Saint Patrick’s Day origami (it’s not shamrock but four-leaf clover) tutorial (Hyo Ahn)

Saint Patrick’s Day origami (it’s not shamrock but four-leaf clover) tutorial (Hyo Ahn)


Hyo Ahn’s Origami Saint Patrick’s Day Origami Shamrock (four-leaf clover)
Copyrighted by Hyo Ahn Level: Intermediate
Base: 4×4 Base Published on April 17, 2011 at www.origami-flower.org If you need text instructions, turn closed captions on! If you need text instructions, turn closed captions on! Subscribe and click the bell for notifications! We will using 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) square paper here. But it would be better if you use a larger paper for practice. Prepare to apply a horizontal valley-fold and then unfold. Apply a horizontal valley-fold. And then unfold. Prepare to apply a vertical valley-fold and then unfold. Apply a vertical valley-fold. And then unfold. Prepare to turn the paper over. Turn the paper over. Prepare to apply a horizontal gate-fold and then unfold. Apply a horizontal gate-fold And then unfold. Prepare to apply a vertical gate-fold and then unfold. Apply a vertical gate-fold And then unfold. Prepare to apply a diagonal valley-fold and then unfold. Apply a diagonal valley-fold. And then unfold. Prepare to apply another diagonal valley-fold and then unfold. Apply another diagonal valley-fold. And then unfold. Prepare to turn the paper over. Turn the paper over. Prepare to rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Prepare to apply a valley-fold and then unfold. Apply a valley-fold. And then unfold. Prepare to apply another valley-fold and then unfold. Apply a valley-fold. And then unfold. Prepare to rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Prepare to apply two valley-folds and unfold in order. Apply the first valley-fold and then unfold. Apply the 2nd valley-fold and then unfold. Prepare to rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Prepare to apply two valley-folds and unfold in order. Apply the 1st valley-fold and then unfold. Apply the 2nd valley-fold and then unfold. Prepare to rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Prepare to apply two valley-folds and unfold in order. Apply the 1st valley-fold and then unfold. Apply the 2nd valley-fold and then unfold. Prepare to rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Prepare to turn the paper over. Turn the paper over. Prepare to concentrate on two regions by re-applying four mountain-folds. Apply four mountain-folds. Prepare to make a slanted mountain-fold. Make a slanted mountain-fold. Prepare to make another slanted mountain-fold. Make another slanted mountain-fold. Prepare to rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Prepare to make a slanted mountain-fold. Make a slanted mountain-fold. Prepare to make another slanted mountain-fold. Make another slanted mountain-fold. Prepare to apply four mountain-folds. Apply four mountain-folds. Prepare to apply four sets of three valley-folds. Apply four sets of three valley-folds. Prepare to grab the middle edge of the pyramid with two fingers using both hands. Grab the middle edge of the pyramid with two fingers using both hands. Push the edges down slowly while rotating it in the counter-clockwise direction. Keep pushing the edges down slowly while rotating it in the counter-clockwise direction until your fingers touch the bottom. Prepare to apply four folds to make a center pole. Apply four folds to make a center pole. Prepare to turn the model over. Turn the model over. Prepare to apply three mountain-folds. Apply three mountain-folds. Prepare to apply an inside reverse-fold. Apply an inside reverse-fold. Prepare to apply six mountain-folds to smooth the edge. Apply six mountain-folds to smooth the edge. Prepare to make three more heart shapes by repeating the same steps done for the 1st one. Make the 2nd heart shape. Make the 3rd heart shape. Make the last heart shape. Check all four shapes and make sure that all of them are o.k. Prepare to turn the model over. Turn the model over. Prepare to apply four outside reverse-folds. Apply four outside reverse-folds. Prepare to turn the model over. Turn the model over.

4 thoughts on “Saint Patrick’s Day origami (it’s not shamrock but four-leaf clover) tutorial (Hyo Ahn)

  1. Lovely video. Thank you. But the title is incorrect – A shamrock has three leaves: the story is St Patrick used it to explain the concept of the holy trinity when he was converting the Irish to Christianity. St Patrick is one of the three Irish national saints and the shamrock is one of our national symbols.
    It's a fabulous 4-leaved clover, though!

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