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 free crochet pattern? 

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. 

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? Before you get started take a moment to jump on over to this post to not only learn about the different ways to do crochet colorwork, 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!

 

Gather your supplies:

Crochet Hook 5mm (H), I highly recommend Furls Odyssey (affiliate link) or a Tulip Rose Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.

Sheep Yarn Bobbins– Check out my post to the FREE printable!

Yarn-
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn:
• Ivory 1 skein
• Dappled Wheat Print (green) 1 skein
• Grey Mist (grey) 1 skein

Yardage: 680 yards total (622 meters)

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

cNotes:

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. 

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

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.

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:

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 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 2 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 72
← Row 3 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 4 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 72
← Row 5 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 6 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 72
← Row 7 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 8 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 72
← Row 9 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 10 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 25, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 14, (sc grey) x 5, (sc ivory) x 24
← Row 11 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 29, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 2, sc grey, (sc ivory) x 39
← Row 37 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 40, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 5, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 21
→ Row 38 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 26, (sc green) x 2, (sc ivory) x 22, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19
→ Row 42 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 12, (sc green) x 20, (sc ivory) x 18
← Row 47 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 16, (sc green) x 23, (sc ivory) x 11, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19
→ Row 48 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc green) x 24, (sc ivory) x 16
← Row 49 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 16, (sc green) x 24, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc grey) x 3, (sc ivory) x 19
→ Row 50 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc green) x 23, (sc ivory) x 16
← Row 51 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 17, (sc green) x 22, (sc ivory) x 10, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19
→ Row 52 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 24, (sc green) x 8, (sc ivory) x 17, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19
→ Row 54 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 17, (sc green) x 9, (sc ivory) x 23
← Row 55 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 23, (sc green) x 10, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19
→ Row 56 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc green) x 11, (sc ivory) x 22
← Row 57 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 22, (sc green) x 11, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19
→ Row 58 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc green) x 11, (sc ivory) x 22
← Row 59 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 23, (sc green) x 10, (sc ivory) x 16, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 19
→ Row 60 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 17, (sc green) x 9, (sc ivory) x 23
← Row 61 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 19, (sc grey) x 4, (sc ivory) x 49
← Row 63 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 50, (sc grey) x 2, (sc ivory) x 20
→ Row 64 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 72
← Row 65 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 66 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 72
← Row 67 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 68 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 72
← Row 69 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 70 [WS]: (sc ivory) x 72
← Row 71 [RS]: (sc ivory) x 72
→ Row 72 [WS]: (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 grey, chain 73 with blue 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 wrong 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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