3/17/15

Crochet Four Leaf Clover

3/17/15 - Making Shamrocks today.
Crochet Four Leaf Clover Pattern and more infor here.

Round 1: Ch 3. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 8, slst into the center of the ring. Ch 8, slst into the center of the ring. Ch 8, slst into the center of the ring. Ch 8, slst into the center of the ring. Ch 10, slst into the 2nd chain from the hook and into each of the remaining 8. Slst into the center of the ring.
Round 2: In first ch 8 space, make the following stitches: Sc, Hdc, 4 Dc, 2 Tc, Dc, Hdc, Sc, Hdc, Dc, 2 Tc, 4 Dc, Hdc, Sc. Slst into the center of the ring. *In next ch 8 space, make the following stitches: Sc, Hdc, 4 Dc, 2 Tc, Dc, Hdc, Sc, Hdc, Dc, 2 Tc, 4 Dc, Hdc, Sc. Slst into the center of the ring. Repeat from * for the next two ch 8 spaces.
Bind off and weave in your ends. You will need to finger block or wet block your clovers to get the proper shape. I found that using my fingers was good enough to get the shape you see in the photos.

NOTE: The three leaf clover and lady bug were
made from patterns contained in the following
books by Lesley Stanfield:

75 Birds, Butterflies & little beasts to knit and
crochet

100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet

I like making these small projects that really test
your pattern-following skills.  And, they are fun to have around to make a quick embellishment.

Later today I will be going out for some Irish stew at the Knights of Columbus. 

Happy St Patrick's Day!

UPDATE;  Not only was the stew delicious, but I also won $100 dollars in a drawing.  Some luck from my crocheted shamrocks must have rubbed off on me. 

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