Clover Leaf Doily


Edited from Priscilla Crochet Book, Centerpieces and Doilies

Published by The Priscilla Publishing Co.  Boston, Mass.

Original Copyright 1915

Also available in PDF Format: Clover Leaf Doily

Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies: Size 3 (2.1mm) Steel Crochet Hook, 150 yds.   Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread.

Stitches Used: ch (chain), slst (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), dc3tog (double crochet 3 dc together-holding last loop of each dc back on hook, work 3dc, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook), picot (ch3, slst in 3rd ch from hook), picot4 (ch4, slst in 4th ch from hook)

Directions:

Rnd 1: ch15, join with slst to form ring, ch5 (counts as first dc, ch2), *1dc in ring, ch2*, repeat from*to* 10 times, join with slst to 3rd  ch of beginning ch5.  12 ch-sps

Careful not to twist while working following directions:

Rnd. 2: slst to next ch-2sp, ch15, slst in same sp, slst across to first ch, ch3 (counts as first dc), 11dc in ring, (ch3, picot) 3 times, ch15, join with slst to 4th ch of the ch15, ch1, 20sc in ring, join with slst to first dc and 3rd ch of the last ch15, ch14, slst in 9th ch from hook,  ch5, turn, sc in ring, ch5, sc in ring, ch5, slst in same ch as 9th ch from hook, ch1, turn, *(slst, 5dc, slst) in ch-5 sp*, repeat from *to* twice, (this is the first cloverleaf), ch7, slst in last ch before last picot made, picot, (ch3, picot) 2 times, ch3, slst to top of 12th dc on first ch-15 ring, 12dc in same ring, slst in same ring, slst in next sp,

(2nd–11th petals)[ch15, slst in same sp, slst across to first ch, ch3 (counts as first dc), 11dc in ring, (ch3, picot) 3 times, ch15, join with slst to 4th ch of the ch15, ch1, 10sc in ring, slst in center of ch-7 loop following the previous cloverleaf, 10sc in ring, join with slst to first sc and 3rd ch of the last ch15, ch14, slst in 9th ch from hook,  ch5, turn, sc in ring, ch5, sc in ring, ch5, slst in same ch as 9th ch from hook, ch1, turn, *(slst, 5dc, slst) in ch-5 sp*, repeat from *to* twice,  ch7, slst in last ch before last picot made, picot, (ch3, picot) 2 times, ch3, slst to top of 12th dc on first ch-15 ring, 12dc in same ring, slst in same ring], repeat from [to] 9 times,

(last petal) ch15, slst in same sp, slst across to first ch, ch3 (counts as first dc), 11dc in ring, (ch3, picot) 3 times, ch15, join with slst to 4th ch of the ch15, ch1, 10sc in ring, slst in center of ch-7 looop  following the previous cloverleaf, 10sc in ring, join with slst to first sc and 3rd ch of the last ch15, ch14, slst in 9th ch from hook,  ch5, turn, sc in ring, ch5, sc in ring, ch5, slst in same ch as 9th ch from hook, ch1, turn, *(slst, 5sc, slst) in ch-5 sp*, repeat from *to* twice, ch3, slst in 10th sc of first 20sc ring, ch3, slst in last ch before last picot made, picot, (ch3, picot) 2 times, ch3, slst to top of 12th dc on first ch-15 ring, 12dc in same ring, slst in same ring, slst in first st, fasten off

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Rnd. 1: attach thread in 15th sc of any 20-sc ring, ch1, ch6 (counts as first dc, ch3) *sc in 3rd dc of first leaf of next clover, ch8, (sc in 3rd dc of next leaf of clover) twice, ch3, dc in 15th dc of next 20-dc ring, ch3*, repeat from *to* around, join with slst to 4th ch of beginning ch-7.

Rnd. 2: ch1, sc in same st, *ch4 (dc, ch1)3 times in next ch-8sp, dc in same sp, ch3, (dc, ch1)3 times in the next ch-8sp, dc in same sp, ch4, sc in next dc*, repeat from *to* 11 times, at last repeat, join with slst to first sc.

Rnd. 3: ch1, slst in first 3 ch, ch5 (counts as first dc, ch2), (dc, ch2 in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, dc3tog in next ch-3sp, ch2, (dc, ch2 in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, dc in next ch-4sp, *ch4, dc in next ch-4sp, ch2, (dc, ch2 in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, dc3tog in next ch-3sp, ch2 (dc, ch2 in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, dc in next ch-4sp*, repeat from *to* 10 times, ch4, join with slst to 3rd ch of beginning ch5.

Rnd. 4: slst to next ch-2sp, ch5 (counts as first dc, ch2), (dc in next ch-2sp, ch2) 7 times,  dc3tog in next ch-4 sp, *ch2, (dc in next ch-2sp, ch2) 8 times,  dc3tog in next ch-4 sp*, repeat from *to* 10 times, ch2, slst to 3rd ch of beginning ch5.

Rnd. 5: slst to ch-2sp, ch1, (2sc, picot4, sc) in same sp, *(2sc, picot4, sc) in next ch-2sp*, repeat from *to* around, join with slst to beginning sc, fasten off, weave in end.

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