Saint Patrick’s Four Leaf Clovers

Saint Patrick‘s day is synonymous with Irish anything, the humble shamrock, and the color green. No idea what the official story on that last one (unless it’s a reference to the Great Potato Famine and mold, which would admittedly be more than a bit mean). I’m going to go with Ireland’s renowned natural beauty and abundance of plant life myself. I like plants^^
Four leaf clover kanzashi

This tutorial on how to make a four leafed clover kanzashi will help you cover two of the three. You can whip one up in less than an hour, so get those soon to be crafty fingers going! These guys are also pre-made in my shop^^

Four leaf clover materials
First scroll down to the end of this post and start up some tune-age. You’ll also need some fabric, scissors, a needle, and some thread. You’ll also need a safety pin/broach back, a bobby pin, or something else to attach it to yourself^^ Cut four square pieces of fabric. Size is not terribly important as long as they are equal sizes; these are about 5 cm (2 inches) square.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
Fold a square in half to form a triangle. Then fold it in half again to form the triangle shown.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
On one non raw edge of the triangle you will have two loose corners (see last picture^^). Fold these one either side towards the opposite corner.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
You should end up with something that looks like this!

Four leaf clover kanzashi
And here’s the back side.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
Skewer the leaf shape near the point on a needle and repeat for each leaf. You should end up with something like this.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
Pull the needle and tread all the way through all four leaves, then go through the first leaf again. Pull tight and knot the thread.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
It should look like this from the front. Do you see the clover yet?

Four leaf clover kanzashi
Pull the raw edges of the leaf together in the back as shown.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
Sew the raw edges together and repeat for each leaf.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
Tada! A four leaf clover^^

Four leaf clover kanzashi
You can flip the leaves out like this for a different look as well.

Four leaf clover kanzashi
Sew/glue the back of your clovers to a pin or barrette and wear!

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