Cluster V – Stitch Scarf

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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.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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3 Responses to Cluster V – Stitch Scarf

  1. cricketfox says:

    Have you tried the V-Stitch in an Rug/Afghan? just curious how it worked out if you have.

    Thanks
    Cricket

  2. Early in my Crocheting journey I become acquainted with the V-stitch, so I have used it many times. I have used it in patterns ranging in anything from a granny square to afghans..and it always turned out really nice. If you have a pattern with it in a rug/afghan and you like the stitch – it should turn out nice.

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