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!
Pattern written in UK terms
Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through
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.
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.
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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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!
5 ways to use a crochet shamrock
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 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.
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 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.
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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.