||No. 9 crochet hook
String weight cotton thread
| sl st
|| slip stitch
|| single crochet
|| double treble -
thread over 3 times, work off 2 loops at a time
To make a shamrock, begin with a ch of 10 sts, sl st into a ring; ch 4 and
make 24 tr into the ring, ch 4, 3 dtr, ch 4, sl st to fourth ch st at
Ch 4, 7 tr in each of next 7 tr, ch 4, sc into next tr, ch 4; make 2 more
groups of 8 tr, separated by ch 4, sc, ch 4, turn.
8 tr, ch 4, sc in sc, ch 4, make two more groups of 8 tr separated by ch
4, sc, ch 4.
This completes a shamrock. Make three more,
always joining by two tips at first ch 4 of last rnd to the same point on
shamrock previously made. Complete the first leaf of second shamrock
motif, sl st to opposite point, ch 4, sc, ch 4, sl st to next point of
next leaf. Complete other two leaves of shamrock. Last of four shamrock
motifs in a square must be joined at four points.
An edge is worked around four shamrocks
which make a square as follows:
Ch 8, dtr in middle dtr of stem, ch 2, dtr in same st, repeat at stem and
at other side of leaf. Ch 8, sc in outer point of same leaf; ch 8, work a
2-dtr group between leaves; continue around in this manner to complete
To join adjacent squares, sl st the center
of chains as they are made, to opposite chains.
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