Sunday, February 8, 2015

Shamrock Coaster Crochet Pattern And Blocking Acrylic Yarn | Posh Pooch Designs

Lucky Shamrock Coaster Crochet Pattern
 And Blocking Acrylic Yarn 
By Sara Sach of  Posh Pooch Designs

March's Coaster of The Month - 
Shamrock Granny Square Coaster Free
Crochet Pattern
The center of the Coaster is a Shamrock.
Then the rounds worked around the Shamrock.

I designed it a little bigger in case you need to set an
Irish Beer Stein on it.
measures about 4 X 4 inches
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Shamrock Coaster Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Skill - Easy

Hook - H / 5.00 MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) Acrylic or Cotton
          Small amount of Green, White and Orange.

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Size: 4 X 4 Inches

R : 1 - With Green Yarn, Ch 5, join in a circle,
*ch2, 2dc, ch2,sl st in the Circle* Repeat From * to * 3 more times
For 4 petals of the shamrock,

R : 2 - *Ch 3, 1 sc in the 1st dc, ch1, 1sc in the next dc,
ch3, sl st in the sl st*
Repeat From * to * for the next 3 shamrock petals,
tie of yarn weave in your ends.

R : 3 - Changing to White yarn, forming the corners,
 attach yarn to the ch 1 space
 on one of the shamrock petals, ch3, 2dc, ch2,
 3 dc in that ch1 space,
*Ch 3, then 3dc, ch2, 3dc in the ch1 space in the next shamrock petal*
Repeat from * to * 2 more times,
join to the ch 3, slst to the corner ch2 sp.

R : 4 -  Change to orange yarn, ch1, 2sc, ch2, 3sc in ch2 space
 of the 1st corner, ch2,
 3 sc  in the next ch2 space.
*3sc, ch2, 3sc, in the next corner, ch2,
 3sc in the next ch 2 space,*
Repeat From *to* 2 more times.
join to the beginning ch 1, slst to the corner ch2 sp.

R : 5 - ch1,5 sc in ch2 sp, the 1st corner, ch2,
 3 sc in the ch2 in the next ch2 space, ch2
*5 sc in the next corner, ch2,
3sc in the next 2 ch 2 spaces, ch2*
Repeat From *to* 2 more times.
join to the beginning ch 1. slst to the corner ch2 sp,
tie off and weave in your ends.

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Don't forget to block your 
coaster for a nice crisp look.

 I wanted to discuss a question I get quite often, 
"Can you or should you, 
Block items made with acrylic yarn."

I think it depends on the item. 
For Small items such as this coaster, I do block them.
I like to do what I call. "Spray Blocking."

Spray Blocking
1. You need straight pins, a piece of foam board, 
A Spray water bottle, and a old clean dish cloth.

                           2. Place the foam Board between
 the 2 layers of the towel.
3. Place your item on the towel, and pin it in place. 
Spray water on the item,ease the corners and
 sides how you want them to be shaped.
You do not need to soak the item, just get it damp.
4. Leave it set until it is dry. 
Then it is ready to use.

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