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!

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.

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