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Four Leaf Clover Doily Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on December 21, 2015
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Let's Crochet Some Shamrocks You Can Enjoy Forever!

For St. Patrick's Day 2012, I designed a little Shamrock Pin/Pendant which was published in SoCrafty magazine here on Squidoo. In my lens for that shamrock, I asked in a poll whether readers would like to see a doily made using the little shamrocks. Yes, you did! So in response to that, for this St. Patrick's Day 2013 I've designed a little mini-doily incorporating a slightly altered version of the shamrocks from last year. I designed a completely different shamrock for the outer border of the doily. I've crocheted my example in size 20 LizBeth crochet cotton, in the Christmas Green Mix colorway, available at Hobby Lobby. My finished doily is about 7" in diameter. If you were to crochet this in size 10, you could get a larger doily if that's what you are after.

I've given this project a 3/5 Schnauzer Difficulty Rating only due to the use of double treble crochet stitches and somewhat unusual construction. I've included a YouTube tutorial below in case you would like to add double treble crochet stitch to your repertoire! Why not - it's pretty easy, really! The photo shows almost half of the shamrock flowers complete - I will update the photo later today when I have finished crocheting all the flowers! But I figured, why make you wait on the pattern!

Wishing all of you a very happy St. Patrick's Day and an enjoyable day of crocheting!

The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating!

The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating!
The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating!

Here's My Real Shamrock Plant!

Here's My Real Shamrock Plant!
Here's My Real Shamrock Plant!

What You Will Need

1 Ball LizBeth Crochet Cotton Size 20 in Christmas Green Mix

1 Ball LizBeth Crochet Cotton Size 20 in White

Small amount size 20 thread in your choice of flower color

Steel Crochet Hook size 10 or preferred size.

Crocheting The Shamrock

Let's Make The Magic!

4-Leaf Clover Mini-Doily

by SheilaSchnauzies

Pattern and all content ©SheilaSchnauzies 2013

Please do not distribute this pattern anywhere internet, email, real world or otherwise.

You may sell items made personally by you from this pattern. Thank you!

What You'll Need

1 Ball Crochet Thread size 20 Lizbeth "Christmas Green Mix" (got mine from Hobby Lobby, SKU #873869)

1 Ball Size 20 Lizbeth White

Crochet hook of your size choice, I'm using a Clover Soft Touch Steel 8.

Directions

Note: We will begin the doily by making four individual shamrocks connected together. You will make one shamrock, then move on to the next, connecting them as you go. Once that is done we will proceed with the remainder of the doily.

Row 1/

Ch 7. *SC in 2nd and next 2 chains. Work 2 SC in next chain. SC in next 2 chains. Ch 1, turn.

(NOTE: The extra SC gives a subtle bend to the stem shape.)

Row 2/

SC in back loop of each chain across. Ch 3, turn work clockwise, SC in opposite corner. (You are creating a ch-3 loop at the end of the stem). Turn. (See photo)

*CH 6, Work DTR in ch 3 loop. Ch 3, SC at base of ch 3 just made. CH 6, DTR in base of ch 6 just made. SC in ch 3 loop. (this completes one petal). Repeat from * for each additional petal, (your choice of three or four). After SC in ch 3 loop at end of last petal, slip stitch in adjacent SC on stem and in each SC down side of stem. Ch 9. Do NOT fasten off. Repeat shamrock instructions, Row 1, starting at *.

Continue in this manner until you have completed four shamrocks. After finishing the fourth shamrock, end it with ch 2, sl st in ch 3 loop of right-most petal of first shamrock. Fasten off.

Main Doily Instructions

Round 1

Attach White in ch 3 loop at left side of any shamrock petal. Ch 1, sl st in ch 3 loop on adjacent petal. *Ch 6, work (SC-ch 3-SC) in next ch 3 loop on next petal. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 1, sl st in ch 3 loop on adjacent petal. Repeat from * around, continuing in this manner until you have done the first SC in the ch 3 loop on the fourth petal of each shamrock. Ch 1, sl st in ch 3 loop on adjacent petal. Continue repeating from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st in right-most petal's ch 3 loop.

