This year I thought I’d look to see what kind of leprechaun knitting patterns were available, and I found some good stuff, though not all of it is free.
Rufus the Leprechaun by Aussie Jean is a cute little doll worked in pieces.
The tiny Leprechaun hat from Tricia on flickr is perfect for a teeny tiny gnome, or just to use as decoration anywhere.
Alan Dart’s Leprechaun, like all his other knit dolls and animals, is amazing, and the pattern runs $5. I love the eyelash yarn beard on this one!
Blarney the Leprechaun by Amanda Berry is a cute little round guy with a big hat. It runs £2.50.
Mary C. Gildersleeve’s Patrick the Leprechaun is a 17-inch tall guy with a long yarny beard and a bathrobe. I don’t know why, but it’s cute. This one is $6.
Prefer a leprechaun in more formal attire? Larney O’Shamrock, whose pattern costs £2.49, sports a green suit with a yellow vest and pretty golden beard.
Janice Anderson’s Leprechaun Coat and Hat are an adorable addition to another doll’s wardrobe. Or a sheep, as shown. The pattern is £2.50.
For $2.75 and a little scrap yarn you can have the Frugal Knitting Haus’ Leprechaun Jar Topper, a fun decoration for the kitchen.
And if you want to knit leprechaun-themed washcloths instead, you can use the Leprechaun chart from Angela Foster ($1.75) or try one of Lisa Millan’s patterns, which include a Leprechaun, a hat and pipe or a hat by itself. They run $2 each.
Do you knit for St. Patrick’s Day? I’d love to know what you made or are making this year!