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Last week on Facebook I shared a link for a quick crochet project called a Cluster V – Stitch Scarf. (pictured above) It was one of these projects that could easily be made in one afternoon. What drew me to the pattern was the stitch itself, I have crocheted many patters using the V-Stitch, but not as many using the Cluster V- Stitch. (pictured below) It is a wonderful variation of the popular V – Stitch.

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I used some yarn form my stash, “Bernat Baby Coordinates” yarn in yellow. The pattern itself only required 3 ounces making it easy for you to use up some of that yarn laying around in your yarn baskets. I have included the link to the pattern below and also a tutorial for the V-Stitch and Cluster V- Stitch. I know that the V-Stitch is not needed for this pattern, but I thought it might be nice for those crocheters who have never worked the V-Stitch to see the difference.

Now let’s get a crochet hook and some yarn and launch out on our new adventure as we learn the V – Stitch and the Cluster V – Stitch.

http://mymerrymessylife.com/2014/01/cluster-v-stitch-scarf-free-crochet-pattern-on-one-skein.html

V – Stitch Tutorial

Note: To work a V – Stitch and Cluster V- Stitch you will need to know the chain stitch, (The Chain Stitch ) and the double crochet. (Double Crochet)

I am starting with a chain of 13.

Row 1 (Our Foundation Row)

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Step 1: double crochet in the fifth chain from hook. (pictured above)

Note: the first three chains count as your double crochet, the fourth as a skipped chain. (pictured above)

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Step 2: chain one (pictured above)

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Step 3: double crochet into the same chain as your first double crochet. (pictured above)

Congratulations you have just crocheted your first V – Stitch!!

To crochet your next second V – Stitch;

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Step 4: Skip 2 chains, and Double Crochet, chain 1, double crochet in next chain (pictured above)

Repeat across to last two chains.

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Step 6: double crochet in the last stitch. (pictured above)

Row 2 and all remaining rows are worked as follows:

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Step 1: chain 3 and turn your work (pictured above)

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Step 2: Skip the next two stitches and work a V-stitch into the next chain one space. (pictured above)

Note:  Remember that the turning chain counts as a double crochet.

Note: You will skip the next two double crochets and work the V – Stitch to the last chain one stitch. (pictured above)

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Step 3: Work a double crochet into the top of the turning chain. (pictured above)

Cluster V – Stitch Scarf

I am starting with a chain of 13. (pictured above)

Row 1:

Note: We are about to make the cluster part of the stitch.  

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Step 1: yarn over and insert hook into your fifth chain from hook (pictured above)

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Step 2: yarn over and draw up one loop on hook ( you will have 3 loops left on your hook)  (pictured above)

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Step 3: yarn over and through two loops. ( you will have 2 loops left on your hook)  (pictured above)

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Step 4: yarn over and insert hook back into the same chain.  (pictured above)

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Step 5: yarn over and draw up a loop. ( you will have 4 loops on your hook)  (pictured above)

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Step 6: yarn over and draw through two loops. (you will have 3 loops on your hook)  (pictured above)

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Step 7: yarn over and draw through all three loops. (cluster made)  (pictured above)

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Step 8: chain two and work cluster again in same chain  (pictured above)

Congratulations you have finished your first Cluster V- Stitch!!

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Step 10: skip two chains  (pictured above) work work a V Stitch Cluster in next chain (pictured above)

Repeat crocheting Cluster V – Stitch across to the last two stitches

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Step 12: double crochet in the last chain (pictured above)

Row 2 and all remaining rows are worked as follows:

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Step 1: chain three and turn your work, Skip the first two stitches and work a Cluster V-stitch into the next chain two space.  (pictured above)

Note: You will skip the next two cluster’s and work the cluster V – Stitch to the last chain two space.  (pictured above)

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Step 3: Work a double crochet into the top of the turning chain.  (pictured above)

Once you have mastered the Cluster V – Stitch you will be ready to click on the link above for the Cluster V-Stitch Scarf pattern. It is an easy to read pattern and would be a great pattern for a new crocheter who wants to challenge themselves just a little bit. Would love to hear how you enjoy your new experience.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.