Intricacy, symmetry, and color-play in one fabulous pattern that will challenge your skills, this tessellated trefoil pattern uses in-row shaping and a new technique for decreasing that creates an exciting fabric in crochet. This pattern is inspired by all the fabulous knit tessellations. Crochet can do it, too!
Sizing: Pattern is worked over a repeat of 20 foundation stitches and 6 rows, so this is a completely customizable piece. Two repeats wide for a scarf, three or four for a cowl, five or more for a wrap or stole.
Gauge: Sample in pattern is 4” wide X 3.75” tall over 20 foundation stitches and 6 rows of pattern.
Materials: Sample uses 4 skeins of Knit Picks Palette fingering weight yarn in Wonderland Heather, Navy, Blue, and Clarity: or use @900 yds in any fingering weight yarns of your choice
4.5mm hook, scissors, stitch markers, blunt tip needle for weaving ends
OR use your own yarn of any weight and appropriate hook size. Swatch a few repeats of the pattern to be comfortable with your hook and yarn. Typically, you will want a larger hook for the yarn than what is recommended on the ball band.
There are further notes within the pattern for choosing yarns that will work well in the pattern. This piece benefits from blocking to show off the stitch pattern. Please keep that in mind when choosing your yarn.
stitches used are
Ch- chain stitch
Sc- US single crochet stitch
Sc3tog- single crochet 3 together
Hdc- US half double crochet stitch
Dc- US double crochet stitch
Dc2tog- double crochet 2 together
Dc3tog- double crochet 3 together
Z stitch 2- zipper stitch 2
Z stitch 3- zipper stitch 3
Z stitch 4- zipper stitch 4
The zipper stitch is the new decrease technique, and there is a full written description and picture tutorial showing how this stitch is completed.
This pattern uses US terminology. Written and fully charted- the chart breaks down row-by-row to show the gradual progression of the pattern.
There is also a picture sequence of each row as it is completed to show how the rows look as worked.
I have tried my best to make this pattern as accessible, clear, and easy-to-follow as I can, but it is different-- not difficult-- and it does requiring paying close attention. Not a TV project :)
A most special and grateful thank you to DesignsbyDio, MonvisoCrochet, Grassharp, and Chamelaucium for doing fabulous work testing the pattern.