Shamrock Dish Cloth for St. Patrick’s Day
One of our very own VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) members has designed a pretty dish cloth knitting pattern with a Shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day.
An easy to do Shamrock dish cloth just in time for St. Patrick’s day. The design emerges as the rows are knitted and purled. It looks intimidating with 47 rows but you will soon see the pattern and catch on pretty quick. This would make a nice hostess gift at a St. Patrick’s day party!
Long a symbol of Ireland, the Shamrock was thought to have magical powers with the number 3 considered a lucky number. St. Patrick used the Shamrock to symbolize the Trinity. According to legend, a shamrock’s leaves will stand upright in a storm and snakes will avoid them.
Best Yarn to use
A medium weight cotton yarn will work. To make the dish cloth shown you’ll need just over an ounce of Sugar and Cream cotton yarn. The finished dish cloth measures 10 x 7 inches. Since it’s a cotton yarn, it will shrink in the dryer. The rating for the knitting pattern is beginner.
Enjoy this free knitting pattern
Enjoy this pattern! It is free for your personal use and to make to give as a gift, but please do not copy the design or pattern to sell.
You can find the full pattern PDF here:
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