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Election 2020

Since we are three months away from Election Day, I thought I would try something different this month. My newest designs are gnomes of the two major U.S. political parties. Based on the number of downloads of these two patterns over the next three months, I will make a prediction for the Presidential election on November 2.

The designs are easy to crochet using worsted weight yarn – a Republican Elephant Gnome and a Democrat Donkey Gnome. Each design gives instructions for vertical stripes and horizontal stripes on the hat.

Republican Gnome                                                  Democrat Gnome

The patterns are also available at Ravelry and My Fingers Fly, along with Kindle on Amazon. Show your support for your political party by crocheting the corresponding gnome. Make a few for friends. Please post photos of your gnomes to Instagram. I would love to see your finished gnomes!

August Sales

This week’s 50% specials on Etsy based on the National Day Calendar:

August 2              International Beer Day          Beer Mug Hat Crochet Pattern

Beer Mug Socks Addi Pattern

August 3              National Georgia Day             Peachy Queen Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

(Free pattern on blog)

August 4              National Coast Guard Day      Coastal Military Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern

August 2-8          National Clown Week               Clown Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

Clown Eyeglass Holder Addi King Pattern

August                Natl Back to School Month       School Bus Hoodie Crochet Pattern

New Releases

In addition to the political party gnomes, the Halloween Gnome Crochet Pattern is now available. This little cutie is so much fun to make – use your own color scheme and embellishments to make this a truly unique item for your Halloween decor. As always, I would love to see your gnomes on Instagram.

gnome halloween spider

Coming Attractions

Stay tuned for more great Halloween patterns coming in August and a Halloween Crochet Pattern Ebook to be published in early September. More half price sales for the month of August will include Bowling Day, Aviation Day, Dog Day, and many more.

In the meantime, try to stay cool, stay safe, and happy crocheting!

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The Getty Museum Challenge

Last month the Getty Museum challenged people to recreate famous works of art. The results were sometimes amazing, sometimes hysterical. The Getty Challenge

I decided to try my own recreation using crochet. Turns out, one of the biggest challenges was finding a famous painting that looked easy enough to duplicate in yarn but still appealed to me visually. I wanted something colorful to cheer me up on these dreary days. Settling on one of Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, I rummaged through my yarn stash to find the appropriate colors.

sunflowers

This pattern was just for fun and has not been tested, so feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Sunflowers on YouTube

Instructions:

Finished panel measures approximately 21” tall by 15” wide.

 Materials:

Worsted weight yarn:

4 oz. blue

1.5 oz. lavender

2 oz. green

2 oz. yellow

2 oz. gold

½ oz. brown

¼ oz. light green

½ oz. saffron

1 oz. dark green

5 yards blue denim

5 yards pumpkin

Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)

Directions:

Canvas:

Row 1: With lavender yarn, ch 59, hdc in second ch from hook and each remaining ch (58 hdc). .

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st.

Row 11: (wrong side) Ch 1, turn, 55 hdc in lavender, 3 hdc in blue.

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, 4 hdc in blue, 21 hdc in lavender, 13 hdc in green, 20 hdc in lavender.

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, 19 hdc in lavender, 15 hdc in green, 17 hdc in lavender, 7 hdc in blue.

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, 14 hdc in blue, 8 hdc in lavender, 18 hdc in green, 18 hdc in lavender.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, 17 hdc in lavender, 20 hdc in green, 21 hdc in blue.

Row 16: Ch 1, turn, 20 hdc in blue, 22 hdc in green, 16 hdc in blue.

Row 17: Ch 1, turn, 16 hdc in blue, 22 hdc in green, 20 hdc in blue.

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, 19 hdc in blue, 24 hdc in green, 15 hdc in blue.

Row 19: Ch 1, turn, 15 hdc in blue, 24 hdc in green, 19 hdc in blue.

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, 19 hdc in blue, 24 hdc in green, 15 hdc in blue.

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, 15 hdc in blue, 24 hdc in green, 19 hdc in blue.

Row 22: Ch 1, turn, 19 hdc in blue, 24 hdc in green, 15 hdc in blue.

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, 15 hdc in blue, 24 hdc in green, 19 hdc in blue.

Row 24: Ch 1, turn, 19 hdc in blue, 24 hdc in green, 15 hdc in blue.

Row 25: Ch 1, turn, 15 hdc in blue, 23 hdc in green, 20 hdc in blue.

Row 26: Ch 1, turn, 20 hdc in blue, 22 hdc in green, 16 hdc in blue.

Row 27: Ch 1, turn, 17 hdc in blue, 20 hdc in green, 21 hdc in blue.

Row 28: Ch 1, turn, 21 hdc in blue, 19 hdc in green, 18 hdc in blue.

Row 29: Ch 1, turn, 19 hdc in blue, 17 hdc in green, 22 hdc in blue.

