cluster in crocheting a book marker.

Alright enough talking, lets get our yarn and hook and hopefully you will enjoy crocheting clusters as much as I do.

Three Treble Cluster Tutorial (abbreviation tr tr cl)

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Step 1: Yarn over 2 times (pictured above)

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Step 2: Insert hook in next stitch indicated (pictured above)

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Step 3: Yarn over and pull up a loop  ( This will leave 4 loops on hook )( (pictured above)

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Step 4: Yarn over and pull though 2 loops on hook (this will leave 3 loops on hook) (pictured above)

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Sept 5: Yarn over and pull though 2 loops on hook (This will leave 2 loops on hook) (pictured above)

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Step 6: Yarn over 2 times (pictured above)

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Step 7: Insert hook in same stitch (pictured above)

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Step 8: Yarn over and pull up a loop (This will leave 5 loops on hook) (pictured above)

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Step 9: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, you will repeat this for a total of 2 times leaving 3 loops on the hook. (pictured above)

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Step 10: Yarn over 2 times (pictured above)

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Step 11: Insert hook in same stitch (pictured above)

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Step 12: Yarn over and pull up a loop (This will leave 6 loops on hook) (pictured above)

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Step 13: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, you will repeat this for a total of 2 times leaving 4 loops on the hook. (pictured above)

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Step 14: Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops remaining on the hook. (pictured above)

Now take a deep breath and pat your self on the back because you have just completed your first cluster.

I hope you take the time to practice this stitch and master it because if you decide to , or are already traveling with me on this grand tour into the wonderful world of crocheting – you will come across clusters many times along the way.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.