Posts Tagged ‘cluster’

forked cluster stitch washcloth

July 13, 2011


i’m moving my patterns over from quazen, since i’m getting incredibly disillusioned by that site.  now, you can read them without ridiculous ads on every side of the screen!  yay!

the forked cluster stitch is a group of stitches that uses a modified cluster stitch to produce a tight, short stitch.  this washcloth is a wonderful pattern for this stitch and will be thick and durable.

for this washcloth you will need medium weight cotton yarn (Lily Sugar ‘n Creme is great) and an I hook.

ch 33.

row 1: yo and insert hook in the 3rd chain from hook.  yo and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).  yo and insert hook in next ch.  yo and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook).  yo and draw through 3 loops (3 loops on hook).  yo and draw through remaining 3 loops.  this is your first forked cluster stitch (FC).  * yo and insert hook in same ch as previous forked cluster stitch.  yo and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).  yo and insert hook in next ch.  yo and draw up a look (5 loops on hook).  yo and draw through 3 loops, yo and draw through remaining 3 loops.  repeat from * until the end of the row until 1 ch remains.  dc in last ch.  turn.

row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc).  1 FC inserting hook into each of first 2 sts (in other words, the bottom of the turning ch and the next st).  *1 FC inserting hook into same st as previous fc and then into next st.  repeat from * to end, until only turning ch remains; 1 dc in turning ch.  Turn.

repeat row 2 until the washcloth is the desired length.

i kind of have a thing for homemade washcloths, so you’ll probably be seeing a lot more of these moved over here. 🙂