Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! This is a simple St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Shamrock Key Chain Stash-buster to help ease the boredom and a great project to work with the kids!
- Fun and easy
- Simple stitches
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A little bit about the yarn…
I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret, which was in my stash. Definitely use any 3 or 4 weight yarn you have laying around in your stash for this simple crochet project!
+ Sizes/Finished Measurements
Blocked and Assembled
Suggested Yarn & Yardage Needed:
Yarn Bee Soft Secret – 6 oz / 170 g 200 yards/275 meters 100% Acrylic or any 3 or 4 weight scrap yarn – great for a stash-buster! Yardage is very little, less than a yarn of each color.
Color A: Red | Color B: Hot Orange | Color C: Saffron | Color D: Butter | Color E: Lime | Color F: Aqua | Color G: French Lilac
Hook Size: US Size G (4 or 4.5 mm) crochet hook
Tails for stuffing or a tiny bit of polyfill
|hdc||half double crochet|
|sl st||slip stitch|
|*…*||rep instructions between asterisk however many times indicated.|
+ Stitch guide:
Stitches in pink are clickable links to a tutorial on how to create the stitch.
sc – single crochet
insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.
dc – double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* – repeat from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook.
yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.
tr – treble crochet
yo twice, insert hook in indicated st. yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 3 times.
+ Pattern Notes – Please Read
- Rainbow is worked in rows.
- Shamrock is worked in one round.
- Pieces are sewn together and stuffed.
- 1st st of each row/round is made in the same as t-ch.
- Cut yarn after each row.
Ready? Let’s make it!
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Shamrock Key Chain
+ Skill Level
Starting with Color G (purple), Ch 4
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next, change to Color F (blue) – 4 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (2 sc in next st) two times, sc in last st, change to Color E (green) – 6 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, change to Color D (yellow) – 8 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of last two sts, change to Color C (dark yellow) – 12 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st, change to Color B (orange) – 14 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of next two sts, sc in each of next 6 sts, change to Color A (red) – 16 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st – 20 sc.
leave a long tail for sewing the two pieces together, weave in all other tails.
4 mm hook
Magic circle, Ch 4
In magic circle, *tr 2, hdc 1, tr 3, sl st 1** ch 4, repeat from * two more times ending rep at **, ch 5 for the stem.
Pull magic circle closed tight and weave in all tails.
Finishing & Assembly:
Place pieces together with WS facing each other. Sew together along with the red, stuff with scraps of yarn from tails or polyfill, then continue sewing up the bottom.
Place pieces together with WS facing each other. Using a whip stitch, sew through stem first, then along the outer edge.
Sew shamrock to rainbow and attach key ring at the end of the stem of the shamrock.
Congratulations! You’re Finished!
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