Free Crochet Shamrock Patterns

Today, I searched for free crochet shamrock patterns on Pinterest and Ravelry. I learned that there are many sad patterns for shamrocks. There are a lot of four-leaf clovers that turned out nicely, but it’s the shamrock that is the iconic symbol of Irish heritage and culture, and it’s the shamrock I want to crochet.

Below are the two best crochet shamrock patterns I could find.

shamrock crochet patterns

  1. Shamrock Applique is a Ravelry pattern.
  2. Shamrock Crochet Pattern is also a Ravelry pattern.

I crocheted #2 using Lion Brand bonbons yarn and a 3.5mm hook. I backed the completed shamrock with felt and added a pin. You can see the finished product below. I’ve attached it to a blouse.

crochet shamrock pin

I looking forward to wearing the pin on St. Patrick’s Day.

 

 

Crochet Ripple Blanket for Beginners | Zigzag Blanket

ripple blanket Have you been searching for an easy to crochet ripple blanket, also known as a zigzag blanket? Well, search no longer. This is a pattern you can easily crochet. Additionally, once you’ve established about 6 rows, you can follow the stitches from the row below the row you’re working on. You won’t have to continually refer to the pattern.

Crochet Ripple Blanket for Beginners (zigzag Blanket) – Sized for a crib or baby carriage
  • Hook 5.0 or 5.5 MM
  • Yarn used in this pattern: Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly (DK 11 wpi)  Note: I purchased 2 skeins of the lavender and 2 of the white; however, upon completing the project, 90%  of the lavender skein remained and 90% of the white skein remained. It’s possible that you could do this project with only 1 skein of each color; however, it’s better to have leftover yarn than to be short and unable to find the yarn again.
  • Scissors and needle for weaving in ends

HELP: Watch this video to learn DCtog-over-3. While the video indicates that the demonstrated stitch is 3dctog – it is the same stitch as DCtog-over-3. Watch this video to learn how to DC2tog.

With color 1, chain 136.
Row 1: DC in 4th chain from hook • skip next chain • [DC in next 9 chains] • (DC, chain 1, DC) in next chain • DC in next 9 chains • [DC2tog-over 3]-5 times • DC in next 9 chains • (DC, chain 1, DC) in next chain • DC in next 9 chains • skip next chain, DC2tog • turn. You should have 6 ripples.

Row 2: Chain 3 • DC in the first stitch •skip next stitch • DC in next 9 stitches • (DC, chain 1, DC) in next chain-1 space • DC in next 9 stitches • [DC2tog-over 3]-5 times • DC in next 9 stitches • (DC, chain 1, DC) in next stitch • DC in next 9 stitches • skip next stitch • DC2tog, turn.

Row 3: Repeat row 2. Fasten off. Begin row 4 with color 2.

For the blanket, you will continue to repeat row 2.

This pattern is for 3 rows of color 1 and 3 rows of color 2.

Weave in any loose ends.

For the border: I crocheted 3 rows of single crochet all around the blanket. In the corners, I stitched 2 single crochet stitches. On the sides without single chains to stitch into, crochet 2 single crochet stitches into each double crochet space.

Crochet Ripple Blanket

I forgot to measure my finished blanket before I wrapped it as a gift, but it will fit a crib nicely. I like this pattern because it looks good horizontally and vertically.

 

 

Patriotic Crochet Patterns

With Memorial Day and July 4th nearing, you might want patriotic crochet patterns to make something festive for your home or for yourself. Below you’ll find five patterns that I found interesting.

patriotic crochet patterns

Here is key to the crochet patterns above:

  1. 4th of July or National Flower Day This is a free Ravelry pattern.
  2. Stars! This is a free pillow pattern.
  3. Americana Place Setting Now you can set your table for every patriotic occasion. This is a Ravelry pattern.
  4. Let Freedom Ring Here’s an afghan you can cover up with all year.
  5. Star Spangled Banner This is just the garland you need special American holidays. Find on Ravelry.

BONUS: Vintage American Flag Throw – Make up an absolutely beautiful throw! You’ll find this on Ravelry.