Saturday, 23 February 2013

St. Patty's Day Crafting

This past weekend I took down my valentines decorations, which I had planned to blog about here, but then never got around to it.

After taking down my decorations, I felt the urge to replace them with new decorations, but for which holiday? Easter seemed a bit too far off, not to mention I haven’t finished the decorations I’m making; so I figured St. Patrick’s Day was it. I've never really celebrated this drinking themed holiday. I’m not much of a drinker, as in I haven’t had alcohol in close to two years, maybe more. The only time I ever celebrated was during my last year of university, I went to another universities pub for a few hours, and was home shortly after dark. Haha.

So I started from scratch, no decorations aside from a vintage card that just so happened to be amongst a large lot of vintage cards I picked up before Christmas. So I started searching for ideas online.

I came across a crochet pattern for a leprechaun here:

NOTE: You do need a membership to access this pattern, but it is a free pattern, and joining is also free.

I also found this tutorial on Pinterest for these little felt clovers, original source:


The clovers (called shamrocks in the tutorial) are very easy to do, and I made three in less than 30 minutes. I used them purely for decoration on my mantel, and didn’t attach a hair clip to them as the site indicates to.

Lastly I found a crochet pattern for (actual) shamrocks, and I did turn one into a clover by doing a fourth repeat in the pattern:

This pattern is also free. I originally found it and the leprechaun on Ravelry.

Hopefully you're inspired to do some St. Pattys day crafting and decorating too!




  1. That little guy is pretty cute!!

  2. These are all so cute. Love, love, love the leprechaun. Thanks for sharing all of the sources. I should make some clovers for my sister. She got married on St. Patrick's Day a couple of years ago. :)


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