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St. Patrick's Crochet Shamrock Pillow Cover

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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, but I do have a St. Patrick's Crochet Shamrock Pillow Cover Pattern. This is my distinctive touch to the celebration of all things Irish. Whether you're an expert or beginner, I've got some colorwork crochet tips that will add a touch of Irish magic to your handmade creations. And if you love decorating for the holidays, Easter is also right around the corner, check out the Bunny Easter Basket Crochet Pattern or the Be My Bunny Crochet Doll Pattern.

A St. Patrick's Day crochet shamrock pillow is sitting on a chair in front of a wreath.

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If you prefer your needles, check out the St. Patrick's Knit Shamrock Pillow Cover.

Shamrock Crochet Coaster - A lucky crochet pattern for those who believe in their luck.

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. And there are even more ways to decorate your home for St. Patricks Day with the Shamrock Crochet Coaster Pattern or the Shamrock Crochet Potholder Pattern.

A St. Patrick's crocheted pillow with a shamrock on it.

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. 

Crafting handmade St. Patrick's Day decor isn't just a creative endeavor; it's a delightful way to infuse your surroundings with a touch of luck and charm. When you invest time and effort into crafting your own festive decorations, you are not only expressing your creativity but also embracing the spirit of the holiday in a personal and meaningful way.

Are you ready to jump right in and crochet? Before you get started, take a moment to hop on over to Ways to Colorwork in Crochet. 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!

Supplies for the Shamrock Crochet Pillow:

Crochet Hook:
Crochet Hook 5mm (H)

Notions:
1 inch (2.5 cm) Buttons (5 needed)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
18×18 inch pillow

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.

St. Patrick's Crochet Shamrock Pillow Cover Chart

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

Crochet Pillow Cover 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

→ 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! And if you loved the crochet colorwork of this pillow, you might also enjoy the Fluffy Bunny Crochet Pillow Free Pattern or the Spring Time Bloom Free Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern.

I hope you really enjoy not only working up this pattern but adding beautiful hand made decor to your home. Crafting these charming pieces not only adds a personalized touch to your St. Patrick's Day celebrations but also brings a sense of luck and positivity to your space. Don't forget to share your creations with the crochet community, using #StPatricksCrochet, and let the world see the magic you've woven. Happy crafting, and may your St. Patrick's Day be filled with handmade luck and crochet delight!

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