Design by Renita Harvey
The month of March makes everyone desire to be Irish. St. Patrick’s Day always brings lots of green décor that includes shamrocks everywhere.
Shamrocks are simply 3 leaf clovers and should not to be confused with 4 leaf clovers.
This pattern uses increases, decreases, and short rows to shape each leaf. While this pattern is worked on an extra fine gauge loom with DK weight yarn, Luck of the Irish Shamrocks may also be made larger by using any loom with the appropriate weight yarn for the gauge of the loom.
LOOM: Sock Loom EFG
YARN: 18 yds of DK/3 weight 100% cotton yarn, Kid Cotton in Emerald used in sample
NOTIONS: Loom tool, tapestry needle
SIZE: approx.. 4” wide x 5” tall
K – Knit
P – Purl
R – Row
K2tog – Knit 2 together
W&T – Wrap & turn – lift stitch off peg, wrap the working yarn around peg from back to front, and place loop back on the peg leaving 2 loops on the peg
M1 – Make 1 – increase by wrapping the peg with e-wrap
CO – Cast on
BO – Bind off
Rep – Repeat
St(s) – Stitch(es)
When working the knit on the same peg after the M1, gently tug the stitch to tighten the e-wrap increase.
Each leaf is worked as one piece and seamed up the middle. Then all 3 leaves and stem are sewn together.
Thin floral wire may be inserted in the i-cord stem to hold the shape, if desired.
Leaf – Make 3
CO 1 stitch by placing the slip stitch on the peg leaving a tail 6” long for assembly.
R1: K1 – 1 st
R2: P1, m1 – 2 sts
R4: P2, m1 – 3 sts
R6: P3, m1 – 4 sts
R8: P4, m1 – 5 sts
R10: P5, m1 – 6 sts
*R13: K5, w&t
R15: K3, w&t
R17: K1, w&t
R21 – 28: Rep from * to * once
R29: K5, w&t
R31: K2tog, K1, w&t
R33: K2tog, k3
R34: P4, m1
R35: K4, w&t
R36: P4, m1
R37: K3, w&t
R39: K1, w&t
R43 – 50: Rep from * to *
R51 – 58: Rep from * to *
R59: K2tog, k4 – 5 sts
R61: K2tog, k3 – 4 sts
R63: K2tog, k2 – 3 sts
R65: K2tog, k1 – 2 sts
R67: K2tog – 1 st
BO leaving a 6” tail for seaming
Seam with mattress stitch using one of the tails.
Refer to picture at the end of the pattern for more details.
Work a 2 peg i-cord for a length of 3”.
BO leaving a tail 6” long for sewing.
Using a tapestry needle, thread CO tail though the middle of the i-cord. Gently pull the tail to give the cord a gentle curve. Secure yarn tail.
Using the tails on the leaves, seam each leaf to the next starting at the bottom point.
Seam edges together 2” from the point.
Sew the end of the i-cord to the bottom middle where the points of the leaves meet.
Weave in ends.
How the leaf looks when first removed from loom.
How leaf looks after gently tugging to set the stitches.
How the leaf looks after seaming the middle closed with the mattress stitch.
One thought on “Luck of the Irish Shamrock”
OMG i would love KB 4455 EFG
i just can’t find one anywhere, i hearing they are discontinued now + living in the uk just adds to the problem ?
Any ideas would be very gratefully appreciated.
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