How To Crochet the Single Crochet Cluster Stitch

Hi friends! I love finding, new, simple and beautiful stitches.  The tutorial that I found for this stitch actually wasn’t working out for me so I had to write it a new way, and now I’m loving it. This simple stitch would be awesome for anything from scarves, to blankets to even dishcloths.

You can use any yarn and corresponding hook for this pattern. I made washcloths and used some left over worsted weight Drops Paris #4 cotton yarn and a size G crochet hook.  In fact, I chained 34 and made some pretty cool washcloths with this stitch! And if you like learning new stitches, you might also like this Textured Crochet Stitch or this Mesh Stitch for summer time!

Let’s get started!

Skills & Abbreviations:

Chain – ch

Single Crochet – sc

Single crochet 2 together – sc2tog

stitch – st


Chain in multiples of 2  (Swatch example, Chain 10)

  1. 1 sc in 2nd st from hook, *1ch, sk 1ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * to end, turn. (9 stitches)
  2. 1 ch, 1sc in 1st st of row, sc2tog inserting hook into each of next 2 ch spaces, 1ch, *sc2tog inserting hook 1st into same ch sp as previous st, then into next ch sp, 1ch; rep from * ending with ch1, sc in final stitch, turn. (9 stitches)
  3. 1ch, 1 sc into 1st st, *1ch, sk 1 ch, 1 sc into next st; rep from * to end. (9 stitches)  (Note-at the end of the row, it may seem strange to make a chain and a sc as there isn’t an sc to skip over as like the rest of the row, however it works out)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until desired length

Picture Tutorial:

Below: Chain in multiples of 2

Below: Row 1, Sc into 2nd st from hook



Chain 1, skip stitch, sc in next stitch
Row 1 complete
Row 2: Sc in 1st stitch
Sc2tog in the ch spaces
Work into the same ch space and the following ch space
At the end of the row, ch 1 and sc into final stitch
And there’s your swatch!

It might take a little bit of practice, but after a few rows this is such a simple pattern repeat!

So pretty right?!

I hope you have all kinds of ideas on how you can imagine using this stitch!




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  1. I just love reading your blog and all the new stitches you introduce. My question is this, “have you ever had pain in your hands so that you don’t want to crochet with them?” Is there a better, or more comfortable hook that works well with most yarns? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Sometimes a larger hook is easier fo me to work with.

    1. I have had pain in my hands from various issues, but absolutely love my Furls crochet hooks! My hands are larger than most women’s, as I am tall and have long, slender fingers. Furls crochet hooks, with their various designs – Alpha series, ergonomically designed, made of wood; Odyssey series made of nickle-plated pewter and ergonomic, beautifully colored poly-resin handles (a bit heavier depending upon the size ), and their new lightweight wood Streamlines; are all in their own way, absolutely the most comfortable and amazing hooks I have used. They are truly an investment, if you do a lot of crocheting! And no, I am not in any way a representative or affiliate of their company 🙂 Although, I do hope that they would have Jessica as an affiliate!

  2. Hi! I love your blog and and your patterns! I was wondering if you had any advise, I’m making the wash cloth but for some reason it’s crooked. One side slopes in and the other slopes out. The number of stitches is consistent but I can’t figure out why it’s not straight.

    1. This is actually what was happening before I changed the pattern….how strange! I’m not sure why it’s happening. Just be sure to not chain 1 after the 1st sc. This was making mine slope sideways…however, it could also be something going on with the end of the row as well (adding a stitch for example). Let me know if you figure it out! There are other tutorials online for this stitch if you do a simple google search. You might try one of those as well and see if you can figure the difference. I’m certainly curious!

    1. Oh wow – you could go with any worsted weight that you like! I love Feels Like Butta from Lion Brand for baby blankets.

  3. Thank you so much for the clear pattern instructions and especially for the diagrams, they were really key to me being able to follow the pattern. I so appreciate people like you that take time to teach others. Thank a million:)

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