Shamrocks and St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and with that is the need for shamrocks to be work to show the world that you’re Irish. Usually it’s a mad dash for a couple of sprigs wrapped up in aluminium foil which by the end of the day end up a sorry, sad, droopy mess. So I decided to create some from yarn that would hopefully last the course.

I have included the written instructions and a link for the YouTube video.

The shamrock has become synonymous with Ireland and St Patrick. He used the simple shamrock to explain the Christian faith to the Irish natives, the 3 leaves representing the Holy Trinity. It is a type of clover and can be found growing all over.

To create my shamrocks, I selected some green yarn from my stash and my trusty Clover Amour 4mm hook and set to work.

Stitch Terms (US terms will be below)

Chain – CH

Slip Stitch – SL ST

Double Crochet – DC (SC)

Half Treble Crochet – HTR (HDC)

Treble Crochet – TR (DC)

Double Treble Crochet – DTR (TR)

You will also need, some scissors and a yarn needle. I love the Knit Pro ones as they have a large loop that works for any project. You can find them here.

UK Terms

Begin with CH4 and SL ST to 1st CH to form a ring.

Next, CH1, HTR, TR, 3DTR, HTR, 3DTR, TR, HTR, SL ST to ring (one petal made, repeat until you have 3 petals)

After the final SL ST, CH 8, DC in each ST back up to the main body of the shamrock and SL ST into the centre. Finish off and weave in all ends.

US Terms

Begin with CH4 and SL ST to 1st CH to form a ring.

Next, CH1, HDC, DC, 3TR, HDC, 3TR, DC, HDC, SL ST to ring (one petal made, repeat until you have 3 petals)

After the final SL ST, CH 8, SC in each ST back up to the main body of the shamrock and SL ST into the centre. Finish off and weave in all ends.

Here is the YouTube Video in UK Terms

And finally the US terms video

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