Make this fun rainbow granny square with cute lucky Shamrock motif for St. Patrick's Day... or any day! .. with this free granny square crochet pattern.

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day and add a little Irish Charm to your crochet projects, I've updated this cute and really easy little Shamrock Clover and Rainbow Granny Square! If you want the step-by-step tutorial, click here or read on for the free crochet pattern!

How to crochet a Shamrock Clover for St. Patricks Day - free crochet pattern

4.5mm hook
DK yarn

Crochet terms in UK terms throughout and US in brackets in the abbreviations below! Enjoy! 


tc = treble crochet (US double) 
dc = double crochet (US single) 
htc = half treble crochet  (US hdc = half double crochet) 
ch = chain 
st sp = stitch space - space between stitches 
ss = slip stitch 

FO = fasten off 

R1: Magic loop, ch6 as 1st dc plus ch5. 
(dc, ch5, dc) into the loop twice more. Join with ss, 

R2: Ch1 as 1st dc. 
(2htc, 3tc, dtc, tc, htc, tc, dtc, 3tc, 2htc) into ch-5 sp.
Repeat [(dc, 2htc, 3tc, dtc, tc, htc, tc, dtc, 3tc, 2htc, dc)] into each ch-5 sp to end. Join with ss. 

R3: ss into centre of magic loop, ch5. 
Htc into 2nd ch from hook, dc into next 3 ch. Join with ss and FO.

R4. Join new yarn into back loops only of any centre R2 htc. ch3 as 1st dc plus ch2. 
Miss 5 st, (3tc, ch2, 3tc) into next sp.  Ch2.
Repeat [dc, ch2, (3tc, ch2, 3tc), ch2] around work evenly to end. Join with ss and FO.

R5 - 13: Join new yarn into any ch-2 corner space. Ch3 as 1st tc. 
(2tc, ch2, 3tc) into same ch-2 sp.
(3tc) into next ch-sp.
Repeat around work as per regular granny square. At the end of each round, join with ss and FO. 

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