3/16/17

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

I tried my hand at making a green shamrock for Saint Patrick's day. 
I thought it was pretty cute... so I added a pin back to it and covered the bulk of the pin with some green felt.
It was super easy to make. Here is the pattern if your wanting to make one yourself: Using a magic circle as your base...
chain 3, 1 triple crochet, 1 double crochet, 1 triple crochet, chain 3 and slip stitch into the magic circle. Repeat two more times to make a three leaf shamrock. Once you have three shamrock petals, your needing a stem. Chain 6 and make a half double crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook and then slip stitch back up the chain and slip stitch into the center of the shamrock and pull the magic circle super tight to close up all the crocheting, then simply cut and tie off the end of the yarn.
It only took me three minutes to make this little shamrock....so... I ended up making 72 Shamrock pins! Sixty for my grandkids classmates and the remaining 12 for me to pass out to my friends.
The shamrock is a three-leaved (or three-leafed) clover; the plant was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. It has subsequently become a national symbol of Ireland. The word comes from Seamróg, the Irish name for the plant.

I'm planning on spending the next few days working out in my yard, it seems like it has been forever since I've been out there doing anything of substance. It's going to get ugly before it gets pretty... that's for sure!
big hugs,
Cheryl

6 comments:

Jeanie said...

I love those. Unbearably! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

These are wonderful! I hope you had a happy St Patricks day :)

Conniecrafter said...

Wow when you do something you really do it up don't you, Your grandkids and their classmates are going to expect something for every holiday, I bet your friends liked them too!
Good luck with your yard, we haven't really started yet.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What fun- guess I'll have to wait until next year - but I'm going to make some.

handmade by amalia said...

Sweet. Hope you enjoyed the day.
Amalia
xo

The JR said...

That was sweet of you. Bet the kids loved them.