Celebrate St. Patrick’s day in style by hooking yourself up a tiny Shamrock embellishment:
This works well on hats, as a sweet sweater pin, or sewed onto a simple greeting card (extra postage required?). I’m sure you can think of many other entertaining ways to use these. Shamrock earrings anyone? Er, no thanks.
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Fast and Dirty Shamrock Tutorial:
Materials: Worsted Weight yarn
Crochet Hook Size: 5.00 mm
Finished size: 1.5″ x 2″
Caveat Emptor: I’m a knitter who dabbles in crochet and I worked out this pattern as I went along. If anyone wants to test crochet it…
Step One: make a slip knot on your hook and chain 5
Step Two: join last chain to the first with a single crochet
Step Three: crochet into each stitch (NOTE: by crochet I mean just put your hook into the stitch and pull the yarn through both the stitch and the loop on your hook. Repeat)
You now have one leaf!
Step Four: chain 6 stitches
Step Five: join last stitch with the first
Step Six: crochet into each stitch
Step Seven: crochet into last stitch of the first leaf
You now have two leaves
Step Eight: repeat steps 4-7.
You now have three leaves
Step Nine: with yarn beneath the leaves and the hook above them, crochet 2 stitches through the middle of the shamrock.
Step Ten: chain 6 stitches for the stem
Step Eleven: crochet in each stitch of the stem
Step Twelve: Cut yarn leaving a tail to thread back through the shamrock and bind off the last chain stitch.
Step Thirteen: Weave in ends.
Step Fourteen: Wear proudly while drinking green beer or whiskey. Cheers!
If you want to make a lucky four leaf clover you can just repeat steps 4-7 twice before making your stem. Although I hear an official shamrock sports only 3 leaves!