Monday, March 8, 2010

Craft of the Week: Making a St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Garland from Yarn

Shamrock garland above a doorway

Materials Used: 
  • Green yarn (I used a novelty yarn that had a twist of gold thread.)
  • Crochet hook (To forgo a hook and stitch by hand also works; see the video in this post.)
  • Wire (coat hangers, chenille stems, leftover wire garland, etc.)
  • Scissors

Smaller shamrocks were made from flexible wire.  Yarn was wrapped around the wire perimeter before wrapping again to fill in the leaves.


Additional Steps:

  1. A wire coat hanger was shaped to form the larger shamrock.
  2. Again, the wire was first wrapped with green yarn.   
  3. A stem was added by attaching and wrapping a chenille stem.  
  4. Then I crocheted additional yarn with a simple chain stitch to thicken it.  The thick yarn was wrapped around the frame in a criss-cross manner to fill in the larger leaves.  
  5. The center shamrock was connected to the smaller shamrocks with chain-stitched yarn.  I twisted the thicker rope with an length of plain yarn to even it out.



    legendswife said...

    God Bless

    Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

    Very cool idea! How fun.
    Happy St. Patty's Day!