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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, how about a free knit 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:

• 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needes
• Yarn Needle
• Scissors
• 1” (2.5 cm) Buttons, 5 needed
• 18×18 Inch Pillow

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

•Yarn-
Bernat Softee Chunky
White 2 skeins
Grey Heather (grey) 2 skeins
Forest (green) 1 skein
Yardage:
• Approx. 500 Yards [384 meters]

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 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.

– 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.

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

Written Instructions:

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

← Row 1 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 2 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 3 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 4 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 5 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 6 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 7 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 8 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 9 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 10 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 11 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 12 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 13 [RS]: (k white) x 19, (k grey) x 5, (k white) x 13, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 20
→ Row 14 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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
← Row 27 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (k white) x 33, k grey, (k white) x 2, (k grey) x 2, (k white) x 22
→ Row 46 [WS]: (p white) x 15, (p grey) x 5, (p white) x 3, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 33
← Row 47 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (k white) x 21, (k green) x 2, (k white) x 20, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14
→ Row 52 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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
→ Row 54 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (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 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (k white) x 14, (k green) x 18, (k white) x 11, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14
→ Row 58 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 10, (p green) x 21, (p white) x 12
← Row 59 [RS]: (k white) x 12, (k green) x 22, (k white) x 9, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14
→ Row 60 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 3, (p white) x 9, (p green) x 22, (p white) x 12
← Row 61 [RS]: (k white) x 12, (k green) x 22, (k white) x 9, (k grey) x 3, (k white) x 14
→ Row 62 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 9, (p green) x 21, (p white) x 12
← Row 63 [RS]: (k white) x 13, (k green) x 20, (k white) x 9, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14
→ Row 64 [WS]: (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 [RS]: (k white) x 20, (k green) x 6, (k white) x 16, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14
→ Row 66 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 15, (p green) x 8, (p white) x 19
← Row 67 [RS]: (k white) x 18, (k green) x 9, (k white) x 15, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14
→ Row 68 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 14, (p green) x 10, (p white) x 18
← Row 69 [RS]: (k white) x 18, (k green) x 10, (k white) x 14, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14
→ Row 70 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 14, (p green) x 10, (p white) x 18
← Row 71 [RS]: (k white) x 18, (k green) x 10, (k white) x 14, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14
→ Row 72 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 14, (p green) x 10, (p white) x 18
← Row 73 [RS]: (k white) x 18, (k green) x 10, (k white) x 14, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14
→ Row 74 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 15, (p green) x 9, (p white) x 18
← Row 75 [RS]: (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
→ Row 76 [WS]: (p white) x 14, (p grey) x 4, (p white) x 42
← Row 77 [RS]: (k white) x 42, (k grey) x 4, (k white) x 14
→ Row 78 [WS]: (p white) x 15, (p grey) x 2, (p white) x 43
← Row 79 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 80 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 81 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 82 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 83 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 84 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 85 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 86 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 87 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 88 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 89 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 90 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 91 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 92 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 93 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 94 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 95 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 96 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 97 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 98 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 99 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 100 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 101 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 102 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 103 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 104 [WS]: (p white) x 60
← Row 105 [RS]: (k white) x 60
→ Row 106 [WS]: (p white) x 60

Button Hole Row 107:

Working with white yarn, knit 3
Step 1:
Bring yarn to the front of work, slip stitch one stitch purl-wise, take yarn to the back.

Step 2:
Slip one stitch purl-wise and pass the first slip stitch over.
Repeat this step two more times.

Step 3:
Slip one stitch from right needle back onto the left needle, turn your work (srong side facing). Take yarn to the back.

Step 4:
Now we will work what is known as a cable cast on.
Insert 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 (4 total cable cast on stitches).

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. Button hole is now complete.
Knit in next 9 stitches.

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

→ Row 108 [WS]: (p grey) x 60
Rows 109- 116: (k grey) x 60 (these last 6 rows will be worked in garter stitch for less curling).
Bind off knit-wise. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Back Panel:
-To begin,long tail cast on 60 with dark red 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 red or white yarn, sew an invisible seam around all edges except the top opening.

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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