Crochet Pattern: Four Leaf Clover

By Rachel Choi – 50 Comments

Whether it is St. Patrick’s Day or not, everyone can use a lucky four leaf clover. You can use it as a fridgie, glue a magnet to the back and stick it to your refrigerator, or perhaps as a pin for your shirt or hat. It also makes a great coaster! This crocheted four leaf clover will look great where ever you decide to place it.

Here are the easy, simple instructions to crochet this four leaf clover. The basic idea is to create all four leaves and the stem, then sew them all together.

crochet four leaf clover
Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 3 ½” (9 cm) wide, 4 ½” (11 cm) long

Medium Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
Yarn Needle
crochet yarn size 4

Crochet Pattern: Four Leaf Clover
Leaf (Make 4)
Row 1: ch 2, 2 sc in second ch from hook: 2 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next 2 sc: 4 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc: 6 sc
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Row 5: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc: 8 sc
Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 8 sc
Row 7: ch 1, turn, skip 1, (sc, hdc, dc) in next sc, (dc, hdc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next sc, ch 1, skip 1, (sc, hdc, dc) in next sc, (dc, hdc, sc) in next sc, sl st in next sc, finish off

Row 1: ch 18, dc in third ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 11 ch: 16 sts

You may also like to check out the Crochet Pattern: Leprechaun Hat – 5 Sizes

If you need help with this pattern, no worries just leave your concerns as a comment!

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  1. Nicole says:

    Hello Rachel –

    This was really fun to make. My in-laws have alot of Irish in them and I’m going to make them some cute magnets. Thanks for the pattern!

  2. Rachel says:

    Hi Nicole!

    That is awsome! I hope they love it!

  3. Rachel says:

    What a fun site, I’m loving your projects! Thanks so much for sharing this, I’ll be linking later tonight. Now to explore the rest of your patterns…

  4. Rachel says:

    Thanks Rachel! I hope you enjoy them all 🙂

  5. Mel says:

    I made several clovers for my family members to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone thought they were really cute! The pattern was really easy too! Another great pattern! Thanks!

    • Rachel says:

      Cool Mel! I’m glad that your family likes them! It must have been really cute with everyone walking around wearing a crocheted clover!!!

  6. Aimee says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Have you felted this clover? I want to make a felted purse for my daughter’s 4-H leader and thought I’d add this as an emblishment. It looks really easy to crochet, lucky for me as I just learned how to crochet, I’ve been a die-hard knitter for many years. Thanks for the great pattern.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Aimee!

      I haven’t tried felting it. But I bet it would turn out awesome if you did. Let me know how it goes. The cloves would make a great embellishment!

  7. shyg says:

    dear rachel, i have trouble with joining all the pieces… could you help me, because… the joining seems bad… i mean the clover is not stiff…


  8. Rachel says:

    Hey Shyg!

    when I joined mine I sewed the bottom corner of all the leaves together and a small part of the edges that are close to the center. The more of the edges you sew together the less flimsy your clover will be. But be sure to not sew too much of edges together or else the clove might look like a bowl. It also may be easier to sew one leaf on at a time.

    Also, I used a pretty small hook to make the clover more stiff, if you used a bigger hook that might be why it’s not that stiff.

    I hope that helps some! 🙂

  9. donna benjamin says:

    thank you so much for the st. patrick’s day pattern for me. I really appreciate. I read the directions and will take no time at all. I am also looking for Santa crochet hats. Of course any St. patrick’s day hats, there has been some with the tam, i like that, but most of them are missing the front piece like a baseball cap.
    thanks for all your time and efforts.

  10. Maria says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Thank you very much for this clover pattern. It was by far the easiest I’ve encounter and looks really great. I’ve made it with three and four leafs and either way it looks great. I also made your little Barbie Santa hat for my little christmas tree and I tell you everyone thought it was sooooo cute! Well, thanks again and I too can’t wait for the Irish tam hat pattern. Have a Great Year!!!

  11. judy says:

    this shamrock is beautiful!… the nicest I’ve seen!…. recently, a friend of a friend is having chemo and so she is wearing a hat now … I taught my friend to crochet, as she wanted to make a green hat for St Pat’s Day as a gift… she asked me to make a shamrock to attach ~ this is it!… bringing good luck and looking great!

  12. Cindi says:

    Thank you for the great pattern. I made 25 of them, sprayed each with a craft glitter spray and hung them from my office ceiling with fishing line. It was raining shamrocks! I won the company decorating contest. I owe it all to you and your fantastic pattern. Thank you!

  13. Samantha says:

    Just finished crocheting the four leaf clover. Great pattern -very easy to do and it turned out great. I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow:)

  14. Kim says:

    Thank you so much Rachel! I recently crocheted the four leaf clover for a friend and she loved it!
    Thank you!!

  15. Geneva says:

    Thank you for the 4 leaf clover pattern! I had fun making it, haven’t sewn it on anything yet, but will for sure. Love the Crochet Spot!

  16. Tracy says:

    Hi. I just finished one trial of this awesome shamrock. I’ve got all the petals and the stem made, but I’m not sure what to use to join them? A needle and the same yarn I crocheted with? Or something else? Thanks for you help.

  17. Sina says:

    What is felting?

