Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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This Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch Pattern is a really pretty eyelet design.

Just like its “cousin” the Quatrefoil Eyelet Pattern, it is perfect for knitting in front of the TV or while you are listening to a good audio book.

In fact, if you want to add some more interest to your knitting projects, you can use this eyelet pattern to replace stockinette stitch.

Furthermore, this dainty pattern is perfect for any fine-yarn projects, especially baby projects.

So, why not add a bit of elegance to you next knitting project and replace your stockinette with this darling eyelet pattern?

This knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 2 - Confident Beginner Knitters

Techniques Needed for the Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                                     Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                   Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                 Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                                    Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

yo                                                yarnover                                         Open Yarnover Increase

k2tog                                         knitting 2 stitches                     Basic Right-Slanting Decrease 

ssk                                              slip one, slip one                         Basic Left-Slanting Decrease
                                                      knit 2 together

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

ssk                                              slip, slip, knit

psso                                           pass the slip stitch over

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Cast a multiple of 8 sts plus 7.

Row 1 (WS): Purl

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: K2, yo, sl 1 – k2 tog – psso, yo, * k5, yo, sl 1 – k2 tog – psso, yo; rep from *, end k2

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: K3, yo, ssk, * k6, yo, ssk; rep from *, end k2

Row 7: Purl

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: Purl

Row 10: K1, * k5, yo, sl 1 – k2 tog – psso, yo; rep from *, end k6

Row 11: Purl

Row 12: K7, * yo, ssk, k6; rep from *

Repeat rows 1-12 until you have reached the desired length.

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