Shamrock Square Pattern
4 ply worsted weight
size F or G hook
small amount bright or dark green
Ch 5, join w/sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, counts as first hdc; make 11 hdc in ring. 12 hdc. Join w/sl st in top ch of ch 2 (first hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch3, 3 trc in next hdc; dc in next hdc; 3 trc in next hdc; ch 3 and join w/sl st at base of last trc, in same hdc. (First leaf made.)** Sc in next hdc; ch 3; 3 trc in next hdc; dc in next hdc, 3 trc in next hdc, ch 3 and join w/ sl st at base of last trc, in same hdc. (Second leaf made.) ** Repeat betw. ** to make third leaf.Ch 7, sc in scond ch from hook, sc in each ch across = 6 sc. Join w/ sl st between first and third leaves. Stem made.
By itself, the shamrock makes a cute pin, or fridgie, or other decoration.
With light green worsted weight:
Rnd 1: join to back of shamrock, near bottom of any trc in leaf, where you want a corner to start. *Ch 4, skip several stitches and sc to back of shamrock.* Repeat 7 times (8 loops) in a square around back ofshamrock Every other loop will form a corner of your square, so try to space them evenly. On last loop, join w/sl st to sc of first loop.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first loop. Ch 3, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc ]in same loop - first corner made. *Ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 4 loop, ch 1; [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next loop (next corner made)* Repeat between * 2 times, then ch 1, 2 dc in last loop, ch 1, join w/sl st to 1st ch 3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn work so shamrock is now showing (right side). 1 dc in ch 1; ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 1, *ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch 2 (corner made); [ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 1] twice* Repeat betw. * twice; ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in last ch 2 (last corner made). Join w/sl st to 1st Ch 3 and fasten off.
Rnd 4: With dark green, join in any corner ch 2. [Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same ch 2, corner made. *[Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1] 3 times, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch 2* Repeat betw * twice. [Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1] 3 times; join w/ sl st to top of 1st ch 3. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: With light green, join in any corner ch 2. Ch 2, hdc in each stitch to next corner ch 2. [Ch 1, hdc in same ch 2, hdc in each stitch to next corner ch 2] three times; hdc in beginning corner ch 2, ch 1 and join w/sl st to first ch 2. Finish off.