Irish Crochet Pendents: 3rd Wheel

A three layer geometric flower, with 5 petals in each layer, that is crochet in a series of alternating rounds: a round to situate and create each petal loop followed by a round to form each petal. This gives us 6 rounds in total with the two alternating rounds for each layer of the flower….

Irish Crochet: 3rd Bud

A combination of Buds 1 and 2. Materials: Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Crochet stem: Sc 22 over a single cord foundation. Ch 1 to turn. Sc 22 back up the stem by hooking into both horizontal loops in the 22 St from the previous row….

Irish Crochet: 2nd Bud

Materials: Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single cord foundation: Sc 15 Ch 1 to turn. Sc 15, without the foundation cord, hooking into both horizontal loops of the St below. Ch 1 to turn. Sc 15, without the foundation cord, hooking into both horizontal…

Irish Crochet: 1st Bud

I followed the pattern in Irish Crochet Lace, and was not to happy with the end result.  I found this pattern to be a bit big and plain compared to some of the others.  Next time I will probably make it on a smaller scale. Materials: Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm)…

Brie & Portobello Sandwiches

A few summers ago, while dinning at a small outdoor cafe, I discovered the wonders of portobello mushrooms marinated in Madeira wine.  It was one of those combinations that I would have never thought of on my own, but now that I have tried it, there is no turning back – it is ingeniously brilliant….

Irish Crochet: Cluster

Materials: 3 Metal Rings (8 mm) Yarn (Lace (0) weight) U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over the 1st metal ring (or a foundation cord): Sc 18. Sl St ends together to finish 1st ring. Ch 1 to start next ring. Over the 2nd metal ring: Sc 18. Sl St ends together to…

Irish Crochet: 2nd Tendril

Materials: Cotton Cord Yarn (Lace (0) weight) U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single foundation cord: Sc 24. Curve the top of the tendril. Ch 1 to turn. Return over the cord: *Sc 3, hooking into both horizontal loops of each St.  P 1 (Ch 4).* Repeat 5x. (6 times in…

Irish Crochet: 1st Tendril

Materials: Cotton Cord Yarn (Lace (0) weight) U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single foundation cord: Sc 40. Curve the top of the tendril. Sl St into the 20th St. Ch 1 to turn. Return over the cord: Sc 40, hooking into both horizontal loops of each St. Fasten off. Relevant…

Naan Flatbreads

A few weeks ago my Aunt Deb introduced me to the idea of using pre-made naan to make flatbreads. I thought it was a great way to make flatbreads without the fuss and mess of having to roll out dough.  The smooth and subtle taste of garlic naan is also lovely with the more traditional…

Irish Crochet: 2nd Wheel

Materials: Metal Ring (10 mm) Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Crochet over the metal ring 20 Sc, and Sl St ends together.  I used the metal ring in place of a triple cord foundation.  As an extra design element you can P 1 (Ch 4) after…

Irish Crochet 1st Wheel

Materials: Yarn (Lace (0) weight) 2 pieces Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) (Eng. size 4) Crochet Hook Instructions: Ch 5 and Sl St the ends together to form starting Ring. Ch 4. *Tr 1. Ch 1.* Repeat 11 x (12x in total). Sl St the Rnd together. Add a cord for the 2nd…

Irish Crochet: 1st Floweret

Materials: Metal Ring (8 mm) Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Crochet over the metal ring Sc 18, and Sl St ends together.  I used the metal ring in place of a triple cord foundation, but you can use a triple cord instead. Crochet over a single…