I know there are a ton of crochet shamrock patterns out there in the great big web world but for some reason I just wasn’t finding that “perfect” clover I was picturing in my mind!! So after spending an entire evening crocheting, ripping out, crocheting again, ripping out (you get the point), I finally came up with this particular design. I really like the final results and I know it will be a super design for my particular needs. Hopefully, you will enjoy making the pattern and find many, many uses for this cute little “Luck of the Irish”!!
My design used scraps of green cotton yarn (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream – dark pine) and a size G crochet hook.
Stitches used: CH (chain), SC (single crochet), TR (triple crochet), HDC (half double crochet), SL (slip stitch). Directions in US crochet terms.
I began using the “magic” loop technique crocheting 6 SC and joining with a SL in first SC. Slip stitch (SL) in next stitch then crochet 3 CH, 1 TR, 1 HDC, 1 TR, 3 CH, 1 SL (all in that same stitch), SL in next stitch, SL in next stitch then crochet 3 CH, 1 TR, 1 HDC, 1 TR, 3 CH 1 SL, SL in next stitch, SL in next stitch then crochet 3 CH, 1 TR, 1 HDC, 1 TR, 3 CH, 1 SL, SL in next stitch, CH 5, skip first chain and SL in remaining 4 chains to create stem. Slip stitch back through the stitch you used to crochet 5 chains and fasten off. You can just finger shape the leaves on your clover or you can steam them.