It never fails. Every year on March 17th I get pinched by a friend or family member just because I forgot to wear green, but not this year! This year I’ll be rocking shamrocks in the best way: crocheted! Whip up some yourself using this fast, free, and fun shamrock crochet pattern.
Shamrock Crochet Pattern
When thinking about this design, I reminded myself that all a shamrock is is three little heart shapes. Connect them and add a stem and you’ve got the quickest, cutest little shamrock you ever did see!
Cotton yarn (Dishie 100% Cotton used in “Jalapeno” colorway)
-approx. 28 yards per shamrock as written
Crochet hook in size H/5mm
Pattern written using US terms.
The ch at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
Finished Dimensions: approximately 6.5″
If you would like to make this into a smaller shamrock to use as an applique for a sweater, hat, scarf etc (or earrings even!) you could simply change the yarn and hook size and voila!
The same pattern using a B/2.25mm hook and (4) skeins of embroidery floss (shown in DMC color # 905) makes for a ~3″ wide shamrock.
For St. Patrick’s Day I say go big or go home! You could, of course, go down a hook size or two yet and make them slightly smaller, as in the lighter green here. If you go all the way down to a little 1mm hook that makes the earrings just about 2.25″ across.
Ready to whip up some shamrocks? Let’s get started!
Row 1: Ch-11, 3dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch. Dc5tog using next 5 chs, dc in next ch. 6dc in final ch. Rotate to work up opposite side of chain. Dc in next 3 sts, 5dc in next ch. Dc in next 3 sts, 3dc in same as first sts, join to top of first dc.
Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in same as join. 2dc in next st. Dc5tog, 2dc in each of the next 6 sts. Dc in next 4 sts, (dc, 3tr, dc) in next st, dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in each of next 4 sts. Fasten off using Invisible Join. Weave in all ends.
Make a Foundation Single Crochet of 15 sts. Alternately you could ch-16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end. Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for seaming the leaves and securing ends. Note that I did go a bit tight on the foundation single crochet so that it would curve a bit like this.
Lay the three leaves out so that they form the shamrock shape. Using the tail from the “stem” sew the leaves together for the height of ~6 stitches on each leaf. Feed the yarn back through and seam the other edge of the leaves. Secure the top of the stem to the center of the shamrock and you are finished!
How many of these adorable shamrocks will you make? These would be a great garland for a classroom in March, to use as a coaster, or to put on each end of a scarf, or for a pop of green so you don’t get pinched on St. Patrick’s Day. 🍀