Clover Doily
February 2001
Tatted and designed by Eileen Stafford
This doily was needle tatted with size 30 Cebelia Crochet cotton. The finished size is about 11 1/2" in diameter. Click here to see a close up .
R  -   Ring
Ch -  Chain
"-" -  Picot
"+" -  Join
rw  -  Reverse
DNR - Do Not Reverse
Row 1

  R   5 - 4 - 5 rw
  Ch 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 rw
* R   5 + 4 - 5 rw
   Ch 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 rw
Contine around from "
*" for a total of 9 rings and 9 chains. Cut and tie ends.

Row 2
  R   3 + 3 rw  (join to first picot of previous row)
  Ch  3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
  R   3 + 3 rw  (join to 3rd picot of previous row)
  Ch  3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
Contine around joining to first and third picots of previous row. Cut and tie ends

Row 3
  R   5 + 5 DNR  (join to center picot of previous row)
  Ch  6 - 3 rw  (small joining picot)
  R   4 - 4 - 4 - 3 DNR
  R   3 + 5 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 3 DNR
  R   3 + 4 - 4 - 4 rw
  Ch  3 + 6 DNR
* R   5 + 5 DNR
  Ch 6 - 3 rw
  R   4 - 4 + 4 - 3 DNR  (join to second picot of previous clover)
  R   3 + 5 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 3 DNR
  R   3 + 4 - 4 - 4 rw
  Ch 3 + 6 DNR
Continue around from "
*" joining to previous row.  Cut and tie 

Row 4
* R   3 - 3 + 3 - 3 rw  (join to first picot of previous row)
   Ch  4 - 4 rw
   R   3 + 3 + 3 - 3 rw  (first join to picot of previous ring, second join to third picot of previous row)
   Ch  6 - 4 - 4 - 6 rw
Contine around from "
*" joining to first anf third picots of previous row. Cut and tie

Row 5
* R   7 + 7 rw  (join to picot of small chain)
   Ch  3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
   R   5 + 5 rw  (join to first picot of long chain)
   Ch  3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
   R   5 + 5 rw  (join to third picot of long chain)
   Ch  3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
Continue around from "
*" joining to the previous row. Cut and tie

Row 6
* R   3 + 3 rw  (join to center picot of previous row)
   Ch  5-5 rw
Continue around from "
*" joining to previous row. Cut and tie

Row 7
  R   5+5 DNR  (join to picot of previous row)
   Ch  6 - 3 rw  (small joining picot)
   R   3 - 3 - 3 - 3 DNR
   R   3 + 5 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 3 DNR
   R   3 + 3 - 3 - 3 rw
   Ch  3 + 6 DNR
* R   5 + 5 DNR
   Ch  6 - 3 rw
   R   3 - 3 + 3 - 3 DNR  (join to second picot of previous clover
   R   3 + 5 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 3 DNR
   R   3 + 3 - 3 - 3 rw
   Ch  3 + 6 DNR
Continue around from "
*" joining to previous row. Cut and tie

Row 8
* R   6+6 rw  (join to center picot of previous row)
   Ch  5 - 5 - 5 rw
    R   6 + 6 rw
Contiune around from "
*" joining to center picot of previous row. Cut and tie.

Row 9
* R   4 + 4 rw  (join to first picot of previous row)
   Ch  5 rw
   R   4 + 4 rw  (join to second picot of previous row)
   Ch  6 - 6 rw
Continue around from "
*" joining to previous row. Cut and tie.
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