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Crochet a Shamrock Brooch: A Beginner's Guide

teacher avatar Khara Plicanic, Photographer, Designer, Adobe Educator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome!

      0:57

    • 2.

      Supplies

      2:37

    • 3.

      Construction Overview

      4:32

    • 4.

      How to Hold Your Yarn

      1:53

    • 5.

      Magic Circle

      4:01

    • 6.

      Chain Stitch

      2:54

    • 7.

      Treble Crochet

      5:45

    • 8.

      Half Double Crochet

      1:24

    • 9.

      Treble Crochet Review

      1:33

    • 10.

      Chain + Slip Stitch

      2:16

    • 11.

      Remaining Leaves

      7:47

    • 12.

      Making the Stem

      4:30

    • 13.

      Attaching the Bar Pin

      4:47

    • 14.

      Making the Backing Card

      2:07

    • 15.

      Shamrock Brooches for Everyone!

      0:30

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About This Class

A shamrock brooch makes a quick, easy, and thoughtful gift for St. Patrick's Day—or any other day!

This short class (and included printable backing card) is a fun way to surprise your favorite barista, delivery driver, or kid's teacher with a lucky charm that's sure to make their day. It can be pinned to a favorite bag, added to a jacket, or kept in a pocket as a tiny treasure.

Very few supplies are needed, an as with all my crochet classes, absolutely no experience is required. Even the most novice crocheter can totally pull this off. I’ll walk you through the whole project step-by-step. You'll learn how to:

  • hold your yarn
  • read a yarn label
  • make sense of a crochet chart & pattern
  • create a magic ring
  • chain stitch
  • treble crochet
  • half-double crochet
  • slip stitch

Crochet requires no batteries, is easy to take with you on the go, and is fantastic for stress relief. So get cozy, grab your favorite beverage, and let’s hook up some shamrocks!

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Khara Plicanic

Photographer, Designer, Adobe Educator

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A professional photographer and designer for more than 20 years, Khara's a natural born teacher who's been sharing inspiration & know-how with fellow creatives around the world for nearly two decades. Her fun and approachable teaching style has earned her rave reviews on global platforms including CreativeLive and AdobeMax and she's honored to be a regular presenter at CreativePro, Photoshop Virtual Summits, and DesignCuts Live. She's authored several books with Peachpit and Rockynook publishers, been a featured speaker at a local TEDx event, and regularly creates content for CreativePro, PixelU, My Photo Artistic Life, and more.


