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Give the luck of the Irish with adorable leprechaun marshmallows!


Two marshmallow mugs wearing crocheted leprechaun hats sit next to an Irish gnome.

Video tutorial here:


Supplies:

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Gauge:

15 half double crochets worked over 12 ½ rows measures an approximate 4-inch square using an F 3.75 mm hook.


Yardage:

Jelly Bean – 18 g/32 yards

Black - 3.5 g/6.5 yards

Burnt Pumpkin - 3.5 g/6.5 yards

Keylime - 3.5 g/6.5 yards

Aunt Lydia’s Gold - 1 ounce/about a yard

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations:

Mc – magic circle

yo – yarn over

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

tr – treble (triple) crochet stitch – yo twice, insert hook into the stitch, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), yo, pull through two loops on the hook (3 loops on), yo, pull through 2 loops on the hook (2 loops on the hook), yo pull through remaining 2 loops on the hook.

sl st – slip stitch

blo – put stitches in the back loop only

flo – front loop only

inv hdc dec – invisible decrease – yo, insert hook under the front loop only of the first stitch, insert hook under the front loop only of the second stitch, yo, draw through first two loops on the hook (two loops left on the hook), yo, draw through both loops on hook

puff stitch – (yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a stitch) 4 times (there should be 9 loops on the hook), yo and draw through all 9


Hat Pattern

A marshmallow mug wearing a crocheted leprechaun hat with gold buckle and light green shamrock.

With an F 3.75 mm hook and Jelly Bean yarn

Row 1 – 10 hdcs in a mc, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (10)

Pull on the yarn tail to close the circle.

Row 2 – 2 hdc in each stitch around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (20)

Row 3 – (1 hdc, 2 hdc in next) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (30)

Row 4 – (2 hdc, 2 hdc in next) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (40)

Row 5 - in blo just for this row – hdc around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (40)

An arrow pointing to the back loop of a crocheted hat.

Row 6 8 – Going under both stitches- hdc around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (40)

Row 9 – (4 hdc, inv hdc dec) 6 times, 4 hdc, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (34)

Switch to black yarn but don't cut the green, just drop it to the back

Row 10 – hdc around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (34)

Row 11 – (3 hdc, inv hdc dec) 6 times, hdc 4, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (28)

Switch back to the green yarn and cut and finish off the black yarn

Row 12 – hdc around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (28)

Row 13 – (3 hdc, 2 hdc in next) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (35)

Crocheting in the front loop of a green crocheted hat.

Row 14 – in flo for the next two rows – (4 hdc, 2 hdc in next) repeat around, sl st to the first hdc, ch 2 (42)

Row 15 – still in flo – (5 hdc, 2 hdc in next), repeat around, sl st to the first hdc (49)

Finish off and weave in ends


Buckle Pattern

Using an E 3.50 mm hook and holding two strands of the gold thread together.


ch 10

In second ch from the hook (2 sc in the same stitch, sc in next) repeat 3 more times, sl st to first stitch (15)


Use hot glue to attach the buckle centered over the black “band” in the hat.


Beard Pattern

Making a crocheted puff stitch with Burnt Pumpkin I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby.

Using F 3.75 mm hook and the Burnt Pumpkin yarn

ch 17

puff stitch in the second ch from the hook, ch 1, (sl stitch in next ch, puff stitch in next ch, ch 1) 8 times finishing with a sl st in the last ch.

Finish off and weave in the ends.

Adding a crocheted orange beard to a crocheted leprechaun hat.

Place the completed hat on your mug and test where you want to place the beard. Holding one side to the hat, apply glue to the other side and glue onto the hat. After it cools, put glue on the remaining side and place onto the hat and hold until cool.


Shamrock Pattern

Crocheting with I Love This Yarn in Keylime yarn to make a shamrock.

Using a D 3.25 hook and the Keylime yarn

I use a magic circle for the entire shamrock. If you find this confusing or tricky, you can ch 4, sl st to the first ch and work the rest of the stitches into the ring you have created.


mc and place all remaining stitches into the circle.

(Ch 3, tr, dc, tr, ch 3, sl st in the ring) repeat twice more for a total of 3 “petals”, ch 4, sc in second ch from the hook, sl st in the next 2 ch, sl st in the ring.


Finish off and use the yarn tail to close the circle. Weave in ends.

Hot gluing a crocheted shamrock onto a crocheted leprechaun hat that fits on a marshmallow mug.

Use hot glue to attach the shamrock to the side of the hat.


Fill up a marshmallow mug with chocolate gold coins and give the luck of the Irish to someone in your life!


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