Popular crochet projects for St. Patrick's Day include Celtic knots, shamrocks, four-leaf clovers, St. Patrick's Day hats, baby booties, Celtic and Aran sweaters, shawls, ponchos, scarves, gloves and hats, leprechauns, Irish roses, Irish doilies and pots of gold. There's no question though that if you want to ensure your St. Patrick's Day crochet item is perfectly themed for the holiday you'll want to master the art of crocheting shamrocks.
If you've ever wondered what the difference is between a shamrock and a four-leaf clover, you're not alone. First of all, a shamrock is the symbol of Ireland and it's a clover with three leaves. A four-leaf clover is a clover with four leaves, or you could say a four-leaf shamrock. There really is no difference, only a shamrock has three leaves and we refer to the four-leaf clover by the name "clover." But really, they're all clovers. What you need to focus on is if you want to crochet three-leaf shamrocks or four-leaf clovers.
Okay, let's get on with the free crochet patterns for St Patrick's Day, shall we?
If you want to master a simple, but nicely finished shamrock pattern that consists of a motif you can use for multiple projects, then check out this free pattern from Talking Crochet. It's a shamrock motif that uses worsted weight yarn. You don't have to use the same shade of green, and you are always free to change yarn types and hook size to create the look you want. This is a very nice pattern that should be useful for many St. Patrick's Day projects.
Fellow blogger Suzie of Suzie's Stuff designed a really nice shamrock that can be used in a multiple of ways. Her pattern is simple but don't let that fool you. You can easily appliqué these shamrocks anywhere you want, or follow Suzie's idea and hot glue them to a pin backing! They are super easy to make and fun. Suzie actually has two patterns using the shamrock. The first is the shamrock pin and the other she made a shamrock garland. Great pattern, Suzie!
Chez Crochet has a number of free crochet shamrock patterns perfect for St. Patrick's Day. These include shamrock coasters, shamrock fridgies and shamrock hot pads. You can whip these up in different sizes and use them for multiple uses. Check out these free shamrock patterns here.
If you're interested in crocheting a St. Patrick's Day wreath, then you'll want to check out this fantastic Pot-of-Gold Rainbow Wreath. This is a wonderful pattern that features a colorful rainbow crocheted over a foam wreath with a pot of gold in the center. Check out the picture of the finished wreath and the free wreath pattern at Petals to Picots.
Red Heart has a free pattern for a "Shamrock Afghan" but really it's a four-leaf clover. The afghan is very pretty and a perfect gift for those celebrating St. Patrick's Day. You can check ou the afghan and free pattern in the link.
Maggie's Crochet has a wonder TP Topper free pattern featuring a St. Patrick's Day hat. If you're looking for something festive for your bathroom this holiday, then you'll definitely want to check out this easy pattern.
Those who want to wear something festive on St. Patrick's Day might want to check out the free crochet pattern for the "Lucky Irish Hat."
Are you going to crochet something for St Patrick's Day?