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Friday, March 3, 2017

Shamrock Flower Crown: Free Crochet Pattern

Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

Green isn't a prominent color in my wardrobe. So when St. Patrick's Day rolls around I'm usually scrambling to find something to wear. I usually have to settle for an article of clothing that is much more teal than kelly green or something green I've literally only kept around to wear once a year. Sometimes, however, I end up just tying a green ribbon in my hair.

I wanted to be prepared this year. One thing I do happen to have in green is yarn, so I decided to start from there. Instead of just a scarf or hat, I wanted something specifically festive for St. Patrick's Day. After all, I will probably be pairing it with some less-than-green clothing. I decided I wanted to make a flower crown. Specifically, a clover flower crown!


Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

I was inspired by the Shell Stitch Crochet Headband on Jenny and Teddy and wanted to make my own St. Pat's festive version. I really struggled to figure out how to accomplish that task without making individual clovers and shamrocks and sewing them together, which would have been quite tedious. I wanted to make this a fairly quick project since it is a wear one-day-a-year thing. I finally found a way how after watching Crochet Flower Cord Tutorial from Sheruknittingcom on YouTube. That pattern is quite pretty and the 5-petal flowers would definitely make a lovely spring and summertime crochet flower crown. I adapted it to be able to make 3- and 4-leaf clovers for St. Patrick's Day. I decided on mostly 3-leaf clovers, with the scattered 4-leaf shamrock for luck.


Crochet Pattern


Difficulty: Advanced beginner to intermediate

Materials Needed

  • green yarn*
  • crochet hook (1-2 sizes smaller than recommended on yarn ball)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle or small crochet hook for weaving in ends

    * The weight of yarn and the gauge doesn't really matter here since you will be sizing the pattern as you crochet. I just recommend using a slightly smaller hook to make tighter stitches.



    Stitch Glossary (U.S. crochet terms)

  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • blo = back loop only
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

    The 2nd leaf of each clover is connected to a chain from the previous clover.
    The optional leaf to make a 4-leaf clover is made in between the 2nd leaf and the last leaf.


    Picture Tutorial

    (click HERE to jump to written pattern)

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    Make the first tie-back: Make a chain that is 12” long (with aran weight yarn and an 'I' hook, this was 57 stitches for me). Turn, slip stitch in the back loop only into 2nd chain from hook and across the chain. You can make the starting chain longer or shorter based on your preference for the length of the tie.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    Make the first clover leaf: Chain 5. Sc into the 2nd chain from the hook. All stitches are worked into the same stitch as the sc unless otherwise noted.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    1st leaf, cont... Dc2tog: yo and insert hook, yo pull thru a loop (2 loops on hook), yo and insert hook, yo pull thru a loop (3 loops on hook), yo pull thru all 3 loops.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    1st leaf, cont... Chain 2, sc. 1st leaf is complete.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    2nd leaf: Ch 2. Do the first half of a dc2tog: Yo, insert hook, yo pull thru a loop, yo pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook)

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    2nd leaf...cont: Insert hook into the 1st ch of the original ch 5, yo pull thru a loop, yo pull thru the remaining 3 loops.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    2nd leaf...cont: Ch 2, sc. 2nd leaf complete.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    Optional Leaf (to make it a 4-leaf clover): Ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sc. Optional leaf is complete.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    Last leaf: Ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sl st to first sc from the 1st leaf. Clover is complete.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    Repeat the following pattern for each remaining clover:

  • 1st leaf: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sc.
  • 2nd leaf: ch 2, work the first half of a dc (yo, insert hook, yo pull thru a loop, yo pull thru 2 loops), insert hook into the 1st ch of the ch 5, yo pull thru a loop, yo, pull thru the remaining 3 loops, ch 2, sc.
  • Optional leaf (to make 4-leaf clover): ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sc.
  • Last leaf: ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sl st to first sc.

    Stop when your clover chain is almost long enough to fit around your head. My chain was (lucky?) 13 clovers.

    Shamrock Flower Crown for St. Patrick's Day: free crochet pattern for a 3-leaf or 4-leaf clover flower chain | She's Got the Notion

    Make the 2nd tie-back: Make a chain that is 12” long (should be the same number of chains as the first tie-back). Turn, sl st blo into 2nd ch from hook and across.

    Finish off. Weave in ends



    Written Pattern


    [first tie-back]
  • Make a chain that is 12” long (with aran weight yarn and an 'I' hook, this was 57 stitches)
  • Turn, sl st blo into 2nd ch from hook and across ch.

    [clovers]

    ch 5

    1st leaf: sc into 2nd ch from hook [all stitches worked 2nd ch unless otherwise noted], ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sc,

    2nd leaf: ch 2, work the first half of a dc (yo, insert hook, yo pull thru a loop, yo pull thru 2 loops), insert hook into the 1st ch of the original ch 5, yo pull thru a loop, yo, pull thru the remaining 3 loops, ch 2, sc,

    Optional leaf (to make 4-leaf clover): ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sc,

    Last leaf: ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, sl st to first sc.

    Repeat process for making the clovers until it's long enough to fit around head.

    [second tie-back]
  • Make a chain that is 12” long (should be # of chains from first tie-back)
  • Turn, sl st blo into 2nd ch from hook and across.

    Finish off. Weave in ends.


    If you make your own, I'd love you see a photo. You can post it to Ravelry or tag me in one of my social medias (link in sidebar).

    Happy Crocheting!



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  • 2 comments:

    1. So cute! My crochet skills are pretty basic, but I think I could handle this. Thanks for all the helpful pictures!

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