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Shamrock Knitting Pattern

This Shamrock Knitting Pattern is a super fun quick knit for St. Patrick’s Day! Begin by knitting 3 clover shapes, arrange them into your shamrock shape, tack together, then finish with an i-cord stem.

I hope you enjoy my favorite easy cloverleaf shape for tabletop decorations in various sizes. As long as you have one of these little shamrocks, no leprechauns will pinch you!

Knitted Shamrock Clover Shape in green color yarn.

KNITTING MATERIALS

In my samples pictured, I’m using size 7 US knitting needles with worsted weighted yarn.

• Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice.
• Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn.
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle


HOW TO KNIT A SHAMROCK SHAPE


How to Knit a Shamrock Clover for St. Patrick's Day with Easy Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

Begin by Knitting 3 Shamrock Clover Leaves

Once you’ve knitted three of these little heart-shaped leaves, just piece them together. Using your tapestry needle and the yarn ends that we already have, simply tack them together in the shamrock shape.

How to Knit a Shamrock Clover for St. Patrick's Day with Easy Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

How to Knit the Shamrock Clover Stem

For our stem, I love the I-Cord. Super simple, I Have a really great lesson on knitting an I-Cord, so if you haven’t made one before, please go check it out.


How to Knit Different Sized Shamrock Sizes

If you would like to make your shamrock maybe a little bit bigger, then simply use bigger yarn, bigger needles.

Alternatively, you can modify the pattern by casting on more stitches. Instead of fourteen, you could cast on sixteen, eighteen, or more, and then modify the pattern accordingly.


Knitted Shamrock Clover Shape in green color yarn.

Shamrock Knitting Pattern

Yield: Knitted Shamrock Shape
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate

This Shamrock Knitting Pattern is a super fun quick knit for St. Patrick’s Day! Create 3 clover shapes, arrange them into your shamrock, and finish with an i-cord stem.

Materials

  • Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Sized for your yarn gauge
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

MAKE 3 Shamrock Petals

Cast On 14 Stitches

Row 1: K5, SSK, K2Tog, K5 (12 rem)

Row 2: Knit All

Row 3: K4, SSK, K2Tog, K4 (10 rem)

Row 4: Knit All

Row 5: K3, SSK, K2Tog, K3 (8 rem)

Row 6: Knit All

Row 7: K2, SSK, K2Tog, K2 (6 rem)

Row 8: Knit all

Row 9: SSK, BO2, K2Tog, BO

Once you've knitted three of these little heart-shaped leaves, just piece them together.

Using your tapestry needle and the yarn ends that we already have, simply tack them together in the shamrock shape.

Weave in your yarn ends

_____

MAKE 1 Shamrock Clover Stem

Cast On 4 Stitches

Knit an I-Cord

Bind Off

Tack Onto Shamrock Shape

Weave in your yarn ends

_____

Want to make different sizes? If you would like to make your shamrock maybe a little bit bigger, then simply use bigger yarn, bigger needles.

Alternatively, you can modify the pattern by casting on more stitches. Instead of fourteen, you could cast on sixteen, eighteen, or more, and then modify the pattern accordingly.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!

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