How to Do the Three-Leaf Clover Yo Yo Trick

With a little skill, you can flawlessly make three inside loops with your yo yo to perform the three-leaf clover yo yo trick.


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You Will Need

  • Yo-yo
  • Practice
  • Audience


  1. Step 1

    Put string on middle finger

    Place the loop of the yo-yo string on the middle finger of your favored hand.

  2. Step 2

    Place yo-yo in hand

    Hold the yo-yo in the palm of your hand, with the edge between your thumb and middle finger. Your palm is facing down.

  3. Step 3

    Throw the yo-yo up

    Perform your first loop by throwing the yo-yo out in front of you and up above your head.

  4. Flick your wrist when you throw.

  5. Step 4

    Throw in front of you

    Throw the yo-yo directly in front of you to form another loop when the yo-yo returns.

  6. Step 5

    Throw downward

    Throw the yo-yo downward as it returns again to create the last loop.

  7. Step 6

    Grab yo-yo

    Catch the yo-yo as it returns after completing the third loop.

  8. Step 7


    Practice and perform in front of your favorite audience.

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