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Lucky Shamrock Crochet Pattern

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I knew I wanted to make a little something special to throw into my kids’ lunchboxes that would surprise them. Seeing as the holiday is very close I didn’t have time to create anything extravagant so these little shamrock appliques fit the bill perfectly!

As I was crocheting, I wondered whether or not they were called shamrocks or clovers and upon further searching, I found the following:

Traditionally, shamrocks have been used as a symbol of Ireland. A clover must have three leaves to be considered a shamrock. If the clover has more or less, then it is not a shamrock. Hence, all shamrocks are clovers, but not all clovers are shamrocks.

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Did you know that? Just a bit of St. Patrick’s Day trivia for you.

These little shamrocks are perfect for a cute add into your child’s lunchbox, or maybe add a pin to the back so they can wear it to school! You could also easily whip up a bunch of them and make an adorable garland. They work up super fast and are great for a little bit of festivity on a special day.

I came up with two different ways of creating these shamrocks – the first one is a smaller version that uses chains to start, and the second is bigger and uses a magic circle to begin. Both are fast and fun to work up. Enjoy!

Lucky Shamrock Crochet Pattern

Materials:

A small amount of worsted weight yarn in any shade of green – I used Bernat Super Value in Lush for both samples.
5.00 (H) hook
Scissors
Darning needle

Notes:

  • Both patterns are worked in rounds with no turning.
  • Feel free to use any weight of yarn, just be sure to use the correct hook for the weight.

Shamrock #1 (Small)

Chain 4, join to make a ring.

  1. Ch 1, 6 sc into ring, join to first sc. (6 sc)
  2. Ch 1, sc in same, (ch 2, skip 1, sc in next) x3, join to first sc. (4 sc, 3 ch-2 spaces)
  3. (Ss into ch-2 space, ch 1, sc, hdc, dc, ss into same ch-2 space, dc, hdc, sc) x3, join to same sc as in step 2.
  4. Ch 4, ss in back bump of 2nd chain from hook and along chain, join to the base and fasten off. Weave in ends and block if desired.

Shamrock #2 (Medium)

Instructions:

Start with a magic circle.

  1. Ch 1, 6 sc into circle, join to first sc. (6 sc)
  2. Ch 1, sc in same, (ch 5, skip 1, sc in next) x3, join to first sc. (4 sc, 3 ch-5 spaces)
  3. (Ss into ch-5 space, ch 1, 2 hdc, dc, tc, sc into skipped sc from previous round, tc, dc, 2 hdc in space) x3, join to same join as round 2.
  4. Ch 5, ss in back bump of 2nd chain from hook and along chain, join at the base and fasten off. Weave in ends and block if desired.

PIN THIS FOR LATER!

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