As the mother of a child named, "Clover" I have a soft spot for shamrocks. With St. Patrick's Day coming up though, what little lass couldn't use a pair of Clover Hair Clips? Enjoy! --Vickie
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Step 1: Materials & Info
1 ball (or scraps) of Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell, in color: Chartreuse(ish) -- or any equivalent, worsted-weight yarn
Size US H/5 mm crochet hook
Sewing Needle & Thread
Small hair clips
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = triple (treble) crochet
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2 1/2"/6.25 cm from clover top end of stem.
Step 2: Crochet Clover Applique
Crochet clover applique: (make 2 for clip set)
Ch 4; join round with a sl st to create center loop.
- Leaves: *[Ch 2, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sl st] all in center loop; rep from * three times more (it'll be a snug fit, but that's ok.)
- Stem: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 sts, sl st in center loop. Fasten off.
Step 3: Adding Hair Clip & Finishing
Using tapestry needle, weave in yarn ends.
- Using needle & thread, hand-sew hair clip to back of clover.
5 More Ways to Use Clover Appliques
Make a bunch and string together for a St. Paddy's Day garland.
Adorn a package with one for your favorite lad or lassie.
Sew a few on a wee denim skirt.
Hot glue onto heavy weight paper for a shramrock-sweet greeting card.
Attach earring findings for a kitschy pair of ear baubles.
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