Emily Explains: A Quick Knit for Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Today was off to a horrible start when I realized I forgot to wear something green! With some yarn and needles, I got right to work during my lunch break to solve this problem. I knitted myself a four leaf clover!

It is really very simple, all you need is a pair of small double pointed needles  – I used a size eight – a darning needle, some scraps of green yarn (I used  Blackstone Tweed) and maybe a pin if you would like to pin the four leaf clover to your outfit.

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Clover Petal Pattern:

Cast on 3 sts.

row 1 – (WS) Purl 1 row

row 2 – (RS) K1, kfb, k1 – 4 sts

row 3 – Purl row

row 4 – K1, kfb, kfb, k1 – 6 sts

row 5 – Purl row

right side of leaf –

row 6 – K3 (leaving the last three sts on your needle untouched) and turn

row 7 – P3 and turn

row 8 – Sl1, k2tog, psso; break yarn and pull the yarn through

left side of leaf –

row 6 – K3 (remaining three sts on your needle) and turn

row 7 -P3 and turn

row 8 – Sl1, k2tog, psso; break yarn and pull through the last st

Weave in the ends.

Make four of these leaves and sew them together at the point to make a four leaf clover.

Leave one little yarn tail hanging for the stem.

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Barrison in his finest St. Patrick’s Day attire : )

 

Happy making and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Emily

 

 

 

 

 

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