Cluster stitch family is crochet classics. This name is given to the whole group of stitches with the different names but similar technique to crochet. Each of them is formed as a group of stitches gathered at the top, or the bottom, or both. Their names are: CLUSTERS, BOBBLES, and PUFFS.
They are easy to crochet and have an endless possibilities to be combined with the other stitches and make new patterns. Being joined in a group, clusters look much more volumetric, hence much more decorative, than, for instance, any single stitch.
There are a lot of variations to crochet the stitch. You can crochet these stitches by using single crochets, double
crochets, or treble crochets. The number of stitches in a cluster
can be different. The more stitches included in a group, the more
decorative stitch you will get. Cluster can
serve both as a decorative element and the way to decrease number of stitches in a
A group of stitches is joined at the top. You can crochet either double or treble crochets, to form the stitch. Depending on the desired look, number of stitches in the group can be different. The video below demonstrates a stitch created with three double crochets.
Here is the process, to get the idea.To make a cluster in the next stitch:
To crochet a bobble stitch, we have to join a group of stitches (single crochet, or double crochet. or treble crochets) both at the bottom AND at the top.
To crochet a puff stitch, we do not crochet any crochet stitch the way we did it for cluster and bobble stitches. We just pool a few loops through the same stitch and join them at the top then.