Diagrams and Video: Clover Heart 2

Clover Heart 2 is the second in a series of designs I introduced in Issue 56 in an article entitled Clover Heart 1. It looks exactly like the Four-Leaf cLover by Francis Ow but includes a color-change in the clover. Francis Ow had meant to improve his design to accomplish this, but unfortunately, he never got around to it. It was a pleasure to execute it in his stead.

Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea (pdf diagram download or video) is another origami model that keeps on giving and giving even after its designer has passed. Many origami artists have used this novel design in their own boxes, polyhedra, photo frames and hearts, and have employed it in numerous tiling and packing applications. I am adding Clover Heart 2 to the list. The clover can be folded into a hydrangea, as well.

You will need a 3:4 rectangle of paper. It’s easiest to start with a square, make a 4x4 grid, and then cut off a fourth. Sara Adams recommends this method in her fantastic video tutorial embedded at the end of this article. My diagrams, on the other hand, are very compact and hence challenging. They are aimed towards more experienced folders and assume you are already familiar with the Crossed Box Pleat or the collapse of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea.

So you can take your pick. Are you up for a bit of a challenge? Then go ahead and use my diagrams. Do you want to learn the model from a video with added details? Then watch the tutorial by Sara Adams. In either case, I hope you enjoy the process.

Left: Clover Hearts 2. Right: Hydrangea Heart 2 folded by Sara Adams. See PDF diagrams or learn from the video tutorial below.

Click to watch the video tutorial by Sara Adams.