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.
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This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet
For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook
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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yarn over and pull through all 3 loops)
, 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.
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.
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
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