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…