1. Yarn over hook, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook and draw up a loop: three loops on hook.
2. Yarn over hook and a draw through one loop on hook: this creates a "chain" at the base of your stitch, and this is what you'll work the rest of your cluster stitches into.
3. [Yarn over hook and draw through two loops] twice.
4. Work two double crochets into the "chain" at the base of your first stitch. The two loops closest to the hook end are your "chain", the two nearest your thumb are part of your stitch.
First loop of double crochet drawn up through "chain"
Photos by Adam Burch
Hook from Laurel Hill