We celebrate St Patrick’s day here because of our Irish ancestry and I thought a knitted Shamrock would be a fun and enjoyable knit for today, I am so happy to share it with you here.You could make it into a hanging ornament, sew it onto a scarf or on the side of a hat or even a sweater. It looks pretty sweet as a brooch too.
I hope you enjoy this little pattern:)
Oddments of green double knitting (DK) yarn
4mm straight needles
Needle for sewing up your Shamrock and ends.
2 Double pointed needles for knitting the i-cord for the stem.
Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1: Knit 2 stitches
Row 2: Purl 2 stitches
Row 3: Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning of the row, knit 2 stitches, kfb
into the next stitch. (4 stitches)
Row 4: Knit 1 stitch, purl 2 stitches, knit 1 stitch.
Row 5: Cast on 1 stitch, knit 4 stitches, kfb. (6 stitches)
Row 6: Knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches.
Row 7: Cast on 1 stitch, knit 6 stitches, kfb. (8 stitches)
Row 8: Knit 3 stitches, purl 2 stitches, knit 3 stitches.
Row 9: Knit row.
Row 10: Knit 3 stitches, purl 2 stitches, knit 3 stitches.
Row 11: Knit row.
Row 12: Knit 3 stitches, purl 2 stitches, knit 3 stitches.
Row 13: Knit 4 stitches, turn work.
Row 14: Knit 4 stitches, turn work.
Row 15: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 stitches together. Pass the back
stitch over the front stitch on the working needle, there is one stitch on
the working needle now.
Pick up 3 stitches up the left side of the top of the Shamrock with the left needle and cast them off
with the single stitch on the right needle.
Knit 1 stitch from the left needle onto the right needle and pass the back stitch on the right
needle over the stitch before it.
One stitch remains on the right needle.
Knit 3 stitches from the left needle to the right needle, turn work.
Knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 stitches together. (2 stitches) and pass
the back stitch over the front stitch.
Sew in the top ends of the Shamrock pieces, leaving the ends at the base for sewing your Shamrock together.