Crochet Cluster-V Stitch Tutorial {free crochet tutorial}

A crochet photo tutorial to learn how to work the cluster v-stitch. I used this stitch to make a baby blanket for our second child and it was the first crochet project I ever created, so even a beginner can learn this lacy, yet strong stitch!
My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial

In order to make this baby blanket that I made for our second son, Grayson, you’ll need to master the Cluster-V stitch. If you’ve never done it before and like picture tutorials, you’ve come to the right place!

The cluster v-stitch is very similar to the v-stitch (see my tutorial for that here), but it is just thicker. It’s a great stitch for making a blanket that’s strong, but lacy. It was perfect to make Grayson’s blanket because he was born in the spring and didn’t need a thick one.

Let’s get started! (for a print friendly version, please click on the green “print friendly” button at the bottom of this post)

Step #1

Make a chain in a multiple of 3. The length will depend on your project, but for the baby blanket, I made a chain of 84.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 1

Step #2

Begin the cluster v-stitch. Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook (not counting the loop on your chain) and pull up a loop. There will be 3 loops on your hook.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 2

Step #3

Yarn over the hook and pull the yarn through the first 2 loops on your hook. There are two loops remaining.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 3


Step #4

Yarn over and insert the hook back into the original chain again and pull up another loop. There will be 4 loops on your hook.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 4

Step #5

Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops. 3 loops remain.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 5

Step #6

Yarn over and pull through the last three loops. One side of the cluster-v stitch is finished!

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 6

Step #7

Chain 2. Repeat steps #2 to #7, eliminating the first part of #2 (insert hook into 5th ch from hook) in the same chain space.

Yarn over and insert hook into the chain and pull up a loop (3 loops remain). Yarn over and pull yarn through the first 2 loops (2 loops remain). Yarn over and insert hook into the same chain space again and pull up a loop (4 loops remain). Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops (3 loops remain). Yarn over and pull through the last 3 loops.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 7


Step #8

Skip two chains and repeat the cluster v-stitch again.

Yarn over and insert hook into the chain and pull up a loop (3 loops remain). Yarn over and pull yarn through the first 2 loops (2 loops remain). Yarn over and insert hook into the same chain space again and pull up a loop (4 loops remain). Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops (3 loops remain). Yarn over and pull through the last 3 loops.

Chain two. Repeat above.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 8

Finish the row with a double crochet in the last chain.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 8 part 2

Step #9

After the last double crochet and at the end of the chain, chain 3 and work another cluster-v stitch in the chain 2 space of the previous one.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 9

Step #10

Continue working the cluster-v stitch in the chain 2 spaces the length of your work. Finish each row with a double crochet at the top of the first chain 5.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 10

Row 2 and all the following rows are worked into the chain 2 space of the cluster-v from the row below. Each row is started with a chain 3 and finished with a double crochet at the top of the previous chain 3.

Crochet Cluster V-Stitch Photo Tutorial - Step 10 part 2

Click here for a free pattern using the cluster v-stitch to make a summer baby blanket!

Merry Crocheting!

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

Comments

  1. Great tutorial!

  2. The V stitch is one of my favorites, and you’ve done a great job showing how it’s done. You’re pictures are bright a clear and easy to follow. Nice job!

  3. this is awesome – been looking all over for a safe download. thanks so much! karenb/fredw

  4. I am going to get back into crochet so thank you for all your tutorials!!
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  5. Christine says:

    I have used your cluster v stitch and was wandering if you could let me know how to do a hat baby/adult in this stitch starting with all the hat in this stitch. Hope you understand this. Thanks if you can help. Christine

  6. This pattern is TERRIFIC. I’ve been looking for the v-st for a blanket. It’s wonderful to
    have it so clear and showing each stitch. Wish more like that. I’m elderly and love crocheting
    and have done it since age 12. Now I do mainly blankets, some for charity, some for friends.
    Thank you so much.
    Dorothy

  7. Love this pattern. I’ve just started on a scrap blanket with it using 2 types of yarn held together. Working up a dream!

    Thanks for such clear instructions and photos! =)

  8. Joby O'Keefe says:

    I LOVE this site and have so many patterns “saved on this computer” that I will never live long enough to enjoy making them. But this pattern has moved to the top of my list…………..I, not doubt, will use baby “patterned” yarn for the first and then will “take off” with mixing all kinds of colors and textures (as I LOVE to experiment).

  9. I have just found your blog via allfreecrochet.com AND…..I LOVE IT!!!
    Your tutorials are amazing. They are easy to follow but even better; I can refer back at a glance instead of the stop/rewind with videos.

    Thank you so much for your hard work in putting them together 🙂

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