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1. Welcome!: Hello, my name's Kara, and I'm going to show you how to crochet a Shamrock brooch. There is absolutely no experience required. Newbies are my people. I'm going to teach you everything from how to read a yarn label to how to make sense of a crochet pattern. And yes, I will even teach you how to hold your yarn by the time we're finished. Not only will you have a lovely Shamrock broach, but you will also have a solid foundation in crochet and the knowledge of a number of basic stitches to help you out with whatever project you decide to tackle next. For this project, I've also included this backing card design in case you want to whip up a batch to give away as guests, because who wouldn't love a good luck charm. So download the pattern, go grab your yarn, and let's look it up. 2. Supplies: First applies for this class. It's pretty simple. You're going to need a crochet hook. I am using a four millimeter crochet hook, but ultimately, you might choose a different size based on your yarn. You'll need some yarn. I am using a cotton worsted weight yarn. So what does that mean when you go to the store and you're looking at the yarn labels, worsted weight is a reference to the thickness or the lake size of the yarn. So a worsted weight will have a number four here. And then of course it will tell you what kind of fibers the yarn is made of. So you can just look at the label and you can use whatever type of yarn it doesn't have to be cotton, it doesn't have to be worse. But that's what I'm using for this project and the brand. But this yarn is if lilies, sugar and cream, you can get it inexpensively at any craft store. And Walmart has a similar version called peaches and cream. I think. You'll also need some scissors. They don't have to be anything special. You will need a if you want to turn it into a pin, you'll need a pen back. This is a pin bar or a bar pin. And you know, you've seen these. They have a little swivel over here at that. You turn it the right way. You can open it like this, you see, and attach it to stuff. You could also use a clutch back pin. I don't have an example of that, but I do have a link and an image in the PDF, if you would rather. But then I think to attach it, you might have to use a hot glue gun or something. Then it's nice to have a tapestry needle or a yarn needle. It's nothing special. It's just a pretty dull tipped yarn with a big eye that you can fit your yarn through if you don't have this, that's not the end of the world. You can use your hook, so don't sweat it. Of course if you want to print the included principle, then you would need a printer and some card stock or whatever paper you want to print it on. And it is helpful but not required to have a hole punch, to be able to punch the holes in the back of the card to put the pin on. So as you can see, it's pretty simple, which is one of the many reasons why I love crushing. 3. Construction Overview: All right, so let's take a minute and talk through what we're going to be building and how are we going to be building it? So when you look at a cursory pattern, they are usually provided in one or two ways. One way is with a chart like this. So that is a graphical representation showing you exactly where every stitch goes and how the whole thing works. You can see that it's a bunch of symbols which might not mean anything to you right now. But down here we see the legend that tells us what each symbol means, which stitch it represents. So for example, this oval right here represents 18 stitch. The little dots are slip stitches. The T or eight here, that is just plain, is a half double crochet. And the T with the double lines right here is called a treble crochet stitch. So we're going to be beginning with what's called a magic circle. So this is basically an adjustable ring and a slipknot that we're going to be putting our initial stitches into. So we'll start with the magic circle. Then we're going to start here with the chain stitches. So we're going to chain 3. And then we'll make two treble crochets, 1.5 double crochet, two more treble crochets. And then we'll chain 3 and do a slip stitch back to the rings. So each of these little clusters forms one of the leaves of our Shamrock. So you can see that we've got chains going up one side. Then we make these two tall stitches. Then we make a shorter stitch in the middle, which is kind of like they're sort of loose heart shapes. So bad. This is like the center of the heart. And then they go back tall again for the other side of that same week. And then back with the chains and we secure it back to the magic circle with a slipknot. So this would be one leaf. Then we're just going to repeat that whole process for a second leaf and a third leaf. And if you wanted to, you could do a fourth leaf. And then we'll put the stamp on by doing six more chains. And then we'll go back down the chain with some flips stitches into a circle and that's it. So what does all of that mean, or what if this is still gibberish to you? Some people don't like reading the charts and some people prefer them over the written patterns. So you have both here, so you can choose what works best. So we're going to start crocheting the Shamrock. Like I said, we'll start with that magic circle, which is abbreviated as MC. So in crochet, in the patterns and in the instructions that everything gets abbreviated. So if you're ever in doubt, you can look over here and see what the abbreviations mean. So we'll start with that magic circle, then we'll make the first leaf. And that will include the chain 3, the 2 trouble crochets, that short little half double crochet That's like the center of the leaf or heart ish shape. Then we'll make the other side with two more trouble crochets. And then we'll chain 3 and attach it back down to the magic circle with a slip stitch into the magic circle. Right? So that is