Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging

Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging made with green yarn for the back rectangle and white yarn for the center shamrock made out of 3 celtic knot hearts

Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging

Crochet shamrocks are fun to make this time of year and I bet every time you see a shamrock it makes you think of Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Am I right? 😊 I love how shamrocks are made up of 3 hearts so I decided to use one of the free Celtic Knot patterns on this blog (the Celtic Knot Heart found here) to make this Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging. 

Celtic Knot Shamrock

The Celtic Knots in this shamrock motif are easy to weave and use a small amount of yarn.  I think you will enjoy making this free crochet shamrock pattern and hanging it in your home as part of your St. Patrick’s Day décor.  Or maybe you know someone who loves all things Irish and will make this as a gift for them.

Yarn Needed for the Crochet Shamrock Pattern

To make this Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging you need a small amount of medium weight acrylic yarn in a pretty green color. Then you’ll make the shamrock motif out of a DK weight cotton yarn in a lovely off-white color.  I love the mix of fibers in this project. I think the cotton yarn looks great up against the acrylic green yarn and really makes the unique design of the shamrock stand out.

**UPDATE: Now there is an ad-free large-print pattern PDF available in my Etsy Shop here – all diagrams and color photos are included!

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Crochet Stitches You Need to Know

As I said earlier this free crochet pattern is very easy to create. All you need to know is the chain, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitch!  So, I think a confident beginner could make this crochet wall hanging.  I include 2 diagrams to help you weave the Celtic Knot with several color photos you’ll see below.  And since I love quick crochet projects, I encourage you to use your glue gun to put it all together so it’s “easy-peasy” and fast!

Video Tutorial Now Available!

Now you can watch this video tutorial to help you with each step of the project – plus, there is a list of the tutorials sections so you can easily skip to where you need help!

Let’s get started!

Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:

Wall Hanging (without fringe) = 11” long x 9 ½” wide

Completed Heart Knot =3 3/8” wide x 3” tall

Complete Shamrock motif = 7 ¾” tall x 7” wide

Supplies used for the crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging - green and white yarn, crochet hooks and yarn needle

Supplies for the Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging:

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1 skein medium weight (Size 4) acrylic yarn and 1 skein DK weight (Size 3) cotton yarn

(I used JoAnn’s Big Twist Twinkle in Green and Omega’s Sinfonia in an Off-White)

I (5.5 mm) and F (3.75 mm) crochet hooks

Print-out of Celtic Knot Diagram – Download Right-Hander PDF here

(Download Left-Hander PDF here)

Cork board (6”/10cm square)

20 straight sewing pins

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Wooden dowel (9” long and ¼” or less diameter)

Optional: 10 ½” long x 9” wide rectangle of felt

Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

YO = yarn over

Ch = chain 

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

RS = Right Side

Close up of the crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging - center knot made of white yarn

Notes:

First a backing rectangle is crocheted in a simple stitch and a simple fringe and dowel pocket are added

Then 4 cords are crocheted and woven into 3 Celtic Knot Hearts and 1 Celtic Knot Stem

Lastly all elements are glued (or sewn) onto backing rectangle and dowel is added to pocket

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Instructions for the Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging:

All special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Backing Rectangle

(approximately 9 ½” wide x 11 ½” tall):

With larger hook and green yarn, ch 39

Row 1 (Right Side): 

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (38 sc)

Row 2: 

Ch 2; (sc, ch 1, dc) in 1st st; [sk each of next 2 sts; (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st] across. Turn. (13 shells)

Row 3: 

Ch 2; (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across; sc in last sc. Turn. (13 shells)

Repeat Row 3 until rectangle measures 11 ½”  – approximately 32 rows

Backing Rectangle Edging:

Sc evenly along sides of rows while Right Side facing

Cords for the Shamrock Motif:

**Please note that your cords should come out to at least the lengths listed below – if you have a tendency to have tight tension on your crochet, then I suggest adding 10-20 chains on to the numbers I give you below; If your cord ends up too long, not to worry – you can take out the sc and chs from the end 😊**

One cord in white on a white wooden background

Celtic Knot Heart Cord – Make 3 –

(Approximately 22” long):

With Off White yarn and smaller hook ch 105

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off. (104 scs)

Cord for the stem part of the Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging

Celtic Knot Stem Cord – Make 1 –

(Approximately 16-17” long):

With Off White yarn and smaller hook ch 85

Working in the back bar of the chain, sl st in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off.

Weaving supplies - diagram, pins, corkboard and cord

Weave Celtic Knot Hearts:

Print out Celtic Knot diagrams

**There are 2 sets of Celtic Knot Diagrams to help with this project – one for Right-Handers and one for Left-Handers – Because the crocheted cords will have a natural slight curve to them, it is best to use the diagram that goes with your dominant hand and your cord will be easier to weave**

Pin diagram of Celtic Knot Heart to corkboard

Step 1 of weaving the knot

Pin Celtic Knot Heart cord along path of knot diagram starting at * with cord end that has no yarn tails.

