How to Knit the Grand Trefoil Stitch

How to Knit the Grand Trefoil Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the grand trefoil stitch. This stitch creates a fancy lace design with lots of texture. The grand trefoil stitch would be great for scarves, shawls, and cowls!

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch

Purl Stitch

Knit 2 Together

Yarn Over

Drop Loop – Drop the 2nd loop of the double yo of previous row off the needle. The 1st loop is already knitted.

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiple of 5 sts +3

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 5 + 3.

  • Prep Row: k3, *(yo) twice, k2tog, k3; rep from *.
  • Row 1: k5, *DL, (yo) twice, k2tog, k3; rep from *, end last rep k1.
  • Row 2: k3, *DL, k2, (yo) twice, k2tog, k1; rep from *.
  • Row 3: k3, *DL, (yo) twice, k2tog, k3; rep from *.

Repeat rows 1-3 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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