12 February 2012

Clover story...

Sometimes you just select some pattern, tat/knit/crochet it, get pleasure and result, and that's it. But sometimes needlework becomes a truly research... This is one of such cases.
Everything started several days ago when I was looking for some easy pattern with big rings and picots (yeah, again!) to test new threads. In fact big rings are rarely used in patterns, and I found nothing interesting. So, I tatted something square looking (motif #10):
The pattern is pretty easy:
Central ring is: R 6 - 6 - 6 - 6
All small rings are: R 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 Cl
All chains are: Ch 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3
At this moment my story could be finished if my husband didn't say that this motif looks like four-leaf clover, the symbol of Luck. Shame on me, I knew nothing about it. He showed me a picture and asked whether I can tat it for him. It was a challenge!
These are my several attempts to tat it, using different threads:
The left top clover (motif #11) is the first one.
Every ring in it is: R 4 - 10 (8 first parts of knot) (8 second parts of knot) 10 - 4
My Alex didn't like it much as it is very "empty". All the other thing on photo above are my attempts to make the "full" one. Finally I tatted this one (motif #12):
It is the best one - we both liked it! It's pattern is a bit similar to the Hibiscus pattern. I will write it a bit later.
So, thank you, Alex, you give me inspiration!


  1. I love your last clover - it looks perfect!

  2. Hi again, just to let you know I did a blogpost about your clover (http://leblogdefrivole.blogspot.com/2012/02/mariyas-perfect-clover.html)
    Great work!

    1. Thank you again, Frivole! However "perfect" is too much for me... :-[

  3. I came to visit from Frivole's blog post about your clover. I've enjoyed looking around your blog posts. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

    1. Thank you, Bonnie! I'm glad that you like my blog!