Step 2 of weaving th eknot
Step 3 of weaving the knot for the crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging

Follow arrows on diagram and lay cord along path making sure to pass correctly either over or under the other cord sections

Step 4 of weaving the knot
Step 5 of weaving one of the Celtic Heart KNots

At end of weaving you should have about a ¼” to ½” length of cord that you will need to fold over and behind the cord under it

Completed Celtic Heart KNot for the crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging

Pin all crossings and remove knot from board

Celtic Heart Knot on corkboard with pins going across

Hot glue or with yarn tails sew all crossings in place

**I typically hot glue things that will not be worn because it’s faster! 😊 But you can sew all crossings if you like**

Repeat with other 2 Celtic Knot Heart cords

Weave the Celtic Knot Stem:

Pin Celtic Knot Stem diagram to corkboard

Step 1 of weaving the stem

Pin Celtic Knot Stem cord along path of knot diagram starting at * with cord end that has no yarn tails.

STep 2 of weaving the stem
Step 3 of weaving the stem

Follow arrows on diagram and lay cord along path making sure to pass correctly either over or under the other cord sections

Step 4 of weaving the stem in the crochet shamrock Wall Hanging

Pin all crossings and remove knot from board

Completed knot for the shamrock stem in the crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging

Flip over knot so Wrong Side facing and use yarn tails to sew cord ends together

Then glue or sew all crossings in place

Shamrock Edging Cord –

(Approximately 24” long):

With Off White yarn and smaller hook ch 114

Working in the back bar of the chain, sl st in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off.

Finishing and Assembly of the Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging:

SEwing up the top casing for the wall hanging

Fold over top 2 rows of rectangle (about a ½”) toward Wrong Side and sew edge to Wrong Side to create a pocket for the dowel

Using photo as a guide lay Celtic Knot Hearts on backing rectangle and pin in place

Pin stem in center below hearts

Placement for all of the Celtic Knot motifs to create the shamrock in center of the crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging

Glue all knot motifs to rectangle

(**Again, you can sew the motifs to the backing if you would like – just make sure your stitching does not show through the motif cords or the backing**)

Pin shamrock edging cord around all 3 Celtic Knot Heart motifs starting at top of stem on one side and ending on top of stem on other side

Glue or sew edging cord in place

Cut  42 lengths of green yarn (each  11” long)

Showing how to add the fringe with crochet hook

Fold 3 lengths in half and thread loop through stitch along bottom of rectangle; Using crochet hook pull tails of length through the loop and tighten

Repeat along bottom edge in every 3rd stitch with all cut lengths (This means you will skip 2 sts in between each fringe)

Using sharp scissors trim all fringe so lengths even

**Optional: Hot glue (or sew) a rectangular piece of felt to the back of rectangle – this will finish it off nicely and help it to keep it’s shape (and not stretch out as it hangs) – Make sure felt piece is slightly smaller than rectangle along each edge/side**

Tie 15” yarn length (hanging yarn) to one end of dowel – use glue to secure

Thread other end of dowel through pocket at top of rectangle

With yarn needle thread hanging yarn through top of pocket and then back down through pocket on other side of casing

Tie other end of 15” yarn length to other end of dowel – use glue to secure

Weave in all ends

Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging on a white wooden background

And there you have it – Your Celtic Shamrock Wall Hanging is complete!

I hope you enjoyed making this Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging – Did you use my color scheme or come up with your own?  I think this would be very pretty if the backing rectangle was off-white and the shamrock motif was green instead. Or you could add orange somewhere – maybe in the edging around the motif or the fringe?  Have fun experimenting and crocheting your wall hanging!

Make sure to pin the image below so you don’t forget where you found this Celtic pattern!

And if you would like an ad-free large-print pattern PDF of the Celtic Shamrock Wall Hanging, just click here to purchase it in my Etsy Shop – Thank you for your support!

You can see all of my free crochet patterns here and a bunch of Celtic Knot crochet patterns here.

Thank you for visiting – Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

Image for pinterest of the wall hanging on a dark wooden background

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2 thoughts on “Crochet Shamrock Wall Hanging

  1. Looking for the diagram for Celtic shimmer Mandela can not get library to open for me is there someway you could email the diagram to me so I can finish my project
    Please

    1. Hi Marilyn – I am sorry you are having trouble accessing the diagram – since I see you are a subscriber, I just sent you an email with the diagram in it along with instructions for how to get into the library. Thank you for visiting – hope your project turns out well. Jennifer

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