Now, you may not know this, but I’m going to shed some light on my affiliation with St Patricks Day. Every other year prior to about 5 years ago, it was just an excuse to go out and drink with the crowd, get dressed up in green, wear some shamrock items and call out of work the next day. As of October 2016 I officially married into an Irish family, my last name changed from something Italian to something quite Irish- Branagan. His family is so proud of their Irish background, and other than Christmas (much to my dismay, but i’ll save that post for another day), it is the favorite holiday in the household.
My mother in law and myself both got my husband an ancestry DNA kit for his birthday in January to map back the Irish heritage…still waiting on final results from both, if it comes up anything other than Irish they have a lot of redecorating to do!
This brings me to my thoughts for the crochet round up post this week- it’s March, and we’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s day already. Now, while I won’t be able to partake in my green tinted glass of Sauvignon Blanc this year, I’ll happily shovel some Shephards pie in my face. I wanted to bring to you 7 St. Patty’s themed crochet patterns to start making for the big day! (Why 7, you may have thought to yourself, well, duh, it’s a lucky number 😜)
*spoiler* I’ll be issuing a free Irish themed scarf pattern I’m working on sometime soon! So look out fot that guy!
- What do you think of when you hear St. Patrick’s Day? Obviously Leprachauns and gold over the rainbow…Have your own little door hanger of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Over the Rainbow Pot Of Gold
- What did you really think of first when I asked what do you think of when you hear St. Patrick’s Day….it’s okay, be honest, you can make this cute little beer koozie with this awesome free pattern. I’ll be making mine this week, I’ll post some pictures! Leprechaun Beer Koozie. I think they’ll be a hit at the party!
- I tried my hand at chart crochet awhile ago and i loved it, I had made my own chart and fell in love with the idea that I could easily create any pattern by following this method. If you haven’t tried it, I highly reccommend it. What better way to start with this shamrock scarf? done in all single crochet so beginner friendly, and even for advanced crocheters, it’s always nice to go back to your roots for a quick and easy project that looks shamrockin’…see what I did there? Shamrock Scarf Chart Pattern
- This pattern is really for inspiration, they give you the pattern for the clover, which I love, I’ve seen a lot out there but this one doesn’t get as muddy, which I mean the leaves are pretty individual looking rather than a big circle wih some scallops. The rest of the bracelet portion can easily be created by just chaining your desired length and BOOM, you have a quick bracelet completed that you can wear to work so you still look festive, yet, not too over the top. (queue the shamrock head boppers and glitter tattoos on your face) Clover applique for bracelet
- Since chokers are all the rage these days, I love this one. I’m planning on making this guy within the next week or so too. Another great way to accessorize, how can you go wrong? Make one or 10, because if you wear it, there are bound to be people around you who want one as well. Shamrock Choker
- I love this. Like LOVE. I’m a huge fan of Fall and I had made various pumpkins to drape at our desk at work…just a little touch to make whatever space festive. Check it out here. Shamrock Bunting
- Slightly understated, won’t hit you in the face with shamrocks, but I love it, it’s soooo adorable and festive and will make a huge impact on your outfit. This is another one I’ll be making for the party. I can’t resist anything with pom poms honestly. Also…where can I find these boots? I love them! Check it out here Primitive Irish Boot CuffsPrimitive Irish Boot Cuffs
I hope you enjoyed these patterns and will share what you’ve made with me. As always leave a comment on anything you want to see or hear about next!
XoXo Stay lucky my friends!