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Updated March 8, 2023

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Learn how to crochet a quick and easy shamrock using my free step by step pattern and if you aren’t confident with patterns don’t worry I have a free video tutorial.

Have you tried crochet shamrocks before? If you have keep reading because I have a little something extra for you. This quick and easy crochet pattern is fun to make whether you’re preparing for St Patrick’s Day celebrations or wanting to spread some good luck. I guarantee that once you make one, you’ll be addicted with just how quickly they whip up. I’ll also be sharing 5 ways you can use them so keep reading!

But first let’s get started with making this quick and easy crochet pattern!

a flat lay of equipment including a metal straw, gold ribbon, crochet hook, scissors, darning needle, pale green yarn, crochet shamrock, safety pins and thin craft wire.
crochet shamrock
a flat lay of equipment with what you will need to make a crochet shamrock. Including in the picture is a ball of pale green yarn, two crochet shamrocks, scissors, crochet hook and darning needle.
crochet shamrock


Pattern written in UK terms

Stitch(s): st(s)

Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Skip (sk)

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook

Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.

Skip (sk)

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

How to Crochet: a handy reference guide

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

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shamrock pattern

Foundation chain: Chain 4. Ss in first st to join into a circle.

Leaves: [Ch 3, tr, dc, tr, ch 3, ss] 3 times in circle. 

Stem: Ch 5, sk first ch, dc in second ch from hook and next 3 chs, ss in base of leaves to connect and fasten off.

And there you have it, your crochet shamrock! See I told you you this was a quick and easy crochet pattern!

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5 ways to use a crochet shamrock

two crochet shamrock motifs attached to a gold metal straw
crochet shamrock straw topper

crochet shamrock straw toppers

Create a little fun to your drinks by using your crochet shamrocks as a straw topper. You can attach them to a straw using thin craft wire or tie them on with string or twine. I’ve attached mine to two gold eco metal straws using thin wire.

crochet shamrock motif attached to a brown luggage tag that says good luck on in pink writing.
crochet shamrock gift tag

crochet shamrock gift tag

Send someone a little luck by attaching a crochet shamrock to a tag. Perfect to use when you want to wish someone good luck. Whether you pop this in the post as it is or attach to a gift to let someone know you’re thinking of them. I’ve attached my crochet shamrock to a brown luggage tag and created the good luck writing using my Cricut.

two crochet shamrock motif pictured with four safety pins to show how you can turn the shamrock into a brooch.
crochet shamrock brooch

crochet shamrock brooch

Who doesn’t love a fun crochet brooch? Simply add your crochet shamrock to a pin of your choice you can either sew a safety pin onto the back of your shamrock, glue a brooch fixture to the back using a hot glue gun or slide the pin through the shamrock and directly through your clothing to hold in place. These crochet brooches are so quick and easy to make.

crochet shamrock motif made into bunting using gold sparkly ribbon.
crochet shamrock bunting

crochet shamrock bunting/table decoration

These cute little motifs make great table decorations, whether you scatter them on your table or attach them to ribbon or yarn of your choice to make bunting. I have attached these shamrocks to paintbox recycled metallic ribbon in gold. Alternatively you can attach them together with a crocheted chain or glue them directly onto twine or string.

why not try…

If you enjoyed this project and want to continue with quick and easy makes, why not check out 5 ways to use a crochet heart.

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

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