Row 30: Ch 1, turn, 23 hdc in blue, 15 hdc in green, 20 hdc in blue.

Row 31: Ch 1, turn, 20 hdc in blue, 15 hdc in green, 23 hdc in blue.

Row 32: Ch 1, turn, 23 hdc in blue, 15 hdc in green, 20 hdc in blue.

Row 33: Ch 1, turn, 20 hdc in blue, 15 hdc in green, 23 hdc in blue.

Row 34: Ch 1, turn, 23 hdc in blue, 15 hdc in green, 20 hdc in blue.

Rows 35-60: Ch 1, turn, hdc blue in each st. Fasten off at end of Row 60.

Sunflower #1:

Rnd 1: With brown, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in circle. Join with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st. Join with sl st. Do not fasten off.

Rnd 3: With yellow, ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. Do not fasten off. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Pick up brown, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. Fasten off brown. (24 sc).

Rnd 5: With gold, ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (30 sc).

Rnd 6: Pick up yellow, ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *ch 4, sc in 2nd ch, hdc in 3rd ch, dc in 4th ch, sk next sc, sl st next sc,* repeat around. Repeat this round with sl sts in skipped sts of previous rnd so you have 2 layers of petals. Fasten off yellow leaving 12” length for sewing.

Rnd 8: Attach dark green yarn in sl st between petals at back of Rnd 7. *Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, hdc in 4th ch, dc in next 2 ch, sl st between next petals,* repeat 3 times. (Ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, hdc in 4th ch, dc in next 2 ch, tr in next 2 ch) twice, repeat * to * twice.

Stem: Ch 18, hdc in 2nd ch and each remaining ch. Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

Sunflower #2:

Rnd 1: With blue, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in circle. Join with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st. Join with sl st.

Rnd 3: With gold, ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. Do not fasten off gold. (18 sc)

Attach brown yarn and alternate between brown and gold for Rnds 4-8. This should be a random pattern, so precision with colors doesn’t count here.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (24 sc).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (30 sc).

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (42 sc).

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. (48 sc). End on a gold st and fasten off brown. Join with sl st.

Rnd 9: *Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, hdc in 4th ch, dc in 5th ch, hdc in 6th ch, sc in 7th ch, sl st in next st (do not sk sc on Rnd 8),* repeat around. Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

Sunflower #3:

Rnd 1: With green, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st. (8 sc).

Rnd 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts. Join with sl st. (14 sc). Fasten off green.

Rnd 3: Join saffron yarn, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* 3 times, sc in next st, * to * 2 times. (20 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (25 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (60 sc). Fasten off saffron.

Leaves: Attach dark green in next st, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, hdc in 4th ch, dc in 5th ch, sk next sc, sl st in next st, *ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch and next 3 ch, sk next sc, sl st next sc,* repeat twice. Fasten off dark green.

Sk 18 sc on Rnd 10, *sl st next st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch, hdc in 3rd ch, dc in 4th ch, sk next sc, sl st next 2 sc, *repeat 6 times. Sl st next st, sc in BLO of next 5 sts, (ch 1, turn, sc in each st) for 10 rows. (Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in remaining sts) repeat until 1 sc remains. Fasten off.

Sunflower #4:

Rnd 1: With brown, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in circle. Join with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st. Join with sl st.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. Join with sl st. (24 sc).

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat 3 times in brown, 2 times in denim. Join with sl st. (30 sc).

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat 3 times in brown, 2 times in denim. Join with sl st. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat 3 times in brown, 2 times in denim. Join with sl st. (42 sc).

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat 3 times in brown, 2 times in denim. (48 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, with yellow yarn, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 10: *Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, hdc in 4th ch, dc in 5th ch, sl st in next st, sk next sc on Rnd 9,* repeat around. Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

Behind yellow petals, attach gold yarn in skipped sc. *Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in last ch, sl st in next skipped sc,* repeat around. Ch 20 for stem, hdc in 2nd ch and remaining ch. Sl st in joining st. Fasten off.

Sunflower #5:

Rnd 1: With green, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in circle. Join with sl st.

Rnd 2: With yellow yarn, ch 1, 2 sc in each st. Join with sl st.

Rnd 3: In FLO, *ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, hdc in 4th ch, sk next sc, sl st in next st,* repeat 5 times (6 petals). Fasten off yellow.

Rnd 4: With pale green yarn working in BLO of Rnd 2, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. (18 sc)

Rnd 5: In FLO, *ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, hdc in 4th ch, sk next sc, sl st in next st,* repeat around (9 petals).

Rnd 6: Working in BLO of Rnd 4, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. (24 sc)

Rnd 7: In FLO, *ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 3rd ch, hdc in 4th ch, dc in 5th ch, sk next sc, sl st in next st,* repeat around (12 petals).