Round 2

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 7, work (SC-ch 3-SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around. End with ch 7, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 3

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 8, work (SC-ch 3-SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around. End with ch 8, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 4

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 3, work (SC-ch 1-SC) in CH 8 space. Ch 3, work (SC-ch 3-SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 5

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 4, SC in next SC. Ch 2, SC in next SC. Ch 4, work (SC-ch 3-SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 4, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 6

Ch 3, work 2 TRC in same ch 3 loop. *Ch 5, SC in next ch 2 space. CH 5, work 3 TRC in next Ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 7

Ch 3, work TRC in next 2 TRC. *Ch 6, SC in next SC. CH 6, work 3 TRC in next SC. Repeat from * around ending with ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 8

Ch 3, work TRC in next 2 TRC. *Ch 5, SC in ch 6 space. Ch 5, SC in next ch 6 space. Ch 5, work TRC in next 3 TRC. Repeat from * around ending with ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 9

Attach Green Variegated in first TRC of any petal.

*Ch 3, skip 2 TRC. SC in next TRC.

Ch 3, work 5 TRC in next space.

Ch 2, SC in same space.

Ch 2, SC in next SC.

Ch 3, SC in next SC.

Ch 2, SC in next space.

Ch 2, 5 TRC in same space.

Ch 2, SC in next TRC.

Repeat from * around ending with ch 2, sl st in first ch 3 space.

Round 10

*Ch 4, work 5 DTR in same space.

Ch 4, SC in same space.

Ch 4, 5 DTR still in same space.

Ch 4, SC in same space.

Sl st in first stitch of next petal.

SC in next 2 stitches of petal

2 SC in next 3 stitches of petal

1 SC in each remaining stitch of petal

SC in each ch of ch 4 down the left hand edge of petal

Sl st in next sp.

(Ch 2, SC in next sp) twice.

SC in first 3 stitches of next petal.

2 SC in next 3 stitches of petal.

SC in each ch of ch 4

Sl st in ch 3 space.

Repeat from * around.

Round 11

Attach White in center stitch of any petal. *Ch 8, SC in center stitch of next petal. Repeat from * around. End with ch 8, join with sl st to first stitch.

Round 12

Attach desired flower color in the center stitch of lower left petal of any shamrock. *{Ch 5, work 3 DTR Popcorn in 4th ch from hook. (that chain now becomes the center of your flower). Ch 5, sl st in flower center ch.} Repeat from { } 5 times (6 petals) ending with sl st in flower center. Ch 1. Sl st in center stitch of lower right hand petal of adjacent shamrock. Ch 8. Working behind your work, sl st in 2nd DC of the 3 Dc group under next whole shamrock. Ch 8, bring thread back to front and Sl st in center stitch of lower left petal of shamrock. Repeat from * around.

Here's How Your Shamrock Will Look

A Closer Look...

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A Note From Your Designer...

Hi, I'm SheilaSchnauzies, also published as SheilaSparkles, and my life's passion is designing in Crochet! I also love to share gifts with friends, and this pattern is my gift to you! I give away about 95% of my pattern designs free. The other 5% are sold on my pattern store at Craftsy.com to benefit the vet expenses of my Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies.

Just one little favor, please... I would appreciate it if you do not post this pattern anywhere on the Internet or in the 'real world.' Instead, you are most welcome to provide a link to this webpage.

I use a system I call the "Official Schnauzer Difficulty Rating" just for fun, to rate the difficulty of my patterns. If it's a 3/5 or more, I'll explain why I consider it more difficult. A few of my designs use techniques that are a bit unconventional! If it's one of those patterns, I'll warn you ahead of time. I do a lot of custom-fit patterns, for example. They are made to fit YOU, not a measurement from a chart. They're surprisingly easy to do and actually end up fitting. That's a good thing, yes?

So glad you found my patterns! I hope you really enjoy making whatever it is you're making! Crochet hugs, -Sheila

"Crochet thread is the ink with which I will sign my life." –SheilaSchnauzies

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Honored To Be An Associate Professional Member of Crochet Guild of America!
Honored To Be An Associate Professional Member of Crochet Guild of America!

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      Im Looking for patterns for Anniversary and wedding gifts. Im making these in thier wedding colors. Thank you for your input.

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