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Irish Shamrocks Afghan
Irish Shamrocks Afghan

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 3 oz or 85 g balls 9 Skeins Sage
Crochet Hook Size 8/H/5 mm
Sewing Needle
4 yds Dark Green 3/8" wide ribbon
Sage Green sewing thread

Finished Size Approximately 40 x 63

Special Stitches:
Shell - (Sc, [ch 3, sc] 3 times) in next ch sp
V-Stitch - (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp
Shamrock - (Sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc) in each of next 3 ch-3 sps.
Clover - (Sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch sp or row

Center:
Row 1: Ch 154, dc in 5th ch from hook, *ch 3, sk next 3 chs, (sc in next ch, ch 3) 4 times, sk next 3 chs, V-st in next ch, rep
from * across to last 6 chs, ch 3, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch, ch 3, sc in next ch, ch 1, hdc in last ch, turn. (54 sc, 13 V-sts,
1 hdc, 1 dc)

Row 2: Ch 4, dc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, shell in ch sp of next V-st, ch 3, sk next 2 ch sps, V-st in next ch sp) 13 times, ch 3,
(sc, ch 3, sc, ch 1, hdc) last ch sp, turn. (13 shells, 13 V-sts)

Rows 3-77: Ch 4, dc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, shell in next V-st, ch 3, V-st in center ch sp of next shell) 13 times, ch 3, sk next
dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 1, hdc) in last ch sp, turn.

Row 78: Ch 4, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next V-st, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in each of 3 ch-3 sps) 13 times, ch 3, sc in
next ch-3 sp, sc in last ch-4 sp, turn. (27 ch-3 sps)

Row 79: Ch 1, workign in sts and in ch sps, evenly sp 148 sc across, turn. Fasten off. (148 sc)

Row 80: Workign in starting ch on opposite side of row 1, join with sc in first ch, workign around ch sps and in chs, evenly
sp 147 sts across. Fasten off. (148 sc)

Border: (make 2):
Row 1: Ch 21, dc in 8th ch from hook, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] 3 times, ch 7, sk next 3 chs, (dc, [ch 3, dc] 3
times) in next ch, turn. (4 ch-2 sps, 3 ch-3 sps, 1 ch-7 sp)

Row 2: (right side): Ch 1, shamrock, ch 5, dc in next ch-7 sp, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 4 times, ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch,
turn. (6 dc, 5 ch-2 sps, 1 ch-5 sp, 1 shamrock)

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 sp), dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 4 times, ch 2, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 7, (dc,
[ch 3, dc] 3 times) in center tr of 2nd petal on next shamrock, turn. (6 ch-2 sps, 3 ch-3 sps, 1 ch-7 sp)

Row 4: Ch 1, shamrock, ch 5, dc in next ch-7 sp, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 7 times, turn. (8 dc, 1 ch-5 sp, 1 shamrock)

Row 5: Ch 5, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 6 times, ch 2, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 7, (dc, [ch 3, dc] 3 times) in center tr of
2nd petal on next shamrock, turn. (8 ch-2 sps, 3 ch-3 sps, 1 ch-7 sp)

Row 6: Ch 1, shamrock, ch 5, dc in next ch-7 sp, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 9 times, turn. (10 dc, 1 ch-5 sp, 1 shamrock)

Row 7: Ch 5, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 7, sk next 4 ch-2 sps, (dc, [ch 3, dc] 3 times) in next ch-2 sp,
leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (4 ch-2 sps, 3 ch-3 sps, 1 ch-7 sp)

Row 8-74: Rep rows 2-7 consecutively, ending with row 2. Do not turn at end of last row.

Row 75: Working in ends of rows, ch 1, evenly sp 148 sc across, turn. (148 sc)

Row 76: Working this row in front lps, ch 3, dc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.

Working through back lps of dc, sew 1 border to each short end of center.

Side Edging:
Working in ends of rows across one long edge of center and ch-sps of border, with right side facing, join with sc in ch-5
sp below shamrock of border on right hand side, ch 3, sk next ch sp, clover in next ch sp, ch 3, sk next ch sp, sc in next ch
sp, ch 3, sk next ch sp, clover in next ch sp, ch 3, sc in first row on center, ch 3, [clover in next row, ch 3, sk next row, sc
in next row, ch 3, sk next row] across to next border, clover in next ch sp, ch 3, sk next ch sp, clover in next ch sp, ch 3,
sk next ch sp, sc in next ch sp. Fasten off.

Rep on other side of center and border.

Cut ribbon into 4 equal pieces. Starting at outside edge of row 76 on one border, weave one ribbon piece through sts to
center of afghan. Starting at other end of same row, weave another piece of ribbon to center. Tack to secure outside ends
of ribbon pieces and tie center ends into a bow. Rep on other border.