I don't think I ever mentioned this on the blog, but in high school I got the grand opportunity to be part of an amazing steel drum group, Pandemonium!. I was part of the second generation added to the ensemble. We had an blast, getting to travel the country to perform and teach. The group is now disbanded due to reasons I that I don't feel like indulging you in. The point is that many of us still long to play in a steel band group, preferable together, but cannot due to not owning an instrument ourselves and the fact that many of us live hundreds to thousands of miles away. Mhm. It's a very sad picture.
I didn't let it go, though! I searched our community for some group to be involved with and found this sweet little middle school steel band. Ahhh, it makes my Monday mornings the favorite time of my week! I feel like I can conquer anything after I've been with those kids ... and those drums! :D
Well, now that January and February have moved along nicely. I thought a great way to kick off the March would be to have a round-up of some fantastic shamrock/shamrock inspired knits and crochets.
It's a simple crochet shamrock that I think would work great as an applique for just about anything you can think of!
I absolutely love this hat. It's made very well and the graphics come out lovely. You can get the pattern by downloading at the bottom of the post.
I think it's sweet and would be great for a St. Patrick's Day shawl or blanket edge. It'd be a neat trim for cuffs as well.
The pattern shows up under page 9 and from there you click to download it.
So, if you're like me and like to have themed items during certain holidays (I know it's a bit absurd, but I do it!) this is a perfect dish towel to knit.
It is a bit lacier than other granny squares. However, the way the shamrock develops out of the pattern, as well as smaller ones, is just phenomenal.
I've seen a few other shamrock afghans, but I really enjoy how the four leaf clover shows in this particular pattern.
So, if you need some decor for the season, go ahead and follow this pattern for some sweet garland. I just might!
This pattern displays the shamrocks a little more blatantly than the previous one, in case you wanted the shamrocks to be more obvious.
This picture makes me giggle a bit. I don't think I've actually seen crocheted doilies on armchairs in person, but I know they're out there! Nevertheless, you can always use the pattern to make other things.
Yeah, only one is showing right now. The other's a large shamrock inside a circle. Click on the link to see the other!
I like this one because it's in the actual shape of a shamrock rather than a square with shamrocks inside.
There you have it! 10 very awesome shamrock designs to keep you busy this March. Enjoy and feel free to share any other designs you personally like or have designed in the comments below.
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