What Can You Do With Cluster Stitches


If a single project from the Interweave Crochet 2016 issue has completely captivated me, it would have to be the Feathery Scarf by Lisa Naskrent. It might be the graphic rows of lace and cables. These stripes created with the textures of lace and cables are striking both from a distance and up close. This scarf is worked in laceweight yarn, making it perfect for an elegant evening out in the fall, winter, or spring. I love multi-seasonal accessories.

But my favorite portion of this scarf would have to be the wide lace edging. This elegant edging is created using cluster stitches to create a design that reminds me of either flower petals or snowflakes; I can’t decide which one.

The cluster stitch could be described as one stitch with multiple posts. The post of two, three, or more stitches is worked, leaving the last loop of each stitch on the hook. Yarning over and drawing through all of the loops left on the hook joins the posts into a single stitch. The Feathery Scarf uses a 3 treble crochet cluster. Let me walk you through how to work the stitch.

Yarn over two times, insert your hook in the indicated stitch.

Yarn over and pull up a loop. Then yarn over and draw through two loops on your hook two times.


Repeat from the beginning two times.


Stitch diagram for 3 treble cluster stitch

Finally yarn over and draw through all four loops on your hook. Congratulations! You have worked the cluster stitch.

We have kitted this incredible scarf for a limited time. You will receive the Interweave Crochet Winter 2016 issue with the Feathery Scarf pattern and a skein of Skacel Fil Royal a 100% Baby Alpaca yarn in Eggshell. Order your Feathery Scarf Kit today before they are all gone.

Best wishes,

P.S. Let us know in the comments which part of the Feathery Scarf is your favorite.

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