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They Say You Gotta Make Your Own Luck: Crochet a Pot o’ Gold

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Your days of sloshing through puddles in search of rainbows and pots of gold are over. Whip up your own pot o’ gold and every day can be your lucky day.

Sometimes you gotta make your own luck... so crochet a pot o' gold!

Pot o’ Gold

Difficulty rating 1

Finished Size: 3″ tall

Materials

Small amount of worsted-weight yarn in black
Small amount of lace-weight yarn in gold
Small amount of worsted-weight yarn in green
Polyester Fiberfill
Size G-6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
Size C-2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Instructions

Crochet the Black Pot

With size G-6 hook and black yarn, ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)

Rnd 3: * Sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (18)

Rnd 4: * 2 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (24)

Rnd 5: * 3 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (30)

Rnds 6-10: Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 11: * Sc, dec, rep from * 9 more times. (20)

Rnd 12: Sc  in the FL of each sc around. Join with slst to the 1st st of the rnd.

Rnd 13: Crocheting in the FL again, * sc, inc, rep from * 9 more times. Join with slst to the 1st st of the rnd. (30)

FO and weave in ends.

Crochet the Gold

With size G-6 hook and gold yarn, ch 2

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)

Round 3: * Sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (18)

Round 4: * 2 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (24)

Round 5: * 3 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times. (30)

Round 6: Sc in each sc around.

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Shamrock

With a size C-2 hook and green yarn, ch 3. Join with slst to 1st ch to form a ring.

For the petals: * Ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, slst in ring. Repeat from * 2 more times. Do not FO yet.

For the stem: Ch 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook, and slst in remaining 2 chains. FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assemble

Sew the shamrock to the side of your pot of gold.

Stuff the pot with Fiberfill.

Using the long tail of gold yarn and your tapestry needle, sew the “gold” to Rnd 11 of the pot.

Fiercely guard your gold from leprechauns.

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20 thoughts on “They Say You Gotta Make Your Own Luck: Crochet a Pot o’ Gold

  1. We have a lot of respect for what you do! Very impressive.

  2. This is better than fabulous and I have reblogged it on” gentlestitches.com. Also may I invite you to join us on our next collectivly creative”next month? Your work is wonderful.

  3. Reblogged this on gentlestitches and commented:
    reblogged from Squirrel Picnic

  4. You sure do make some cute things Jennifer! Love this!

  5. This is so cute! And I think your header photo of the squirrel picnic is gorgeous! and very enticing now that we’ve had snow all day and another foot coming (at a low of -18C). A picnic with squirrels is just what is called for. . . ~ Linne

    • Thank you, Linne! I had so much fun crocheting all those leaves and flowers. It’s still a bit of a work in progress. I’ll keep adding details to the picnic area throughout the season, so stay tuned. So happy you liked my work!

  6. Reblogged this on Sassy Bella and commented:
    Sorry, I did not make for the traditional Kegs and Eggs, I was busy crocheting this pot o’ gold. Happy St Patty’s weekend!

  7. Woohoo! A pot of gold! Or for us squirrels, a pot full of acorns!

  8. this is really cool 🙂 I found you through GentleStitches by the way. Thanks for sharing this neat project. : )

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