There is something about clover that just speaks to me – summer! Clover was the inspiration behind this light weight summer throw!
As a child I remember getting excited about finding purple clover in our backyard growing up. Not only did they make a great and colourful addition to my dandelion bouquets, but they also carry a sweet nectar!
I would sit and carefully pluck the flower petals and then suck the nectar out from their centers. My own kids now carry on this special tradition. It’s just one of those sweet things of summer.
When I first came across this stitch combination, the clover flower was the first thing that came to mind! And paired up with this beautiful Touch of Alpaca Yarn by Lion Brand, it was perfect!
The result is a lacy, light weigh throw with great drape and perfect for those summer breezy evenings!
I can’t wait to curl up in the evenings out on my back deck, with my cup of tea, a good book or new crochet project, under this throw. I just love it.
Before we get to the pattern below, just a couple of notes. First of all a huge thank you to Lion Brand Yarn who provided the yarn support for this project. You will find this Touch of Alpaca Yarn (and many other great products!) on their website here: Lion Brand Yarn (Will open in a new window)
Secondly, following the pattern you will find a free video tutorial! In the tutorial I do not make the entire blanket, but I do make enough of the pattern to help you along! As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, or just to let me know how much you love it! If you send a photo to me via Facebook or Instagram I may feature you’re gorgeous work on my FB Page and IG feeds (I will confirm that it’s ok with you first 🙂 ).
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Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 3 triple clusters x 3 triple cluster rows = 6 inches
Finished Size: Approximately 48 x 76 inches.
Yarn: 6 Balls of Touch of Alpaca™ Bonus Bundle® by Lion Brand® (90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca; 7 oz, 200 g; 415 yds, 380 m). Worsted Weight (4). Colour: Purple Aster.
Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle, stitch markers.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Chs – Chains
Picot – sc, ch 3, sl st in the top of sc just made.
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Tr – Triple Crochet
Yo – Yarn over
– Pattern is written in American English terms.
– Pattern is worked in rows.
– Ch 1 at beg of rnd does not count as sc.
– Ch 4 counts as triple crochet (tr) unless otherwise stated.
– Weave in ends as needed.
– A Free video tutorial for this pattern can be found on my blog: https//richtexturescrochet.com
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from hook, *ch 2, sk next 3 chs, 4 tr in the next ch, ch 2, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch; rpt from * to end. Turn. (22 4tr clusters)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk ch-2 sp and 1 tr, sc in the next tr, ch 3, sk next 2 tr and ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc; rpt from * to end. Turn. (44 ch-3 sps)
Row 3: Ch 4, tr in the same st as ch 4, *ch 2, sk ch-3, sc in the next st, ch 2, sk next ch-3, 4 tr in the next st; rpt from * to last sc, 2 tr in last sc. Turn. (21 4tr clusters)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk tr and ch-2 sp, sc in the next st, ch 3, sk ch-2 sp and 1 tr, sc in next st; rpt from * across ending with sc in top of ch-4. Turn. (44 ch-3 sps)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, *ch 2, sk ch-3, 4 tr in the next st, ch 2, sk next ch-3, sc in the next st; rpt from * across. Turn. (22 4tr clusters)
Repeat rows 2-5 until work from the beginning measures approximately 73 inches.
Repeat row 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Edging (Worked in rows along the shorter edges):
With right side facing, join yarn with a slip stitch in right hand corner.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch across. Turn. (176 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sk next 3 sts, *(5 tr, picot, 4 tr) in the next st, sk next 3 sts, sc in the next st; rpt from * across to end. Fasten off. Weave in ends. (22 picots)
Repeat for opposite side.