Lace Cluster Stitch – Week 47 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

The Lace Cluster stitch 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 previous squares in the crochet along here. You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

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

Chain 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, 

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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

Turn

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

Turn

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. Add an extra stitch in the corners for the turn

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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