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Description: It's officially the month of March, and with this month comes the all time joyous holiday of Saint Patrick's Day. Today I will submit a tutorial that was supposed to go up a long while ago but as I mentioned in previous tutorials, I was without power so I couldn't upload anything or even sign on for days. I have a few lessons in the seasonal category that is related to St. Patty's Day, but I wanted to do another that was both green and cool. Celtic knots are very popular symbols that hold meaning with every type, and there are a few different Irish knots out there. I will show you an easy way to learn "how to draw a Celtic clover knot", step by step. I really don't think there is an actual Celtic clover knot in existence, I just wanted to draw a fun design that everyone can try and draw that looked like a clover, but wasn't. I already have a clover and a shamrock as tutorials, which is why a knotted version of the clover is cool. The three parts to the Celtic clover almost looks like a series of heart shaped knots which is also pretty cool. Another famous knot design is the “trinity Celtic knot”. This pattern has a series of meanings, but with all there is one thing that is certain, the three parts have three different meanings. The first being each triangular shape represents the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and this was believed by the early Christians. The Pagans believe that the knot represents three parts derived from the female which are Mother, Crone, and Maiden. And finally some believe that the three corners stands for Mind, Body, and Spirit. So there you go, take your pick and choose to believe what you want. All I know is that I think these designs represent different things to different religions and people. Either way you will have fun drawing a Celtic clover knot, step by step. I will be back a little later with the rest of today's lessons. In the mean time have fun, and happy drawing!