I'm starting a new blog to chronicle my crochet projects! For my first post, here is a free pattern I designed, for a four-leaf clover crocheted around a green button.
Four-Leaf Clover Button
Just a cute little four-leaf clover, crocheted around a button! Keep it as it is, or hot glue a piece of felt and a brooch pin to the back.
- One green button with a 1-inch diameter and 4 holes in the center
- Green worsted-weight yarn of your choice (I used Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids)
- Crochet Hook size D (3.00mm). (This is smaller than usual for this weight of yarn, but I wanted to keep things tight around the button. If this is too difficult, you could try using a little larger size hook, but crochet tightly.)
- A needle small enough to fit through the button holes (but large enough to thread with the yarn)
Crochet Terms (US):
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = triple crochet
sl st = slip stitch
First, you will set up the “frame” for the clover petals, around the button. Cut a generous length of yarn, and thread one end through the needle.
Bring the needle from the back of the button through to the front, leaving a generous tail (and holding onto the tail, since it’s still unsecured).
Thread the needle back through the same hole from front to back, leaving a little loop over the edge of the button. Bring the needle through the loop from the back, to secure the loop, and pull snug.
Repeat on all four holes. After securing the last loop, bring the needle back towards the center of the button (back side), and pull tightly, adjusting the loops so that they stay spaced evenly on the top edge of the button. Run the needle through some of the work on the back, and tie a double knot to secure with the tail of the yarn.
Round 1: Starting with a slip knot on the crochet hook, sl st to the top of one of the four secured loops.
Chain 4, and sl st to the next secured loop. Repeat around, and sl st to the front loop of the first sl st.
Round 2: Ch 1. *In 4-ch sp, make 5 sc. Sl st to the sl st from the previous round (in front loop only if
needed, if it’s tight).* Repeat around.
Round 3: Ch 1. Working onto the sc’s from the previous round: *(HDC, DC) in first stitch; two tr in next stitch, HDC in next stitch, two tr in next, and (DC, HDC) in next. sl st (front loop only if needed) to next stitch.* Repeat around.
Stem: Ch 8, and then sl st in each ch starting with the second from the hook. Sl st to the base of the stem, and finish off.
Copyright 2021 by Katherine Miller. You may sell items made with this pattern, but do not sell or reproduce the pattern. Please post pictures on Ravelry; I’d love to see what you make!