Today I would like to share with you a simple free pattern for making a pair of shamrock earrings – ideal for St Patrick’s Day.
These are very quick to make. Because they are on quite a small-scale they may be a bit fiddly for newer crocheters. You could practise by making them with a larger hook and thicker yarn. I have made some different sized versions for other projects – they look cute on gift cards.
- small amount of green crochet cotton, size 10 (or similar)
- 2 mm crochet hook (US size B/1)
- a pair of earring hooks
- fabric glue or PVA glue
How to crochet the shamrock:
Starting loop – Chain 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch
Make a leaf using which ever type of instruction you are most comfortable with, UK or US.
UK Version – Leaf – Chain 4, (1 double treble, 1 treble, 1 double treble) into the ring, Chain 4, Slip stitch into ring
US Version – Leaf – Chain 4, (1 treble, 1 double, 1 trble) into the ring, Chain 4, Slip stitch into ring
Continue with the shamrock…
Repeat the Leaf twice more so you have 3 in total
Stem – Chain 10 to make the stem
Slip stitch in 5th chain from the hook
Slip stitch into each of the remaining 4 chain stitches
Slip stitch in to the initial ring to finish
Cut off, leaving a tail, thread it through to the back of the shamrock
Trim both ends short
Use a dot of fabric glue (or PVA glue) to secure the ends in place
Make another one to match.
Insert the loop of the earring hook through the end of the stem and wear!
Are you going to sell your earrings, or give them as a gift? Here is a link to another of my blog posts, a tutorial to make a custom box for jewelry.
Supplies on Amazon.com
Supplies on Amazon. co.uk
Another free Tin Teddy pattern – simple crochet flowers that you can use for all sorts of projects!