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Four Leaf Clover Crochet Square Pattern

Learn how to crochet a four leaf clover square with our free pattern using tapestry crochet!

This pattern makes a large square so it can be used by itself as a wall hanging, a pillow or sewn together to make a clover blanket! It is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

crochet clover square pattern

Clover / Shamrock Square Pattern

To be able to crochet this square, you will need to know how to crochet a few basic crochet stitches, read a chart image, have some knowledge of tapestry crochet, as well as have a few crocheting materials on hand.

Don’t worry, though. I’ll go over each of these below in detail, so you’ll hopefully have no problems crocheting this square.

Tip: You can use both the chart and written pattern instructions to make this square, or each on their own. It is up to you.

Crochet Stitches

I decided to use the half double crochet (hdc) stitch for this square instead of the single crochet (sc) stitch that I usually use with crochet chart images. I wanted to make sure it crocheted up quickly because crochet projects that take forever are not my cup of tea.

Learn how to crochet a half double crochet and single crochet with our photo tutorial if you’d like a refresher before starting the clover design.

About Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry crochet is very similar to like you normally would crochet but involves color work. You will change the yarn color a lot to create the desired image, which in this case is a clover.

To change colors in tapestry crochet, crochet the half double crochet as usual, but before the last yarn over, switch the yarn to the new color and drop the old one.

How To Read A Crochet Chart

If you decide to use the chart to make this square, the chart shows individual squares, which you will read as half double crochets. You will switch the yarn color where you see a color change on the chart.

I suggest using a marker, pen, or pencil to mark off each square as you are crocheting these squares, so you’ll never lose your place or stitch count. Below, you can print off the chart for the clover so you can keep your place when crocheting.

Written instructions

You can also use written instruction too with tapestry crochet, along with the chart mentioned above. They are just like a normal pattern and tell you how many colors to crochet in a row, usually shown as an X (times).

So, you may see, for example, (White) x 12 which means you would crochet 12 single crochets with the White yarn. I prefer this method of following along with tapestry crochet, but you may enjoy using the color work chart instead.

Materials Needed

I used Lionbrand Heartland in Chanel Islands and Acadia to create my clover design, which is a lighter green, but you could use a darker one if you prefer! You will also need less than a skein of each. If you prefer to use a different four weight yarn, that is totally ok too!

You will also need a 5.5 mm size crochet hook, stitch markers (to keep your place) and scissors for cutting yarn.

Wrong Side Vs Right Side

Learning how to manage your yarn can be a challenge when you’re doing color work if you aren’t sure where to put your yarn. But no worries, I can help explain wrong side vs right side in crochet!

When starting a row on the wrong side (WS), keep the second yarn in front of your work. On the other hand, on the right side (RS), keep the second yarn behind your work.

Remember, odd-numbered rows are the RS, and even-numbered rows are the WS.

Are you brand new to crocheting? Our crochet beginners guide can help cover some basic crocheting techniques.

up close crochet clover square pattern

Tips for Crocheting These Clover Squares

By understanding these, you’ll be all set to create a beautiful crochet clover!

  1. Start Each Row Right: Begin every row with a chain 1, and turn your work at the end to start on the opposite side.
  2. Count Your Stitches: For these square patterns, aim for 50 half double crochets in each row. Start with a foundation chain of 51, then begin your first row in the second chain from the hook to achieve 50 stitches.
  3. Tight Tension is Key: When crocheting these clovers, use two yarns simultaneously, crocheting one color over the other. It’s extremely important to maintain a tight tension; otherwise, the alternate color might peek through the stitches. It’s ok if it shows a bit, but we don’t want it sticking out completely!
  4. Color Changes: Follow the chart closely for when to switch colors, so the clover looks like a clover when you are done!
  5. Blocking: You will also need to know how to block your square if you’d like it to lay nicely. Blocking isn’t necessary for this square, but it does make it look nice!

The Four Leaf Clover Pattern

Learn how to crochet a four leaf clover square with our free color work pattern! It uses easy stitches and is great for all skill levels of crocheters. Have fun!

Skill Level: Easy

Materials Needed:

Stitches Used:

  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)


  • This pattern is written in US standard terms.
  • RS: Right Side of the Pattern
  • WS: Wrong Side of the Pattern
  • Turn after each row
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of each row
  • Finished Size is 18″ x 18″

The Pattern:

The Chart

Use our color chart to make this clover square, or scroll down to get the written instructions instead.