Rnd 8: Working in BLO of Rnd 6, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around. (30 sc)

Rnd 9: In FLO, *ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in 2 ch, hdc in 2 ch, dc in last ch, sk next sc, sl st in next st,* repeat around (15 petals). Fasten off light green.

Rnds 5, 7, 9: Sl st around edges of each petal with yellow.

Stem: Attach gold in any skipped st of Rnd 8, ch 20, hdc in 2nd ch and all remaining ch. Sl st in joining st of Rnd 8.

Sunflower #6:

Row 1: With dark green, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch and each remaining ch (4 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc across, inc in last st. (6 sc).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc across, inc in last st. (8 sc).

Row 4: Turn, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch and next 3 ch, sc in next 8 sc of Row 3, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch and next 3 ch. Sc down side, across bottom, and up other side. Join with sl st. Fold piece in half and mark center st of Row 4.

Attach dark green, ch 3, 7 dc in same st. Sk 1 st, sl st in next st. Attach gold at center top, sl st around all edges. Join. Ch 12, sc in 2nd ch and next 10 ch for stem.

Leaves under Flower #2: (Make 2)

Row 1: With dark green, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 7 ch, sc in last 4 ch.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, in BLO, sc in 4 sts, hdc in 7 sts, sc in 4 sts. At end of Row 5, turn to work across side edge with 1 sc in each row end. Turn to work across bottom in remaining loops of starting ch, sc in 4 ch, hdc in 7 ch, sc in 4 ch.

Leaf above Flower #3:

Row 1: With dark green, ch 24, sc in 2nd ch and next 3 ch, hdc in next 4 ch, dc in next 7 ch, hdc in next 4 ch, sc in next 3 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, sc in 3 ch, hdc in 4 ch, dc in 7 ch, hdc in 4 ch, sc in 4 ch.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 4 sts, hdc in 4 sts, dc in 7 sts, hdc in 4 sts, sc in 4 sts, (ch 4, sl st in 2nd and 3rd ch, sc in last ch), sc in 4 sts, hdc in 4 sts, dc in 7 sts, hdc in 4 sts, sc in 4 sts. Fasten off.

Row 3: Do not turn. Count 12 sts from beg of Row 2. In BLO, attach yarn in 12th st. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, ch 4, sl st in 3 ch, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

Sew flowers and leaves to canvas using photo as guide for placement. Block flowers and leavings, again using photo to block petals in the right direction. Use double strand of yellow and straight st to embroider a line between purple and blue portions of canvas. Use single strand of gold to outline right side of vase and leaves of flower #3. Use double strand of pumpkin yarn to outline flower #3 and single strand to outline leaves of flower #2 and stem of flower #1. Use saffron to outline stems of flowers #4 and #5.

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Free Taco Pillow Pattern

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Mother’s Day Sale

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Mother’s Day Poetry

For the procrastinators out there, send Mom a Kindle version of Poems for Mothers.

Happy Mother’s Day to all and Happy Crocheting!

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Elephant Ear Saver Crochet Pattern

elephant ear saver

With so many of us wearing face masks when we venture out of our homes, people are beginning to realize how truly uncomfortable they are. Many people are making ear savers (also called mask mates) by crocheting, sewing, and even 3D printing plastic ones. Since I have had elephants on the brain lately, I made this cute little buddy to wear for my next grocery trip.

Materials:

  • ½ oz. cotton worsted yarn
  • Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 googly eyes (sew-on preferred)
  • Two 1” buttons
  • Adhesive-backed felt

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (12 hdc).

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Ch 5 at the end of Row 4.

Row 5: Sc in 2nd ch, sc in next 3 ch, sc in next 12 sts, work 4 chainless foundation sc (20 sc).

Rows 6-7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 6 sts, sc in next 8 sts, leave remaining 6 sts unworked.

Rows 9-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Rows 12-13: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc across to last 2 sts, dec (6 sc at end of Row 13).

Row 14: Dec both ends (4 sc).

Row 15: Dec twice across top of head, then turn to work one rnd of sc around the entire piece with 2 sc in each corner. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Trunk:

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch.

Rnds 2-5: Sc in each st. Work in continuous rnds throughout. At end of Rnd 5, join with sl st. Fasten off. Sew trunk to middle of face.

Ears (Make 2):

Row 1: Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (8 hdc).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st,* repeat 3 times (12 hdc).

Fold top of ear down to Row 1 (center) and sew in place. Sew top half of one ear to each side of head, leaving bottom half dangling.

Place elephant on felt and mark around the edges. Cut out felt shape slightly smaller than the marked line. Stick felt to back of elephant, trimming edges as needed to fit.

Sew or glue on eyes. Sew buttons to ends of arms. Weave in all ends.

PDF download available at My Fingers Fly.

