How to crochet the climbing vine stitch (video and written pattern)

The climbing vine is a pretty, rambling stitch that adds a touch of interest to shawls, scarves and table treatments. This airy pattern has a beautiful outdoorsy feel that 's like a breath of fresh air for all your projects.
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Materials
This stitch looks attractive crocheted up in any yarn, but you might want to try a light, fingering weight to bring out the daintiness of the climbing vine design. Check the manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.
Abbreviations
*repeat from this point the number of times required
ch chain
ch st chain stitch
dc double crochet
3dcCL 3dc cluster
rep repeat
sk skip
yo yarn over
Special stitches involved in this pattern
To create a 3dcCL, yo, insert hook into the next stitch in the row. Yo, draw through the first 2 loops on the hook. Yo, insert hook draw through loop, 4 loops on your hook. Yo, draw through the first 2 loops only, 3 loops on your hook. Yo, insert hook, draw through - 5 loops on your hook. Yo, draw through first 2 loops. You now have 4 loops on hook and 3 finished dc sts. Yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook, secure cluster with a ch st.
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Written pattern
For the climbing vine, you will need to create a foundation chain large enough for your project in multiples of 4, plus 2.
Row 1: 3dcCL in 6th ch from hook, sk 3ch, dc in next ch, *sk 1ch, ch 2, sc in next ch, ch 2, sk 1ch, (dc, ch 3, 3dcCL) in next ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next ch, rep from * across to last 4ch, sk 1ch, ch 2, sc in next ch, ch 2, sk 1ch, dc in last ch of row, turn.
Row 2: ch 6, 3dcCL in 1st dc, *sk sc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next ch3 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, 3dcCL) in next dc, rep from * along row to last dc, dc in last dc, ch 2, sc in turning ch sp, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.
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