Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Saint Patricks Day is around the corner and it is time for "the wearing of the green"! Why a Shamrock??? Well, Irish folklore showed that St. Patrick used the shamrock as a symbol to teach pre-Christian Irish people about the Holy Trinity. My lesson isn't going to quite compare, but I will be teaching you how to make a crocheted shamrock for you to share with your friends and family!
4 ply green yarn
size H crochet hook
pin back or clip
Leaving a 4 in tail, Chain 3. Double crochet in the chain 1 space 3 times. Chain 2 and slip stitch in the same chain 1 hole that the double crochets were made in (all stitches will be made in this same hole for the remaining petals) Petal one is complete. Now, *chain 2 and double crochet 3 times followed by chain 2 and a slip stitch. Repeat from * one more time. You should now have all 3 petals completed. To make the stem, chain 5 from your last slip stitch. Single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook, single crochet in the next chain, slip stitch into the next, and slip stitch into the last one as well. Bring your tail end through your last stitch and pull tight. Cut your yarn and tie both tail ends together on the back.
If you want to make these bigger or smaller, just adjust the yarn and hook size accordingly. Now that you have your shamrock completed, either glue it to a hair clip or pin back and wear it proudly. These are so quick and easy to make. Whip up a batch and hand them out, so no one is without green on St. Patty's Day!
As always, feel free to ask any questions or leave comments.