The Trefoil Link Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #223

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the trefoil link stitch. This stitch creates a delicate lace pattern. The trefoil link stitch would be great for shawls, scarves and shrugs!

Video Tutorial

Materials Used

LanaMundi Yarns Tajik Mohair

LanaMundi Yarns Tajik Mohair comes from the Asht region of Northern Tajikistan which is the center of Angora goat production. Only the best quality Angora kid fleeces are used for spinning this, strong yet soft, mohair yarn. The quality of this fingering-weight, two-ply yarn and the hand-spinning and dying are excellent; however, as with any handspun yarn, you may find some slight variation in thickness and color consistency.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
Double Triple Crochet
Trefoil- [sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc] all in ch sp indicated.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 7 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 7 + 3

  • Row 1: (Wrong Side): sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, skip 2ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 1ch, sc in next ch, *ch 4, skip 4ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 1ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across to last 3ch, ch 2, skip 2ch, sc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: ch 1, sc in last 1st st, ch 2, *trefoil in next ch 3 sp, ch 4, skip ch 4 sp; rep from * to last ch 3 sp, trefoil in last ch 3 sp, ch 2, skip ch sp, sc in last sc, turn.
  • Row 3: ch 6 (counts as tr, ch 2 sp), *skip ch 3 sp, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 5 sp, ch 4, skip next 2 ch sp; rep from * across to last ch 5 sp, [sc, ch 3, sc] in last ch 5 sp, ch 2, skip last ch sps, tr in last sc, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Trefoil Link Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Trefoil Link Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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