|Happy St. Patrick's Day! (Pixabay)|
If you are a yarn crafter like me, grab some green yarn and create anything from a shamrock to a plush animal.
St. Patrick's Day Crocheted Octopus
|Plush Baby Octopus in Crochet|
This little plush octopus is handmade in crochet in a combination of Irish green and the gold of the 'pot of gold' at the end of the rainbow we sometimes associate with Irish mythology.
This St. Patrick's Day mini crocheted octopus measures about 2 inches tall and 6 inches across his tentacles. This one is available in my Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts. If you crochet and would like to create your own Irish octopus in crochet, I created a free pattern tutorial for you.
An Irish Shamrock in a Handmade Knitted Washcloth
|Pattern to Knit an Irish Shamrock Washcloth|
The Shamrock is known as a symbol of Ireland. According to legend, St. Patrick used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity. With this pattern for knitters, you can create your very own green shamrock design on a cotton dishcloth, perfect for this March holiday.
Finished shamrock dishcloth will measure 8 x 8 inches. The pattern was created by an Indiana knitter (Aunt Susan) and can be found in her Etsy Shop Aunt Susan's Closet.
Shamrock Beverage Coasters
|Shamrock Tabletop Coasters|
Shamrock designs are popular in any form. These cute beverage coasters handmade in needlepoint on plastic canvas are just the thing to protect your tabletops at your St. Patrick's Day celebrations, which might include 'green' beer or Irish coffee!
These Shamrock Beverage Coasters were created by Pat of Georgia and are available in her Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts. Irish drink coasters measure 4 x 4 inches with a design of that Irish clover and stitched in two shades of green with the design outlined in black.
A Collection of St. Patrick's Day Crafts
For a large selection of St. Patrick's Day crafts for both children and adults, check out this article The Best St. Patrick's Day Crafts by Loraine Brummer (lbrummer)
Irish Green Plush Penguin
|An Irish Green Plush Penguin|
I also created a plush penguin ALL in green -- two shades, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. This Irish penguin even has green eyes!
|St. Patrick's Day Penguin in Plush|
Both green penguins are available in the Coastal Crochet Crafts Etsy Shop located in Savannah, Georgia (home of one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades around).
More St. Patrick's Day Craft Ideas
|Available on Amazon|
This book of 12 St. Patrick's Day crafts easy for kids to do is an enjoyable place to begin. The book is available in Amazon's Kindle Store.
If you have any St. Patrick's Day crafts or tutorials to share, please leave the link in the comment section below.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Easy St. Patrick's Day Crafts to Make with Young Children
Article by Wednesday Elf of the crochet blog Crochet - Crafts - Critters.
Wednesday Elf can also be found in her Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts
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