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Shamrock Potholder 3
Shamrock Potholder 3

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 75 yds Green and 10 yds White
Crochet Hook Size G or 4.00 mm

Back:
Rnd 1: (right side): With green, ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook; join with sl st to top of beginning ch: 12 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st to first dc: 24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st and in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, place marker around last dc made for st placement, dc in same
st and in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) twice, place marker around last dc made for st placement, (dc in next dc,
2 dc in next dc) 3 times, place marker around last dc made for st placement, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around, place
marker around last dc made for st placement; join with sl st to first dc: 36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st and in next 2 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) around; join with sl st to first dc: 48 dc.

Stem:
Note: Begin working in rows.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, leaving remaining 39 dc unworked: 9 dc.

To decrease, *yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, yo and draw
through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; dc in same dc and in each dc across to last 2 dc, decrease: 9 dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn; decrease, dc in each dc across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc; do not finish off.

Leaf:
Row 1: Sl st evenly across end of rows and in next unworked dc on Rnd 4; ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next
3 dc) twice, 3 dc in next dc, leave remaining dc unworked; 19 dc.


Row 2: Ch 3, turn; decrease, (dc in next 3 dc, decrease) across to last dc, dc in last dc: 15 dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn; decrease, dc in next 2 dc, decrease, dc in next dc, decrease, dc in next 2 dc, decrease, dc in last dc: 11 dc.

Repeat for second and third leaves; at end of third leaf, finish off.

Front:
Work same as back through Row 1 of stem: 9 dc.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; decrease, dc in each dc across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc: 9 dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in same st and in each dc across to last 2 dc, decrease; do not finish off. Complete same a back.

Joining:
With wrong sides together, front facing, matching sts, and working through both loops of both pieces, join white with sl st in first dc on
last row of stem; ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 7 dc, 3 sc in last dc, sc evenly across end of rows, +sc in next marked dc on marked dc
on Rnd 3; working across end of rows and in dc on last row, sc evenly around next leaf, sc in next marked dc on Rnd 3+; working around
next leaf, sc evenly across end of rows and in first 6 dc on last row, ch 15, sl st in first ch of ch-15, sc in same st on last row of leaf adn in
last 5 dc, sc evenly across end of rows, repeat from + to + once, sc evenly across end of rows of stem; join with sl st to first sc, finish off.