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How to Crochet a Clover Bookmark

How to Crochet a Clover Bookmark

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Today I am going to share with you super easy and quick St. Patrick’s Day project.

They are three-leaf and four-leaf clover bookmarks and they are oh so simple!

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These bookmarks are basically an extension of my basic shamrock appliqué, but work great for keeping your place while reading!

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All you really have to do is follow the appliqué pattern, but instead of creating a small stem, you make a really long stem.

And they work great!

A fabulous way to add a little touch of the Irish around your home this St. Patrick’s Day. ?

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How to Crochet a Clover Bookmark

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These little clover bookmarks are oh so easy and super beginner friendly!  They require only a few basic stitches and can be whipped up in 5-10 minutes flat.  Make them with three leaves or four to add a little green to your St. Patrick’s Day decor!

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Level of Difficulty:   Advanced Beginner/Easy

Finished Dimensions:

Approximately 9-inches from the top of the clover to the bottom of the stem.


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Pattern is written in US terms.

Slip-stitch (slp-st)

Treble crochet (tr)

Chain stitch (ch)

Stitch/es (st/sts)


  • Medium worsted weight yarn

In this pattern I used Red Heart Super Saver colors:  Honey Dew  and Paddy Green and Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice in

~ Total yardage:  10 to 20 yards

  • Hook:  H/8-5.0mm.

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Form the clover leaves

Make a magic ring  -OR-  Ch 3 and slp-st into the first ch to form a ring (chaining method). 

Click here for a tutorial on the magic ring and the chaining method.

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NOTE:  Be sure to create a large ring if you are doing the 4-leaf clover as it requires more stitches than the 3-leaf clover.

*Ch 3 (counts as one tr), make 2 tr into the ring, slp-st into the little bump on the side of the 2nd tr, ch 3 (counts as one tr), make 2 tr into the ring, slp-st into the ring to close*.   

You have just made one leaf of the shamrock.

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NOTE:  To find the bump on the 2nd tr, turn your work 90-degrees to the right.  There should be two bumps, the top one may be covered by your yarn.  You can slip-stitch into either bump.  The top one will give you only a slight dip and the 2nd one will give you a deeper dip.

Repeat from * to * two more times to make a 3-leaf clover.  

Repeat from * to * three more times to make a 4-leaf clover.  

Slip-stitch into the ring to finish off the last leaf. 

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Form the stem

After slip-stitching into the ring, do not bind off.  Continue on by chaining 35.

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NOTE:  If you used the magic ring, be sure to pull the yarn end tight to close up the hole.

Bind off & weave in ends.

Now what did I tell? Super easy, right?

Interested in more St. Paddy’s Day projects?

Check out:

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