Clover Leaf Doily

Clover Leaf Doily
Clover Leaf Doily

Step 1: Getting Started

 

Free Tatting Patterns - Clover Leaf Doily

Copyright Linda S Davies © 2007 All Rights Reserved

This beautiful, tatted doily pattern was kindly contributed by designer Linda S Davies

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Materials: Crochet cotton size 20, 1 X 20g ball in brown and 1 X 20g ball in cream, shuttle, joining hook, flexible craft glue. Traditional Instructions: Tie ball and shuttle threads together. Weave ends in if you are able, if not, trim ends to 2mm and glue down neatly at the end of the round. Do not trim ends until the end of the round otherwise the knot may come undone while you are working.

Tatting Abbreviations: r . ring; lp . long picot; lr . large ring; ch . chain; sr . small ring; sp . space; ds . double stitch; sep . separated; p . picot; cl .close; smp . small picot; rw . reverse work

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Step 2: Pattern Instructions

 

Pattern:

1st Round: R of 3ds, 3p sep by 3ds, 3ds, cl. R of 3ds, j to last p on 1st r, 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 3ds. R of 3ds, j to last p of last r, 3ds, 2p sep by 3ds, 3ds, cl, rw. (clover leaf made) Ch 7ds, rw. Make 3 more clover leaves joining 2nd p of last r to 2nd p of first r all round and 3 more ch joining last ch to starting point. Tie ends, trim to 2mm and glue down neatly.

2nd Round: Tie ball and shuttle thread tog. R of 1ds, 5p sep by 1ds, 1ds, cl, rw. Ch of 3ds, p, 3ds, rw. R of 1ds, j to last p of 1st r, 1ds, 4p sep 1ds, 1ds, cl, rw. Continue in this manner all around joining every 5th ch to p of centre r in clover leaf of first round, joining last r to 1st r and last ch to starting point. Tie ends, trim to 2mm and glue down neatly.

3rd round: Tie ball and shuttle threads tog. R of 1ds, 2p sep by 1ds, j to centre p of any ring on 2nd round, 1ds, 2p sep by 1ds, 1ds, cl, rw. Ch of 5ds, p, 5ds, rw. Repeat all the way around joining last ch to starting point. Tie ends, trim to 2mm and glue down neatly.

4th round: Tie ball and shuttle threads tog. Make clover leaf in same way as 1st round, rw. Ch of 7ds, j to any p on 3rd round, 7ds, rw. Continue all around joining each clover leaf by 2nd p of 1st r to 2nd p of last r. Join last r of last clover leaf to 2nd p of 1st r in 1st clover leaf and last ch to starting point. Tie ends, trim to 2mm and glue down neatly.

5th round: Tie ball and shuttle threads tog. R of 3ds, p, 3ds, j to any free p on clover leaf round, 3ds, p, 3ds, cl rw. *Ch of 5ds, p 5ds, rw. R of 3ds, j to last p of last r, 3ds, 2p sep by 3ds, 3ds, cl, rw. Repeat from* all around joining last ch to starting point. Tie ends, trim to 2mm and glue down neatly.

6th round: Repeat 4th round.

 

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Step 3: Diagram Instructions

 

Diagram Instructions:

1st Round. (Following diagram start at A *R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3; R 3 + 5 - 5 - 3: R 3 + 3 - 3 - 3. Clover leaf. RW Ch 7. RW. Rep from * three times more joining last clover leaf to first clover leaf and last chain to starting point.

2nd Round. R 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1. RW Ch 3 - 3. RW R 1 + 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1. RW Continue in this manner all around joining every 5th ch to p of centre r in clover leaf of first round, joining last r to 1st r and last ch to starting point.

3rd Round. Join centre p of each r to centre p of each r on 2nd round. R 1 - 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 - 1. RW Ch 5 - 5. RW Rep all round joining last ch to starting point.

4th Round. Join all chains to chains on 3rd round. Work one clover leaf as 1st round. RW Ch 7 + 7 Continue all round joining clover leaves as in 1st round and joining last ch to staring point.

5th Round. Join every other r to centre r of clover leaf of 4th round. R 3 - 3 + 3 - 3. RW Ch 5 - 5. RW R 3 + 3 - 3 - 3. RW Ch 5 - 5. RW R 3 + 3 + 3 - 3. RW Continue all round joining last r to first r and last ch to starting point.

6th Round. Work as for 4th round.

 

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