St Patrick’s day is coming up this month. Not everyone throws a big party or celebration for this holiday but my family usually will. So I thought it would be fun to share some patterns that you could create either for the holiday or that were inspired by the holiday.
Start off the party with these fun mini hats created by designer Kathleen Berlew. They slide onto a simple headband for a quirky party hat. Get the Leprechaun Hats here.
Another fun, challenging little project to try are the Celtic Mug Hugs by Bonnie Barker. I don’t know if in your area you keep having yo-yoing temperature changes or not but here in Indiana we are. In anticipation of needing some warm beverages on the holiday instead of your normal treat, these work up quickly and would make awesome party favors. Get the pattern here.
Maybe you would like to try something different. Jennifer E. Ryan is the queen of Celtic knot designs. These are woven strips of crochet that create beautiful knot designs. Here are a couple of smaller projects with the technique that you might like to try out: the Celtic Knot Towel or the Knot Necklace.
Maybe you are strictly an afghan or blanket person, we have a couple of more intricate designs that you might want to try out. Of course we don’t expect you to finish them by this St Patty’s day but they could be a good cast on party item! Find the Mosaic Celtic Afghan by Margret Willson here and the Hills of Ireland Throw by Bonnie Baker here. Keep in mind Bonnie has loads of videos on her YouTube channel, BonnieBayCrochet, that can help you work through the throw!
—Britt Schmiesing, editor