Saturday, March 16, 2013

Clover in a Square Motif 031613


by M. J. Joachim
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, good people!
It’s been a bit busy around here with Spring Break this past week. Plus I’m still getting ready for the A – Z Challenge – only 2 weeks away! Speaking of which, I’m sharing an article on their blog today, and hope you have a moment to join the lively conversation taking place over there presently.
Clover in a Square Tutorial
Step 1:  Chain 6; join with a slip stitch to 1st chain to make a ring
Step 2:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc); make 15 more double crochet in center of ring; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc in round


Step 3:  Chain 1, single crochet in same place and in next double crochet
Step 4:  Make {1 sc + chain 7 + 1 sc} in next double crochet
Step 5:  Single crochet once in each of the next 3 dc
Step 6:  Repeat Steps 4 & 5 two times; repeat Step 4 one more time; single crochet in next stitch and join with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round
Step 7:  Chain 1, single crochet in same place
Step 8:  Make shell {2 half double crochet + 17 double crochet + 2 half double crochet} in next chain 7 loop; single crochet in 2nd sc from hook
[Repeat Step 8 around, joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round]


Step 9:  Slip stitch in each of next 8 stitches, to reach (near) center of 1st shell
Step 10:  Chain 1, single crochet in same place
Step 11:  Chain 9, single crochet in 6th double crochet from hook
Step 12:  Chain 7, single crochet in 8th stitch of next shell
[Repeat Steps 11 & 12 around, ending with chain 7 and joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round]


Step 13:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc); make {8 double crochet + 1 triple crochet + 8 double crochet} in next chain 9 loop; double crochet in next sc
Step 14:  Make 7 double crochet in next chain 7 space
Step 15:  Double crochet in next sc; make {8 dc + 1 tr + 8 dc} in next chain 9 loop; make 1 dc in next single crochet
[Repeat Steps 14 & 15 around, ending with 7 dc in chain 7 space and joining with a slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc in round]
Finish off. Weave in loose ends.
Thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches.
Until next time, happy crocheting!
M. J.
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