Four Leaf Clover Crochet Headband

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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Materials:

Cotton yarn, worsted weight, size F crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

I love my gorgeous hooks from Happy Crochet Hooks. The one I used on the four leaf clover is my current favorite:

happy crochet hook
Susan Bates, F, Midnight Magnolias

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I used Lily Sugar and Cream yarn in Sage Green for this tutorial because I had it on hand http://amzn.to/2mLpdBp however they have a Mod Green that is darker, if you prefer http://amzn.to/2mcsWVj

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!

Steps:

slip knot

Start with a slip knot on your hook.

chain stitch

Chain 8.

half double crochet

Half double crochet into the 2nd loop from your hook.

Single crochet down the other 6 chains (7)

chain stitch

Chain 5. Weave tail up your chain (shown loose here).

slip stitchloop

Here tail is threaded through the chains. Slip stitch to the back side of the last single crochet you made, forming a loop.




chain stitch

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.

single crochet




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.

four leaf clover




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.

four leaf clover headband

And you’ve worked up a little lucky charm!

 

 

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