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FREE Crochet Pattern - St. Patrick's Day Shamrock!

Updated on November 3, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

A Quick, Versatile Shamrock Motif to Crochet!

Just for St. Patrick's Day, we always need to come up with something green, so we won't be pinched by everyone we meet! Here's your solution! Crochet this cute little shamrock, which measures just under 2 inches. Attach a pin back and wear it. Attach it to a hair elastic. Tuck one of the leaves around a jacket button. It works for just about anything!

So have fun, and let's crochet some shamrocks!

Ideas for your Shamrock!

Attach a pin back and wear it. Attach it to a hair elastic. Tuck one of the leaves around a jacket button. It works for just about anything!

Let's Crochet the Shamrock!

Crochet Shamrock

Pattern SheilaSchnauzies 2012

Please do not distribute this pattern anywhere internet, email, real world or otherwise. You may sell items made from this pattern of course. Thank you!

What You'll Need

Small amount green crochet thread size 10

Crochet hook of your size choice, I'm using a Clover Soft Touch 0.

How To Make It

Row 1/

Ch 11. SC in 2nd and next 3 chains. Work 2 SC in next chain. SC in all remaining chains. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2/

SC in back loop of each chain across. Ch 3, turn work clockwise, SC in other corner. Turn. (You are creating a ch-3 loop at the end of the stem. See photo.


*CH 6, Work DTR in ch 3 loop. Ch 3, SC at base of ch 3 just made. CH 6, DTR in base of ch 6 just made. SC in ch 3 loop. (this completes one petal). Repeat from * for each additional petal, your choice of three or four.

Petal Border

Ch 1, turn. *Work 8 SC in ch 6 space. Ch 2, SC in CH 3 loop. Ch 2, work 8 SC in CH 6 space on other side of petal. Ch 1, sl st in ch 6 space of next petal. Repeat around. Ch 1, sl st in ch 3 loop of stem.

Fasten off.

Shamrocks in Different Colors - Clockwise from Top Left...

Rustica from Omega in Turquoise (it has green metallic flecks)

Aunt Lydia's in Myrtle

Very old green/white variegated, unknown

3 strands of DMC Satin embroidery floss

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Would you like to see a doily made with these motifs?

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Try doing the Shamrock's Petal Border in a contrasting color. I think a gold metallic would be pretty, or maybe white or a different shade of green.

You Decide, Three or Four Leaf Clover!

Let's Make A Colorful Shamrock! - 4 Different Color Petals Plus Gold Border!

If you'd like to do this variation, it's very easy. After you crochet the first petal, do a slip stitch in the ch3 loop and fasten off. *Attach the next color, crochet the next petal and fasten off. Repeat from * two more times.

With right side of shamrock facing up, attach Gold. (I used Kreinik gold 1/16" Ribbon thread). Do a single crochet border around entire project and fasten off, making sure to pull thread through to back side.

(Note: In the photo illustrations, a slip stitch border was used. I didn't care for it, so I added a row of SC on top of it later and changed these instructions!)

Another Color Idea! - Nature makes burgundy Shamrocks too!

This one has a little Swarovski crystal and a simple safety pin back.

Let's make a pin out of the multi-color Shamrock! - (You can also follow these instructions with a metal snap barrette!)

You'll need one metal pin finding, your choice of bar or tack type. (These are available where jewelrymaking supplies are sold). You'll also need a sewing needle and thread.

Bring together and twist all the loose threads into one strand. Place pin back over that strand and tack into place. Trim excess threads.

Let's take it to the next level!! - Adding Embellishments is Fun!

I liked the look of how the Kreinik gold ribbon was curling, so I cut and attached another piece at the end of the stem and tied the pieces into a bow.

As I was tacking on the pin back, on the front side I added simple glass beads on the same thread:)

Next, I'm going to make a piece of sterling wire with real Peridot stones and crystals to attach to the center of the Shamrock.

Having WAY too much fun here!

Here's The 3-Leaf Version...

Learn to Crochet Double Treble Stitch on YouTube!

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    • TTMall profile image

      TTMall 6 years ago

      Great lens with excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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      btoteva 6 years ago

      Lovely lens!

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      A happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      What a creative crochet idea. =)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens and love the designs here. My grandmother used to crochet all the time she made some beautiful things.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      This is really wonderful and easy! Perfect crochet for St. Patrick's day :)

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Nice job on this lens.

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      agoofyidea 6 years ago

      I love these. I'll will have to try some. They would make lovely pins for friends on St. Patrick's day.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is so cute! My daughter love to crochet. :)

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Hi. Nice pattern. I crocheted a shamrock last year but it was not as nice as the ones you make.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This is very cute! I don't crochet but this is cute enough to want to learn

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      intermarks 6 years ago

      Really good and creative idea. I will definitely make some. Thanks!

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      sujathayder 6 years ago

      hello..I'm Sujat from Indonesia..nice lens

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Cool idea. I am so going to make some of these!

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      philosoph 6 years ago

      Green are the hills of Ireland,

      And green they will always stay.

      Warm are the blessings wished for you,

      And they'll always stay that way.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Wow.. these are super cute! Love this easy crochet pattern! Blessed!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens with easy to follow instructions. Blessed

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Beautiful Holiday Pattern and great instructions! Blessed!