St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here. You can quickly decorate your home and office with simple shamrocks, four leaf clovers and leprechauns. Easy care yarn, like 100 percent cotton, works well for these projects. If you want to add sparkle or shine to a project, try crochet thread or pearl cotton.
The four leaf clover is a symbol of good luck. This stand alone clover can be converted to a coaster, a fridge magnet, or a door hanger. Add a crochet chain to hang it from a door knob or glue on a magnet back to add it to your frigde.
100 percent cotton makes this dish cloth versatile and fun. Lion Brand makes a wonderful cotton yarn but it is more expensive than other brands. For a bargain, try Peaches and Cream or I Love This Cotton! brands. This dish cloth stitches up quickly so you can make several. Why not use them as guest towels or hand towels in your bath.
The shamrock is another St. Patrick’s Day icon. This one stitches up in a jiffy. Chain a bunch together to make a garland. Hang one from your rear view mirror to dress up your car.
Hats are fun. Crochet up several of these for every member of your household. Wear it out on St. Patty’s Day. This hat is a quick and fun project to make.
This beaded shamrock doily combines beading and crochet. It is an intermediate project, but beginners with a little experience can get through this. You can really dress up this project by adding Swarovski elements or fire polished Czech beads to the project. 6/0 beads work well with cotton and worsted weight yarns. You can use smaller beads if you are working with pearl cotton or crochet thread.
Did you try these projects? How did they turn out? Drop me a line and let me know what you think.
Lynda Altman learned to crochet at age 10. She loves to crochet and enjoys sharing her craft with others. You can see her work online at her Etsy shop, The Granny Squared. Lynda can be reached at the contact link above or on Twitter @fusgeyer.