It’s a shame that this year again we’re not able to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day sitting together in a pub, listening to some fine old Irish folk, sipping Guinness and laughing till our bellies hurt! Oh well, if you don’t get what you want… you can make a cool crochet pint of Guinness 🙂
In this post I will firstly provide details about supplies needed for making crochet Guinness. Then I will provide pattern details.
SUPPLIES needed to complete the Pint of Guinness
For this item I used scrap Yarn Art Jeans. Exact colors used are:
Additionally, I used beige and green Katia Amigurumi yarn for embroidery and clover. However, you can use any yarn you happen to have at home.
Based on my experience and similarity of characteristics, as a yarn substitute for completion of crochet Guinness, I would recommend Alize Cotton Gold, Gazzal Baby Cotton, Scheepjes Softfun or Bernat Cottonish. Also, please bear in mind that you may need to adjust yarn quantities needed if you decide to go with a substitute yarn.
If you need a hand in finding yarn substitutes then you may want to read my blog post on yarn weights.
Additionally, you will need following accessories:
- Crochet hook: 3mm (US D-3)
- Stitch markers
- Toy stuffing (Note: if you wish to explore some more options then have a look at my Stuffing for Toys blog post)
- Tapestry needle
- Row counter
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Notes to the Crochet Guinness Pattern
- 10 cm (~ 4 inches) tall
- 8 cm (~ 3 inches) wide
- 8 cm (~ 3 inches) deep
21 sts/24 rows = 10cm/4 inches square in single crochet
- Mr – magic ring
- Sc – single crochet
- Inc – 2 in one
- Decr – 2 together
- Tr – treble crochet
- Ch – chain
- Slp st – slip stitch
- wh – cream yarn
- blck – black yarn
Crochet Guinness PATTERN
First, we make the pint and then we’ll make a clover.
Start with black yarn and stuff as you go.
- 6 sc in mr
- Row 1: * inc * repeat 6 times (12)
- Row 2: * 1 sc, inc * repeat 6 times (18)
- Row 3: * 2 sc, inc * repeat 6 times (24)
- Row 4: * 3 sc, inc * repeat 6 times (30)
- Row 5: * 4 sc, inc * repeat 6 times (36)
- Row 6: 36 sc blo (36)
- Rows 7 through 10: 36 sc (36)
- Row 11: inc, 35 sc (37)
- Row 12: 18 sc, inc, 18 sc (38)
- Row 13: 9 sc, inc, 28 sc (39)
- Row 14: 29 sc, inc, 9 sc (40)
- Row 15: inc, 39 sc (41)
- Row 16: 20 sc, inc, 20 sc (42)
- Row 17: 10 sc, inc, 31 sc (43)
- Row 18: 32 sc, inc, 10 sc (44)
- Row 19: inc, 43 sc (45)
- Row 20: * 14 sc, inc * repeat 3 times (48)
- Row 21: 48 sc (48)
Now we are going to be changing colors.
- Row 22: * 1 sc in blck, 1 sc in wh * repeat 24 times (48)
- Row 23: * 1 sc in wh, 1 sc in blck * repeat 24 times (48)
- Row 24: * 2 sc in wh, 1 sc in blck * repeat 16 times (48)
- Row 25: * 5 sc in wh, 1 sc in blck * repeat 8 times (48)
From now on we crochet all in white (cream) yarn.
- Rows 26 through 28: 48 sc (48)
- Row 29: 48 sc made into front loops of adjacent stitches of the previous row. It will create an edge of the pint. Take a look at the image above.
- Row 30: * 6 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (42)
- Row 31: * 5 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (36)
- Row 32: * 4 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (30)
- Row 33: * 3 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (24)
- Row 34: * 2 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (18)
- Row 35: * 1 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (12)
- Row 36: * 6 sc, decr * repeat 6 times (6)
Fasten off, then close the gap and weave in yarn end.
Afterwards, embroider ‘GUINNESS’ on upper parts of the pint, using white yarn. Once done, embroider the harp underneath it. And the pint is done 🙂
First leaf: 3 tr in the first stitch of the chain (marked with an arrow on the image), chain 4, slip stitch into the first stitch of the foundation chain.
Remaining 3 leaves: chain 4, 3 tr in the first stitch of the chain (all the time in the very same stitch), chain 4, slip stitch into the first stitch of the foundation chain.
Fasten off and then attach to the pint.
And finally we are done! It is really that simple 🙂
I really hope you will enjoy this project. If you have any questions, however, please leave them below.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live!
Want to make another adorable project? Check out my Free Crochet Baby Groot Pattern.