just literally explaining what this is. Chain 3 make two treble crochets, make a half double crochet, two more trouble caches, chain 3 and slip stitch. So each instruction is separated down here by a comma. So we'll chain 3 comma, then you make to triple crochets comma, then a half double crochet comma, et cetera, right? So that is one leaf. Then we'll repeat this whole thing twice for a three leaf Shamrock, or three more times if you want to make a four leaf clover. And then of course here we have the stem. And that explains that. And then also you how to add the pin. And if you want to print out the card and trim all of that, I will show you how to put that together. So that is it. It is easier than it looks and you can do it. And I will be with you every step of the way. 4. How to Hold Your Yarn: All right, So how do you hold your yarn? First? There is no right or wrong way. It's just whatever makes it easy for you to manipulate it the way you need to. I am right-handed, so my hook will go in my right hand. My ball of yarn will go to the left. If you're left-handed, reverse it. So the way I like to hold it, if I take my to my middle finger and my index finger, and I swoop under it, under the yarn. So I've got the tail in this hand right now. And with my hook and I swoop my middle finger and my index finger under it. And then I rotate my hand like this, lifting my index finger and pinching the yarn here. So again, it looks like this. I've got the end of the yarn over here and the hand with my hook. And then take my middle and index finger, swoop under, rotate, lift the index finger and pinch it right here. So what's great about this is that I'm controlling the tension in a number of places. I've got it pinched here to my middle finger and my thumb. I have it looped over my index finger so I can loosen the tension by moving this finger inwards or I can increase the tension by pulling it this way. And then I also have the yarn pinched over here between my ring finger and my middle fingers. So I've got like three places where I can hold and manipulate the yarn. Alright, so that is how you hold it. Everybody does it a little bit differently and it will take some getting used to. But once you get the hang of it and find what works for you, you will be unstoppable. 5. Magic Circle: To get started, we need to make our magic ring or magic circles. So we're going to hold our yarn in our non-dominant hand. So for me, of my left, and I'm going to hold the tail down here to the bottom of my palm and I'm going to pinch it between my thumb and my ring finger. I'm holding it like that. And they've got these two fingers. And I'm going to take the, the working end of the yarn. That means the part connected to the bottom. And I'm going to go over my fingers and I've got them separated out just a little bit. So I'm going over it, my fingers and down. Now I'm going to come back up. And this time I'm going to cross over, but I'm gonna go in towards my knuckles before wrapping back around and then pinching the yarn down here along with the tail. Okay. So we went over and around and then we cross towards the knuckles and back down here. So on once like we have an x on the back, we have parallel lines. So what we're gonna do is I'm going to flip my hand over this way. So we're looking at the parallel lines and we're going to grab our hook. We're gonna go under that outer line. We're going to grab the inner yarn, pull it underneath. Now we're going to spin our hook around. That's the hardest thing in this whole class, I promise. And then it may help to like use your thumb and just slide it down the hook a little bit. Then we're gonna go up here and grab this yarn with the hook. So you're gonna go put the hook under the yarn, grab it, and pull it through the loop on your hook. And then you will have a loop that looks like this. So you'll have a loop on your hook, and then you'll have this adjustable ring right here. So we can see here's the tail. And if I hold the knot, but I pull on this, you see how it closes. So we don't want to close it yet. We want to leave it open. But that's what we're going for. So adjustable loop here, working end of the yarn like that and this little tail hanging off. Let's do this one more time. I'm going to hold the yarn here, pinch it again between my ring finger and my thumb. We're going to wrap around and down, bring it back up this time crossover to the knuckles, maybe not so far. And bring it back and then pinch it. I'll turn this over, going to bring the hook under the yarn, grab the one by your knuckles, pull it through, flip it over. So you're twisting your hook. And then we're going to grab this yarn that is the same yarn that are currently has. It's crossing underneath and over here. So you may have to use your thumb and chemists slide that hook down. This part's a little squirly and go get that yarn, pull it through the loop on your hook and cite your fingers out. You may need to untangle the little tail here. And that's it now, if you hold your not between your middle finger and your thumb. And then I've got my index finger here again. So you can see if I hold this knot and I pull the yarn with my index finger, it shrinks down the loop that's on the hook. So if this loop is big and floppy, you can just pull the working and tighten it down. If you pull the tail, that will tighten the Lasso right here, the magic Lasso or the magic circle. Okay, so in the next video, we're gonna get started with the chain stitch. 