The Trefoil Edge :: Crochet Stitch #110

Stitch Description

The Trefoil Edge Stitch is a lovely little lace edging that looks like it is tipped with clovers. It would be a great edging choice for trimming any project!

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Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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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
Sl st
Slip Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
4 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Chain 4

  • Row 1 (wrong side): Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), [2 dc, ch2, 3 dc] in the 4th ch from hook, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 8, Sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, Sl st in same ch as last Sl st, ch 5, Sl st in same ch as last Sl st (trefoil completed), ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch 2 space, turn.
  • Row 3: Sl st in each of first 3 dc, ch 3 (counts as a dc), [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch-2 space, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 and 3 until edging is required length, ending with row 2 of pattern, do not turn.

  • Work final edge as follows: *Ch 3, 1 sc in top of row-end st, rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in the top of beg ch 4, end off.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Trefoil Edge Stitch (Reversible)

Example of the Trefoil Edge Stitch

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