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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 free St. Patrick’s Knit Shamrock Pillow Cover Pattern? 

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St. Patrick's Shamrock Pillow Cover Free Crochet 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. 

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. 

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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!

St. Patrick’s Knit Shamrock Pillow Cover Supplies:

Knitting Needles:

4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles

Notions:

Yarn Needle
Scissors
1” (2.5 cm) Buttons, 5 needed
18×18 Inch Pillow

Yarn:

Bernat Softee Chunky
White 2 skeins
Grey Heather (grey) 2 skeins
Forest (green) 1 skein

Yardage:

Approx. 500 Yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

p- purl
k- knit
RS- Right Side
sl st- Slip Stitch
sts- Stitches
WS- Wrong Side

Gauge:

13 sts and 20 rows =
4” [10 cm] with US 7 Needle

Measurements/Sizes:

18 inches (46 cm) wide
18 inches (46 cm) tall

Skill Level:

Easy/Advanced Beginner

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St. Patrick’s Knit Shamrock Pillow Cover Notes:

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.

This pattern is worked in rows and in two pieces. The front panel will also work a buttonhole 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 colorwork. Experiment and see what works best for you.

Please visit https://brianakdesigns.com/ways-to-colorwork-in-crochet/ for a full tutorial on colorwork as well as a FREE Sheep Yarn Bobbin Printable to assist you with this project. No one loves
tangles.

St. Patrick’s Knit 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
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St. Patrick’s Knit Shamrock Pillow Cover Written Instructions:

To begin: To begin: long tail cast on 60 with white yarn.

← Row 1-12 work wite yarn in stockinette : (k white) x 60

← Row 13 : (k white) x 19, (k grey) x 5, (k white) x 13, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 20


→ Row 14 : (p white) x 19, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 12, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 2, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 18

← Row 15 : (k white) x 18, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 2, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 12, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 19

→ Row 16 : (p white) x 18, (p grey) x 3, p white, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 11, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 3, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 17

← Row 17 : (k white) x 17, k grey, (k white) x 4, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 11, (k grey) x 2, k white, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 18

→ Row 18 : (p white) x 18, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 2, p grey, (p white) x 11, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 4, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 16

← Row 19 : (k white) x 16, k grey, (k white) x 5, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 11, k grey, (k white) x 2, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 17

→ Row 20 : (p white) x 17, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 2, p grey, (p white) x 11, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 5, p grey, (p white) x 16

← Row 21 : (k white) x 16, k grey, (k white) x 5, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 11, k grey, (k white) x 2, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 17

→ Row 22 : (p white) x 17, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 2, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 10, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 22

← Row 23 : (k white) x 22, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 10, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 2, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 17

→ Row 24 : (p white) x 16, (p grey) x 5, (p white) x 3, p grey, (p white) x 10, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 22

← Row 25 : (k white) x 22, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 10, k grey, (k white) x 4, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 16

→ Row 26 : (p white) x 16, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 4, p grey, (p white) x 10, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 22

One-quarter of the way done with the St. Patrick’s Knit Shamrock Pillow Cover!

← Row 27 : (k white) x 22, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 10, k grey, (k white) x 4, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 16

→ Row 28 : (p white) x 16, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 4, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 9, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 21

← Row 29 : (k white) x 21, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 9, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 4, (k grey) x 5, (k white) x 15

→ Row 30 : (p white) x 15, (p grey) x 5, (p white) x 5, p grey, (p white) x 7, (p grey) x 6, (p white) x 21

← Row 31 : (k white) x 17, (k grey) x 9, (k white) x 8, k grey, (k white) x 6, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 15

→ Row 32 : (p white) x 15, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 6, p grey, (p white) x 8, (p grey) x 9, (p white) x 17

← Row 33 : (k white) x 21, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 9, k grey, (k white) x 6, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 15

→ Row 34 : (p white) x 15, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 6, p grey, (p white) x 9, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 21

← Row 35 : (k white) x 21, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 6, (k grey) x 2, k white, k grey, (k white) x 7, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 15

→ Row 36 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 7, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 6, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 21

← Row 37 : (k white) x 21, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 7, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 7, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 38 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 6, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 7, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 21

← Row 39 : (k white) x 21, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 8, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 5, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 40 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 5, (p grey) x 2, p white, p grey, (p white) x 8, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 21

← Row 41 : (k white) x 16, k grey, (k white) x 4, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 8, k grey, (k white) x 2, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 5, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

→ Row 42 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 5, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 2, p grey, (p white) x 7, (p grey) x 10, (p white) x 16

← Row 43 : (k white) x 16, (k grey) x 10, (k white) x 7, k grey, (k white) x 2, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 5, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

→ Row 44 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 6, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 2, p grey, (p white) x 33