6. Chain Stitch: So anytime that you are crocheting, all you're doing is making loops with your hook. That is it. No matter what state you're doing, it generally involves doing what's called a yarn over. That means you put the yarn over your hook. And then you usually pull through whatever loop is on your hook. That's it. That is a chain stitch. So let me back out and we'll do that again. So the pattern calls for three chains. So I've got my yarn here, I've got it held with some tension here with my finger. So this is the working yarn. And I'm just going to grab it with my hook. So we do a yarn over again. That just means you swing the yarn over your hook so you can grab it and then you pull it through the loop on your hook. And that is one chain stitch. And you can see that we have this little loop here. Kinda looks like a pair ellipse, sort of like, uh, you maybe. Anyway, this is the chain that we just made. So we've made one change. So the pattern calls for three, so we're gonna do it two more times. So we yarn over, pull it through. That's two chains. One more yarn over, pull it through. Tonight. You are now a chain master. If you want to just practice, you can just keep yearning over pulling through, yarn over pull through. And you can make your chain as long as you want. So this is what it produces. And you can see that each, we have the loop that's on our hook, so this doesn't count. So if you get confused and you want to count how many you've done, don't count the thing that's on your hook. Then you're just going to look down here and see how many of these little pairs of lips, arms, I don't know what I didn't know. You were going to call those loops that you have. Or another thing that I like to do is all just kinda turn it this way and just count the ridges like this. So we can see that there is one here, 234, 5678. So I made eight and I only need three, so I can pull out five of these. So there is a 12345, and that will leave me with the three that I need. And the next video I'm going to show you how to make treble crochet. 7. Treble Crochet: Hey, so now that we've got our chain 3 done, we're ready to start with the treble. Crow. Same. So first I'm going to show it to you, so don't try to do it yet, just watch and then I'll pull it out and then we'll do it together. So when we crochet, we're basically just making loops. So it's more of the yearning over and pulling through. It's just that we do it in different arrangements. So for nearly all stitches except for like these chains, we need to put the stitch someplace. So for the rest of the stitches in the leaves, we're going to be putting them in this circle here. Okay? So again, just watch first. When we do a treble crochet, we start by loading up our hook. And we load up our hook by doing a yarn over twice and again yarn over it just means we put the yarn over the hook so we're going to yarn over and then yarn over again. So we haven't pulled through, we just yarn over and yarn over. Then again just watching. We're going to put this stitch in the magic ring. So I call this bobbing for apples because what you do is you put your hook in the ring and you'll notice that I'm putting it behind the ring itself and the tail. So that's why there's two yarn yarns here. So that is not required, but it's helpful because it allows us to basically, we've in this tail as we go, so it saves us work later. Okay, So we're, we dove in, we're going to bob for apples, we dove into the barrel. Now we gotta get the apple and pull it up. So we're going to yarn over and pull up a loop for what I would call an apple. Now we have For loops on our hook. So we started by loading up our home than we thought we dove in and bob for apples. Now, we're going to lock them down and unload them. And we do that by another yarn over and then we pull it through. Not all of the hoops are the loops, but just the first two. So the one that we've snagged here, we're going to pull it through the first two loops and then put our hook back out. Now we've got three loops. Now we're going to lock it down again and pull it through again. So again, new yarn over, pull through 22 loops, left yarn over and pull through the two. So you know you're done when you've got one loop on your hook. So that makes a treble crochets. When we look at our work here, we have our chain three right here. And then this stack is what we just made the trouble car shape. So now I'm going to pull this out and we'll do it together. So you can see when I remove my hook, I'm just left with this little guy here. So if you ever need to set your work down, you can pull your hook out and then put like a safety pin or a bobby pin or stitch marker. So I'm going to pull this out now. Ps, that is as easy as just taking the working end of the yarn and pulling out the 1, 2, 3 stacks that we made there in a trouble crocheting. All right, so we're back here to the top of the chain 3. And let's do it together now. So we start by earning over twice to load up our hook. So we do a yarn over, yarn over. Now, we're going to bob for apples. Again, we're going to go underneath the ring itself as well as the tail. So we go under and we grab the apple and we bob it up. So now we have four loops on our hook and we're ready to lock them down and start unloading. And I always say lock it down because I know when I first started I would get confused here with a lot of yearning over. So locking it down means that we do a yarn over and we pulled through two loops. And then we have three loops left. We yarn over, pull through 22 loops left. And now the final one, yarn over, pull through those two and we are done. You did it. I hope. So. Let's do it again. Review. We load up our hook twice with two yarn overs for trebled crochets. So yarn over, yarn over, dive in the barrel and bob for apples, pull up that loop. Now we've got four loops on our hook. And we're going to lock them down and unload them. So we yarn over, pull through 23 loops, left yarn over, pull through 22 loops, left yarn over, pull through both of them. And now we've got just the one loop on our hook. So we are finished with our second trouble crochet. So we've got our chain 3 can see there in like little stacks. This stack is our chain 3. This stack is our first trouble crochet, and this stack is our second trouble cache. So we have a total of three stacks here. And in the next video, I'm going to walk you through how to make a half double crochet. 