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6 Patterns for St. Paddy’s Day!

March 7th, 2014

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There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.

You probably know that St. Patrick is revered as the patron saint of Ireland and that on March 17th every year many folks celebrate his life and Irish culture in general. But do you know why?

via Spoonful:

Born in Britain during the 4th century, St. Patrick was kidnapped and enslaved by Irish raiders when he was a teenager. Although he was able to escape after six years and become a priest in Britain, he later chose to return to Ireland as a missionary, in order to help spread the teachings of Christianity to pagans. According to Irish folklore, he also used a shamrock to explain the Christian concept of Trinity to the Irish. In spite of continuous opposition from pagan leaders, he continued to evangelize for thirty years while baptizing newly converted Christians and establishing monasteries, churches, and schools. He died on March 17th and was canonized by the local church.

While some folks still celebrate March 17th as a religious holiday, these days St. Patrick’s Day is more often a celebration of Irish culture in general.

With that in mind, here are several St. Patrick’s day patterns to help you get the festivities started and …

shamrock pin

Top Of The Morning Hat

A brand new pattern, this fun and festive Top of the Morning Hat is crocheted with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Grass and Vanna’s Glamour in Onyx and Gold.

Lucky Shamrock Scarf

Another brand new pattern, crochet this easy Lucky Shamrock Scarf in no time — made in Hometown USA in the colors Green Bay and Oklahoma City Green.

irish crochet
shamrock pin

Shamrock Pin

You don’t need any knitting or crochet experience to craft this fun and festive Shamrock Pin, made with Vanna’s Choice yarn in Kelly Green and Fern. Just one skein will outfit a whole group of little leprechauns!

Spool-Knit Shamrock Hot Pad

For a sturdy and classic Irish home decor item, try this spool-knit Shamrock hot pad, created with Lion Cotton in the Fern Green colorway. Perfect for showing off your Irish pride all year long!

shamrock pad
celtic knot

Celtic Trinity Knot Hot Pad

This uniquely Irish Celtic knot hot pad is knitted with a superknitter or spool knitter, and is just a basic i-cord interlaced into a traditional Celtic knot. This pattern calls for Lion Cotton in Fern Green and Rose.

Irish Crochet Shawl

Take your appreciation for all things Irish to the next level. Irish style isn’t just about shamrocks and Celtic knots. Irish crochet is another very distinct style of crafting that’s been part of Irish tradition for generations. To really represent your Irish heritage, try your hand at this Irish crochet shawl, made in Vanna’s Glamour.

irish crochet

May the luck of the Irish be with you!

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  • Suzi

    Hi, just to let you know that it’s St Paddy’s Day, not St Patty’s Day. Patty is short for Patricia, not Patrick. :) You’d never pass in Ireland if you were caught saying Patty!

  • http://lionbrand.com/ Danielle Holke

    Thanks for the correction, Suzi!

  • JB

    thank you Suzi, although I do realize that it is St. Paddy and not the feminine version, not every one does….specially fantastic news for those who are not going to Ireland in the near future…. wow valuable info for sure…..

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