Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch Pattern

The cloverleaf eyelet stitch pattern is just one of those stitch patterns that says feminine, dainty and pretty. I just love it.

This is a lovely stitch pattern to use instead of Stockinette stitch if you want to add a little bit more fun to your knitting.  And it'll add a lovely dainty touch to  you're finished project.


Cloverleaf Eyelet stitch pattern

This eyelet pattern isn't too difficult to tackle. It is a little more detailed but I still think you can manage it. Plus it's a good way to practice your two basic decreases, the K2tog and the SSK.

This stitch pattern is kind of nostalgic for me. It's actually the very first stitch pattern I used many years ago when I was just a child. 

I was nine years old and wanted to knit something for a friend.  My parents friends were having a baby and the thought of knitting something for them was so fun and exciting.

I found a pretty knit set, sweater, bonnet and bootees and it was all done in cloverleaf eyelets.  

I just knew I had to make it and got busy knitting. Of course mom was there to help with any rough spots.

What can you make with the cloverleaf eyelet stitch pattern?

This is pretty and dainty so my first thoughts go to baby clothes like sweaters and dresses. But it doesn't stop there. 

If you'd like to dress up a plain Stockinette sweater pattern the cloverleaf eyelets will make that knit sweater a show stopper.  And if you knit dresses or skirts this is a great stitch pattern to use.

If you'd like to try it on smaller knit items try knitting a hat, handwarmers or a cowl.  

Whatever you do decide to use this eyelet stitch pattern on I'm sure it will look stunning. Your options are endless.

 Stitch Pattern Details

Knitting Abbreviations and Skills Required

K - knit

sl 1 – you simply slip one stitch as if to purl onto the right needle without working it

k2tog – knit 2 together

ssk – slip, slip, knit

yo – yarn over – Bring yarn to front of work just like when you do the purl stitch.

psso – pass slip stitch over – pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch on your right needle and over the tip of the needle. It's just like when you're binding off stitches

rep - repeat

WS - wrong side

Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch Pattern

If you'd like to download this stitch pattern  click here

The pattern is worked over a multiple of 8 sts + 7 

And if you'd like to try knitting a swatch you can cast on 15, 23 or 31 sts. 

Row 1: (WS) and all odd number rows, Purl

Row 2: Knit

Row 4: K2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, * K5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, pass slip stitch over, yo, repeat from * to last 2 stitches K2

Row 6: K3, yo, ssk, *k6, yo, ssk, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2

Row 8: Knit

Row 10: K1, *k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, rep from * to last 6 sts. K6

Row 12: K7, *yo, ssk, k6, repeat from * to end

These 12 rows make this lovely pattern.  


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