8. Half Double Crochet: All right, so the triple crochet that you just learned is one of the bigger stitches that, that you find in crochet. So now we're gonna make it one of the smaller ones, the half double crochet. Same thing, just a little different. We start with just one yarn over. So half. Instead of doing two, we do have so just one. And then we're going to bob for apples. So dive into that ring, yarn over again and pull up the apple. Now we have three loops on our hook. And for the half double crochet, we are going to unload them all at once. So we're going to yarn over, grab the yarn, pull it through all three loops. That's it. Half double crochet. Let's do that one more time. So pop that out, stick my hook back in here. Alright, so now I'm back at the top of the treble crochet from the last video. Half double crochet, again, just a single yarn over. Bob for apples, dive in yarn over, pull up the apple. Three loops on our hook, going to unload them all at once. So we yarn over, pull through all three. That's it. In the next video, we're going to review the treble crochet. 9. Treble Crochet Review: All right, so we have the right side of the leaf done. We have the center. Now we're going to continue and make the left side of the leaf. So again, to tremble crochets. So we load up twice. So we do a yarn over, yarn over bob for apples, yarn over, pull up that Apple for loops on our hook. Now we're going to offload them in three sets of two. So we're going to yarn over, pull through 23 loops, left yarn over, pull through 22 loops, left yarn over, pull through two. Let's do it again. Yarn over, yarn over to load up our hook. Bob for apples, dive into that rain. Yarn over, pull up that loop. For loops on our hook. Time to unload in sets of two. So we yarn over, pull through 23 loops, left yarn over, pull through 22 loops, left yarn over, pull through two. All right, this leaf is looking good. And the next video, we're going to finish this leaf with the chain 3 and the slip stitch. 10. Chain + Slip Stitch: We are almost done with our first leaf. So we started with a chain three over here. And now we're going to finish this leaf with another chain 3 and then a slipknot. So let's chain 3. So if you recall that is the simplest thing, just a yarn over, pull through. There's one yarn over, pull through, two, yarn over, pull through three. So now we have this funny looking thing, right? So here's our leaf, and now we have this leg goofy appended. So we've chained things. But now to anchor this back down here to the Magic circle, we need to do a slip stitch. So a slip stitch looks like this. We're going to take our hook and just dive in bob for apples. So yarn over, pull up a loop. But now take that loop, that apple that we just pulled up and just pull it right through the other loop on your hook. That is a slip stitch. So there is no loading up ahead of time. Just bob for apples, pull up a loop and keep on pulling it or right through your hook. So now you can see that this leaf is, is closed down here. And it might look funny, it might look kind of spread out. That's okay. Because at the very end, we will pull this tail and tighten it all up. So don't worry about that. All right, so if you want to take a break, you can go and do that. In the next video. I'm gonna show you take a break if you need it, you can take your hook and just pull a Biddle loop so you don't have to worry about it pulling out. You can also snag a safety pin on here to keep it from accidentally pulling out if you need to set your work down for a little bit. So refill your coffee or tea or put the baby to bed, whatever. And then when we come back in the next video, I will walk you through the other two leaves and all you have to do to pick up where you started is put your hook right back in that loop and then snug it down by pulling the working end of your yarn. And you will be ready for the next two leafs. 11. Remaining Leaves: All right, so let's put everything we've learned together and we'll review at all as we make the next two leaves of our Shamrock. So we started with three chains. Again, super simple, just yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through, one, yarn over, pull through, two yarn over, pull through. And if you ever struggled to get it through, you can totally use your thumb and just kinda maneuver it. Some people crochet very tightly. And that might, that might help. Alright, so we have our chain 3. Now we're gonna do too. Treble. Crochet is now remember those are really tall. So we start by loading up our hook with two yarn overs. So yarn over one, yarn over two. Now we're going to bob for apples. So I'm going to dive into the ring and you can see that I've got the tail here and the ring, and I'm just going in the center of them both going to yarn over, get that apple, pull it up for loops on our hook. And now we're going to offload them by yearning over and pulling through sets of two. So we yarn over, pull through 23 loops, left yarn over, pull through two, two loops, left yarn over pull through two. So that was a chain 3, 1 trouble crochet. Let's do it again. Another trouble, crochet, yarn over, yarn over. Dive in and bob for apples. Grab that yarn, pull it up for loops on our hook. Yarn over and unload in sets of two. So yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over pull through two. Excellent. Now we are ready. We've got the right side of this leaf done. We're ready for the center with that shorter stitch, the half double crochet. For the top half double crochet, we don't need to yarn over twice. We do have a VAT, so we just yarn over once. And then we bob for apples, dive in the ring, yarn over, pull up that Apple. Now we have three loops on our hook. And with half double crochet, we just don't mess around. We just finished this. We just yarn over and pull