Monday, March 18, 2013


Happy (belated) St Patrick's Day! 

I was at a loss of something green to wear yesterday, so for fear of being pinched I crocheted a shamrock hairpin.

After wasting about an hour trying to knit a shamrock, I decided I'd better settle on crochet and produced one in about ten minutes. I used Knitpicks Stroll Glimmer in Dragonscale,because it's pretty much the only green yarn I have. 

Instead of going to all the trouble of making an actual shamrock shape, I crocheted 3 hearts and connected them at the center. There were loads of ends to weave in, but thankfully you can stick the pin on the same side as where you weave the ends in and nobody'll see. Very convenient. 

Read more for the pattern!

Shamrock Hairpin

What you need:
Small amount of green 4-ply yarn
2.25 mm crochet hook 
Tapestry needle

Ch- chain
Dc- double crochet
Sc- single crochet 
Tc- treble crochet 

Not important 

Hearts: (make 3)

Ch 4, Tc 3 into first chain, Dc 3 into first chain, ch 1, Tc 1 into first chain, ch 1, Dc 3 into first chain, Tc 3 into first chain, Ch 3, Sc into first chain, break yarn.

Now that you've made 3 hearts, weave in all of the ends and, using a tapestry needle, sew the hearts together with the tips touching each other. I fed the yarn through the 'Ch 1' spaces of each heart to connect them.

Put a clip through the back and wear with pride!

Hope you enjoy this pattern!


  1. Love this idea! One of my favorite shamrocks yet!

  2. Thank you so much! I love it :D Super easy and the cutest one i've made to day..kudos!


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