The Written Pattern

Follow along with the written pattern using the arrows as guidance. Just

Four Leaf Clover

To Begin: Ch 51

Row 1 [RS]: (White) x 50
Row 2 [WS]: (White) x 50
Row 3 [RS]: (White) x 50
Row 4 [WS]: (White) x 50
Row 5 [RS]: (White) x 22, (Green) x 2, (White) x 26
Row 6 [WS]: (White) x 25, (Green) x 4, (White) x 21
Row 7 [RS]: (White) x 22, (Green) x 3, (White) x 25
Row 8 [WS]: (White) x 24, (Green) x 3, (White) x 23
Row 9 [RS]: (White) x 23, (Green) x 3, (White) x 24
Row 10 [WS]: (White) x 14, (Green) x 2, (White) x 7, (Green) x 3, (White) x 4,
(Green) x 2, (White) x 18
Row 11 [RS]: (White) x 16, (Green) x 6, (White) x 2, (Green) x 3, (White) x 5,
(Green) x 6, (White) x 12
Row 12 [WS]: (White) x 11, (Green) x 8, (White) x 4, (Green) x 2, (White) x 2,
(Green) x 8, (White) x 15
Row 13 [RS]: (White) x 14, (Green) x 10, (White), (Green) x 3, (White) x 2,
(Green) x 10, (White) x 10
Row 14 [WS]: (White) x 10, (Green) x 10, (White) x 2, (Green) x 3, (White),
(Green) x 10, (White) x 14
Row 15 [RS]: (White) x 14, (Green) x 11, (White), (Green) x 2, (White), (Green) x 11, (White) x 10
Row 16 [WS]: (White) x 10, (Green) x 11, (White), (Green) x 2, (White), (Green)
x 11, (White) x 14
Row 17 [RS]: (White) x 12, (Green) x 13, (White), (Green) x 2, (White), (Green) x 11, (White) x 10
Row 18 [WS]: (White) x 6, (Green) x 15, (White), (Green) x 2, (White), (Green) x 15, (White) x 10
Row 19 [RS]: (White) x 9, (Green) x 36, (White) x 5
→ Row 20 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Green) x 38, (White) x 8
← Row 21 [RS]: (White) x 8, (Green) x 38, (White) x 4
→ Row 22 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Green) x 38, (White) x 8
← Row 23 [RS]: (White) x 8, (Green) x 38, (White) x 4
→ Row 24 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Green) x 38, (White) x 8
← Row 25 [RS]: (White) x 8, (Green) x 38, (White) x 4
→ Row 26 [WS]: (White) x 5, (Green) x 36, (White) x 9
← Row 27 [RS]: (White) x 10, (Green) x 34, (White) x 6
→ Row 28 [WS]: (White) x 10, (Green) x 26, (White) x 14
← Row 29 [RS]: (White) x 16, (Green) x 23, (White) x 11
→ Row 30 [WS]: (White) x 8, (Green) x 29, (White) x 13
← Row 31 [RS]: (White) x 11, (Green) x 33, (White) x 6
→ Row 32 [WS]: (White) x 5, (Green) x 35, (White) x 10
← Row 33 [RS]: (White) x 9, (Green) x 36, (White) x 5
→ Row 34 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Green) x 37, (White) x 9
← Row 35 [RS]: (White) x 9, (Green) x 37, (White) x 4
→ Row 36 [WS]: (White) x 4, (Green) x 37, (White) x 9
← Row 37 [RS]: (White) x 9, (Green) x 36, (White) x 5
→ Row 38 [WS]: (White) x 5, (Green) x 35, (White) x 10
← Row 39 [RS]: (White) x 11, (Green) x 16, (White), (Green) x 16, (White) x 6
→ Row 40 [WS]: (White) x 8, (Green) x 14, (White), (Green) x 15, (White) x 12
← Row 41 [RS]: (White) x 16, (Green) x 11, (White), (Green) x 11, (White) x 11
→ Row 42 [WS]: (White) x 11, (Green) x 11, (White) x 2, (Green) x 10, (White) x 16
← Row 43 [RS]: (White) x 16, (Green) x 10, (White) x 2, (Green) x 11, (White) x 11
→ Row 44 [WS]: (White) x 12, (Green) x 9, (White) x 3, (Green) x 10, (White) x 16
← Row 45 [RS]: (White) x 17, (Green) x 8, (White) x 5, (Green) x 7, (White) x 13
→ Row 46 [WS]: (White) x 14, (Green) x 5, (White) x 7, (Green) x 6, (White) x 18
← Row 47 [RS]: (White) x 50
→ Row 48 [WS]: (White) x 50
← Row 49 [RS]: (White) x 50
→ Row 50 [WS]: (White) x 50


The next step is to fasten off the yarn from the last row, cut it, and weave in all the ends with a yarn needle.

Optional Border

  1. Instead of fastening off your yarn after the last row in the corner sc, ch 2, sc.
  2. continue down the side of the square, single crocheting evenly for each row.
  3. At each corner make sure to sc, ch 2, sc.
  4. After you complete all four corners and sides, fasten off your yarn and weave in all the loose ends throughout the square.

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