With St. Patricks Day coming up I wanted to make some little clovers, or shamrocks, I don't really know what the difference is between the two. I wanted some that were pretty small so they could be attached to a hair clip or a headband or pinned onto something. They aren't the most detailed crocheted clovers you can find, if you want the little heart shaped leaves than these aren't what you are looking for, if you want a really easy, fast, small 3 or 4 leaf clover than you should try these out.
All you need is a little bit of green yarn and a crochet hook. I used worsted weight yarn and an H hook for the ones that I made but you could use any yarn you have and an appropriate size hook, you will just get a bigger or smaller clover. I made clovers in four different colors, three were Red Heart Super Saver, one was Caron Simply Soft. Because Simply Soft is thinner it turned out slightly smaller but I used the same hook on all of them. They take a very small amount of yarn so if you have some green scraps you would like to use up this is a good way to do it.
Simple Crocheted CloversYou will need
- small amount of green yarn (I used medium weight yarn)
- crochet hook (I used an H)
Start with a magic ring
In the magic ring, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, slip stitch in ring, that is your first leaf repeat 2 more times for a 3 leaf clover or 3 more times for a 4 leaf clover, after you have completed the last leaf you will make the stem, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip stitch in next 4 chains.
When you finish the stem make sure your yarn end is on the pack of your clover as well as your beginning yarn. Pull the beginning yarn tight to close up your circle. To finish off I just tied the two ends together tightly and cut them short. I knew that I was planning to use them in a way that the back would not be seen, if you prefer you can weave in each end.
That's it, like I said, super simple. Now you can attach it to a hair clip or headband, pin it to something, appliqué it onto something, whatever you want to do. Simple, quick and perfect for St. Patrick's Day.