Shamrock Trivet With Border

gray and green trivet

Well, I feel like I started off strong this year, but quickly starting falling behind again for 2021.  Has that ever happened to you?  I think I may have lost my desire to constantly push myself, creating patterns, writing blog posts, sending out emails, and working on my taxes.  In the past few months, we have lost 4 family members and that has taken a toll of it’s own.  It has made me think about how I want to spend my time.  I love all kinds of crafts, but once I made it into a business or at least tried to, some of the joy got left behind.  I do not like being on the computer and was never on social media until I wanted to start an Etsy shop.  I have decided that I am going to stop all the biz stuff and just make what I want to make, when I want to make it!! I have met so many talented people online and plan to continue following them whenever I am at the computer, but for me, at least for now, I am going to try to enjoy life in the moment, something I am not good at in the least.  So I will keep knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, and painting away and may share some occasionally without being on a schedule.  But, before I sign off, I have a couple more patterns that I want to share.  Here’s the first one!

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Shamrock Trivet with Border


2 worsted weight yarns in contrasting colors–45 yards each.

Size H/5.00 mm crochet hook, Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook for border


14 dc and 8 rows = 4 inches


9 1/2 inches x 9 1/2 inches 



dc flo row below—double crochet front loop only row below


sl st—slip stitch

sc blo-single crochet back loop only


Pattern Notes

A lot of the directions are the same as the last post. I did not include written instructions, just the chart.  I am not sure this really looks like a shamrock, but it’s what I came up with.  DISCLAIMER:  It has not been tested or tech edited.

Crocheted from the bottom up, 1 color at a time.

Each row starts and ends with a sc worked through both loops. Ch1 to join new color at beginning of row, leaving a tail for fringe.  Ch 1 after last sc, pull tight to fasten off. Leave tail for fringe.

All sc in the pattern are worked in back loop only.

All dc are worked in front loop only of the stitch a row below where you would normally crochet into.

Follow chart  as the pattern. 

Each box is 1 stitch.

If box is blank, it’s a sc.  If box has an X in it, it’s a dc.  If box has / in it, it’s a sc through both loops

Ignore the color on the chart, just focus on whether it’s blank or has a symbol in it.

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Special Stitches

sc blo—single crochet back loop only

mosaic heart, crochet hook in sc blo

dc flo 1 row down

black and yellow mosaic heart with crochet hook dc flo 1 row below

Invisible Join

  1.  Pull last stitch through and cut yarn.
blue sc border on gray dc

2.  Insert hook from the back through both loops of the 1st stitch of round and pull yarn through.

blue yarn pulled through top of 1st stitch

3.  Insert hook from the back though the back loop only of the last stitch of round.  Match tension to the rest of stitches in row.

crochet hook through blo of sc

4. Finished invisible join.  Weave in ends.

blue invisible join
shamrock chart

Or click on the link below to get a printable chart




The first thing I want to say is that I did not design this wonderful border! I highly recommend watching #3 beginner Mosaic Crochet video by Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar. That is also where I learned the invisible join after crocheting for over 50 years! There is a border worked in the back and on the front that encases all those ends!  You can trim your fringe ends to a manageable length, but not too short, because you want it long enough to fold out of the way as you work. 

Using the smaller crochet hook, slip stitch evenly around finished piece.  I did 1 stitch in top and bottom or work and 2 stitches at the ends of the dc rows. Fasten off with the invisible join.

Turn your work to the back and join yarn at any edge, preferably not at corner.  This is the tricky part..and can be a little frustrating.  Top and bottom are easier than the sides.  Fold the fringe toward the front of the piece while working the sides.  Ch 2 in the back of the slip stitch row just made, then dc in each stitch across working in the back of the slip stitch row just made.  Make (dc, ch2, dc) in each corner.  Join with the invisible join.  Fasten off. 

Border row 2:  join yarn in top of one of the dc , ch 2 in 1st stitch and then dc in each stitch around.  Make (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc)  in the corner spaces.  Join with the invisible join and fasten off.

Yay, the back part is done! And the front is not as bad!

Turn your work to the front.  Join your yarn anywhere making 2 dc in the first stitch THROUGH THE BACK LOOP ONLY OF THE SLIP STITCH ROW.  Dc blo in each slip stitch around, (dc, ch 2, dc) at each corner.  Join with invisible join and fasten off.  Border Row 2: join yarn in top of one of the dc , ch 2 in 1st stitch and then dc in each stitch around.  Make (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc)  in the corner spaces.  Join with the invisible join and fasten off. Weave in ends of the border dc rows.

Now, holding your border rows together, join your yarn and slip stitch the 2 border sections together through the back loop of the front border and the back loop of the back border ( the loops that are closest together). Slip stitch the around the entire piece, join with invisible join.  Fasten off and weave in ends! 

This pattern has not yet been tested.  

I highly recommend the YouTube videos from Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar   

Fiber Fox Studios also has great YouTube videos on mosaic crochet.

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Next 2 Patterns Coming Soon!
blue crocheted pillow
fuzzy stripe blanket