St. Patrick’s Day Knitting Patterns
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.
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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
Shamrock Pattern by Linda Dawkins
Use as a brooch, lapel pin or add to headbands or hats.
The St. Patrick’s Day Cloth
This shamrock motif by Kris Knits could also be used on a blanket square, sweater, or other project.
Double knit bookmark with shamrock motifs. Designed by Sandra Jäger. Available in English and German
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.
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.
This cable hat with brim was inspired by traditional Irish walking hats. Designed by Roxi Willoughby. Pictured project by kiesel53.
Shamrock Shake Newborn Hat
Designed by Lindsey Knipe, this knit hat has a crochet border.
Lucky Shamrock Baby Set
Baby hat, mittens, and botties designed by Dianne Jones. Pictured project by tipsyturtle
Frolicking Shamrocks Wristlets
Beaded shamrocks are knit into these fashionable fingerless gloves designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Claddagh Pot Holder
This design by Sue Gregori could also be adapted for a blanket square or as a motif for other projects.
Ireland Rugby Hat
Beanie featuring shamrock colorwork motifs. Pictured project by IamKateQuinn
Free knitting pattern designed by Allison Hogg is shaped with an i-cord knit with spool knitter or dpns.
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How to Knit I-Cord
Here’s a link to a short video and i-cord tutorial from Annie’s.
Shamrock Hat and Scarf
Celtic Cross Cowl
Nennir by Lucy Hague incorporates celtic knots in cables. Pictured project by GLaDOS who modified the cowl to a buttoned neckwarmer.
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 by Barbie Smith
More FREE Patterns
Booties Go Bragh
Shamrock booties designed by Vickie Howell
Shamrock Dish Cloth
Illusion knitting creates this shamrock design by Kerrie Minicozzi.
Rufus the Leprechaun Doll
St. Patrick’s Day Washcloth
Designed by Mary C. Gildersleeve, this shamrock motif could also be used as blanket square or on a sweater.
Patterns for Purchase
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.
Blarney the Leprechaun Toy
This Leprechaun by Amanda Berry is approximately 14cm tall (including the hat).
This tam with shamrock motif colorwork comes in two sizes (baby and adult).
Double knit scarf with shamrock motif.
Terry 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!