Shamrocks by June Gilbank


March 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
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This pattern is available for free.

Shamrocks is an original crochet pattern by June Gilbank.

This is a clever little pattern to make sweet shamrocks with a dimensional 3D effect, in two sizes: a realistically-shaped design, and a tiny miniature version! Each shamrock is crocheted in a single round, so you can make one in minutes. String them into a garland, attach one to a greetings card, add a pin back to make a cute brooch or lapel pin, or layer them for a novel look.

Yarn: worsted weight yarn in green

Hook: H US/5mm crochet hook

Size: approx 1.3 - 2” (3.5 - 5cm) tall. (Your gauge and yarn choice will affect the finished size slightly.)

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. I like to crochet the shamrocks with a larger hook than I’d use for amigurumi – the looser stitches enhance the 3D effect and prevent the shamrocks from becoming too rigid. Use the recommended hook size on your yarn’s ball band as a starting point.

Note: This pattern is Donationware - the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation. The PDF version, available for any size donation, is formatted for easy viewing and printing and includes bonus crochet stitch diagrams for both shamrocks, in both right- and left-handed versions. The complete pattern is available to view in full (for no charge) from the linked page.

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