Crown of Pineapples Doily

Crown of Pineapples Doily
Crown of Pineapples Doily
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Step 1: Getting Started

Old fashioned doilies are a lovely treasure to give as gifts or treasure Create this beautiful Crown of Pineapples Doily with our free crochet pattern. Note: This pattern is complicated and not recommended for beginner's. Made from number 30 mercerized crochet thread and a number 12 steel crochet hook. The size is approximately 19 1/4 inches in diameter. It has fourteen pineapples around edge.

Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced

Materials: Crochet Thread, #12 steel crochet hook

Abbreviations:

ch (chain)

tr (treble)

st (stitch)

dc (double crochet)

sl st (slip stitch)

lp (loop)

rnd (round)

sp (space)

sc (single crochet)

p (picot)

Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Pattern:

Rnd 1: Ch 7, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 4 tr over ring, ch 5, (5 tr in ring, ch 5) 3 times, sl st in top of ch 4 first made.

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), a 4-joined-tr over next 4 tr of rnd 1, * (ch 5, dc, ch 4, dc, ch 5) in third ch of ch 5 of rnd 1, a 5-joined-tr over next 5 tr of rnd 1, repeat from * around, sl st in top of 4-joined-tr at beginning of row.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same place as last sl st, * (ch 11, sc in next dc) twice, ch 11, sc in top of next petal, repeat from * around, sl st in sc first made (12 ch lps).

Rnd 4: Sl st in 6th ch of ch 11 lp, * ch 2, thread over hook 3 times, insert hook in next third ch, thread over and work off 1 lp, holding 2 lps on hook, thread over once, insert hook in third ch of next ch 11, thread over and work off all lps on hook, which makes 2 sps, ch 7, dc in next dc, ch 2, sl st in next third ch of ch 11 lp, which creates 2 sps over the 2 sps already made, repeat from * 11 more times, fasten off.

Work the second round motif in same manner, completing 10 points of rnd 4, then join last 2 points to first motif as follows: instead of ch 7 at turning point, ch 3, sc in 4th ch of corresponding ch 7 of completed motif, ch 3, and finish point on new motif, make a similar joining at 12th point.

Work third, 4th, 5th and 6th motifs in same manner, but joining two points to corresponding 2 points of second motif, and joining two points to next two points of first motif. When joining 7th round motif, make 2 final joinings to close circle.

Intervening Motif-Row 1: Fasten thread in 4th ch of ch 7 lp next to joining, ch 11, sl st in 4th ch of corresponding ch 7 lp on next motif, ch 4, turn, a 3-joined-tr over next 3 ch of ch 11, tr in each of next 5 ch, a 3-joined-tr over last 3 chs.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, work a 7-joined-tr over the 7 sts of previous row, fasten thread and weave end in.

Step 3: The Next Step

The Doily Proper-Rnd 1: Fasten thread in tip of intervening motif, ch 1, sc in same place, * ch 14, tr in 4th ch of ch 7 of free point of rnd motif, (ch 11, sc in 4th ch of ch 7 of next free point of rnd motif) twice, ch 11, tr in 4th ch of ch 7 of next free point of rnd motif, ch 14, sc in tip of next intervening motif, repeat from * around, sl st in sc first made.

Rnd 2: Sl st in 5th ch of ch 14, ch 1, sc in same place as last sl st, ch 13, sc over same ch 14, * (ch 13, sc over next ch 11) 3 times, ch 13, (sc, ch 13, sc) over same ch 14, ch 13, (sc, ch 13, sc) over same ch 14, repeat from * around, sl st in sc first made (42 ch lps).

Rnd 3: Sl st into 7th ch of ch 13 lp, ch 1, sc in same place as last sl st, * ch 13, sc over next ch 13, repeat from * around, sl st in sc first made (42 ch lps).

Rnd 4: Sl st into 7th ch of ch 13 lp, ch 1, sc in same place as last sl st, ch 13, sc in 6th ch from hook to form a p, ch 7, sc over next ch 13, repeat from * around, sl st in sc first made.

Rnd 5: Sl st in first 7 chs to the p, ch 4 (for a tr), (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in same place, * ch 1, shell of (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in next p, ch 6, 8 tr in next p, ch 6, shell in next p, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 4 first made. Pineapple motif begins in this rnd.

Rnd 6: Sl st to center of shell, * shell in shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 6, 2 tr in each of the next 2 tr, tr in each of next 4 tr, 2 tr in each of next 2 tr (12 tr in all), ch 6, repeat from * around.

Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 6, only ch 1 between trs of pineapple (12 tr).

Step 4: Finishing Up

Rnd 8: * Shell in shell, ch 1, shell in the next shell, ch 6, sc between first 2 tr of pineapple, (ch 6, sc between next 2 tr) across pineapple having 10 lps, ch 6, repeat from * around.

Rnd 9: * Shell in shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 6, sc over first ch 6, (ch 6, sc over next ch 6) across the pineapple having 9 lps, ch 6, repeat from * around.

Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 9, with ch 2 between shells and 8 lps across pineapple.

Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 10, with ch 3 between shells and 7 lps across pineapple.

Rnd 12: Repeat rnd 11, but (ch 3, tr, ch 3) between shells, and 6 lps across pineapple.

Rnd 13: Repeat rnd 12, but ch 3, (tr, ch 3, tr) in tr of rnd 12, ch 3 between shells, and 5 lps across pineapple.

Now complete each pineapple separately. At turning of each rnd, sl st into ch 3 of shell, then complete a shell and cross pineapple again, each time having one less lp in pineapple until it works out to a point.

Inserting Round Motifs: Inserting Round Motifs: At 6th point of rnd motif, instead of ch 7, ch 3 and work a tr into third free shell point form tip of pineapple, ch 3 and complete point of rnd motif, at 7th point of rnd motif, ch 3 and work 1 sc in next second shell of pineapple, at 8th point of rnd motif, ch 3 and work 1 sc in next second shell of pineapple, at 9th point of rnd motif, ch 3 and work 1 sc in center ch of ch 3 between the 2 trs, make 3 more identical joinings at corresponding shells of next pineapple.

*This site is not endorsed by the Coats and Clark Company. Permission for use has been granted and this pattern is a part of their archives that is now part of the public domain.

With permission: Coats & Clark #241 Pineapples on Parade © 1948

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