Split dc cl Tutorial

The need for this tutorial came up from a Ravelry post.  Since I’m working on something similar, I thought it would be nice to do this as well.  As you can see below, the clusters are connected.  This is what I call (and I don’t know what other people call it) a split dc cl.  I call it this because the cluster is split, as you work part of it in one space and the other part in another space, but they are still connected.  It gives an interesting effect, but I personally prefer the split cl with taller stitches, like tr.

1) Start by doing a YO.

2) Insert hook into desired space.

3) YO again.

4) Pull up a loop.

5) YO.

6) Pull through 2 loops.  You can see I’ve made half of a dc.  2 loops left on the hook.

7) YO, insert hook into same space, YO, pull up a loop.  (Steps 1-4)

8 ) YO, draw through 2 loops (Steps 5 & 6)  Another half of a dc.  3 loops left on hook.

9) YO, insert hook into next space, YO, pull up a loop.  (Steps 1-4)

10) YO, draw through 2 loops (Steps 5 & 6)  Another half of a dc.  4 loops left on hook.

11) YO, insert hook into same space, YO, pull up a loop.  (Steps 1-4)

12) YO, draw through 2 loops (Steps 5 & 6)  Another half of a dc.  5 loops left on hook.

13) YO, draw through all 5 loops on hook.  Split dc cl complete.

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2 Responses to Split dc cl Tutorial

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  2. Snowcatcher says:

    Great tut! I’m working with a variety of cluster stitches in a pattern I’m trying to work up. So even though I already know how to do this, it seems very timely! And you’re using yarn; I’m using thread… yours looks so much more doable!

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