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Shamrock throw wraps up holiday

An Irish Prayer
May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner on the 17th I felt it was appropriate to share another themed pattern. This throw is very pretty and although I have not had the time to attempt it myself, the directions seem straightforward.
I believe you could even join the squares together in rows of 3 by 2 and make placemats (6 total squares), using 1 square as a coaster of sorts. That’s just something I would try in order to finish a project quicker.
No matter how you decide to use this pattern, or what changes or ideas you come up with, you can be assured it would make a great gift, would look great in your home, or be the perfect way to send a good luck sentiment year round.

Four Leaf Clover Throw
Skill Level: Intermediate
Design by Shari White.
Throw measures 45” x 55”.
Supplies Needed:
RED HEART® Super Saver®: 8 skeins 629 Green Tones A and 2 skeins 389 Hunter Green B.
Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.
Gauge: Square measures 5” x 5”. CHECK Your Gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviation
ssc (spike single crochet) = insert hook 2 rounds below in stitch indicated, yo and draw the loop up to the height of the current round, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

THROW
Clover Square (Make 99)
With A, ch 6; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 16 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, sc in next sc, * (sc, ch 10, sc) in next sc **, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * around, end at **; sc in next sc; join.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, * skip next 2 sc, (2 hdc, 17 dc, 2 hdc) in next ch-10 space, skip next 2 sc **, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.

Assembly
The squares will be joined from left side to right side, top to bottom using the join as you go method with B. Each of the 9 rows will have 11 clover squares.
Row 1, Square 1: Join B with a ssc over any sc between any of the clover leafs, * ch 5, skip next 5 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, [ch 5, skip next 4 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st] twice, ch 5, skip next 5 sts **, ssc over sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.

Connecting Squares
Row 1, Squares 2-11: Join B with a ssc over any sc between any of the clover leafs, ch 5, skip next 5 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, * [ch 5, skip next 4 sts, in next st, (sc, ch 1, slip st to matching ch-3 loop of Square 1, ch 1, sc in same st)] twice, ch 5, skip next 5 sts, ssc over sc, repeat from * once more (the motif will now be connected at 4 points.) complete Square as for Square 1. Fasten off.
Row 2, Square 1: Join B with a ssc over any sc between the clover leafs, * ch 5, skip next 5 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, [ch 5, skip next 4 sts, (sc, ch 1, slip st in ch-3 loop of matching adjacent loop of first Square of Row 1, ch 1,
sc in same space)] twice, ch 5, ssc over sc; repeat from * once more (the motif is connected at 4 points.); complete Square. Fasten off.

Connecting Squares
Row 2, Squares 2-11: For the remaining 10 squares of Row 2, connect to the four ch-3 loops of square 1 of Row 2 AND the 3 adjacent ch-3 loops of matching squares on Row 1. Work the remaining motif as in motif 1 of Row 2.
Fasten off.
Continue to join squares in this manner until there are 9 rows of 11 squares joined. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations: A, B = color A, B; ch = chain; dc
= double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm =
Millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = Yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.