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St. Patrick’s Day Knitting Patterns

by | Feb 15, 2015 | Holiday, St. Patrick's Day

Knitting Patterns for St. Patrick's Day

As you celebrate the Irish on March 17, please give a thought to the real Patrick who was a model of forgiving love. Patrick was an English teenager kidnapped by Irish raiders who grew close to God in his exile. After God guided Patrick to a successful escape, Patrick had a dream of the Irish calling him to return and teach them about God. So he left his family again to make Ireland his home. Read more about Patrick.

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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Leprechaun Kids Hat

Leprechaun Kids Hat

Easy hat knit in the round with belt buckle added later in crochet. If you don’t crochet I think you could create with i-cord or duplicate stitch. Sizes: Kid’s S/M, M/L. Designed by Gina Michele

Free Knitting Pattern for Paddy - the Cork Leprechaun

Paddy – the Cork Leprechaun

Little leprechaun knit flat and gets his shape from a champagne cork. About 7cm/2.75” tall. Designed by MagdaLaine

Free Knitting Pattern for St. Paddy's Day Mitts

St. Paddy’s Day Mitts

Fingerless mitts with St. Patrick’s Day symbols in stranded colorwork including shamrocks, leprechaun hats, and pots of gold. Designed by Jaime Kulick

Free Knitting Pattern for Shamrock

Shamrock Pattern by Linda Dawkins

Use as a brooch, lapel pin or add to headbands or hats.

The St. Patrick's Day Clot Free Knitting Pattern | Free St. Patrick's Day Knitting Patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop/free-st-patricks-day-knitting-patternsh

The St. Patrick’s Day Cloth

This shamrock motif by Kris Knits could also be used on a blanket square, sweater, or other project.

Free Knitting Pattern for Shamrock Bookmark

Shamrock Bookmark

Double knit bookmark with shamrock motifs. Designed by Sandra Jäger. Available in English and German

Get the free knitting pattern

Free Knitting Patterns for St. Patrick's Lucky Hats

St. Patrick’s Lucky Hat

Two easy hat patterns inspired by leprechaun hats sized for babies, children, and adults. Designed by CreatiKnit who says they take just a couple hours to knit.

Free Knitting Pattern for Over the Rainbow Hat

 Over the Rainbow Hat

Your little leprechauns will stay warm with this rainbow hat with little cloud earflaps. Web pattern for 6 months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Little Red Window.

Free Knitting Pattern for Limerick Hat

Limerick Hat

This cable hat with brim was inspired by traditional Irish walking hats. Designed by Roxi Willoughby.  Pictured project by kiesel53.

Free Knitting Pattern for Shamrock Shake Newborn Hat

Shamrock Shake Newborn Hat

Designed by Lindsey Knipe, this knit hat has a crochet border.

 

Free Knitting Pattern for Lucky Baby Shamrock Set

Lucky Shamrock Baby Set

Baby hat, mittens, and botties designed by Dianne Jones. Pictured project by tipsyturtle

Free Knitting Pattern for Claddagh Potholder

Claddagh Pot Holder

This design by Sue Gregori could also be adapted for a blanket square or as a motif for other projects.

Free Knitting Pattern for Ireland Rugby Hat

Ireland Rugby Hat

Beanie featuring shamrock colorwork motifs. Pictured project by IamKateQuinn

Shamrock Brooch Free Knitting Pattern | Free St. Patrick's Day Knitting Patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop/free-st-patricks-day-knitting-patterns

Shamrock Brooch

Free knitting pattern designed by Allison Hogg is shaped with an i-cord knit with spool knitter or dpns.

How to Knit I-Cord

Here’s a link to a short video and i-cord tutorial from Annie’s.

I-Cord Tutorial and Video

Free Knitting Pattern for Shamrock Booties

Booties Go Bragh

Shamrock booties designed by Vickie Howell

Shamrock Dish Cloth Free Knitting Pattern | Free St. Patrick's Day Knitting Patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop/free-st-patricks-day-knitting-patterns

Shamrock Dish Cloth

Illusion knitting creates this shamrock design by Kerrie Minicozzi.

