Crochet Shamrock And Good Luck Clover Pattern For St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock And Good Luck Clover

The 4-leaf clover is known worldwide as a symbol of good luck; the shamrock holds a deeper meaning, especially around St. Patrick’s Day, representing the Holy Trinity in the Irish Christian tradition. This free and easy-to-follow tutorial, Shamrock And Good Luck Clover Pattern offers a great way to learn how to make these meaningful symbols. Making these crocheted pieces is not only a fun activity for beginners but also a heartfelt way to decorate gifts, cards, and accessories or to share a little handmade luck with friends and family. Whether you’re celebrating the onset of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, or just love the significance behind these symbols, crocheting a shamrock or 4-leaf clover is a delightful applique project to undertake.

Shamrock And Good Luck Clover

Crochet Shamrock And Good Luck Clover

Making Your Shamrock And Good Luck Clover


  • Yarn (Worsted weight (#4) 24/7 100% mercerized cotton yarn by Lion Brand in color grass or any green yarn of your choice)
  • Crochet hook (3.5 mm (US E) Tulip crochet hook or size that fits your yarn choice)
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Yarn scissors

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • 2 ¼” wide x 2.5” tall (including the stem) with the recommended yarn and hook size

Stitches & Abbreviations

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sl st: Slip Stitch
  • Tr: Treble crochet
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • FO: Fasten Off

Step by step Pattern

Step 1: Preparing Materials

Gather your supplies and create a magic circle. Start with 3 chains. Alternatively, you can start with 4 chains and work the leaves in the 4th chain from the hook if you’re not using a magic circle.

Step 2: Crochet a Leaf

  • Create one leaf by making 4 treble stitches (tr) into the magic circle (mc).
  • Chain 3, then slip stitch (sl st) into the mc.

Step 3: Complete the Shamrock Leaves

  • To make a complete shamrock, repeat step 2 two more times, creating a total of three leaves.
  • Chain 3 between each leaf.
  • If you’re making a shamrock, stop after three leaves. If you’re making a 4-leaf clover, proceed to step 4 for the additional leaf.

Step 4: Additional Leaf for 4-Leaf Clover

  • Only for a 4-leaf clover: Repeat step 2 once more to add the fourth leaf.
  • Chain 3.

Step 5: Create the Stem

  • Chain 6 (or more if you want a longer stem).
  • Slip stitch in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each of the remaining 4 chains.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

  • Pull the tail of the magic circle to cinch it closed.
  • Fasten off, cut the yarn, and weave in the ends.
  • Use your fingers to straighten and shape the leaves.

Tip: Be gentle when pulling the yarn to cinch the magic circle, as some yarns may break under too much tension.

Congratulations! You’ve now completed your crochet shamrock or 4-leaf clover. This tutorial is perfect for adding a touch of luck to cards, hats, gifts, and more, and also serves as a great beginner project.


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