Thursday, March 13, 2014

Free Pattern: Celtic Knot Shamrock Pendant






  Who knows if this pendant will bring you Irish luck, but it's sure to get you noticed! This beautiful piece begins with a simple shamrock, then is surrounded by a Celtic knot inspired border. You could use it to make a key chain, other jewelry pieces, or join multiple squares for a dishcloth or table setting.



  Just looking for a lucky four-leaf clover? Shamrock without knot measures 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) across.




  Finished size of entire motif is 2" by 2" (5 cm by 5 cm), once washed and blocked.









Skill level:
Intermediate/advanced




Materials:
Steel crochet hook size 7 US (4 UK) or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 10 crochet thread, small amounts of green and white
- See note
Needle or smaller hook to weave in ends
Jewelry findings, optional




Gauge:
1st round = 3/4" (1.9 cm) across




Notes:
  I used Aunt Lydia's from Coats in Forest Green, and Creative World DMC Traditions in white. Although I had no problem mixing these in the same project, feel free to use one brand for both colors. I was forced to purchase two different brands due to availability.

  I would have loved to make the knot in metallic thread, but couldn't, again due to availability. If you have some or can purchase it, I would recommend making the knot in silver or gold thread.




Stitches and abbreviations:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
Double crochet two (three) together (dc2tog) (dc3tog) - *Yarn over, insert hook in designated stitch (st), pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops.* Repeat one (two) more time(s). Yarn over, pull through all three (four) loops on hook. 




Directions for Shamrock:

Round 1:
*Ch 3, dc2tog in farthest ch from hook. Ch 3, sl st in same st. Ch 1, sl st in same st.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times.


Round 2:
*Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 2, dc2tog) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 2, sl st in top of dc2tog, ch 2. (Dc2tog, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1, sl st in ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Make sure to place last sl st in ch-1 sp of previous row, not beg ch-1.


Round 3:
*Sl st in next ch-1 sp, sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 3, (dc3tog, ch 2, sl st) in next ch-2 sp. (Sl st, ch 2, dc3tog) in following ch-2 sp. Ch 3, sl st in each of next ch-2 and ch-1 sps.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Bind off, weave in ends.




Directions for Knot:

*Note - You may notice in the finished photo a ring that is woven in the opposite direction. I chose to do this for the top corner of my pendant, because I liked the way it looked. To make them all symmetrical, follow directions. You could make yours like mine, or alternate each corner. The border works either way you make it.


Step 1:
Ch 11. Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of remaining 9 sts. Remove hook, secure working end with a safety pin or stitch marker. Pull opposite end through ch-3 sp to the left of "petal", from back to front. Pull through ch-3 sp to the right of next "petal", from front to back.




Pick up working end.




Join with a sl st to top of beg st.




Bind off.




Repeat for 3 remaining "petals". Weave in ends, or work them in under following rounds.




Round 1:
Join with a sl st inside any 10sc ring. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), (4 sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in same sp.  1 dc around entire ring (work loosely so ring lays flat inside st, and only pull st to sc level). Ch 2, 1 dc around entire ring again. (5 sc, ch 2, 5 sc) inside ring, ch 4. * (5 sc, ch 2, 5 sc) inside next ring. (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) around entire ring. (5 sc, ch 2, 5 sc) inside ring again. Ch 4.* Repeat from * to * for 2 remaining rings. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1.

Round 2:
Turn, sl st in ch-4 sp. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 5 sc in same sp. Ch 2, sk 5 sc, sl st in ch-1 sp. Ch 2, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in corner ch-2 sp. Ch 2, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2. *6 sc in ch-4 sp. Ch 2, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp. Ch 2, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2.* Repeat from * to * for 2 remaining sides. Join with a sl st to beg ch-1. Bind off, weave in ends.



Wash and block. Treat with fabric stiffener, add jump rings or other findings to use for jewelry.

2 comments:

  1. I have revisited this neat celtic knot pendant and included it in my 20 Yarn-Tastic Jewelry Projects Round Up. Thanks again for sharing it at our Yarn Fanatic Party :)
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com
    Round Up: http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2016/02/20-yarn-tastic-jewelry-projects-yarn.html

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    1. Awesome and thank you - I'll go check it out!

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