Pot of Gold – St Patrick’s Day Free Crochet Pattern

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I thought that since today is St Patrick’s Day it would be nice for the little ones to find a Pot of Gold waiting for them when they wake up. After all, isn’t that why we all love a rainbow? The promise that we might find some hidden treasure among the beautiful shimmering colours.

So without further ado, here’s a free crochet pattern for you to make your own pot of gold.

You will need:

  • brown or black yarn for pot
  • small amount of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink for rainbow handle
  • hook appropriate for your yarn choice
  • yarn needle
  • pins for sewing
  • gold coins (or chocolate pennies)

I used a double knit / light worsted weight cotton and a 2.5mm hook for my pot. It turned out about 13 cm / 5″ high from base to top of handle. Using a hook size 1-2 sizes smaller than advised on your yarn label will ensure your pot is nice and sturdy.

Instructions

This pattern is written in US terminology. You’ll need to know the single crochet stitch, crab stitch (reverse single crochet) and slip stitch. The US single crochet is the equivalent of the UK double crochet

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Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (6 sc)

Round 2: [inc in next stitch] 6 times (12 sc)

Round 3: [sc, inc in next stitch] 6 times (18 sc)

Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next stitch] 6 times (24 sc)

Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, inc in next stitch] 6 times (30 sc)

Round 6: [sc in next 4 sts, inc in next stitch] 6 times (36 sc)

Round 7: [sc in next 5 sts, inc in next stitch] 6 times (42 sc)

Round 8: [sc in next 6 sts, inc in next stitch] 6 times (48 sc)

Round 9: [sc in next 7 sts, inc in next stitch] 6 times (54 sc)

Rounds 10-19: sc around (54 sc)

Round 20: [sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog] 6 times (48 sc)

Rounds 21-22: sc around (48 sc)

Round 23: slip stitch in next 2 stitches (to even up your rows) then reverse single crochet in these 2 slip stitches and each stitch around until you return to the beginning.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rainbow handle

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Work over your yarn ends as you go across each row to save lots of weaving in later!

With red yarn, chain 41

Row1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain until the end. Fasten off red.

Row 2: With orange yarn, chain 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch across. Fasten off orange yarn.

Row 3: With yellow yarn, chain 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch across. Fasten off yellow yarn.

Row 4: With green yarn, chain 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch across. Fasten off green yarn.

Row 5: With blue yarn, chain 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch across. Fasten off blue yarn.

Row 6: With purple yarn, chain 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch across. Fasten off purple yarn.

Row 7: With pink yarn, chain 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch across. Fasten off pink yarn.

Now at this point I wove in all my remaining yarn ends, which wasn’t very clever as it made more work for myself I’d advise keeping one yarn end each side to sew to pot.

Sewing together.

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Pin your handle to your pot. and whip stitch together. (It’s neater if you whip stitch on the inside of your pot. Turn it inside out to do this if it’s easier)

You’re all done!

Fill with chocolate coins and enjoy!

As always, you are free to sell physical items make from my patterns, but I’d be very grateful if you’d credit me as the designer and link back to this site. Thanks for your support 🙂

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