crochet shamrock

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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.

crochet shamrock

Abbreviations Used

  • yo: yarn over
  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • tr: treble crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • mc: magic circle

Written Instructions

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.

magic circle

Hold your yarn in your left hand and wrap it around your three fingers one full time letting the tail fall behind your hand.

magic circle

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.

crochet shamrock

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.

crochet shamrock

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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  1. Thank you so much for posting this. I’m fairly new to crochet and your steps made this an easy pattern for me to learn. I am using crochet thread and a 2 mm hook and these are turning out simply lovely.

  2. IM making a chain of clovers one for each of my grandbabiesthats one chain and one clover for each childthat will be 22 for grandchildrens and three for great grandchildrens.

  3. I made a bunch of these and made them with three pedals and then I made one with 4 pedals I then took them to work and had the girls that I work with pick one out of a bowl and I told them that the one who got the one with the 4 pedals would win an extra prize I had bought some St Patrick towels from the dollar store and crochet some towel toppers on them I did not realize how much fun it was to do this I totally enjoyed making these

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