St. Paddy’s day is almost upon us, which means it’s time to get a-planning on how best to paint the town green and cover yourself and your home in shamrocks. And we’re here to help! We’ve put together an easy-peasy tutorial for a little crochet shamrock brooch – make a bunch to adorn your and your friends’ outfits, or even just string them altogether to make shamrock garlands for your home! And of course, do tag us on Instagram so we can find those makes
Right. Here goes – to crochet your shamrock you will need:
-Shiny Happy Cotton (we used Land of Oz)
-5mm crochet hook (I’m afraid the clear vinyl ones in this post are no longer for sale, but we do have some lovely new 100% Rosewood crochet hooks in stock instead)
-a sewing needle
-a pair of scissors
Lets get started!
Step 1: Make a foundation chain of 4 stitches
Here’s a video tutorial to take you through making that foundation chain:
Step 2: Join into a little ring by working a slip stitch into the first stitch
Here’s a video tutorial to take you through a slip stitch:
Step 3: Chain 3 stitches
Same technique as Step 1, FYI!
Step 4: Working into the little ring, make 3 treble crochet stitches
Here’s a video tutorial to take you through a treble crochet stitch. We don’t have one of our own (yet), but for now let Sandy from Expression Fibre arts help you out!:
Step 5: Chain 3 stitches
Step 6: Make a slip stitch into the little ring
Same technique as Step 2, FYI!
Step 7: Repeat steps 3 – 6 twice more so that your shamrock has 3 leaves in total
Step 8: Chain 6
Step 9: Starting with the second stitch from the hook, work 5 slip stitches, then work a single crochet stitch into the little ring
Here’s a video tutorial to show you how to make your single crochet stitch:
Step 10: Cut your yarn and pull on the loop on your crochet hook until the end pops through – you have now secured the last stitch
Step 11: Flip your shamrock over, now it’s time to secure your brooch pin. Do this by threading one of your yarn tails and securing it to the back of your shamrock. Then make a few stitches over the top of the brooch pin to attach it.
And there you have it!
If you wanted to make the shamrocks into a garland rather than a brooch, all you’d need to do is create a length of chain stitches as long as you’d like your garland. Then just sew your shamrocks on at even intervals.
Have a great St. Paddy’s day!