St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. These Shamrock and Clover embellishments would make a great addition to anything ranging from hats, to home décor or any cute kid’s crafts for this holiday.
You may even make a pin for St. Patrick’s Day parade dress up by adding a small pin to the back of these shamrock clover appliques, or add it to cards.
Those of you who know me, know my fascination with fairies and everything to do with fairies. While reading about fairies, I came to know about Four-leaf clovers.
It is believed that one can see fairies if they carried a Four-leaf clover with them. Since then, I have been searching for it.
Whenever I come across a field of Shamrocks, I always make sure to scan the Shamrock population to see if my eyes can rest on just 1 teeny tiny Clover among them. But Nada! So far, I have seen none.
What makes the Four-leaf clover so important? According to Wikipidea “The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally. In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something: the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck.”
I have yet to find a Four-leaf clover. Me, being an optimist, alchemist and a crochet scientist, I came up with this idea to design my own 4 leaf clover. Why not, right? I like to experiment new crochet patterns. I am going to pin this crochet clover on my vision board. I know for sure that someday Mother Nature will be kind enough to present it to me. :)
While I came up with the Four-leaf clover design, I thought that the same applique can be turned into a Shamrock Clover with just a tiny tweak. So I made this Clover pattern into a Shamrock Clover pattern too.
I have always been fascinated with the history of things. I found some interesting information while researching about Shamrocks. While all shamrocks are clover, not all clovers are shamrocks. A Shamrock is associated with St. Patrick’s Day. It is a custom to wear a Shamrock on hats or in some way or another during the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The three petals of a Shamrock Clover means the Holy Trinity as per Irish traditions. Since St. Patrick is Ireland’s patron saint, Shamrock has been a symbol of Ireland since the 18th century.
St Patrick’s Shamrock and Lucky Irish Four Leaf Clover
Skills Level: Easy
You will need about 2 yards of any Aran 10 ply (8 wpi) yarn in leafy green color. Some of my testers used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Paddy Green and it worked great for them.
Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 200 yds[182m]/3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA #4): #2607 Limelight, 1 skein.
Size G/ 4 mm or size needed to obtain gauge.
Abbreviations: ( in US terminology)
- ch(s) : chain(s)
- st(s) : stitch(es)
- sc : single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sp : space (s)
- sl st(s) : slip stitch(es)
- rem : remaining
- beg : beginning
- rep : repeat
- yds : yard/ yards
- m : meter/ meters
- oz : ounce/ ounces
- g : gram / grams
- mm : millimeter / millimeters
- cm : centimeter / centimeters
4 sts + 4 rows = 1″ (2.54 cm) on size G (4 mm) hook.
Finished size: (Approximate)
1.5 inches tall
1.5 inches wide
Do not turn or join unless otherwise stated.
Leaving 1” yarn end in the beg, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and all rem chs till the end. This marks the end of the stalk. (7 sts)
The arrows show the beginning and ending of the Shamrock and Clover in the charts. They start and end in the same stitch.
(ch 3, dc, sc, dc, ch-3, sl st) 3 times in last st of stalk, pull the 1″ yarn end in the beg of the stalk tautly, fasten off and weave in ends with a sewing needle.(6 ch-3, 6 dc, 3 sc, 9 sl sts)
(ch 3, dc, sc, dc, ch-3, sl st) 4 times in last st of stalk, pull the yarn end in the beg of the stalk tautly, fasten off and weave in ends.(8 times ch-3, 8 dc, 4 sc, 9 sl sts)
*****End of pattern*****
Thank you to all my testers: Margaret, Hollie, Cherie, Tracie, Jocelyn, Diane, Elizabeth for testing these patterns within a day. Love you all!!! Thank you Diane for enlightening me with some of the St Patrick’s Day history. ♥
If you use this pattern, feel free to add it to your projects on Ravelry.
This is how some of my testers used this applique:
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