Rufus the Leprechaun Doll Free Knitting Pattern | Free St. Patrick's Day Knitting Patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop/free-st-patricks-day-knitting-patterns

Rufus the Leprechaun Doll

St. Patrick's Day Washcloth Free Knitting Pattern | Free St. Patrick's Day Knitting Patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop/free-st-patricks-day-knitting-patterns

St. Patrick’s Day Washcloth

Designed by Mary C. Gildersleeve, this shamrock motif could also be used as blanket square or on a sweater.

 

Free Knitting Pattern for Celtic Cross Cowl

Celtic Cross Cowl

Nennir by Lucy Hague incorporates celtic knots in cables. Pictured project by GLaDOS who modified the cowl to a buttoned neckwarmer.

Free Knitting Pattern for Celtic Cross Shawl

Celtic Cross Shawl

This shawl features a large cable cross and the back and smaller crosses in the corners. Pictured project by Confeye

Shamrock Chart for Stocking Free Knitting Pattern | Free St. Patrick's Day Knitting Patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop/free-st-patricks-day-knitting-patterns

Shamrock Chart for Stocking by Barbie Smith

Download the pattern at Ravelry

Frolicking Shamrocks Wristlets Free Knitting Pattern | Free St. Patrick's Day Knitting Patterns at www.terrymatz.biz/intheloop/free-st-patricks-day-knitting-patterns

Frolicking Shamrocks Wristlets

Beaded shamrocks are knit into these fashionable fingerless gloves designed by  Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Shamrock Earwarmer Headband or Cowl

Shamrock Earwarmer or Cowl

The Shamrynn Warmer by the Velvet Acorn can be worn as a headband or cowl. The shamrocks are crocheted but you can easily substitute knit shamrocks from the pattern on this page.

Knitting Pattern for Leprechaun Bitsy Doll

Leprechaun Bitsy Doll

Small leprechaun softie with pot of gold. Size-14cm /5.5”. Designed by ClaireFairallDesigns

Knitting Pattern for Shamrock Baby Hat

Shamrock Hat

Hat with brim and knit shamrock in 7 sizes from baby to adult, though designer says baby sizes work best. Sizes Newborn, 0-3 mos., 3-6 mos., 6-9 mos., 9-12 mos., toddler/child, adult. Finished product also available. Designed by CottonPickings

Knitting Patterns for Shamrock Pillows

Shamrock Pillow and Shamrock Button Pillow

The Shamrock pillow cover is very simple to knit in stocking stitch and the shamrock motif is knit in four parts and sewn on afterwards. 16″ square. The Shamrock Button Pillow includes detailed instructions for the pillow cover itself along with an actual size template for the shamrock motif. 14″ square. Designed by Ladyship Designs who also has patterns for an Irish Flag Pillow Cover and Celtic Cable Pillows

Knitting Pattern for St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Dog Sweater

Shamrock Dog Sweater

Sweater is made in two simple pieces that are stitched together. Fits dogs with chest sizes 14, 16 or 18″.  Includes a shamrock template to cut from felt and applique to the back. Designed by My Savannah Cottage. Pictured project by KnitgrlNYC

Knitting Pattern for Shamrock Socks

Shamrock Socks

Toe-up sock pattern with short-row heel and Fair-Isle shamrocks design. Designed by AlohaBlu

Knitting Pattern for Leprechaun

Leprechaun

Worked flat on 2 knitting needles then seamed. Includes removable vest, shorts, hat, and beverage. Approximately 32 cm (12,6″) from head to toe (without hat ). Designed by SavushkaDesigns

Knitting Pattern for Irish Cloche

Irish Cloche

7 sizes from baby to adult, though designer says baby sizes work best. Cloche with lace brim and sharmrock. Sizes Newborn, 0-3 mos., 3-6 mos., 6-9 mos., 9-12 mos., toddler/child, adult. Finished product also available. Designed by CottonPickings

Knitting Pattern for Blarney the Leprechaun Toy

Blarney the Leprechaun Toy

This Leprechaun by Amanda Berry is approximately 14cm tall (including the hat).

Knitting Pattern for Shamrock Tams

Shamrock Tams

This tam with shamrock motif colorwork comes in two sizes (baby and adult).

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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