Face Masks

Elephant Crochet Patterns

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Elephant Lovey C2C Pattern

For more elephant crochet patterns, including my latest release, please visit My Fingers Fly. Miles the Jazzy Elephant

miles elephant5

So many crafters have been sewing masks in an attempt to keep up with the demand. If you’ve neglected yourself while sewing for others, here’s a cute yarnicorn neck gaiter for you. Yarnicorn Neck Gaiter 

yarnicorn neck gaiter

With Mother’s Day coming up, the Yarnicorn is also available on t-shirts, coffee mugs, totes, and phone cases to delight your fiber artist mother.

Please stay safe, especially with some communities beginning to open businesses. Of course, we’re all excited at the prospect of yarn shops opening again! Take care.

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Face Masks

We have entered a new normal where a trip to the grocery store involves gearing up with gloves, face masks, and antibacterial wipes. Once the country opens up again, it will likely take a long time for everything to get back to normal. Even then, face masks will likely be worn by many on any foray outside their homes.

I realize that crocheted face masks do not provide optimal protection, and I have tried to increase their efficiency by sewing cloth to the back with a pocket to insert a filter. Until the supply of surgical masks catch up to the demand, I am using my homemade masks when I absolutely have to leave my home.

The flame is a fun design, and the good thing is that it’s a forgiving chart. Flames dance around and change shape, so making a mistake on the color chart won’t even be noticed!

Flame Face Mask Pattern

Materials:

I Love This Cotton yarn:

1/3 oz. black

1/4 oz. yellow

1/4 oz. red

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Sewing thread

Small piece of woven fabric for lining

Directions:

Row 1: With black yarn, ch 14, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (13 sc).

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, work according to chart with the following increases: *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat twice, 2 sc in next st (17 sc).

Rows 7-13: Ch 1, turn, work in sc, changing colors according to chart.

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, work according to chart with the following increases: *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat 3 times, sc in next st (21 sc).

Rows 15-20: Ch 1, turn, work in sc, changing colors according to chart.

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, work according to chart with the following decreases: *dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat 2 times, dec (17 sc).

Rows 22-27: Ch 1, turn, work in sc, changing colors according to chart.

Row 28: Ch 1, turn, with black yarn, *sc in 2 sts, dec,* repeat 3 times, sc in next st (13 sc).

Rows 29-32: Ch 1, turn, with black yarn, sc in each st.

Edging: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st with 2 sc in last st. Turn to work along top edge. Working in row ends, 4 sc, 8 hdc, 6 dc, 8 hdc, 4 sc. Turn to work in unused loops of starting ch, 2 sc in 1st ch, sc across with 2 sc in last ch. Turn to work along bottom edge. Working in row ends, 4 sc, 8 hdc, 6 dc, 8 hdc, 4 sc. Ch 28 for ear strap (bottom corner), sl st in top corner. Fasten off. Attach yarn at top corner of opposite side, ch 28, sl st in bottom corner. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Cut one piece of woven fabric according to pattern below.

face mask lining

masks lining (2)

Serge or zigzag edges of lining. Pin in place on inside of crocheted mask. Sew in place along top, one side, and bottom. Leave one side free to insert filter.

NOTE: This mask is not approved for use as anti-viral personal protective equipment, but rather falls into the category of homemade masks that are described by the CDC as suitable for use during severe resource limitations. From the CDC:

“HCP use of homemade masks: In settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face.”

Please be careful and stay safe!

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St. Patrick’s Day

Since all the events for which I had tickets were cancelled or postponed, today’s blog post is a simple one. I hope everyone has a happy St. Patrick’s Day and stays safe through this crisis. There are over 30 free patterns posted in the past year of this blog to keep your hands busy and your mind occupied. Crochet away!

Pot of Gold Potholder Crochet Pattern

potofgold

Materials:

Peaches & Cream cotton yarn – 1 oz black, ¼ oz gold, few yards green

Size G and J crochet hooks

Yarn needle

Directions:

POT:

Row 1: Holding 2 strands of black yarn together, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (15 sc).

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, inc, sc across (19 sc at end of Row 5).

Rows 6-7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rows 8-12: Ch 1, turn, dec over 1st 2 sts, sc across (14 sc at the end of Row 12). Ch 1, turn to work down side. Sc down side, across bottom, and up other side making sure right and left sides have the same number of sts. Working across top in front loop only, sc across. Join. Ch 8, sl st in same st (hanging loop).

GOLD:

With double strand of gold or yellow yarn, attach in remaining back loop. *Sl st, sk 1 st, 5 dc next st,* repeat across ending with sl st in 13th st. Fasten off.

SHAMROCK:

With G hook and single strand of green yarn, ch 4, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st in 4th ch from hook, *ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st,* repeat once. Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 3 ch, sl st in beg ch. Fasten off leaving length for sewing. Using photo for placement, sew shamrock onto front of potholder.

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