Watch how to crochet the clover or daisy stitch (video & written instructions)

If you'd like to add a touch of spring to your next project, you'll adore the clover or daisy stitch, a beautiful, flowery lace pattern which makes magical shawls, shrugs and scarves for the warmer weather.
The beauty of this pattern is that the flowers are all attached as you go along, so there's no sewing up to do at the end of the project. This stitch is lovely for little girls' dresses, a trim on sweaters or cardigans, or for table cloths and even curtain treatments.
This is a delicate lacy flower stitch so you won't want to use a heavy weight yarn. Think of a light fingering weight, or possibly a DK. A variegated yarn can produce a very pretty effect with this stitch, without the need to swap colors and sew in lots of ends at the finish. Check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You'll also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.
ch chain
sl st slip stitch
sp space
st(s) stitch(es)
tr treble crochet
Written instructions
Start off by chaining 8 sts.
Petal 1: insert hook into 4th ch from hook, sl st to join. Ch4. Insert hook into first ch of original 8 and sl st to join. Now work 2tr into ch4 sp. Ch4 and sl st to join.
Petal 2: ch4, then 4tr, then ch8 to create next flower. Insert hook into 4th ch from hook, sl st, ch4, insert hook into first ch of the 8 and sl st. Put 2 tr into ch4 space to create rest of petal, then ch4 and sl st. Ch4 to move to next petal. 4 tr into ring. Continue to create petals until you have achieved the length you need for your project, then finish the petal you are working on with ch4 and sl st into ring.
Petal 3: ch4, sl st into ring and work 3 tr into ring. Ch4 and sl st into ring.
Petal 4: ch4 then 4tr into ring to complete.
Continue until your project reaches the desired size.

If you've always wanted to make your crochet stand out, you'll love this technique!
August 18   ·  
This method will give you a new angle on afghans, throws and more!
August 17   ·  
Pretty as a picture and so easy too
August 16   ·