Thursday, March 22, 2012

Square Pineapple Centerpiece or Tablecloth



Square Pineapple Doily or Tablecloth
              (see end of instructions for tablecloth directions)



Centerpiece - Approx. 23 inches square from point to point.

MATERIALS: J&P Coats or Clarks ONT Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet Cotton, size 30: Small ball: J &
P Coats—7 balls of White or Ecru, or any color; or Clarks ONT—11 balls of White or Ecru, or 13 balls of
any color. Steel crochet hook No.10.

Starting at center, ch 8. Join.

1ST RND: Ch 3, in ring make dc, ch 2 and dc (shell made); * ch 3; in ring make 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc
(another shell made). Repeat from * 2 more times; ch 3, sl st in top of starting chain.
2ND RND: Sl st in next dc and in sp, ch 3 and complete shell as before (shell made over shell), * ch 1, in
next ch-3 sp make 2 dc, ch 3 and 2 dc (corner shell made), ch 1, shell over next shell. Repeat from *
around. Join.

3RD RND: * Shell over shell, ch 3,corner shell over corner shell, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join.

4TH RND: Make shell over shell and ch 4 alternately around, working corner shells as before. Join.

5TH RND: Same as last rnd, making ch 6 (instead of ch-4) between shells. Join.

6TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, in next shell make shell, ch 3 and shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around.
Join.

7TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, corner shell in next sp, ch 2, shell in next sp,
ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

8TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6,shell over shell, ch 2, shell in next sp, ch 2, corner shell over corner
shell, ch 2, shell in next sp, ch 2, shell over shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

9TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, (shell over shell, ch 3) twice; corner shell over corner shell, (ch 3, shell
over shell) twice; ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

10TH and 11TH RNDS: Same as last rnd, making ch 4 for 10th rnd and ch 5 for 11th rnd between 5 corner
shells. Join.

12TH RND: * (Shell over shell, ch 6) twice; in sp of next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 6, shell over
shell, ch 6, in sp of next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 6, shell over shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around.
Join.

13TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, shell over shell, ch 2, 20 tr in ch-7 loop (this is base of pineapple), ch
2, shell over shell, ch 2, 20 tr in next ch-7 loop, ch 2, shell over shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

14TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, dc in sp of next shell, (ch 1, tr in next tr) 20 times; ch 1, shell over
shell, (ch 1,tr in next tr) 20 times; ch 1, dc in sp of next shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

15TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp between tr's, (ch 3, sc in next sp) 18 times; ch 1,
shell over shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp between tr’s (ch 3, sc in next sp) 18 times; ch 5. Repeat from *
around. Join.

16TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 17 times; ch 1, shell over
shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 17 times; ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

17TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 16 times; ch 1, shell over
shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 16 times; ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

18TH RND: Same as last rnd, having 15 (instead of 16) loops on each pineapple. Join.
and 14 loops for 19th rnd. Join.

19TH RND: Same as last rnd, having 14 (instead of 15) loops on each pineapple. Join.

20TH RND: Ch 3, dc in sp of shell, in same sp make ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc; * ch 4, sc in next
ch-3 loop, make 13 loops across pineapple, ch 2, in sp of next shell make shell, ch 3 and shell; ch 2, sc in
next loop, 13 loops across pineapple, ch 4, in sp of next shell make shell, ch 3 and shell. Repeat from *
around. Join.

21ST RND: * Shell in next sp, (ch 2, shell in next sp) twice; ch 4, sc in next loop, make 12 loops across
pineapple, ch 3, skip next ch-2, (shell in next sp, ch 2) twice; shell in next sp, ch 3, sc in next loop, make
12 loops across pineapple, ch 4, skip next ch-4. Repeat from * around. Join.

22ND RND: * (Shell over shell, ch 1) twice; shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, make 11 loops
across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, shell in next sp, corner shell over corner shell, shell in next sp,
shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, make 11 loops across pineapple, ch 4. Repeat from * around.
Join.

23RD RND: * (Shell over shell, ch 2) twice; shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, make 10 loops
across pineapple, ch 4, (shell over shell, ch 2) twice; corner shell over corner shell, (ch 2, shell over
shell) twice; ch 4, sc in next loop, make 10 loops across pineapple, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

24TH RND: Same as last rnd, making ch 3 (instead of ch-2) between shells and 9 loops on pineapples.

