crochet stitches crochet stitches Shells and Clusters

Shells and Clusters

Crochet StitchChain multiple: 8 + 2

Stitch Guide

Cluster (CL): *YO, insert hook in specified st or sp and draw up a lp to height of a dc; YO and draw through 2 lps; rep from * once in same st, YO and draw through 3 lps: CL made. 

Cluster shell (CL shell): In specified st work (CL, ch 2) twice, CL in same st: CL shell made.

V-stitch (V-st): Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in specified st or sp: V-st made.

Instructions

Row 1: Work CL in 6th ch from hook; *sk next 3 chs, V-st in next ch, sk next 3 chs, CL shell in next ch; rep from * across to last 4 chs; sk next 3 chs, 2 dc in last ch; ch 5, turn.

Row 2 (RS): Work CL in first cl; *V-st in center CL of next CL shell; CL shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st; from * across, ending with 2 dc in 2nd skipped ch of foundation ch; ch 5, turn.

Row 3: CL in first dc; *V-st in center CL of next CL shell; CL shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st; rep from * across, ending with 2 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-5; ch 5, turn.

Rep rows 2 and 3 for patt.