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Shamrock Applique Hair Accessory

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, crafters!

While there’s only a wee bit of Irish in my family’s history, we still celebrate with corned beef and by pinching our loved ones who forget to wear green! I often find at this time of year that my selection of green clothing is slim (for some reason, I never seem to have a surplus of it), and so I’m usually searching last-minute for something green to add to my outfit.

This year, I decided to make myself a little crocheted shamrock hair accessory. If you’re like me and you too have few green articles of clothing, then maybe this is your quick fix!

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Shamrock Applique Hair Accessory

Materials:

  • A few yards of green yarn (I used up some yarn from my stash, which was a Red Hearts yarn)
  • Size H crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Headband or Bobby Pin

Shamrock Leaf Pattern (make 3):

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle. In the center of the circle, work 4 hdc and 3 dc. Ch 1, then work a sl st in center of the circle. Ch 1. Still working in the center of the circle, work 3 dc and 4 hdc. Join to the first hdc st of the round with a sl st and pull the tail end tight to close the circle. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Shamrock Stem Pattern:

Rnd 1: Ch 8. In 2nd chain space from hook, work 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 2: Sc across. Fasten off leaving a long tail

Assembly of the Shamrock:

Using a tapestry needle and some green yarn, sew the three leaves together so that they resemble a shamrock. Do the same with the stem, sewing it to the bottom of the shamrock.

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If you find your shamrock stem is a little too long for your liking, you can sew the leaves further down the stem, rather than sewing the stem to the bottom edge of the shamrock leaves.

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And there’s your shamrock! To fix it to your hair, you could either attach it to a headband or do as I did – run a bobby pin through the backside of the shamrock. Just enough green so you won’t get pinched! Happy crafting!

***Please feel free to share this pattern with other crafters! You may make and sell products from my patterns, but I ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Let’s share the yarn-crafting love!***

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