Crochet this lucky clover in a pot for St. Patrick's Day

Mar 10, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. ET

Whip up an adorable and easy lucky clover for St. Patrick’s Day. Check out these step-by-step instructions on how to crochet your own lucky four-leaf clover!

four-leafed crocheted clover

Level: Easy

Size: 30 x 16 centimeters (12 x 6 inches)

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • scinc: single crochet increase
  • scdec: single crochet decrease
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in green for clover, brown for soil.
  • Size 4mm (G ) and 3mm (C/2) crochet hook
  • Toy stuffing (fiberfill)
  • 9 centimeter (3.5-inch) flower pot
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Small piece of wire (optional)

Pattern

four-leafed crocheted clover: 4 clover leafs

Clover:

With green and 4mm (G) hook

  • R1: Ch3, sc in second ch from hook up to the end, ch1, turn (2).
  • R2: Scinc, sc in next st, ch1, turn (3).
  • R3: Scinc, sc in next st, scinc, ch1, turn (5).
  • R4: Scinc, sc in next 3 sts, scinc, ch1, turn (7).
  • R5: Scinc, sc in next 5 sts, scinc, ch1, turn (9).
  • R6: Sc in each st across, ch1, turn (9).
  • R7: Scinc, sc in next 7 sts, scinc, ch1, turn (11).
  • R8: Scinc, sc in next 9 sts, scinc, ch1, turn (13).
  • R9-11: Sc in each st across, ch1, turn (13).
  • R12: Scdec, sc in next 7 sts, scdec, ch1, turn (11).
  • R13: Sc in first 5 sts leaving the rest unworked, ch1, turn (5).
  • R14: Scdec, 1 sc in next st, sc dec, ch1, turn (3).
  • R15: 1 sc, scdec (2).

Fasten off. Make four.

four-leafed crocheted clover: attached

Repeat R13-15 for other side by attaching yarn to the unworked sts of R13.

Do not fasten off; sc 1 and sc around entire border. Make 3 scdec at cleavage of pattern.

Fasten off. Sew the four pieces together at bottom part to form the cloverleaf.

Recommended: Block your 4 pieces before sewing together to maintain the shape.

four-leafed crocheted clover: Stem

Stem:

With green and 3mm (C/2) hook.

Ch2, 4 sc in second ch from hook (4).

R1-25: Sc in each st around (4).

Fasten off and sew to back piece of clover leaf.

It is best to add a piece of wire inside the stem to keep the cloverleaf in position when sewed on.

four-leafed crocheted clover: Soil

Soil:

With brown and 4mm (G) hook,

  • Ch2, 8 sc in second ch from hook (8).
  • R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (16).
  • R3: *1 sc , 1scinc*, repeat from *7 times (24).
  • R4: *2 sc, 1scinc*, repeat from *7 times (32).
  • R5: *3 sc, 1scinc*, repeat from *7 times (40).
  • R6: *4 sc, 1scinc*, repeat from *7 times (48).
  • R7-9: Sc in each st around (48).
  • R10: *4 sc, 1 scdec *repeat from *7 times (40).

With fiberfill, start to stuff.

  • R11: *3 sc, 1 scdec *repeat from *7 times (32).
  • R12: *2 sc, 1 scdec* repeat from *7 times (24).

Continue stuffing.

  • R13: *1 sc, 1 scdec* repeat from *7 times (16).
  • R14: *Scdec* repeat from *7 times (8).

Fasten off.

four-leafed crocheted clover: Place soil in pot

Place soil inside your pot. Sew stem on soil. If you added a wire, make sure it gets through the soil piece.

four-leafed crocheted clover:

Admire your lucky clover. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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