DH wanted me to make him an afghan, which is really cool cuz he never really shows too much interest. Ya, he does the Oh thats nice and fake interest stuff, but thats about it. I made him mittens last year...the ones that the top pulls back, so your fingers can be in or out. You know what I mean, I'll find the link later. Fingerless gloves with a mitten top. Anyways, those got "lost" before he ever wore them, so you can understand taht I really wanted to make him something nice. He wanted something to do with Irish....like shamrocks. I searched free and not for any shamrock squares. And theres tons of nice little motifs, but o squares, so....I made on up! I thought it was going to be a lot harder, but it was pretty easy, so here it is. For all you guys! I hope you like it!
Small amounts of white, green and orange worsted weight yarn
Crochet Hook Size H – 5.0mm
FINISHED SIZE 8” square
Tr3tog – [yo twice, insert hook into nx st, pull up a loop, (draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Yo and draw through all loops on hook]
x-st – sk nx st, Dc in nx st, working around dc just made, dc in skipped st.
With green yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring. Pull tight to close. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc around. (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in nx 3 sts, leave remaining sts unworked. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in nx st, sc in nx st, 2 sc in nx st. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in nx st, sc in nx 3 sts, 2 sc in nx st. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Rnd 6: Sc around. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Row 7: Sc in nx st, hdc in nx st, 3 dc in nx st. Ch 2, sl st in nx st. Ch 2, 3 dc in nx st, hdc in nx st, sc in nx st. (10 sts)
Sk nx st from Rnd 2 and begin next petal in nx st.
Rnd 3 – 7: Same as above.
Sk nx st of Rnd 2 and begin last petal in nx st.
Rnd 3 – 7: Same as above.
With green, ch 7.
Sk nx 2 sts from Rnd 2, join with a sc in nx st. Sc in nx 2 sts of Rnd 2. *Work 4 sc evenly up side of petal, sc across top of petal, 2 sc in ch-2 sp. Sl st in same st as previous sl st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc across top of petal, 4 sc evenly down side of petal, sc in unworked st of Rnd 2.* Rep from * - * 2 times more. Sc in nx 2 sts of Rnd 2, sc in back ridge of each ch across of beginning ch-7. (81 sc)
OUTSIDE OF SQUARE
Rnd 1: Working in BLO, join white with sc in first ch of ch-7. Sc in nx 5 sts, sc5tog, sc in nx 9 sts, dc in nx 2 sts, sc in nx 8 sts. Sc5tog, sc in nx 8 sts, dc in nx 2 sts, sc in nx 8 sts. Sc5tog, sc in nx 8 sts, dc in nx 2 sts, sc in nx 9 sts. Sc5tog, sc in nx 5 sts, 2 sc in side of stem. Join. (73 sts)
Rnd 2: Working in Both Loops, ch 1. Sc in nx st, hdc in nx st, dc in nx st, tr in nx 2 sts. Tr3tog, tr in nx st, dc in nx st, hdc in nx st, *sc in nx 6 sts, ch 3, hdc in nx st, dc in nx st. Dc3tog, dc in nx st, hdc in nx st.* Rep from * - * 1 time. Sc in nx 6 sts, ch 3, sc in nx 6 sts, hdc in nx st, dc in nx st, tr in nx st. Tr3tog, tr in nx 2 sts, dc in nx st, hdc in nx st, sc in nx 2 sts (sc, ch 3, sc) in nx st. Join. (66 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc across *(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-sp. Sc in nx 8 sts, dec, sc in nx 7 sts.* Rep from * - * 1 time. Sc across (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch sp. Sc in nx st. Join. (72 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 3(counts as first dc)*Dc across (dc, ch 3, dc)in corner sp* Rep from * - *around. Dc in last 2 sts. Join. (80 sts)
Rnd 5: Join orange with sl st in 3rd ch of any corner ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (first dc), working around dc, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp. (beg x-st made). Work x-st around, working in corner as follows; dc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp, dc in first ch of ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of ch-3 sp, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp. Join to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (48 sts)
Rnd 6: Join white with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), Work 2 hdc in corner. Hdc around, working 5 hdc in each corner. 2 hdc in last corner (same as beginning 3 hdc). Join to beginning ch-2. (116 sts)
Weave in ends.
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