Shamrocks and Clover

I found these sweet little Shamrocks over at Skip To My Lou and couldn’t resist–being the crochet fiend that I am. They were so easy and fun that before I knew what was happening…

I had little piles of 3 leaf shamrocks and 4 leaf clovers all over the place.  I couldn’t seem to stop myself. At first I thought I’d turn them all into sweet little pins and force my family to wear them out into the world to keep from getting pinched.

But then…

the bigger the pile grew, the more I loved the idea of hanging a garland around the house to welcome the little people and their pots of gold…

especially their pots of gold…heh, heh.

If you’d like to whip up a few yourself, and you have a G crochet hook and some yarn then you can try your luck at luring a Leprechaun over to your place too.

Shamrock

Chain 4, join with a slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.

Leaf (make 3 for a shamrock or 4 for a clover): Chain 3, trc, dc, trc, ch 3, slip stitch in ring.

Stem: Chain 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook, and slip stitch in remaining four chains. Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

To join into garland:

Chain 40.

Sc in the top of right side of shamrock petal, chain 2, sc on the left side of top of shamrock petal. I actually staggered my connection stitches so that the shamrocks and clovers tilted different ways along the chain–some to the left, some to the right, and some straight up and down—but you can do it however you’d like.

Ch 20, sc in the top of right side of shamrock petal, chain 2, sc on the left side of top of shamrock petal, chain 20, continue until all shamrocks are joined.

Ch 40, fasten off.

Hang this pretty thing on your hearth, banister or door for maximum Leprechaun capturing effect. Good luck!

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6 thoughts on “Shamrocks and Clover

  1. I LOVE it!! Oh, BTW Jonathan still loves his hat!!!

    I want one… now I just have to learn how to crochet and find a few mins that I can do something like that. Especially cause I can’t find many of my old St. Patrick’s day decorations. Dang moving…

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