It’s been calculated that the odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 10,000 to 1 (Bradley, 2008) … those are some steep odds indeed! But we can make our own luck by stitching up as many as we’d like with this free crochet clover afghan square pattern!
Crochet Clover Afghan Square Pattern – Granny Square
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Here is what you will need:
- three colors worsted weight yarn (I used Knit Picks Brava worsted in various shades of green for the clover centers and white and orange for the square)
- US H-8 / 5 mm crochet hook
- yarn needle and scissors
Finished square measures approximately 4¼ × 4¼ in.
CA = green; CB = white; CC = orange.
Make a magic ring with CA (if you prefer you can ch 4 and join in furthest ch from hook to form a ring).
Round 1: *Ch 3, work 3 tr in ring, ch 3, Sl st into ring, rep from * 3 more times, do not turn or fasten off — 4 tr-groupings.
Round 2: Working behind the stitches in Round 1, ch 5, Sl st in next Sl st, rep from * 3 more times, ch 4 and fasten off — 4 ch-5 loops and a ch-4 tail (clover stem).
Round 3: Join CB in 1st ch-5 loop, ch 3 (counts as dc), work [3 dc in, ch 2, work 4 dc] in same ch-5 loop, *work [4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in next ch-5 loop, repeat from * twice more, join in top of beginning chain keep the ch-5 tail from Round 2 in front of your work — 32 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 4: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 1 sc in same st as join and each of the next 3 sts, work 3 sc in next ch-2 sp, *work 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, work 3 sc in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * twice more, work 1 sc in next 4 sts, join again keeping the ch-4 tail from Round 2 in front of your work, fasten off — 44 sc.
Round 5: Join CC in same st as join, working back loops only this round, ch 1 (does not count as st), work 1 sc in the same st as join and each of the next 4 sts, work 3 sc in next st, *work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, work 3 sc in next st, repeat from * twice more, work 1 sc in next 5 sts, join — 52 sc.
Position ch-4 tail from Round 2 (the clover stem) as desired and weave tail to back of square and secure. Weave in ends, block if desired.