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.Sporcle Blog
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
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
- 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.
- Ch 1, 6 sc into ring, join to first sc. (6 sc)
- Ch 1, sc in same, (ch 2, skip 1, sc in next) x3, join to first sc. (4 sc, 3 ch-2 spaces)
- (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.
- 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)
Start with a magic circle.
- Ch 1, 6 sc into circle, join to first sc. (6 sc)
- Ch 1, sc in same, (ch 5, skip 1, sc in next) x3, join to first sc. (4 sc, 3 ch-5 spaces)
- (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.
- 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.