through all three. I love half double crochets. I know why. They're just fun. They're easy, but also fun. I don't know. I'm weird. Okay. Now we're going to make the left side by reversing this whole thing. And we're going to do two more treble crochets. So we load up twice, 1, 2, bob for apples, grab the yarn, pull it up. Now we're going to yarn over and unload in sets of two yarn over, pull through two. Just keep going. Yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two. And when you reach the end of everything on your hook and you just got the one you know, that you're done. Let's do it again. Yarn over, yarn over bob for apples. Grab that yarn, pull it up and over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. Okay? Now we just need to chain 3 and connect back down here to the magic circle. So we're going to yarn over, pull through. There's one here and over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through three. And we have that funny appendage. We've got to attach it somewhere. So we're going to dive into the circle. Bob for an apple, pull it up. Then we're going to take that Apple and just keep pulling it right through the loop that was on our hook. Two leaves done. All right, Last one. Here we go. Three chains, 1232, treble crochets, yarn over yarn over. Bob for apples. Grab the yarn, pull it up for loops on our hook. Yarn over and pull through two until they're off, yarn over, pull through 23 loops, left yarn over, pull through 22 loops, left yarn over, pull through two. And when you're down to one, you're done. All right. We've got our first treble, our chain 3, and our first trouble. So let's do the second one. Yarn over here and over to load up your hook. Bob for apples, dive on in, grab the yarn, pull up that Apple. Ipad, how green urine, Leica, great, granny smith, apple. Then now we're ready to yarn over and unload. So we're going to yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. Perfect. Now we're ready for the center of this leaf, this short little guy, again, just one yarn over. So half as many for that half double crochet. Now we're going to dive in bob for apples, pull up a loop, three loops on our hook, and we're just going to yarn over and pull through all of them. Yarn over, pull through all three. All right. We are in the homestretch time to finish the other side of this leaf. To treble crochets to treble crochets. So your ANOVA yarn over, dive into the ring, yarn over, pull up the loop. Or the Apple. Yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. And hey, guess what? Sometimes I'm trying to pull through two and I pull through three. Whoops. And then you just kinda move it back off and fidget around till you get it where it's supposed to be. It's not the end of the world. All right, where are we? See? Chain 3, Trouble, Trouble, have double trouble. So one more trouble. Yarn over a yarn over. Bob for apples, dive into the ring, yarn over, pull up that Apple, and yarn over and offload yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. All right. Now we just need to do that chain 3. So again, the chain, yarn over, pull through, there's one yarn over, pull through, two, yarn over, pull through three. Now remember, we need to attach this down back into that magic circle. So we do that with a slip stitch, which is basically a chain. But instead of just like being up here floating in space, It's a chain that is in the circle. So we go in the circle, yarn over, grab that Apple, and pull it through. Okay, so now that we have finished our leaves, you can see starting to look like a Shamrock, we need to tighten the circle up at. Let's not do it quite yet because we want to make sure we can still get inherent to finish our stem. So in the next video, we'll make the stem. And then I'll show you how to tighten it all up and finish it off. 12. Making the Stem: All right, So making the stem is nothing new. We're going to chain six and then slip stitch our way back to the circle. So chaining 6, we're going to yarn over, pull through. There's one, yarn over, pull through, two, yarn over, pull through three, yarn over, pull through four, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through six. So remember, when we were counting our stitches are our chains. We don't count the one on our hook. So we have six chains here. And now we're going to work our way back to the circle by slip stitching. And when we do this, we skip the first stitch that's off of our hook. So we're gonna put our first stitch in the second chain from the hook. So it's actually chain number five that we created. So the last thing we did was changed six, we're going to put first slip stitch in chain 5. Which of the pattern says is the second chain from your hub. So instead of putting our hook into the magic circle as we've been doing, we're going to stick our hook in this chain. So when we look at it, we see these little loops. And this first one here will skip. And we're gonna put our hook right under this little bump. So we have like a loop on top and a loop on bottom. We're going to slide our hook right under the top loop. And then we do a slip stitch. So that just means we yarn over, pull through, and then keep on Poland through. So that's one slip stitch. Now we're gonna do another one in the next. Bump. Yarn over, pull through, keep pulling through to slip stitches. We're going to keep working our way back the chain for a total of five slip stitches. So that was two. Here's three. And then in the next pair, next little bump. Yarn over, pull through, pull through. There's four. One left. Yarn over, pull through, pull through. And now we're going to put the sixth and final slip stitch to attach the stem securely in this magic circle. So we'll put our hook yarn over bob for apples and pull up that loop. And then we're going to pull it through the loop on our hook. And then we're done so we can pull our hook out like this. So