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Crochet Stitch How-To: The Mixed Cluster Stitch

The mixed cluster stitch is a highly visual, simple crochet stitch. By beginning one cluster in the same space as the end of the previous cluster, you create a fabric that is both dense and beautifully textured.

mixed cluster stitch materials

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Swatch 1:

Swatch 2:

mixed cluster stitch swatches


scSingle Crochet
hdcHalf Double Crochet
McMixed Cluster
yoYarn Over
tchTurning Chain


  • Mixed Cluster:
    • yo, insert hook into first of designated stitches, yo, draw up loop, yo draw through 2 loops, skip 1 st, [yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up loop] twice in same st, yo, draw through all 6 loops on hook.


Cast on multiple of 2 sts + 1, plus 1 for foundation chain.

Row 1: (WS) Skip 2 ch (counts as 1sc), 1sc in third ch from hook and into every st to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch2 (counts as 1hdc), 1Mc in first sc, *ch1, 1Mc starting in same st as previous Mc; rep from * ending last rep in 2nd of ch-2, 1hdc in tch, turn.

Row 3: Ch1, skip 1hdc, 1sc in next and every st to end, 1sc in tch, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 to form pattern.

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