Hi there my friends...
This is the month to celebrate GREEN, Lucky day and the Irish in each one of us ... and I thought I start with wishing a little luck to each one of you...
And what best to bring good luck than a cute, easy and quick pattern for you to make your own charming SHAMROCK?
I looked everywhere and I found many different shamrocks, but I couldn't find just the right one for what I was looking for...
Just the right size and the way I envisioned...
I wanted to make some book markers for my friends and little pins to wear on St. Patrick's Day ... and if you know me when I cannot find exactly what I wish...
I just make it ...
when I finished making them I loved it so much I thought I would share it with you ...
I feel so LUCKY to have you here with me and hope you enjoy this tutorial.
LUCKY SHAMROCK TUTORIAL
Here is a pattern to make a shamrock pin which can also be used as a book mark with an extended chain added to it.
They make great gifts and you will be protected from being pinched if you have it pined on your clothes on St. Patrick's day :) :) :)
Cotton yarn in Dark green and a contrasting/lighter
green of the same or a little thiner cotton yarn.
Crochet thread on a contrasting/lighter color of green (optional)
4.00 mm (US G-6)
5.00 MM (US H-8)
(please note that I'm using American Terms to write this pattern)
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
hdc half double crochet
tr treble crochet
mc main color
cc contrasting color
With size 5.00 (US H) and 2 strands of cotton mc start by doing 5 ch and close to make a circle
Then make *4 ch, 3 tr and 4 ch and sl st into the circle *
Repeat from * to * 2 more times ...
Now get ready to make the stem...
Ch 5, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the needle, sc in the next 3 ch, sl st in the last ch
Leave a 12" tail to sew the pin in the back
Now get ready to make the 2nd row
With thiner yarn (if you chose to use the crochet thread) or only 1 strand of cc and smaller (4.00 mm/ US G) hook
ch1, 1 sc in each of the 3 ch, 2 sc in each tr, 1 sc in each of the next 4 ch, sl st in the previous row sl st
2 sc in each tr
1 sc in each of the next 4 ch
sl st in the previous row sl st
repeat from * to * 2 more times
Cut the yarn and tie the 2 ends together in the back side of your work.
Hand sew (or hot glue) with the 12 '' left over yarn, the pin in the back side of the shamrock and ...
You are done...
Isn't this The Luck of the Irish ???
As always I'M SO HAPPY you came to visit me and I hope you have a wonderful, marvelous, LUCKY month.
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I appreciate your kindness.