25TH RND: Same as last rnd, making ch 4 (instead of ch-3) between shells and 8 loops on pineapples.

26TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 5, in next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4, 7 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 5, in next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, shell
over shell, ch 5, in next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4 , make 7 loops across
pineapple, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

27TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 20 tr in ch-7 loop, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, make 6 loops across
pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, 20 tr in ch-7 loop, ch 2, shell over shell, ch 2, 20 tr in ch-7 loop, ch
4, shell over shell, ch 4, make 6 loops across pineapple, ch 4. Join.

28TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, (tr in next tr, ch 1) 19 times; tr in next tr, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4,
make 5 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, (tr in next tr, ch 1) 19 times; tr in next tr, ch 1,
shell over shell, ch 1, (tr in next tr, ch 1) 19 times; tr in next tr, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, make 5 loops
across pineapple, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.
29TH RND: Work as before, having 18 loops in pineapples on 2nd pineapple rnd and 4 loops in
pineapples on 1st pineapple rnd.

30, 31ST and 32ND RNDS: Work as before, having 1 loop less on each pineapple (on 32nd rnd, 1 loop
remains in pineapples on 1st pineapple rnd). Join.

33RD RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 14 loops on pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, sc in ch-3 loop, ch
4, shell over shell, ch 4, 14 loops, ch 1, shell over shell, ch 1, 14 loops, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, sc in
ch-3 loop, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

34TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 13 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 1, shell over
shell, ch 4, 13 loops across pineapple, ch 2, in sp of shell make shell, ch 3 and shell; ch 2, 13 loops
across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join.

35TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 12 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 1, shell in next
sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join.

36TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 11 loops across pineapple, ch 4, (shell over shell, ch 2) twice; shell
over shell, ch 4, 11 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, shell in next sp, corner shell over
corner shell in next sp, shell in next sp, shell over shell, ch 4, 11 loops across pineapple, ch 4,(Shell over
shell, ch 2) twice. Repeat from * around. Join.

37TH, 38TH and 39TH RNDS: Make shell over shell, ch 4 and work in pattern as before, making 1 loop
less on each pineapple on each rnd. Join.

40TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4,7 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 5, in next shell
make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4, 7 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch
5, in next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, corner shell over corner shell, ch 5, in next shell make 2
dc, ch 7 and 2 dc, ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4, 7 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 5, in
next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join.

41ST - 47TH RNDS incl: Work in pattern around. Join.

48TH RND: Shell over shell, ch 1, shell over shell, ch 4, 13 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell,
ch 1, shell over shell and work in pattern around. Join.

FIRST PINEAPPLE: Sl st across to sp of 2nd shell and work points as follows:

1ST ROW: Shell over shell, ch 4, work across loops of pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell. Ch 5, turn.
Repeat last row until 1 loop remains on pineapple. Ch 5, turn.

NEXT ROW: Shell over shell, tr in loop, shell over next shell, ch 5,turn, sc in sp of last shell made. Break
off. Attach thread to sp of shell on next pineapple and complete as before. Work all pineapples to
correspond.

EDGING: 1ST RND: Attach thread to ch-1 sp at base of points, sc in same sp, (ch 2, shell in next ch-5
loop) 13 times; ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp (between shells), ch 2, shell in next ch-5 loop of next point and
continue thus around. Join last ch-2 to 1st sc.

2ND RND: Sl st to sp of next shell, ch 6, * (sc in next ch-2 sp between shells, ch 3, in sp of next shell
make dc, ch 5, sc in dc—picot—and dc; ch 3) 11 times; sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in sp of next shell,
picot, dc in sp of next shell, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.


TABLECLOTH - Approx. 54 inches square.
J & P Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet Cotton, size30: 30 balls of White, Ecru or Cream,
or Clarks Big Ball Three Cord Mercerized Crochet, size 30: 25 balls of White, Ecru or Cream. Steel
crochet hook No.10.

Work in pattern to 48th rnd incl of centerpiece. Then continue in established
pattern for desired size, taking care to end as for the 48th rnd. Starting at First Pineapple, complete cloth
as for centerpiece.

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