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St. Patrick's Shamrock Pillow Cover Free Crochet by Briana K Designs

Anyone else hoping to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I know we all could use a little extra luck from time to time but since I don’t have any pots of gold, how about a St. Patrick’s Crochet Shamrock Pillow Cover pattern?

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Shamrock St. Patrick Crochet Coaster by Briana K Designs

Did you know according to legend St. Patrick used the three-leaf clover (or shamrock) to explain the Trinity? As some holidays roll around I try to learn a bit more each year about the origins.

Sometimes the holiday has morphed into something totally different today and means something different to each person. And honestly, that’s okay.

Most importantly it’s fun to celebrate and share good moments with others creating memories. 

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As a mom this holiday has become fun to put food coloring in the pancakes and even in the toilet and tease my children about the leprechaun needing to use the bathroom lol.

Very different from my college St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. 

I hope you really enjoy not only working up this pattern but adding beautiful hand made decor to your home.

I love being able to bring you awesome crochet content, will you please help keep this possible? Pinning this post, sharing with friends, and favoriting on Ravelry is a great way to say thanks.

Are you ready to jump right in and crochet? Before you get started, take a moment to hop on over to this post. Learn about the different ways to do crochet color-work but also for a freebie!

The printable Sheep Yarn Bobbins are super helpful and also cute. You can even cut them out on a cutting machine!

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Crochet Hook:

Crochet Hook 5mm (H), I highly recommend Furls Odyssey 

Notions:

1 inch (2.5 cm) Buttons (5 needed)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
18×18 inch pillow (link below)

Yarn:

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn:

Ivory 1 skein
• Dappled Wheat Print (green) 1 skein
• Grey Mist (grey) 1 skein

Yarn Substitutions:

WeCrochet Brava Worsted

Yardage:

680 yards total (622 meters)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch- Chain
RS- Right Side
sc- Single Crochet
sl st- Slip Stitch
sts- Stitches
WS- Wrong Side

Gauge:

5 single crochet sts x 16 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) 

Measurements/Sizes:

19 inches (48 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall

Skill Level:

Advanced beginner

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St. Patrick’s Crochet Shamrock Pillow Cover Notes:

Gauge: 15 single crochet sts x 16 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) *Please note, matching gauge both horizontal and vertical can be difficult. Extra rows can be added at the top if needed so it is more important to match the stitch gauge versus the row gauge. This pattern also has some ease to fit over a pillow.*

Finished measurements: 19 inches (48 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall

This pattern is worked in rows and in two pieces. The front panel will also work a button hole flap to secure the top of the crochet pillow. The front and the back panels will be slip stitched together once completed.

Since there is a wrong side and a right side to the pillow panels, I used a combination of intarsia and carrying yarn across the back for the color work. Experiment and see what works best for you.

After the end of each row turn and ch 1. The ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

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St. Patrick’s Crochet Shamrock Pillow Cover Chart:

St. Patrick's Shamrock Pillow Cover Free Crochet by Briana K Designs
St. Patrick's Shamrock Pillow Cover Free Crochet by Briana K Designs

St. Patrick’s Crochet Shamrock Pillow Cover Instructions:

Written Instructions:

To begin: With Ivory, chain 73 and start the first row in the second chain from hook.
After the end of each row turn and ch 1. The ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

← Row 1 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 2 : (sc ivory) x 72

← Row 3 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 4 : (sc ivory) x 72

← Row 5 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 6 : (sc ivory) x 72

← Row 7 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 8 : (sc ivory) x 72

← Row 9 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 10 : (sc ivory) x 25, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 14, (sc grey) x 5, (sc ivory) x 24

← Row 11 : (sc ivory) x 23, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 2, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 13, (sc grey) x 5, (sc ivory) x 24

→ Row 12 : (sc ivory) x 23, (sc grey) x 4, sc ivory, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 12, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 22

← Row 13 : (sc ivory) x 22, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 4, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 12, (sc grey) x 2, sc ivory, (sc

grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 23

→ Row 14 : (sc ivory) x 23, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 3, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 12, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 4, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 21

← Row 15 : (sc ivory) x 21, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 12, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 22

→ Row 16 : (sc ivory) x 22, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 3, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 12, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 20

← Row 17 : (sc ivory) x 27, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 11, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 22

→ Row 18 : (sc ivory) x 22, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 11, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 27

← Row 19 : (sc ivory) x 27, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 11, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 4, (sc grey) x 5, (sc ivory) x 21

→ Row 20 : (sc ivory) x 21, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 5, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 11, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 27

← Row 21 : (sc ivory) x 27, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 11, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 21

→ Row 22 : (sc ivory) x 21, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 26

← Row 23 : (sc ivory) x 26, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc grey) x 5, (sc ivory) x 20

→ Row 24 : (sc ivory) x 20, (sc grey) x 5, (sc ivory) x 6, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 8, (sc grey) x 6, (sc ivory) x 26

← Row 25 : (sc ivory) x 21, (sc grey) x 10, (sc ivory) x 9, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 7, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 20

