Friday, 8 March 2013

Felt Shamrock Pattern

With St-Patrick's day coming up, the internets are filling up with clover (all of which will be gobbled up shortly by the Easter rabbit invasion). I made two of these out of felt last year, and I think they turned out very well. I still had the original drawing kicking around, so I thought I'd share with those looking to make pins, appliqu├ęs, or ornament of their own. Think of all the party gear that could be made more awesome simply by hanging a handmade shamrock on it: wine glasses, garlands, balloons, lamps, hats, shirts, shoes... and, around here, toques, mittens and scarves.

Party tip: Attach a string to your shamrock in order to slip it around the neck of a beer bottle. It will help you remember which one is yours on a crowded table.

Click HERE to download the free pattern.

This pattern image can be resized to make anything from a small shamrock pin to a large shamrock pillow. A PDF version of the pattern is also available through Craftsy HERE (PDFs can't be resized though).

Want more adorable and free clover themed project ideas for your St-Partrick's day party?

If you are looking for some easy wearables, there are no-sew 4 leaf clover pins, or shamrock hair barrettes

Happy St-Patrick's day all!


  1. This made me flashback to my childhood. It apparently was somewhat of a tradition (not so stringent, but probably the most accurate word) in my family. My grandmother always had a pin on her coat, and likewise my mother, and by extension myself. I had a tin full of pins, one for each holiday/season. My 'St.Patrick's Day' was simply a shamrock cut out (likely by my mother) of green felt with a small safety pin to secure it to my clothes.

    These of course, are much more elegant. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Just lovely - and your stitching is perfect! My Grandmother was always stitching up things like this out of felt, and I loved them (so of course I love this!). Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.

  3. Very fun! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!