Seamus Shamrock Free Crochet Pattern


Seamus Shamrock Free Crochet Pattern

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day next week, here is a fun little amigurumi shamrock* pattern to help celebrate.

*Seamus is not really a shamrock; he’s a four-leaf clover. But don’t tell him that! All he wants is to fulfil your St. Patrick’s Day crochet dreams and be the Irish-loving shamrock he knows he is deep down in his leafy, green heart.

Materials for Seamus Shamrock:

**If you’d prefer a downloadable or printable version of this pattern, an inexpensive, formatted, and ad-free PDF can be purchased HERE.**

  • Bernat Super Value in Lush (a cotton worsted weight would also work great);
  • Fine or light weight pink yarn for cheeks;
  • Embroidery/crochet thread or yarn in black for mouth;
  • 3.5mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
  • Tapestry needle;
  • Stuffing;
  • 8mm safety eyes.

For this pattern you will make eight (8) “tips”. You will join two tips together to make one leaf and then repeat for each leaf. Then you will join all four leaves together.

Everything is worked in continuous rounds.

Terms and Stitches (US Terminology)

MR – Magic Ring

Slst – Slip stitch

Sc – Single crochet

Inc – Increase. Work 2 sc into the same stitch.

Dec – Decrease. Work 2 sc together. When working in the round, I always use the invisible decrease.

Tips (make 8 – I recommend you work in twos, as explained in the pattern below):

Rnd 1: MR with 9 sc (9 sts)

Rnd 2: [Sc 2, inc]. Repeat [ ] around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [Sc 2, inc]. Repeat [ ] around (16 sts)

Slst to next st and tie off the first tip. Repeat Rnds 1-3 for second tip. Do not tie off second tip. Continue to Rnd 4 below after completing Rnd 3 of second tip:

Rnd 4: Join the tips by sc 16 around the tip on your hook and then continuing to sc 16 around the first tip you made. (32 sts) Slst to beginning st (does not count as st in next rnd).

Rnd 5: [Sc 7, inc]. Repeat [ ] around (36 sts)

Rnd 6: [Sc 8, inc]. Repeat [ ] around (40 sts)

Rnd 7: [Sc 8, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (36 sts)

Rnd 8: [Sc 7, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (32 sts)

Rnd 9: [Sc 6, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (28 sts)

Rnd 10: Sc around. (28 sts)

Rnd 11: [Sc 5, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (24 sts)

Rnd 12: [Sc 4, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (20 sts).

Slst to next st and tie off. Repeat rounds 1 to 12 three more times to make four leaves in total. Do not tie off after the fourth leaf, continue to Rnd 13 below:

Rnd 13: Sc 7 on the fourth leaf on your hook. Join next leaf by flattening the leaf and sc around the front half of the leaf (10 sc), join the next two leaves by sc 10 on each, then sc 3 of first leaf (40 sts total).

Rnd 14: [Sc 6, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (35 sts)

Rnd 15: [Sc 3, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (28 sts)

Rnd 16: [Sc 2, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (21 sts)

Rnd 17: [Sc, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (14 sts)

Rnd 18: Dec around (7 sts).

Tie off, leaving a tail for closing. Weave tail through the front loops of each stitch, then down through the opening and out the back of Seamus. Tug gently on tail to close. Place safety eyes, mouth and cheeks.

For the cheeks, I simply sewed some light weight pink yarn around one stitch underneath each eye. If you prefer round cheeks: MR 5 sc, join and tie off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew beneath and to the side of each eye.

Repeat rounds 13 to 18 for the back. Start stuffing after round 14. Continue stuffing a little after each round. Once you’ve closed the opening, poke the remaining tail back into the piece using the back of your tapestry needle.


Rnd 1: MR 5 sc (5 sts)

Rnd 2: Inc around (10 sts)

Rnds 3-5: Sc around. (10 sts)

Stuff. Continue stuffing a little after each round.

Rnd 6: [Sc 3, dec]. Repeat [ ] around  (8 sts)

Rnds 7-8: Sc around (8 sts)

Rnd 9: [Sc 2, dec]. Repeat [ ] around (6 sts)

Rnds 10-15: Sc around (6 sts)

Slst to next st and tie off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the stem between two leaves.

If you use a light or fine weight yarn for Seamus and a 2.25mm hook, it will be even smaller and would make a great keychain! Add a loop to the top of Seamus and attach the keychain ring to make a sweet bag charm, or simply attach the jump ring right through one of the stitches.


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14 thoughts on “Seamus Shamrock Free Crochet Pattern

  1. MERCI pour ce magnifique trefle, j’adore l’Irlande et les Irlandais, donc je vais faire ce trèfle en l’honneur de l’Irlande. Avec mes remerciements Joce

  2. I am pretty new to crochet and am struggling on exactly where to join the 2 tips. Do you have a video tutorial to help?

    1. Hi Kim,

      After you crochet 16 sc around the first tip, you can insert your hook into any stitch on the second tip and then sc 16 around the one you just joined for a total of 32 sts. Not sure if I understood your question correctly, but does that help?

  3. I had some trouble with the pattern. I used a different gauge of yarn and hook (which usually wouldn’t make a big difference to the pattern, just the finished product, maybe it made a bigger difference in this pattern), and in the end it looked ok, but I wouldn’t recommend this pattern to a beginning crocheter (I’m very experienced with crochet but newer to amigurumi).

  4. Hi, so I’m attempting the pattern but I’m stuck on round 13. I’m not sure how to connect all four leaves. Is there any way you can specify how to ?

  5. I’m also struggling with step 13, I am wondering what it should look like on this step. Is there a reference that I can refer to for joining the 4 leaves together?
    Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Sydni, each leaf has 20 sts around so a good way to think about it is to flatten each leaf and think of 10 sts as one “side” and 10 sts as the other side. For row 13, you will be crocheting around only one “side” of each leaf to join them (i.e. crocheting only 10 sts on each leaf. Once you tie off after round 18, you will turn it over and repeat the same thing on the other side.

    1. Hi Ashley, to join the tips, you sc around one tip and then, with that tip still on your hook, insert your hook into any st on the second tip and sc around the second tip.

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