Thank you for joining me for this St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop! We’ve got 16 crazy talented bloggers sharing St. Patrick’s Day crafts – on a budget! Each blogger was given a budget of no more than $10 and challenged to create a St. Patrick’s Day craft using items from the dollar store or dollar section of their local stores. I made a Shamrock Garland using leftover yarn from my Christmas yarn stash. The yarn and the crochet hook cost less than $8 if you’re interested in making this project. Here’s a Michael’s coupon to help you get started. To enter the blog hop, scroll down to the bottom of this post.
Let’s meet these crafty bloggers!
Megan at C’mon Get Crafty
Erlene at My Pinterventures
Victoria at Dazzle While Frazzled
Kim at Made in a Day
Lyn at MidMichiganMom
Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations
Karen at Garden Chick
Marie at DIY Adulation
Terri at Our Good Life
Sherry at Olives-N-Okra
Raquel at Organized Island
Michelle at Our Crafty Mom
Betsy at Happily Ever After, Etc
Tammy at One More Time
Molly at Just a Little Creativity
Rebekah at Crayons in My Camera Bag
Shamrock Garland Tutorial
Double crochet (dc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Single crochet (sc)
Yarn over (yo)
Single crochet: Insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru both loops on hook.Half double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw yarn thru three loops on hook. Double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru two loops, yo, draw yarn thru last two loops on hook.
1. Use larger or smaller crochet hook to alter the size of the shamrock garland.
With crochet hook, ch 4; sl st in first st to form center ring.
RND 1: ch 1, sl st in center ring.
RND 2: ch 5, sl st in center ring; repeat to form remaining three clover leafs.
RND 3: ch 8; working up the chain, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next st, sc in remaining sts (4), sl st in center ring.
RND 4: *sl st over to ch 5 loop, ch 1, 1 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc, sl st in center ring*. Repeat from * for each clover leaf. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
With crochet hook, ch 40, *sl st in 2nd dc in 2nd part of top right clover leaf in shamrock, ch 3, insert hook in 2nd dc in 1st part of top left clover leaf, ch 20*. Repeat from * to attach shamrocks to garland. After attaching last shamrock to garland, ch 40. Fasten off.
Machine wash in lukewarm water. Initial water temperature should not exceed 40°C or 104°F. Machine dry on normal heat. Use iron on low heat only. No bleach product may be used. Most dry cleaning solvents may be used safely.
Blocking is not needed for this project. Shamrocks can be made smooth and uniform by spraying with cool tap water, shaping clovers with fingers, and pinning to blocking mat until dry.
Garland measures 104 inches end to end. Shamrock is approximately 3″ w x 3-1/2″ h.
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Check out the rest of the budget crafts!
- C’mon Get Crafty
- My Pinterventures
- Dazzle While Frazzled
- Made in a Day
- Redo It Yourself Inspirations
- Garden Chick
- DIY Adulation
- Our Good Life
- Organized Island
- Our Crafty Mom
- Happily Ever After, Etc
- One More Time
- Just a Little Creativity
- Crayons in My Camera Bag
Do you have a budget friendly St. Patrick’s Day craft to share? Link up your project below and be seen on all 17 blogs!