This crochet Horseshoe applique will make another great embellishment for St. Patrick’s Day or any other occasion! Many people believe that the horseshoe is a symbol of good luck and protection. The superstition is that if the horseshoe is hung upwards like letter “U” then it will bring good luck to the house and will keep bad luck away. But doesn’t matter if you believe in this tradition or not, you can just have fun crocheting this applique!
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As I designed these appliques for St. Patrick’s Day, they are embellished with small shamrocks. You can make your horseshoe double lucky – embellish it with 4-leaf lucky clover applique!
The pattern for this crochet Horseshoe applique is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement-free PDF file. The PDF version includes the pattern for the Shamrock and Lucky Clover appliques. You can get it from my Etsy Shop.
See more of my crochet patterns for St. Patrick’s Day HERE.
If you are looking for more St. Patrick’s Day crochet patterns, check out these patterns on the Etsy website!
Horseshoe Applique – Crochet Pattern
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
My crochet Horseshoe applique is about 5″ (13 cm) tall.
You are welcome to experiment with different yarn weight to achieve different sizes of your appliques.
For the Horseshoe appliques, I used medium weight #4 yarn
For the Horseshoe applique: US size h/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
For the Shamrocks: US size 6/1.8 mm crochet hook
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Row 1. Ch 40, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next 11 Chs, 2 SC in next, SC in next 6, 2 SC in next, SC in next 6, 2 SC in next, SC in next 12 . Total – 42 SC. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 1 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), SC in first St, *SC in next 2, Ch 2, skip 2 next*, repeat from * to * two more times, SC in next 3, 2 SC in next, SC in next 8, 2 SC in next, SC in next 3, **Ch 2, skip 2 next, SC in next 2**, repeat from ** to ** two more times, SC in last. Total – 32 SC and 6 Ch-2 spaces. Turn.
Row 3 (decorative edge). Ch 1, Sl St in first St, Ch 1, *Sl St in next St, Ch 1; repeat from * around. Into Ch-2 spaces work: [Sl St in Ch-2 space, Ch 1] – twice. Fasten off.
- Block all the pieces as necessary.
2. Sew Shamrock or Lucky Clover appliques on the Horseshoe.
I hope you enjoyed this Horseshoe applique crochet pattern!
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