Shamrock Applique Hair Accessory

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, crafters!

While there’s only a wee bit of Irish in my family’s history, we still celebrate with corned beef and by pinching our loved ones who forget to wear green! I often find at this time of year that my selection of green clothing is slim (for some reason, I never seem to have a surplus of it), and so I’m usually searching last-minute for something green to add to my outfit.

This year, I decided to make myself a little crocheted shamrock hair accessory. If you’re like me and you too have few green articles of clothing, then maybe this is your quick fix!


Shamrock Applique Hair Accessory


  • A few yards of green yarn (I used up some yarn from my stash, which was a Red Hearts yarn)
  • Size H crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Headband or Bobby Pin

Shamrock Leaf Pattern (make 3):

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle. In the center of the circle, work 4 hdc and 3 dc. Ch 1, then work a sl st in center of the circle. Ch 1. Still working in the center of the circle, work 3 dc and 4 hdc. Join to the first hdc st of the round with a sl st and pull the tail end tight to close the circle. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Shamrock Stem Pattern:

Rnd 1: Ch 8. In 2nd chain space from hook, work 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 2: Sc across. Fasten off leaving a long tail

Assembly of the Shamrock:

Using a tapestry needle and some green yarn, sew the three leaves together so that they resemble a shamrock. Do the same with the stem, sewing it to the bottom of the shamrock.


If you find your shamrock stem is a little too long for your liking, you can sew the leaves further down the stem, rather than sewing the stem to the bottom edge of the shamrock leaves.


And there’s your shamrock! To fix it to your hair, you could either attach it to a headband or do as I did – run a bobby pin through the backside of the shamrock. Just enough green so you won’t get pinched! Happy crafting!

***Please feel free to share this pattern with other crafters! You may make and sell products from my patterns, but I ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Let’s share the yarn-crafting love!***

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