Crochet Quatrefoil Square

The word quatrefoil means "four leaves" from Old French quatre 'four' and foil 'leaf', referring specifically to a four-leafed clover, but applies in general to four-lobed shapes in various contexts.


What you'll need
You can choose any yarn you like to crochet this square motif. Just to give you an idea of the size, with sock yarn and 2 mm crochet hook, the motif is going to be about 7,5 cm (about 3 inches).
You will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.


Instructions
Ch 10 and sl st in first ch to form a ring.

  • Round 1: Ch 1, 20 sc in the ring, join with sl st in first sc.
  • Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, * ch 9, skip 4 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * 3 times, ch 9, join with sl st in first sc.
  • Round 3: Ch 1, * in ch-9 sp work (sc, hdc, 11 dc, hdc, sc); repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
  • Round 4: Sl st in hdc, ch 1, sc in same stitch, * ch 5, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch; repeat from * 19 times, ch 2 and dc in first sc (counts as last ch-5 sp).
  • Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same sp, * ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * 19 times, ch 2 and dc in first sc (counts as last ch-5 sp).
  • Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same sp, * ch 9, sc in next ch-5 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 4 times; repeat from * 3 times, ch 9, sc in next ch-5 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 3 times, ch 2 and dc in first sc (counts as last ch-5 sp).
  • Round 7: Ch 1, * sc in ch-5 sp, in ch-9 sp work (8 dc, ch 5, 8 dc), (sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5) 3 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.                                                                                                

Abbreviations
ch chain
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp space
 *
work instructions following * as many times as indicated
(  ) work instructions the number of times specified or work instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks
This tutorial is for personal use only
You can use it to make as many motifs as you like for yourself or as gifts for friends, but please don't make any for sale. Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source. Do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!