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 plus add a dainty touch to what you're knitting.

Cloverleaf eyelet stitch pattern

It's not very difficult to tackle either plus it's a way to practice your two basic decreases, the K2tog and the SSK. And once you've done a couple of pattern repeats you'll find that the cloverleaf eyelet stitch is quite fun to knit.

This stitch pattern is kind of nostalgic for me. It's actually the very first stitch pattern I used so many years ago when I was just a child. I wanted to knit something for a friend and I was nine years old at the time.

My parents friends were going to have a baby and I just had to knit something for the baby so I made a whole set, sweater, bonnet and bootees. Wow, it was so cool and pretty too.

This stitch pattern is kind of nostalgic for me. It's actually the very first stitch pattern I used so many years ago when I was just a child. You see I wanted to knit something for a friend.

I was nine years old at the time and my parents friends were going to have a baby. Well I just had to knit something for the baby so I made a whole set, sweater, bonnet and bootees. Wow, it was so cool and pretty too.

So what else can you make with this lovely stitch pattern?

Just about anything. You can dress up a plain Stockinette stitch sweater or make hats, cowls, socks, blankets, handwarmers, dresses and oh.. can you imagine a lovely shawl?   

Whatever you do decide on I'm sure it will look stunning.

 Cloverleaf Eyelet Pattern

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


Multiple of 8 sts + 7 

If you'd like to try knitting a swatch you can cast on 15, 23 or 31 sts. I worked out the math for you.

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.  


Happy Knitting!



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