Single Crochet Cluster Stitch Dishcloth – Free Pattern and Tutorial

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This lovely cluster stitch dishcloth is simple to crochet. The finished fabric is really pretty because it has a line on each side and the fabric doesn’t have any large spaces. This makes it a great stitch to use for crochet projects like baby blankets and afghans. I have included written instructions for 4 sizes and a photo tutorial to help you make the cluster stitch.

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch Dishcloth Oombawka Design Crochet


Single Crochet Cluster Stitch Dishcloth 27 Cover

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Single Crochet Cluster Stitch Dishcloth

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

6 inches by 6 inches
9 inches and 12 inches are available at the end of the post
4 inches by 4 inches was added to the end of the post on March 28, 2018.

Gauge

approximately 4 sts per inch, 3.2 rows per inch (for the 6×6, 9×9 and 12×12)

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Working in the Back Bump

Invisible Join

Stitch Multiple

Chain a multiple of 2 sts + 1 for the starting ch

Special Stitches

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch

This is a (sc2tog, ch 1). I wrote it as such in the instructions to keep it simple. This is what you will need to do and remember we are working in the back loops of the stitches for this pattern stitch.

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch 1

single crochet cluster stitch 2

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch 3

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch 4

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch 5

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch Ch 1

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

Size: 6 inches by 6 inches

R1: Ch 25, working in the back bumps, beg in 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 count as 1 hdc); *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st. Turn. (24)

R1-single-crochet-1

Single Crochet Cluster Row 1 Complete

R2: Ch 2 (count as 1 hdc), sk 1 st. *Working in back loops only sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st (top of the turning ch). Turn. (24)

Single Crochet Cluster Row 2 Complete

R3-R20: Rep R2

Row 3 Complete Single Crochet Cluster Stitch

single crochet cluster stitch after a few more rows

R21: 1 sc in each st across. Proceed to Optional Edging instructions at the end of this post OR finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. (24)


Size: 9 inches by 9 inches

R1: Ch 37, working in the back bumps, beg in 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 count as 1 hdc); *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st. Turn. (36)

R2: Ch 2 (count as 1 hdc), sk 1 st. *Working in back loops only sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st (top of the turning ch). Turn. (36)

R3-R28: Rep R2

R29: 1 sc in each st across. Proceed to Optional Edging instructions at the end of this post OR finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. (36)

Size: 12 inches by 12 inches

R1: Ch 49, working in the back bump, beg in 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 count as 1 hdc); *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st. Turn. (48)

R2: Ch 2 (count as 1 hdc), sk 1 st. *Working in back loops only sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st (top of the turning ch). Turn. (48)

R3-R38: Rep R2

R39: 1 sc in each st across. Proceed to Optional Edging instructions at the end of this post OR finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. (48)


 

SIZE: 4 INCHES BY 4 INCHES

This size only uses: 5 mm (H) Orange Osage Hook

R1: Ch 12, working in the back bump, beg in 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 count as 1 hdc); *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st. Turn. (11)

R2: Ch 2 (count as 1 hdc), sk 1 st. *Working in back loops only sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st (top of the turning ch). Turn. (11)

R3-R10: Rep R2

Proceed to Optional Edging instructions.

OPTIONAL EDGING

Work 1 sc in each st and each row end and in each corner work: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Single Crochet Cluster Stitch Dishcloth Oombawka Design Crochet

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