In honor of March, Saint Patrick’s Day and Spring approaching I worked up this Four Leaf Clover to adorn your little one. I chose to add my four leaf clover to a toddler sized headband. I think it would also be cute as a “bow tie” for the boys, or just pin it to a hat or shirt.
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Cotton yarn, worsted weight, size F crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors
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Crochet stitches used: slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble (triple) crochet-a video for treble crochet if you’re unfamiliar with it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL8yUqybtyQ
On to the Four Leaf Clover Tutorial!
Start with a slip knot on your hook.
Half double crochet into the 2nd loop from your hook.
Single crochet down the other 6 chains (7)
Chain 5. Weave tail up your chain (shown loose here).
Here tail is threaded through the chains. Slip stitch to the back side of the last single crochet you made, forming a loop.
In the loop, chain 3, trc, dc, sc, dc, trc, ch.3
Slip stitch the chain 3 back on to the loop. One of your four leaf clover is made!
Repeat 3 more times for a four leaf clover, or only 2 more times for a three leaf clover.
Two leaves completed.
Three leaves completed. I actually stopped here for a regular, unlucky clover.
I attached the three leaf clover to a headband I already had for my daughter.
Here is the four leaf clover. You really have to slide and push the other leaves together in order to squeeze in the fourth leaf.
Sc around all the petals. I crocheted 3 sc on the beginning ch. 3 for each leaf.
Once you have sc around your four leaf clover, cut your tail and weave it in.
I sewed a button on to the center for a bit of detail.
To make the headband, I used some purple and white baker’s twine from Dollar Tree, you could use the same yarn or a contrasting color. To fit my toddler, 12-18 mos, I chained about 45 inches long; I wrapped it around three times, threading it through the back of the four leaf clover.
And you’ve worked up a little lucky charm!