St Patrick's Day is Thursday - a day when you see shamrocks everywhere! I sketched out this shamrock last Friday, then tatted it, tweaked it, and wrote it up Saturday; it's been test-tatted; and here it is. Hope you enjoy it!
© 2011 Sharren Sarver Morgan
2 shuttles (or 1 shuttle and a lot of finger tatting)
Sh 1 is your knotting thread (it has the most thread); Sh2 is your working shuttle (with about 1½ - 2 feet of thread).
SCMR1: 2^2 SS (R2: 6^6. SS) 2^2^2 SS (R3: 6^6. SS) 2^2^2 SS (R4: 6^6. SS) 2^2. DNRW
The rest of the shamrock is chains; continue with Sh2 as your working shuttle and Sh1 as your knotting thread.
Ch: *2 + (lock join to next ^ on SCMR1) 17^1 + (lock join to ^ on next R thrown off SCMR1) 1+ (to ^ on previous Ch) 17 + (lock join to next ^ on SCMR1); repeat from * around. Finish with 2 + (lock join to base of SCMR1).
I do a lock-stitch chain about 1½”, knot the threads firmly in a double overhand knot and clip.