Cluster cross granny square by Francesca Burley
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Cluster cross granny square

Crochet
June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
When blocked square measures 9 inches.
5.0 mm (H)
55 - 66 yards (50 - 60 m)
9 inch square
UK

Special stitches:
Starting cluster- ch2, yoh, insert into stitch, yo and pull through a loop, yo and pull through 1st 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook) repeat - (3 loops on hook) yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook

Cluster- yoh, insert into stitch, yo and pull through a loop, yo and pull through 1st 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook) repeat - (3 loops on hook) repeat - (4 loops on hook) yo and pull though all 4 loops on hook.

Abbreviations-
Ch- chain
Sl st- slip stitch
Ch sp- chain space
Tr- U.K. Treble crochet
Cl- cluster
St Cl- starting cluster.

Gauge- using stylecraft special dk and 5 mm hook square measures 9 inches when blocked.

To start- ch7 and join to form a loop.

Round 1 - st Cl in loop, ch2, cl in loop, ch2 repeat - 6 more times and join with a sl st. 7 clusters and 1 starting cluster)

Rounds 2 and 3 work stitches into ch spaces only.

Round 2- sl st to ch sp, st cl in Ch sp , c3, Cl in same ch sp ( corner made) ch2, Cl in next ch sp, ch2, cl in next ch sp, repeat - twice more. ch3, cl in same ch sp, c2 cl in next ch sp, ch2 join with sl st.

Round 3- sl st to ch3 sp( corner), st cl in ch3 sp, ch3, cl in same ch sp ch2 cl in next ch sp, ch2 , cl in next ch sp, (Cl, ch3 Cl ) in corner. repeat- 2 more times. Ch2, cl in next ch sp, ch2, cl in next ch sp, ch2, join with sl st to top of st Cl.

Round 4- sl st to corner, ( st cl, ch3,cl) in corner, ch2, 2tr in ch sp, tr in next cl, 2tr in ch sp, tr in next cl, 2tr in ch sp, ch2 (cl, ch3 , cl) in corner) repeat- twice more, ch2, 2tr in ch sp, tr in next cl, 2tr in ch sp, tr in next cl, 2tr in ch sp, ch2 join with sl st to top of st cl.

Round 5, sl st to corner, (stcl,ch3,cl) in corner. Ch2 , 2 tr in ch sp, tr in each of next 8 stitches, 2tr in ch sp, ch2, (cl, ch3, cl) in corner. repeat- Twice more, Ch2 , 2 tr in ch sp, tr in each of next 8 stitches, ch2, 2tr in ch sp. join with sl st to top of st cl.

Round 6- sl st to corner, (stcl,ch3,cl) in corner. Ch2 , 2 tr in ch sp, tr in each of next 12 stitches, 2tr in ch sp, ch2, (cl, ch3, cl) in corner. repeat- Twice more, Ch2 , 2 tr in ch sp, tr in each of next 12 stitches, ch2, 2 tr in ch sp, join with sl st to top of st cl.

Round 7- sl st to corner, (stcl,ch3,cl) in corner. Ch2 , 2 tr in ch sp, tr in each of next 16 stitches, 2tr in ch sp, ch2, (cl, ch3, cl) in corner. repeat- Twice more, Ch2 , 2 tr in ch sp, tr in each of next 16 stitches, ch2, 2 tr in ch sp, join with sl st to top of st cl.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Block to size.