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Today’s free pattern is for a one round lucky crochet shamrock. This little four leaf clover would be perfect to sew to your latest project to make it “St Patrick’s Day Approved.” Don’t want to get pinched!! If your feeling super crafty you could get out the hot glue gun and make a little hair clip or pin.
It starts out with a magic circle. Don’t know how to make one? I’ll show you so don’t worry. Then you will crochet a series of chains and triple crochets, some slip stitches for the stem, cinch it up and you’re ready to go!
Lets gather some supplies. You will need green yarn of your choosing and a hook that’s appropriate for your yarn. In today’s tutorial I used red heart soft and my trusty 5mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook *(affiliate link). It came out to be about 1.75 inches across.The nice thing about this little shamrock is you can pretty much use any yarn you want. Here is a few examples I worked up in different yarns.
- yo: yarn over
- ch(s): chain(s)
- tr: treble crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- mc: magic circle
Round 1: make mc, * ch 3. 2 tr in circle. ch 3, join in mc with sl st. repeat from * 3 more times. Ch 6. Sl st in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch leading back to mc. join to mc with sl st. Pull mc tail to cinch closed. Cut yarn and finish off.
Now lets break it down a little bit.
Quick magic circle tutorial
We are going to start with a magic circle. If you already know the magic circle feel free to skip ahead.
Hold your yarn in your left hand and wrap it around your three fingers one full time letting the tail fall behind your hand.
Next you will take your hook and grab the yarn as shown in the picture, pull it just to the other side of the wrapped yarn. This will create a little loop of sorts. Now we need to secure the magic circle. So, yo and pull through the loop you just created (you just made a ch 1) pull tight. And that’s it!
how to make a crochet shamrock
So now you have a completed magic circle.
Ch 3. Make 2 tr (treble crochet) in the circle. To make a tr: Yo twice, insert hook into ring, pull up loop, yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through 2 loops again. Yo pull through last 2 loops on hook. Voila!
Ch 3. Join in ring using a sl st.
Now repeat that (ch 3, 2 tr in ring, ch 3 sl st in ring) 3 more times.
Next step: Chain 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch leading back to the magic circle. Sl st into magic circle. Cut yarn and finish off.
Pull the tail from the magic circle to cinch your shamrock closed. I just tied my 2 ends in a knot on the back side of the shamrock. Depending on what you will use this for you may want to weave them in .
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What will you use this lucky shamrock for? Let me know in the comments!