Alternate Double Clusters

Practicing another fun stitch from The Crochet Stitch Bible!

This one is super fun. I started it in the early spring, when the weather was still quite cold, and I noticed that this stitch in particular gives the added benefit of warming you up so you feel nice and cozy while you work! Talk about getting more bang for your buck! I am not going to go into super physics terms here (although I will take volunteers!), but what makes this stitch in particular so special is the fact that it is primarily puffs. The puffs trap air inside them. If that air happens to be full of heat from your body, that means this stitch is particularly effective in preserving nice, warm body heat around you. Plus, the puffs kind of compact on themselves, which means the outer layers might get dirty, but it would take a while for the insides of the puffs to become stained or worn–so I think this would get quite clean in the washing machine.

Some of you like making blankets as gifts for your family and friends, for people from church who are in need of some comfort, and for the homeless–I believe this is the perfect stitch for that.

Alternate Double Clusters…puffs and puffs and puffs of nice warm coziness–this project really will be a blanket when it grows up!

Who wouldn’t want a blanket that had each stitch infused with your snuggles, your care, and your love?

Happy Stitching!

Maggie O’the Valley

Source for adventurous reading:
Barnden, Betty. The Crochet Stitch Bible. New York, NY: Chartwell Books, Inc. 2004. Print.

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Fellow adventurer, never let the world stifle your natural curiosity. Go get an adventure or two of your own! Start with a good book and see where it takes you!

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