Monday, January 20, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern Release: Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clover Applique Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern Release:  Shamrocks and Four Leaf Clover Applique Pattern


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I was making shamrock earrings for my mother's friend when I wrote the pattern for these shamrocks and four leaf clover.  I couldn't find a free crochet shamrock pattern that was small enough for jewelry.



Below you will find the free crochet pattern for a small, medium and large shamrock appliques as well as a four leaf clover applique.  These appliques are the perfect size for jewelry, pins, scrap-booking, magnets and more!



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You may download the pattern for free by clicking on the link below.

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Materials:
Green Crochet Thread Size 10
Crochet Hook Size 2.0mm
Needle

Abbreviations:
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet






Notes:


For crochet diagrams, download the crochet pattern for free using one of the links above.

Every applique begins with a magic ring. If you are unfamiliar with this technique,
there are some excellent tutorials on YouTube. Here is a link to a great tutorial on the
magic ring by Crochet Geek.


Large Shamrock (approximately 1” x 1”)
 
Creating the Shamrock:

Start with a magic ring
*Chain seven, sl st in magic ring* (this creates the first leaf loop) * repeat twice more . Sl
st in magic ring one final time. (Three leaf loops made). Tighten magic ring.

“2 Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, 2 sc” in rst chain seven space, sl st in the sl st you made in the
magic ring after the chain seven from the previous round. *“2 Sc, hdc, 3dc, 2 sc ” in the
second chain seven space, sl st in the sl st you made in the magic ring after the chain
seven from the previous round* repeat once more.
 
Creating the Stem:

Sl st in the next sl st from previous round. Ch 6, sl in the second ch from hook. Sl st in
the next four stitches. Tie off thread leaving a three inch tail. Sew the tail up through
the shamrock and cut off excess.
Weave in all other loose threads.



Medium Shamrock (approximately 1” tall 2/3” wide)

Creating the Shamrock:

Start with a magic ring
*Chain six, sl st in magic ring* (this creates the first leaf loop) * repeat twice more . Sl st in magic ring one final time. (Three leaf loops made). Tighten the magic ring. 

“Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc” in first chain six space, sl st in the sl st you made in the magic ring after the chain six from the previous round. *“Sc, hdc, 3dc, sc” in the second chain six space, sl st in the sl st you made in the magic ring after the chain seven from the previous round* repeat once more.
 
Creating the Stem:

Sl st in the next sl st from previous round. Ch 5, sl in the second ch from hook. Sl st in the next three stitches. Tie off thread leaving a three inch tail. Sew the tail up through the shamrock and cut off excess.
Weave in all other loose threads.

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Small Shamrock ( approximately 1/2” x 1/2”)

Creating the Shamrock:

Start with a magic ring
*Chain six, sl st in magic ring* (this creates the first leaf loop) * repeat twice more . Sl st in magic ring one final time. (Three leaf loops made). Pull the magic ring tight.

“5 Sc” in first chain six space, sl st in the sl st you made in the magic ring after the chain six from the previous
round. *“5 Sc” in the second chain seven space, sl st in the sl st you made in the magic ring after the chain six from the previous round* repeat once more.

Creating the Stem:

Sl st in the next sl st from previous round. Ch 5, sl in the second ch from hook. Sl st in the next three stitches. Tie off thread leaving a three inch tail. Sew the tail up through the shamrock and cut off excess.
Weave in all other loose threads.

Four Leaf Clover (approximately 1” x 1”)

Creating the Clover:

Start with a magic ring
*Chain seven, sl st in magic ring* (this creates the first leaf loop) * repeat 3 times more . Sl st in magic ring one final time. (Four leaf loops made). Tighten magic ring.

“2 Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, 2 sc” in first chain seven space, sl st in the sl st you made in the magic ring after the chain seven from the previous round. *“2 Sc, hdc, 3dc, 2 sc ” in the second chain seven space, sl st in the sl st you made in the magic ring after the chain seven from the previous round* repeat twice more.
 
Creating the Stem:

Sl st in the next sl st from previous round. Ch 6, sl in the second ch from hook. Sl st in the next four stitches. Tie o ff thread leaving a three inch tail. Sew the tail up through the shamrock and cut off excess.
Weave in all other loose threads.

Winner of the New Year, New You Giveaway

Winner of the New Year, New You Giveaway




Thank you to everyone who entered the New Year, New You Giveaway.  This giveaway had more entries than any other giveaway hosted by Tampa Bay Crochet.  Make sure to look for more giveaways coming soon.

The winner of the New Year, New You Giveaway is:

Jennifer S.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Great Deals at Joann Fabrics. Plus, Coupon Code for Free Shipping Available Below!

Great Deals at Joann Fabrics Plus Coupon Code for Free Shipping Available Below!



This week Joann Fabrics has some truly great deals.  Below are some of the best deals I found in their weekly sales flyer.  

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Thank You For Entering the New Year, New You Giveaway!

Thank You For Entering the New Year, New You Giveaway!

 

Thank you to everyone who entered the New Year, New You Target $25 Giveaway.  We had over 6,000 entries!  The winner of the giveaway will be selected this evening via Rafflecopter and notified by e-mail.  Make sure to check your e-mails, including junk folders, later tonight and/or tomorrow morning.  The winner will be announced once we receive their reply.


Look for more contests and giveaways from Tampa Bay Crochet in the near future.  Thank you again to everyone who helped make this the most successful giveaway yet!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Latest Earrings Creations and New Crochet Patterns Coming Soon

Latest Earrings Creations and New Crochet Patterns Coming Soon

 

Latest Earring Creations

 
Today I finished making the pair of earrings pictured below.  I know they are not crochet earrings but I still wanted to share.  Each earring has an 8mm freshwater pearl and a teardrop Swarovski crystal.  The photo of the earrings below was taken in a windowsill.  Tomorrow, I will take more professional photos of the earrings and add them to Pearl Bridal Boutique.



New Patterns Coming Soon...


I also wanted to let all of you know that I am currently working on two new patterns.  One pattern is Valentine's Day themed and the other is just an everyday crochet pattern.  Both new patterns will be free and will be posted as soon as they are completed.  Stay tuned to Tampa Bay Crochet!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Happy New Year! New Year, New You $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy New Year! New Year, New You Target $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy belated new year, everyone!  I want to take a minute to thank all of you for reading my blog.  The past year was a great year for Tampa Bay Crochet.  Several of my patterns were featured on fellow blogger's blogs and on craft sites such as Craftsy and All Free Crochet. 

 I hope that 2014 brings continued growth for Tampa Bay Crochet.  This year I plan on bringing you even more free crochet patterns.  Additionally, I will be adding a new section to Tampa Bay Crochet featuring free tatting patterns.  I also plan on posting several more free video tutorials.  The largest change I would love 2014 to bring would be my very own website!  Stay tuned and make sure to sign up for the Tampa Bay Crochet Email newsletter to receive updates on all the exciting additions to Tampa Bay Crochet.

Make sure to enter the New Year, New You Target $25 Gift Card Giveaway.

One winner will receive a $25 gift card to Target to spend on whatever will help make their new year great!  You can enter daily so make sure to bookmark the page.


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Friday, January 3, 2014

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