Crochet Pumpkin Stitch | How to Crochet Treble Cluster tutorial (tr cl)

The treble crochet cluster stitch (for this tutorial, I’m calling it the crochet pumpkin stitch) is so cute because you can turn it into a cute little crochet pumpkin when used on a blanket border!

What is a Cluster Stitch?

A cluster stitch is a repetition of the same stitch (whether it’s a double, half double or treble crochet), that creates a small “ball” of stitches.

How Can I Use a Cluster Stitch in My Projects?

Clusters can be used to create texture, eyes, borders, or even used with graphs to create a raised surface where the shadows create the pattern.

The Mystery Fall Crochet Blanket CAL – Kawaii Pumpkin Crochet Blanket

This cute little crochet pumpkin stitch is used in the border on the Kawaii Crochet Pumpkin Blanket. I hosted the Mystery CAL in October and the pattern is available in C2C and Row by Row written versions for free, find the links below.

Right now, I am in the process of updating my crochet stitch tutorial series with more detailed posts and pictures. If you want to learn more fun stitches and squares, you will love this series!

Adorable Crochet Pumpkin Stitch

Crochet Pumpkin Stitch Tutorial
treble crochet cluster stitch with a twist

In this post you will learn How to Crochet a Cute Crochet Pumpkin Stitch:

How to crochet a treble crochet cluster stitch, also known as tr cl.

The treble crochet cluster is abbreviated as tr cl in most patterns.

So far, I’ve only used the treble cluster in my Mystery CAL Kawaii Blanket, but plan on using it more. I love it so much!

For the photo tutorial, I used Impeccable Yarn by Loops & Threads in Aran Tweed and Pumpkin.

How to Crochet a Treble Crochet Cluster Stitch (tr cl) Step by Step:

Cluster stitches are a great assess to your crochet arsenal. You will come up with so many fun ways to use them… they work perfect to create this cute crochet pumpkin stitch.

Pumpkin Stitch (tr cl) – This stitch is a treble cluster stitch. Yarn over two times, insert hook in indicated stitch, *yarn over and pull through 2 loops (two times), repeat from * four more times. Yarn over, pull through 5 loops on hook, pull up new color, finish stitch with new color.

Step 1:

Attach your orange color and pull through to finish your last stitch…

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 1)
Step 1 – Pumpkin Cluster Stitch
crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 2)

Step 2:

Yarn over twice.

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 3)

Step 3:

Insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 3a)

Step 4:

Yarn over and pull through two loops, two times, don’t finish the stitch.

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 3b)

Step 5:

Yarn over two times, and complete another treble, but don’t finish it.

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 4)

Step 6:

Continue crocheting 5 trebles…

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 5)

Step 7:

You should have six loops on your hook.

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 6)

Step 8:

Yarn over and pull through 5 loops.

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 7)

Complete the last portion of the stitch with your carried yarn…and your finished!

crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial (step 8)

Creating the Pumpkin Stem

What would this cute crochet pumpkin stitch be without a stem? Use a green or brown yarn with a darning needle to create a stem, whip stitch works best for this, then tie off and weave in your tails!

Crochet Pumpkin Stitch Tutorial

That’s it! You’re Finished!

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crochet pumpkin stitch tutorial

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