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Clover Leaf Doily
Clover Leaf Doily

Materials: Crochet Cotton Size 10
Crochet Hook Steel Size 12

Starting with row of clover leaves around the lacy center, ch 12, sl st in
1st st. Ch 1, turn.
(4 sc in ring, ch 5, sl st in last sc for a p) 3 times, 4 sc in ring, ** ch 48,
remove hook from lp and insert it back in 12th st from hook, catch lp and
pull thru, ch 1, 16 sc in ring, turn, (ch 18, sk 3 sc on ring, sc in next 3 sc)
twice, ch 18, sk 3 sc, sl st in end sc. Ch 1, turn, 2 sc and 2 hdc in
18-inch lp, (3 dc in lp, a p) 3 time and 3 dc in lp sl st back in last p on
previous ring, being careful that long ch is not twisted. (3 dc, 1 p, 3 dc, 2
hdc and 2 sc) in bal of lp, * sl st in center sc between petals, 2 sc and 2
hdc in next lp, (3 dc, p)5 times in lp, (3 dc, 2 hdc and 2 sc) in lp. Repeat
from * once. Sl st on left side of center ring to draw top together, 5 sc on
stem ch, ch 42, remove hook, insert it back in 12th ch st, catch lp and
pull thru, ch 1, 4 sc in ring, sk last 3 ps on clover leaf, sl st back in next
p, (4 sc, p, 4 sc, p and 4 sc) in bal of ring. Repeat from ** thru 8th clover
leaf, joining 1st and last motifs to form a circle with clover leaves pointing
toward center. Ch 30, sl st across in starting st at base of 1st ring. (5 sc,
p) 6 times and 5 sc in each large lp around outside fo circle. Fasten off.

Row 2: Join to 3rd p on lp, * ch 14, a 4-dtr-cluster in next p, ch 14, sc in
next p, ch 12, sc in 2nd p on next lp, ch 14, a cluster in next p, ch 14, sc
in next p, ch 14, sc in 3rd p on next lp. Repeat from * around.

Row 3: * (4sc, p) 3 times and 4 sc in next lp, ch 9, a 3-dtr- cluster in 9th
ch st from hook, a p, ch 8, sl st at base of cluster, (4 sc, p) 3 times and 4
sc in next lp, ** (6 sc, p, 6 sc) in next lp. Repeat from * to **. (7 sc, p, 7
sc) in next lp. Repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Row 4: Join to tip of next cluster, ch 12, dc in same p, * ch 14, a
4-dtr-cluster in next 2d p, ch 9, a cluster in next 4th p, ch 14, (dc, ch 9,
dc) in next cluster. Repeat from * around, Join to 3rd st of 1st 12-ch lp.

Row 5: 5 sc in next lp, ch 18 and form a ring, as before in 12th st from
hook, ch 1, 16 sc in ring, turn, (ch 18, sk last 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) twice,
ch 18, sl st in end sc. Ch 1, turn, *2 sc and 2 hdc in 18-ch lp, (3 dc, p) 5
times in lp, (3 dc, 2 hdc and 2 sc) in lp, sl st between petals. Repeat
from 8 twice.

Sl st on left side of center ring, 5 sc on stem, 5 sc in bal of next lp, (4 sc,
p) 3 times and 4 sc in next lp, (5 sc, p, 5 sc) in next lp, (4 sc, p) 3 times
and 4 sc in next lp. Repeat from beginning of row around. Fasten off.

Edge:
Join to 2nd p on center petal of one leaf, * ch 20, sc in next 2d p, ch 25,
sc in 3d p on next petal, ch 11, tr down in center p between leaves, ch
11, sc in 3d p on next leaf, ch 25, sc in 2d p on next petal. Repeat from *
around.

Row 2: * (6 sc, p) 3 times and 6 sc in next lp, (5 sc, p) 5 times and 5 sc
in next lp, (12 sc in next lp) twice, 5 sc in next, ch 2, sl st back in last p,
ch 2, sl st back in last sc to complete p, (5 sc, p) 4 times and 5 sc in bal
of lp. Repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Center:
Ch 12, sl st in 1st st. Ch 1, 16 sc in ring. In back lps, sl st in 1st sc, * ch
8, a 3-dtr-cluster in same st, a p,k ch 8, sl st in same sc, sl st in next 2
sc. Repeat from * 7 times. Fasten off.

Row 2: Join to one petal, ch 12, dc in same p, * ch 15, (dc, ch 9, dc) in
next petal. Repeat from * 6 times. Ch 8, dtr in 3rd st of 1st 12-ch.

Row 3: (Ch 15, sc in next lp) 15 times, ch 8, dtr in next lp.

Row 4: * Ch 14, sc in 5th st from hook for a p, (ch 6, p) 3 times, ch 3, sl
st in ring between 2 leaves, ch 7, p, dc between last 2 ps, (ch 5, p, dc
between next 2 ps) twice, ch 5, p, ch 2, sl st in 2nd st past next p, ch 7,
sc in next lp, ch 9, sl st in center p of leaf, ch 9, sc back in next lp.
Repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Pin right side down in a true circle, stretching several inches. Steam and
press dry thru a cloth.