The Origins of St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, but over the years it has become a celebration of Irish culture in general.
Okay, so I’m not Irish, but I can definitely appreciate a day that celebrates a country, culture and people that gave us Aran sweaters, potatoes, Guinness, James Joyce, U2, and Colin Farrell.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
Looking for some luck of the Irish? Check out these fantastic crafts inspired by St. Patrick’s Day.
1. Colouring Carnations Green – Here’s an easy way to decorate your table with a little Irish greenery.
2. Children’s St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Green Crochet Top Hat – This crocheted hat is so adorable! Increase the number of stitches and use a larger hook to adapt this hat for adults.
3. Pot of Gold Caramel Apples – With a little modelling chocolate and some imagination, you can create this yummy caramel apple treat!
4. Resin-Casted Clover Coasters -These coasters are fun to make and look great as St. Paddy’s Day decorations!
5. St. Patrick’s Day Baby Beard Beanie – Bring your little one some luck of the Irish with this cute crocheted Leprechaun hat and beard.
6. Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover Pin – Show a little Irish spirit with this simple knit shamrock pin. Wear it on a hat, a headband, or on your lapel.
7. Cloverleaf Dishcloth / Washcloth – This simple knitting pattern looks great when it’s finished. Use it as a washcloth or hang it in your kitchen as a decoration. Stitch a few of them together and they make a great banner.
8. Shamrock Tam – This beautiful knit hat will get you attention any day of the year!
Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day patterns? Check out Crochet Pattern Central’s website.