we're lengthening the loop on our hook. We can actually take our hugged out, how we can cut it. And it looks kinda weird because it's not tight so we can flip it over, find your tail. I already broke mine. So be careful. And then if you gently but firmly pull that tail, you will see that it will suck the Shamrock closed in the center. Do you know that it doesn't break? An eye? Seems like especially with the cotton yarn, I just have a tendency to really pull too hard. But you kind of need to. So just lovingly gently pull it, Tell it snags right up. And if it does break, it's okay. As long as you could still reach part of it to pull to snug it up. It is wrapped. That's why weaker shade over it as we worked our way around the magic circle. Because that's sort of like weaves it in, so it's, it's safe basically. So once you get it pulled nice and tight and you've got your tail from the very beginning. And then we have the piece that we just cut. So in the next video, I will show you how we finish off these two tails. And if you want to attach the pin back, I will show you. 13. Attaching the Bar Pin: So here we have our piece, we've pulled it tight and we've got two tails, right. So one is coming out of the backside. That's the one that we started with. That's the tail that we pulled to snug everything up. And then the tail that we just cut is probably still coming out of the front. So to work this around to the back, I'm just going to pull it down and under like that and basically tuck it in. But between this first leaf that we made and the stem itself. And I'll flip this over. Now the two tails are on the back and I'm just going to do a square knot and tie that off. And then if you want to, you can either use your hook to dig under some of these stitches and pull these tails through. Or you can read them on a yarn needle and do something similar. Or if I'm being honest, I would just cut them off because this is going to be the back of the pin and they're tied, it's secure and no one really cares. If it bothers you. You can read them on your needle or grab your hook and just tuck them under some of these stitches and pull them, pull them through. Woo. Here we go. The word and, and then snip them off. So now they are hidden underneath some other stitches. Okay. Not necessarily I not necessary. I would have just snip them off because they're tied and it's fine. So maybe you just like this, you know, maybe you just want to like put this in your loved ones pocket to remind them that you're thinking of them. So you could be done here, but if you want to attach the pin back, the bar pin, It's really pretty simple. It helps to have that tapestry needle, but again, it's not totally necessary. So I'm just grabbing a piece of yarn and I'm going to thread it through the tapestry needle. And all I'm gonna do is go underneath something back here, just find a stitch not so down low, maybe a little bit higher like the top part of the magic circle that we started with. Let me go under something. I'm not going all the way to the front. I'm just going to pull that through. And then we can lay our bar pen back here. And if you want to open it, you can. But I'm just going to lay that down here. In fact, we will open it. There we go. Oh, we'll lay that down. And then I'm just going to tie a square naught over it. Subtitle once to get around the needle there. All right. That's pretty nice and snug. And then I'll grab another spare piece and load up one more time. And do the same thing on the other side here. So just pulling that yarn through. So again, you can just use a hook for that and just going to tie it. So you might move your Shamrock, might twist it around while you do this. For me, it's easier to tie it when at least sideways like this. There we go and put away, just going to lock the needle in here before I poke with snip. All those little tails off. And the next video I will show you how to make the backend Card. 14. Making the Backing Card: So if you wanted to place this on some sort of fun card, you can print out this page. It prints with four cards per page. I included like a little white border around it because I think it looks cool. So if you're trimming this, you can use a paper trimmer or you can just use your regular scissors. But I would recommend cutting right along this fine line. And then you're finished piece will have this nice white border around it, which I just think it looks really great. But do whatever makes them happy. So go ahead and cut this out. If you can print on card stock, print on card stock. My printer will not deal with card stock is the word. So what I actually did was I printed out on regular paper and then I glue stick that to card stock. So lots of ways you can do that. So what you would do is take your scissors or your paper trimmer hut along the thin stroke. And then you could use a needle, something sharper than this. Or you could use scissors to cut. Or you could use an exacto knife and just cut little slits in there. What I did was I just held my pin like kind of a looked and eyeballed where I wanted it. And then I use my little hole puncher to punch holes in it. And this I think is a quarter inch hole punch or no, maybe an eighth. This is an eighth of an inch, but it doesn't have to be. You can use irregular hole punch. So just use whatever you have to be able to put a couple of openings in the back. And then you can open up your pin back and slide it in and close it. And you will have this lovely finished piece. 15. Shamrock Brooches for Everyone!: And there you have it. You did it. Crochet Shamrock roaches for everyone. I hope you had to find. I'm so glad you could join me. Please take a picture and share it in the project section down below and help other people find this course by taking a quick moment to leave a review and rating. Again, my name's Kara and thank you so much. 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