Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Itty Bitty Shamrock
H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
any green worsted weight yarn

Start: ch 3, join with a sl st to 1st ch to form circle.
For petals: [ch 3, 1 trc, 1 dc, 1 trc, ch 3, slip stitch into circle] repeat 3 times total.
For stem: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st rem ch sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

****Addition to Post on 3/20/08******

4 Leaf Clover
H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
any green worsted weight yarn

Start: ch 4, join with a sl st to 1st ch to form circle.
For petals: [ch 3, 1 trc, 1 dc, 1 trc, ch 3, slip stitch into circle] repeat 4 times total.
For stem: ch 6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sc rem ch sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

9 comments:

Sheila said...

Too cute... love the Shamrock.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't a shamrock have 4 petals?

Pam said...

Hi "anonymous",
I think a shamrock could be like a lucky 4 leaf clover, I searched on Wikipedia and it shows a 3 leaf shamrock, but I think it should be 4.

I'll whip up another shamrock with 4 petals. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Most shamrocks/clovers have 3.The 3leaf one has a special meaning as well each leaf stand for Father Son Holy Spirit.So I think I prefer the 3 leaf.

Jenny said...

I think both are cute and thank you for sharing your patterns.

Anonymous said...

These are great little clovers that can be stitched to a pony tail holder for added decoration. I use the tail string, sewing it around an "ouchless" goody pony tail holder. Makes a great St. Patrick's gift for my granddaughters.

Heather said...

FYI: Shamrocks and regular clovers have three leafs, lucky clovers have four.

Thank you for both patterns, they are super cute! I'm making one for my daughter to wear in her hair for St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. I think I'll make one for my little boy to pin on his shirt too.

Anonymous said...

Very cute, thank you for the pattern!

Irene said...

A Shamrock has only 3 leaves, a clover has 4. a clover is just for luck but a shamrock is for Ireland and St Patrick. a clover and a shamrock are Not the same.(trust me I'm Irish!).love the pattern,thanks