Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Irish Flag Koozie

As promised, a brand new pattern using the shamrock embellishment I wrote about recently. A drink koozie that declares your Irish heritage—whether you celebrate it all year round or just vicariously on St. Paddy’s Day. The stripes mimic the colors of the Irish flag, and of course there is the necessary shamrock for good luck. Best of all, it's FREE!!!

The pattern is also available as a pdf download from my Ravelry Store and as a finished item in my Etsy shop: Irish flag koozie

Onto the pattern.

Irish Flag Koozie

  • Worsted weight yarn of your choice in green, white, and orange. Lighter green worsted yarn for shamrock. Koozie pictured is made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green, White, and Terra Cotta. Shamrock is made with Caron Simply Soft in Limelight
  • US H (5 mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry or Large eye blunt needle
  • Sewing pins    

  • Turning chains do not count as the first stitch of rows.
  • Repeat directions following * to end of round.

st : stitch
ch: chain
hdc: half-double crochet
tc: treble crochet
sl: slipstitch
inc: increase (crochet two stitches in one space)

14 sts and 11 rows = 4 inches in hdc


1:  With Kelly Green, hdc 8 in a magic ring. Sl to join this and all succeeding rounds. Do not turn.  (8)
2:  Ch 1, *hdc inc.  (16)
3:  Ch 1, *hdc, hdc inc.  (24)
4:  Ch 1, *hdc 5, hdc inc.  (28)
5-8:  Ch 1, *hdc.
9-12: With White, Ch 1, *hdc.
13-15: With Terra Cotta, Ch 1, *hdc.
16: Ch 1, *sc. Tie off. Weave in ends.

Note:  When changing colors, switch yarns in the last yarn over of the last dc of the previous round. This makes for the most seamless transition.

In the last yarn over of the last green stitch, pull up a loop of white.

Sl to join, and continue with white.

With Limelight, working into a magic ring, Ch 3, tc, hdc, tc, ch 3, sl back into ring. Repeat 2 more times. Pull ring tight. For stem, ch 5, sl in second ch from hook and remaining chains. Tie off, leaving long tail (+/- 15”) to sew to koozie.

Pin the shamrock into place in the desired position. I center mine opposite of the seam in the white section, with just the edges coming out into the other colors. Stitch around the edge of the shamrock, catching the yarn just under the shamrock edge. Tie off and weave in ends.

You're done! Time to celebrate!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! As an Irish Las myself, I enjoy all things Ireland and all things hoppy. I made a koozie crochet round-up and included a link to your awesome pattern. Making a shamrock is how I learned to crochet. You just can't beat how awesome they are. Happy Hooking!

  2. Thanks, Theresa! Glad you like the pattern. And thanks for including me in your round-up! Looks like a lot of fun patterns made the list.