To continue with my theme of holiday dishcloths, like my Crocheted Hearts HERE, next up is a shamrock dishcloth!!
After I posted my heart washcloths, I had someone ask me if I was planning to do some shamrocks for St. Patricks Day. At the time I hadn’t really thought about it, but I found a fun pattern on Ravelry, which took me to a pattern HERE. I tucked it away to bring out when the time was right.
That time was this past weekend, and I think I am practically a pro at these now. I made one while I was just hanging out, watching tv, and posted it on facebook. I had quite a few orders, so I spent the weekend crocheting.
Which really, sounds like a pretty good weekend to me!
The pattern works up really quickly– it’s easy to get the hang of it, since it repeats itself three times for every row. I will say, I think I skipped a stitch every now and then and would be ‘off’. When I did that, I would just count from the tip of the shamrock, where the ‘dip’ was, and count back from there to see where I needed to put the first SC. Then other times it would be completely right. Totally my error there. But luckily an easy to fix one! 🙂 The other thing I noticed? The leaves really curl in on each other, almost like there were too many stitches in the center. So every round I would lay it out and stretch it, and it helped a lot!
I did not do any potholders this time, but you basically just make a second one and attach it. Easy peasy!
The photos above were all using peaches and cream cotton yarn from Walmart, but I made a few using some acrylic yarn, too (shown below). To get it the same size as the cotton yarn, just use an F hook instead of a G.
Overall, this was a really good pattern that I highly recommend! Next up? Easter themes!! Any suggestions? I’m thinking Easter eggs…..