Friday, February 10, 2012

FREE - Shamrock Pattern

Shamrock Pattern

  • Yarn: Approximately 10 yards of green worsted (4) weight yarn
  • Knitting Needles: Size 5.0 mm (US 8) straight needles
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle
Finished product measures approx 2.5" x 3"


Cast On 8 sts
Rows 1-3: Knit
Row 4: K4, dip right needle under center, knit next 4 sts (9 total sts - center now counts as one st)
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: K2tog, K5, K2tog (7 total sts)
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: K2tog, K3, K2tog (5 total sts)
Row 9: Knit

Cut yarn leaving a 10-12 inch tail and set aside. 

Repeat once.

Repeat rows 1-9 again, and do not cut yarn this time.  Line all three leaves up in a row on your needles.

Rows 10-12: Knit (15 total sts)
Cut yarn with a 45" tail.

Using yarn needle, remove 13 sts from needle as if to purl and pull yarn tail through.  Pull back through first st to join in a circle and cinch the middle.  You should have 2 sts left on your needle.

Pick up a third and fourth st from the leaf directly next to the one you are working with (Any two loops on the very edge of the leaf will do).  Use yarn tail to knit these four sts.

Rows 1-3: Knit
Row 4: K1, M1, K2, M1, K1 (6 total sts)
5-9: Knit
Bind off as if to knit
You will have a couple of small gaps in the lower middle of your shamrock.  Use the yarn tails and your yarn needle to stitch these gaps together.  Secure and weave in all ends.

Enjoy your little Shamrock!

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