→ Row 26 : (sc ivory) x 20, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 7, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 26

← Row 27 : (sc ivory) x 26, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 10, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 7, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 20

→ Row 28 : (sc ivory) x 20, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 8, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 26

← Row 29 : (sc ivory) x 26, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 7, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 8, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 30 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 7, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 8, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 26

← Row 31 : (sc ivory) x 26, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 9, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 6, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 32 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 6, (sc grey) x 2, sc ivory, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 9, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 26

← Row 33 : (sc ivory) x 20, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 9, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 2, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 6, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 34 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 6, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 2, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 8, (sc grey) x 11, (sc ivory) x 20

← Row 35 : (sc ivory) x 39, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 2, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 7, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 36 : (sc ivory) x 29, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 2, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 39

← Row 37 : (sc ivory) x 40, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 21

→ Row 38 : (sc ivory) x 20, (sc grey) x 2, sc ivory, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 20, sc green, (sc ivory) x 25

← Row 39 : (sc ivory) x 25, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 18, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 40 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 4, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 17, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 25

← Row 41 : (sc ivory) x 26, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 22, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 42 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 14, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 6, sc green, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc green) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19

← Row 43 : (sc ivory) x 18, (sc green) x 6, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 3, (sc green) x 6, (sc ivory) x 12, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 44 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 11, (sc green) x 8, (sc ivory) x 2, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 2, (sc green) x 8, (sc ivory) x 17

← Row 45 : (sc ivory) x 17, (sc green) x 9, sc ivory, (sc green) x 2, sc ivory, (sc green) x 9, (sc ivory) x 11, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 46 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 12, (sc green) x 20, (sc ivory) x 18

← Row 47 : (sc ivory) x 16, (sc green) x 23, (sc ivory) x 11, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 48 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc green) x 24, (sc ivory) x 16

← Row 49 : (sc ivory) x 16, (sc green) x 24, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19

Half Way There!

→ Row 50 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc green) x 23, (sc ivory) x 16

← Row 51 : (sc ivory) x 17, (sc green) x 22, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 52 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 11, (sc green) x 5, (sc ivory) x 2, (sc green) x 6, (sc ivory) x 2, (sc green) x 5, (sc ivory) x 18

← Row 53 : (sc ivory) x 24, (sc green) x 8, (sc ivory) x 17, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 54 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 17, (sc green) x 9, (sc ivory) x 23

← Row 55 : (sc ivory) x 23, (sc green) x 10, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 56 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc green) x 11, (sc ivory) x 22

← Row 57 : (sc ivory) x 22, (sc green) x 11, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 58 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc green) x 11, (sc ivory) x 22

← Row 59 : (sc ivory) x 23, (sc green) x 10, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 60 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 17, (sc green) x 9, (sc ivory) x 23

← Row 61 : (sc ivory) x 25, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 2, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 18, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19

→ Row 62 : (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 49

← Row 63 : (sc ivory) x 50, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 20

→ Row 64 : (sc ivory) x 72

← Row 65 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 66 : (sc ivory) x 72

← Row 67 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 68 : (sc ivory) x 72

← Row 69 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 70 : (sc ivory) x 72

← Row 71 : (sc ivory) x 72

→ Row 72 : (sc ivory) x 72

Continuing to Flap:

-Continue to sc crochet 15 more rows in white.

-Button row: ch 1, sc 2, *ch 3, skip 3, sc 13: repeat from * until last 3 stitches, sc in last 3, turn

-Continue to singe crochet 3 more rows with white.

-Fasten off and weave in ends.

Back Panel:

-With green, chain 73 and start the first row in the second chain from hook.

-Single crochet a total of 72 rows to create the back panel.

-Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attaching Panels Together:

Place the front and back panels together with right sides facing. Using either green or white yarn, slip stitch from top of one side of pillow (where the panels meet, not over the flap), around the bottom, and up the other side.

I found by slip stitching with a tight tension really makes some crisp edges, but you do not want puckering. Fasten off and weave in ends. Flip pillow so the right side is facing out and the seams are on the inside. 

Attaching Buttons:

With the back panel facing, fold front panel down over the top of the back panel and with stitch markers mark the row where each button will be placed. Using a yarn needle and green yarn, sew each button in place. 

Place a 18×18 pillow inside the cover and enjoy!

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Paula

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Hello, I love the look of this pattern!! Thanks for making it available for free. As I'm going along, I noticed two small errors. For the back panel, it says "with grey, chain 73 with blue..." I think the blue is extra. Second, in Attaching Panels Together, it says "place the front and back panels together with wrong sides facing." At the end, it says to flip it right side out. The pictures also look like the right sides are together. To obtain your look, you slip stitched with right sides together, correct?

Thanks again! Paula

Briana Kepner

Thursday 19th of March 2020

Thanks for catching those errors, fixed! :)

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Kati Brown

Thursday 14th of February 2019

This is lovely! And thank you for adding the written instructions as well as the graph. :)

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