← Row 45 : (k white) x 33, k grey, (k white) x 2, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 22

→ Row 46 : (p white) x 15, (p grey) x 5, (p white) x 3, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 33

← Row 47 : (k white) x 19, (k green) x 2, (k white) x 18, (k grey) x 3, k white, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 15

→ Row 48 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 3, p grey, (p white) x 17, (p green) x 3, (p white) x 19

← Row 49 : (k white) x 20, (k green) x 2, (k white) x 16, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 3, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

→ Row 50 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 4, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 14, (p green) x 3, (p white) x 20

← Row 51 : (k white) x 21, (k green) x 2, (k white) x 20, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

→ Row 52 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 13, (p green) x 2, (p white) x 4, (p green) x 2, (p white) x 5, (p green) x 2, (p white) x 15

← Row 53 : (k white) x 14, (k green) x 5, (k white) x 3, (k green) x 2, (k white) x 3, (k green) x 5, (k white) x 11, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

Halfway there with the St. Patrick’s Knit Shamrock Pillow Cover!

→ Row 54 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 10, (p green) x 7, (p white) x 2, (p green) x 2, (p white) x 2, (p green) x 7, (p white) x 13

← Row 55 : (k white) x 13, (k green) x 7, (k white) x 2, (k green) x 2, (k white) x 2, (k green) x 7, (k white) x 10, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

→ Row 56 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 10, (p green) x 8, p white, (p green) x 2, p white, (p green) x 8, (p white) x 13

← Row 57 : (k white) x 14, (k green) x 18, (k white) x 11, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

→ Row 58 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 10, (p green) x 21, (p white) x 12

← Row 59 : (k white) x 12, (k green) x 22, (k white) x 9, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

→ Row 60 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 9, (p green) x 22, (p white) x 12

← Row 61 : (k white) x 12, (k green) x 22, (k white) x 9, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14

→ Row 62 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 9, (p green) x 21, (p white) x 12

← Row 63 : (k white) x 13, (k green) x 20, (k white) x 9, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 64 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 10, (p green) x 4, (p white) x 2, (p green) x 6, (p white) x 2, (p green) x 4, (p white) x 14

← Row 65 : (k white) x 20, (k green) x 6, (k white) x 16, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 66 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 15, (p green) x 8, (p white) x 19

← Row 67 : (k white) x 18, (k green) x 9, (k white) x 15, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 68 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 14, (p green) x 10, (p white) x 18

← Row 69 : (k white) x 18, (k green) x 10, (k white) x 14, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 70 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 14, (p green) x 10, (p white) x 18

← Row 71 : (k white) x 18, (k green) x 10, (k white) x 14, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 72 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 14, (p green) x 10, (p white) x 18

← Row 73 : (k white) x 18, (k green) x 10, (k white) x 14, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 74 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 15, (p green) x 9, (p white) x 18

← Row 75 : (k white) x 20, (k green) x 2, (k white) x 2, (k green) x 2, (k white) x 16, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

Threequarters of the way there with the St. Patrick’s Knit Shamrock Pillow Cover!

→ Row 76 : (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 42

← Row 77 : (k white) x 42, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14

→ Row 78 : (p white) x 15, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 43

← Row 79-106 Work in white yarn in stockinette stitch. : (k white) x 60

Button Hole Row 107:

Working in white yarn, knit 3

Step 1:


Bring yarn to the front of work, slip stitch one stitch purl-wise, take the yarn to the back.

1 Button Hole

Step 2:

Slip one stitch purl-wise and pass the first slip stitch over.
Repeat this step two more times.

2 button Hole

Step 3:

Slip one stitch from right needle back onto the left needle, turn your work (wrong side facing). Take yarn to the back.

Button Hole 3

Step 4:

Now we will work what is known as a cable cast on.
Insert the needle between two stitches on the left needle, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Place the loop onto the left-hand needle. Repeat this step three more times (4total cable cast-on stitches).

Button hole 4

Step 5:

Turn your work (right side facing), take the yarn to the back. Slip one stitch from the left needle to the right needle, pass the slipped stitch over. The buttonhole is now complete.
Knit in the next 9 stitches.

Button hole 5

Repeat Steps 1-5 of the buttonhole four more times. Knit in last 3 stitches at the end of the row.

Row 108: Repeat Row 6
Rows 109- 116: Repeat Row 97 (these last 6 rows can be worked in garter stitch for less curling).
Bind off knit-wise.

Finishing Front Panel:

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Back Panel:

-To begin, long tail cast on 60 with White yarn.

Work 90 rows in stockinette stitch.

Bind of knit-wise, fasten off and weave in ends.

Attaching Panels Together:

Place the front and back panels together with right sides facing. Using either blush or ivory yarn, sew an invisible seam around all edges except the top opening.

Attaching Buttons:

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

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

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