I have graphs on the brain lately. My 8-bit Heart Slouchy was the first of many ideas. In fact, I am working on a c2c graphgan, which will hopefully be ready in a month or so (Stay tuned it’s going to be a fun one!). The idea for this Crochet Rainbow Shamrock Slouchy came as I was designing a terrible mash between rainbows and plaid (it didn’t end well). I decided to go with ONE idea, and it turned out so pretty! It’s themed St. Paddy’s Day, but could be worn all winter/fall long.
CROCHET RAINBOW SHAMROCK SLOUCHY
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Gauge: See Step 6
Note: To switch color, you will work the dc as normal until you have the last 2 loops on the hook. Finish the dc by yarning over with the new color and pulling through 2 remaining loops.
1. Magic Ring. Ch 2. Dc 10 into ring.
2. Ch 2. Dc 2 in each st around. Join with sl st.(20 sts)
3. Ch 2. *Dc. 2 Dc in next st* repeat all around. Join with sl st. (30 st)
4. Ch 2. *Dc. 2 dc in next st* repeat all sound. Join with sl st. (45 sts)
5. Ch 2. *Dc 2. 2 dc in next st* repeat all around. Join with sl st.(60 sts)
6. Ch 2. 2 Dc in same st. Dc 3. 2 dc in next st. *Dc 5. 2 dc in next st* work 8 times. 2 dc in last 2 sts. (72 sts) Join with sl st.
Gague check- Should be approx. 6″ diameter
7. Ch 2. Dc 22 (switch to pink on last st)
From here you will begin the graph. Remember, TWO dc will equal ONE square on the graph.
For instance. The first row of the graph starts with 3 pink squares, so you will work 6 dc with pink.
You will carry the gray thought all the color changes. For ease of use, you can use bobbins (they will come in handy for the pink, purple and red rows, especially). If you decide to not use bobbin, be sure to work over the yarn. For instance. When you finish with the first row of blue, your blue yarn end will be to the left and you need it on the right. Simply pull it over (loosely) and start the blue stitches where they start, and then work over the end the same way you would carry the yarn. You will be working over the carried yarn (the gray) and the yarn end (blue).
Finishing the graph should bring you to row 22.
22. – 23. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (72 sts).
If you worked the ends in, you shouldn’t have strings across the pattern on the inside.
So, yes. There are some ends to weave in here. But it will hopefully be worth it!
Oh and more rainbows will be coming your way 🌈❤️
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