Astro Cluster Stitch Pattern plus VIDEO

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This pretty crochet stitch pattern is a different and unique crochet stitch for blankets and scarves. It is made using clusters and v-stitches for a modern lace crochet stitch. It’s name “Astro” as it’s one of three crochet stitches in my free textured blanket pattern “Stay Wild Moon Child” throw blanket.

Video Crochet Tutorial

Astro Cluster Stitch Crochet Video Tutorial

Scroll down for the written pattern.

Yarn

You can use any yarn and matching hook for this stitch pattern. I’m using one of my favourite yarns, Sirdar’s Sublime, Extra Fine Merino Worsted. It is a a beautiful soft superwash merino that comes in many different colours. It is the same yarn in my free shawl pattern Atomic Spring Wrap.

The yarn is Aran/worsted weight; 109 yards/100 m per 50g ball, and I used a 5mm hook. If I use a double knit yarn, I’d use a 4mm hook.

Yarn for crochet stitch pattern

Pattern

I love making cluster stitches, they are so fun and simple yet give a beautiful texture and lace.

The stitch pattern is in multiples of 6 plus 3 stitches, and add on 3 chains for your starting chain. My sample is made using 27 stitches which is 4 lots of 6, plus 3. I started with 30 chains.

This pattern is in US terms. I have added UK terms in ( ) below.

Abbreviations

  • Chain: Ch
  • Chain space: ch-sp
  • Double crochet: dc (tr)
  • Repeat: rep
  • Right side: RS
  • Single crochet: sc (dc)
  • Stitch: st
  • Stitches: sts
  • Treble crochet: tr (dtr)

Special Stitches

2 Double Crochet Cluster: 2dcCl (2trCl): Work into same ch-sp, [yarn over, insert hook in next ch2-sp, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

V-Stitch: v-st: Work [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] into same st.

Chain a multiple of 6 plus 3, plus 3 (see above for explanation).

Row 1 (RS): Starting in the 5th ch from hook (missed sts count as first dc), dc in each st across.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), sc in next st, (ch 2, miss 2 sts, v-st in next st, ch 2, miss 2 sts, sc in next st); rep across, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in next st, *[ (2dcCl, ch 2) twice, 2dcCl ] into the v-st ch2-sp**, ch 1; rep from * across ending last rep at **, tr in each of the last 2 sts. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, ch 1, working in the ch-sps only (dc, ch 1) in each ch2-sp and ch1-sp across, dc in each last two sts. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st and sp across.

Rep Rows 2-5 for pattern.

Stay Wild Moon Child Blanket

The Puffs and Shells Stitch, Spiked Arcade Stitch and Astro Cluster Stitch are all in my free textured blanket pattern “Stay Wild Moon Child” throw blanket.

Astro Cluster Stitch in Stay Wild Moon Child Blanket

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  1. Do you have the complete pattern for the above blanket shown
    Stay Wild Moon Cild blanket

    1. Sharon Author says:

      Hi Laura,
      I’m still writing the full blanket pattern. I’m doing a video for each stitch in it and writing the pattern at the same time. It won’t be long now!

  2. How many do I chain to make a blanket like yours? I am confused

    1. Sharon Author says:

      You can find the full blanket instructions here
      https://www.thestitchfoundry.com/free-crochet-patterns/textured-crochet-throw-blanket/

      To work it out, the stitch pattern is a multiple of 6 stitches, plus 3 extra stitches for the sides, and add on 3 chains for your starting chain which count as the first double crochet. So for the full blanket, you make 198 chains. This works out at 195 stitches, this is 32 repeats of 6 for the pattern and 3 stitches for the sides.

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