The Luck of the Irish!  Crochet this cute little coaster for work or home.  Ideal for display on 
St. Patrick's Day!

OFF THE DRAWING BOARD!

THE HEARNE SHAMROCK
By Nancy Hearne

SIZE:  approx. 4.75" X 4.75"

MATERIALS: 
    1 ball (50 gr) DMC Cebelia #20 in Green #699
    #10 Steel Crochet Hook

GAUGE:  15 sts & 5 rows = 1"

TECHNIQUE:
     
1.  Block (Bl) = 3 dc
         A.  Bl over a Bl = dc in 3 dc
         B.  Bl over a Sp = 2 dc in sp, dc in
                       next dc    
    2.  Space (Sp) = ch 2 + dc
         A.  Sp over a Bl = ch 2, sk 2 dc,
                       dc in next dc
         B.  Sp over a Sp = ch 2, dc in
                       next dc
         C.  Sp over a Popcorn = ch 2, sk
                       popcorn, dc in next dc


3.  Popcorn = 5 dc in designated st/sp, remove hook from lp & insert in top of 1st dc, pull lp
                    through dc & form popcorn with "bump" on right side of work; ch 1 to close
     A.  Starting Popcorn = ch 3, popcorn in next designated st/sp, dc in next st/dc
     B.  Popcorn over a Sp = popcorn in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc
     C. Popcorn over a Popcorn = popcorn in top of popcorn, dc in next dc
     D. Popcorn Inc @ Beg of Row = ch 5, work popcorn in 5th ch from hook, dc in next dc
     E. Popcorn Inc @ End of Row = dc in top of turn ch 3 of previous row, yo, insert hook in
                    base of dc just made, draw up lp, yo & through 1 lp, yo & through 2 lps twice
                   (yo, insert in base of dc just made, draw up lp, yo & through 2 lps twice) 4
                   times, remove hook & form popcorn, yo, insert in base of popcorn just made,
                   draw up lp, yo & through 1 lp, yo & through 2 lps twice
     F. Popcorn Dec @ Beg of Row = sl st across top of popcorn to & in next dc
     G. Popcorn Dec @ End of Row = leave last popcorn of previous row unworked
 
INSTRUCTIONS:

Row 1:  Right Side:  Ch 42.  Popcorn in 5th ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sk 1 ch, popcorn in
           next ch, repeat from * across.  Turn.

Row 2:  Popcorn Inc @ Beg of Row (= ch 5, work popcorn in 5th ch from hook, dc in next dc),
           13 sp over 13 popcorn [= (ch 2, sk popcorn, dc in next dc) 13 times]
, popcorn Inc @
           End of Row [= dc in top of turn ch 3 of previous row, yo, insert hook in base of dc just
           made, draw up lp, yo & through 1 lp, yo & through 2 lps twice, (yo, insert in base of dc
           just made, draw up lp, yo & through 2 lps twice) 4 times, remove hook & form popcorn,
           yo, insert in base of popcorn just made, draw up lp, yo & through 1 lp, yo & through 2
           lps twice)].
Turn.
Rows 3-25:  Follow graph utilizing Techniques.   End off.
 

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