Week 48 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Lace Cluster stitch. This is a beautiful light and lacy stitch that would be perfect for a beach top. It works up quickly and easily too.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook

Start by making a foundation chain of 31

Row 1. Sc In 3rd chain from your hook. Chain 1, *skip a stitch and dc2tog in the next stitch (yarn over and insert hook into the chain and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, 

the dc2tog

yarn over and pull through all 3 loops)

finished dc2tog

chain 1 skip a stitch and make 2sc* repeat between *and* sc in the last stitch


Row 2. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Chain 2, sc in the top of the dc2tog, *chain 5 and sc in the top of the dc2tog* repeat between *and* after the last dc2tog, chain 2 and dc in the last stitch.

the chain 5


Row 3. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. *Chain 2 and make a dc2tog in the top of the sc. Chain 2 and sc around the chain 5*

Repeat between *and* ending with a sc in the last stitch.

Rows 4-15. Repeat rows 2 and 3, ending with a repeat of row 3.

The Border

For the top and bottom make 1 sc in the top of each dc2tog and sc. Make 1 sc in each chain space.

For the sides, make 2 sc in the side of each row.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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