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Shamrocks, St Patrick´s Day

Here is a small collection of free tatting patterns for tatted shamrocks and other St Patrick´s Day related items.

3-D Shamrock Terry McGuffin star[offsite link]
Terry´s 3-D shamrock displays well inside a gladd ornament. Run clear filament (4 lb. fishing line works well) up thru base of shamrock. Whip stitch, then continue up thru center. Hang in center of tear drop shaped ornament or use epoxy type adhesive to suspend in split ornament.

Beaded Bracelet with Shamrocks star[offsite link]
Anna Spina´s bracelet pattern has only photos and the diagram. Here is a suggestion on how to tat it: R = ring CH = chain, + = join, - = picot clr = close ring rw = reverse work You need 4 diamonds, the center of the bracelet stacks up two of them. The diamond pattern is a classic cloverleaf separated by chains. Here is the basic pattern. Using one shuttle and ball thead or two shuttles, begin with the cloverlea

Beaded Shamrock Marilee Rockley 2008 star[offsite link]
All joins in this pattern are shuttle joins made with sh 1. The large picots must be able to hold 3 size 8 seed beads when closed. Lots of beads on this one.

Bloomin´ Shamrocks Gina Brummet star[offsite link]
I got my inspiration for this one from a heart necklace by Terry McGuffin. The printout had a date from years ago and I think the site no longer exists but there was a shape inside the main piece that got me thinking - if I turned it this way and added a dip in the pointy part so it´s now rounded and then put more than one together....and it just panned out. Photo only no pattern.

Celtic Knot Shamrock Marilee Rockley star[offsite link]
What I did was follow the well-illustrated celtic knot instructions from the book "Celtic Tatting" by Rozella Linden, adding a "stem". Then I added a 2nd round of rings and chains to form the shamrock, starting at the top. I used an "alligator join" at the stem, continued around, and finished with a short Lock Stitch chain and a ring for hanging.

Charlene´s Twisted Shamrock a la Elgiva star[offsite link]
In good time for St Patrick´s Day, here is a pretty shamrock you can make.

Corticelli Clover edging #154 star[offsite link]
See page 2 edging #154 of the Corticelli Book, Lessons in Tatting. It has a delicate edging with shamrock points.

Emmy Liebert cloverleaf/trefoil form. star[offsite link]
See page two for a vintage method of making a cloverleaf or trefoil by Emmy Liebert.

Four Leafed Clover star[offsite link]
The four-leaf clover or shamrock by Lynette Hodges in celtic tatting is lost online, however, we have this image of the shamrock tatted by Jeanne Zukowski. If you need help counting the ds, please tatting@BellaOnline.com

Irish for a Day Sharren Morgan star[offsite link]
St Patrick´s Day is Thursday - a day when you see shamrocks everywhere! I sketched out this shamrock last Friday, then tatted it, tweaked it, and wrote it up Saturday; it´s been test-tatted; and here it is. Hope you enjoy it!

Lucky 4 Leaf Clover Ellen Lai star[offsite link]
Ellen´s Paper Clip decorations will also make a great dangle, fob or bookmark.

Priscilla´s Shamrock star[offsite link]
Here is a pattern from the Priscilla tatting books, shared by Georgia Seitz.

Shamrocks - Ruth Perry Tat Calendar star[offsite link]
This link gives you 6 patterns for shamrocks posted on the tatting calendar by Ruth Perry.

Sonja´s Easy Tatted Shamrock star[offsite link]
This easy shamrock makes a great bookmark. Using tail of thread first do a lock stitch (2nd half stitch flipped first, followed by 1st half stitch unflipped worked the best), then finger tat 6 more double stitches.

Tatted layered clover edging Nancy Tracy star[offsite link]
Nancy´s edging is based on a 3-ring trefoil surrounded by two rows of chains alternating with a ring and chain repeat.

Teresa´s Shamrock star[offsite link]
The shamrock´s stem on this pattern is a bit different. It is a chain with graduated picots which folds back on itself and joins to those picots on the return pass.

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