  18. Geneva Kennedy says:

    Very nice 4 leaf clover! I put mine on a white granny square edged with green. It will look great on my afghan which I hope to finish someday as I am slow at crocheting! Thank you, Rachel for the neat pattern!

  19. Nicolle says:

    Thank you so much for posting the pattern! My sister in law and her husband go to court on St. Patty’s Day to fight an unlawful firing and they asked for some crochet four leaf clovers to keep in their pockets.

    You are a life saver!

  20. Pattie says:

    Rachel I just finished crocheting the pattern for the four leaf clover I absolutely love it it was so easy also. Thanks for all your advice when I email you with all my questions. I love you website Keep up the great work.

  21. Helene M Hofmeister says:

    Okay….I made the four leaves and the stem…….now where are the rest of the
    pattern instructions? Never saw instructions for pieces and no finish.
    Never did a magnate before either?????
    Very interesting!

  22. Helene M Hofmeister says:

    Did not see bottom check off ’til I sent comment…..looking for final
    pattern instructions and magnate info. Thanks HMH

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Helene, after you crochet the 4 pieces and the stem you cans sew them together using the photo as a guide. If you want to add a magnet you can glue it to the back after you sew it together.

  23. Helene M Hofmeister says:

    Thank you……any old glue? HMH

  24. Patti Hodge says:

    since st. Patrick’s day is coming up,i was lookinf for a clover pattern.ran across this one here on was so easy,i just love it.gonna use them to make pins for family members to wear on the big day.Thanks so much for sharing it.

  25. Kathryn H says:

    Hey rachel! My boyfriend is very irish and i want to make him a big blanket with the clover in the middle as a centerpiece for the blanket. how would you suggest on making the pattern bigger?! And do you think there is any way to put one of the smaller shamrocks inside the front of the hat and then place the front of the hat in a blanket?! lots of fun ideas 🙂

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Kathryn, you can try and crochet the shamrock with a larger crochet hook along with a thicker weight of yarn or more than one strand of yarn held together. I’m not sure what you mean by putting a hat on the blanket, but you can sew more than one shamrock on top of another or place it on anything you’d like.

  26. Victor R says:

    Hi Rachel. Just wanted to say thanks for the pattern. I am just learning how to crochet but it was pretty easy to follow your instructions. I am now making several to give to friends for St. Patrick’s Day..

  27. olivia yeupell says:

    i would love the pattron for the hat. i love making things for my kids & i think that would be rilly cutr for my boy,

  28. Michele says:

    Hello I love the way this shamrock looks its the nicest one I have found on the internet you should make a youtube how to video on how to make this pretty shamrock all the clover videos I have found are of not as pretty covers anyway thanks for this pattern im going to try it out

  29. Marjorie says:

    I did 3 leaves in blue to look like the Girl Guide symbol for my stepdaughter’s camp. I also shortened the tail. The children trade them and sew them on as appliques. I got lazy because I was making tons of them, so I actually did them as one piece – crocheting down one side of each leaf.

    They look awesome.

  30. Judy says:

    Makes a nice heart – Just Crochet 1 Instead Of The 4 for the Shamrock

  31. Marcia Walsh says:

    Hey! Great pattern, just made my first one. I wanted to ask if I could sell them on my crochet shop? I’d like to give credit where credit is due. Thanks

  32. rose fabre says:

    Hi Rach– If you use heavy thread, eleminate the 2nd row of 6 & 8 sig.crochet, you get a smaller 4 leaf clover that can be used for a key chain lucky charm– all my kids (4) are getting one on St. Patricks day, Thenks, rose fabre (maw maw inc.)

  33. Leticia Castillo says:

    Hello. I was wondering if you have a tutorial for your shamrock pattern? It would be helpful to me. I love your patterns. Thank you. Leticia

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Leticia,
      We don’t have a tutorial for this pattern, but if you need help with a particular part of the pattern, let me know exactly where you need help and I’ll try and explain it to you further.

  34. Abra Kirk says:

    Hi Rachel! I was wondering if I would be allowed to use this pattern for an event at a shop I work at for our social night. We had thought it would be fun to have a shamrock competitions with knitters and crocheters, by seeing who can make the most clovers in 3 hours. We were wanting to find a free crochet pattern for the crocheters and for the knitters.We were not going to make kits for this event, just the pattern and yarn for those who would be participating. This will not be a charged event, just a show up and do. The winners get a prize at the end. So asking here from the Stringtopia Studio, do we have permission to use this pattern for our fun event?

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Abra, thanks for asking, I really appreciate it! Yes, you have my permission to use this pattern for your event. Please print the pattern as it is written on the webpage (all pages on the site are printer friendly), so that the Crochet Spot logo and url are on the page. I hope you have a great time at your event!

  35. Abra Kirk says:

    Thanks so much!!!!!

  36. Annanda says:

    About 6 months before my dad passed away he received his adoption papers and we all found out he was Irish American. I am going to make some of these for my sisters and myself. They are really cute and easy to make. Thanks!

  37. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the fun pattern. It was a cinch to make. I’ve only been crocheting for just over a year and found it very easy. I made one as a coaster for my dad since he has an Irish heritage and is all about all-things-Irish. Will definitely be making more for my own home. Thanks, again!

  38. Victoria says:

    I would love to make this clover but twice as large … Any tips ?

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