Horton’s Clover from Horton Hears a Who

Horton's Clover

I love Dr. Seuss’s Horton. Both in Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg. He has such conviction. An elephant is faithful, 100%! So, I thought I’d do a Horton craft as today’s quick 15 minute craft. All week long I’m sharing quick (15 minute or less) crafts based on Dr. Seuss’s books as part of the Craft Lightning Week I do with Angie from The Country Chic Cottage.

supplies for horton's clover Horton’s Clover is super easy to make. Here’s what you need:
Lion Brand Pom Pom Maker
Yarn (I used Lion Brand in Rose Mist)
Heavy-Gauge Floral wire


Start by making a pom pom as shown in the pom pom maker instructions. Do you’ll want a full pom pom with about 70 rotations. Tie off as usual.

Tie pom pom center

Before taking the pom pom off the pom pom maker, twist the heavy-gauge floral wire in place over the central tie.

Secure wire in the center

Then remove the clover, and cut the loops.

the clover from horton hears a who

If you like, you can trim up some of the ends to even up the top of Horton’s clover, but I like it a little jagged. I think it is more Seuss-like that way.

Make Horton's Flower

Make sure you come back tonight for my round-up of all the awesome quick Seuss Crafts that my bloggy buddies are sharing today! And if you can’t wait, make sure you go check out the Craft Lightning Day 1 Dr. Seuss Crafts Roundup.



  1. Adorable!

  2. I will need to make these to go with my Truffula Trees! Great minds think alike – something about Dr. Seuss sure does inspire pom pom making! These are so cute!

  3. I was curious how many clovers you can make w a skein?

    • Quite a few! I’ve never tried making a full skein worth of pom poms… but you would have a good-sized boquet!
      If you really need to know, measure out the yarn while you make one. Then look how many times you’d be able to get that amount out of a single skein.


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