Jan 3, 2015

Pink Pineapple Doily Free Crochet Pattern


Hello and Greetings Everyone

I know I haven't been around a lot to post lately but with the holidays, well everyone knows how that goes...

But I am back and I have a new crochet pattern to share, it's called the Pink Pineapple Doily

The original pattern appeared in 1951 in the publication Star Book No. 87, Doilies, Doilies, Doilies.

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I am absolutely in love with this doily. It looks like a very complex pattern but if your are just starting to make doilies and other crochet goods this is a great pattern to learn how to read other, more complex patterns.

Pink Pineapple Doily 1951 Star Book No. 87, Doilies, Doilies, Doilies.
A close up of my finished Pink Pineapple Doily, though mine is
not in pink.
To complete this pattern you must know the following stitches and I have provided links on how to complete those stitches:

Chain Stitch
Single Crochet Stitch
Double Crochet Stitch 
Treble Crochet Stitch 
Double Crochet Cluster Stitch

This pattern is in the public domain and you are free to post it to your own website.


If you love this pattern make sure to check out the Tea Time Doily I crocheted too.

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You are also free to sell anything you make from this pattern but selling the pattern itself is not allowed.



I changed a couple minor things about the pattern as it is written below.  Around Rows 23 and 24, some of the pattern didn't make sense to me.  I am not sure if it was the way I was reading the pattern or if, by chance, there are typos in the pattern.

I kind of went on my own tangent during these rows so my doily may not look exactly like the original.  I also decided to leave the picots off of my finished doily because mine do not always look the neatest and I wanted my finished design to look really clean.  Those are added in row 25.

Pink Pineapple Doily Crochet Pattern

Ch 11, join to form a ring, ch 3, 24 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch.

2nd Round  
Ch 6, tr c in next d c, * ch 2, tr c in next d c, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join in 4th st of ch (25trc).

3rd Round
Sl st into loop, ch 5, d c in same loop, * 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join in 3rd st of ch.

4th Round
Sl st into loop, ch 6, tr c in same loop,* 1 tr c, ch 2, 1 tr c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join in 4th st of ch.

5th Round
Sl st into loop, ch 6, d c in same space, * 1 d c, ch 3, 1 d c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join in 3rd st of ch.

6th Round
Sl st into loop, ch 8, tr c in same space, * 1 tr c, ch 4, 1 tr c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join in 4th st of ch.

7th Round
Sl st into loop, ch 5, d c in same space, * 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in space between next 2 tr c, 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in next loop, repeat from * all around ending round with 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in last space, join in 3rd st of ch.

8th Round
Sl st into loop, ch 6, tr c in same space, * 1 tr c, ch 2, 1 tr c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join in 4th st of ch.

9th Round
Sl st into loop, ch 6, d c in same space, * 1 d c, ch 3, 1 d c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join.

10th Round
Sl st into loop, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, * ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 4, 1 tr c, ch 4, 1 tr c in next loop, ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 4, 2 d c, ch 2, 2 d c (shell) in next loop, shell in next loop, repeat from * all around ending round with ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 4, 1 tr c, ch 4, 1 tr c in next loop, ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 4, shell in next loop, join.

11th Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, * ch 2, skip 2 loops, 10 tr c in next loop, ch 2, skip 2 loops, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending round to correspond, ch 1, join. All shells are worked in same manner for remainder of doily.

12th Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, * ch 2, 1 tr c in each of the next 10 tr c with ch 1 between each tr c, ch 2, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending round to correspond, ch 1, join.

13th Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, ** ch 2, s c between 1st 2 tr c, * ch 3, s c between next 2 tr c, repeat from * 7 times, ch 2, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, ch 1, join.

14th Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, ** ch 3, skip 1 loop, s c in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * 6 times, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 1, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, ch 1, join.

15th Round
Same as last round but having 1 loop less in each pineapple.

l6th Round
Same as 15th round but having ch 3 between the 2 shells in each section, ch 3, join.

17th Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, ** ch 3, s c in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 2, 1 tr c, ch 3, 1 tr c in next loop, ch 2, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, join.

18th Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, **ch 3, s c in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 3, shell in next shell, * ch 2, 1 tr c, ch 3, 1 tr c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 2, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, join.

19th Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, ** ch 3, s c in 1st loop of pineapple, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 2, * 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in next loop, repeat from * 6 times, ch 2, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, join.

20th Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, ** ch 3, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop of pineapple, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 3, skip 1 loop, shell in next shell, ch 3, skip 1 loop, cluster st in next loop (cluster st: 3 d c in same space keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and pull through all loops at one time), * ch 3, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * 5 times, ch 3,  shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, join.

21st Round
Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, ** ch 3, s c in remaining loop of pineapple, ch 3, shell in next shell, * ch 2, 1 tr c, ch 2, 1 tr c in next loop, repeat from * 7 times, ch 2, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, join.

22nd Round
 Sl st into shell, ch 3, 1 d c, ch 2, 2 d c in same space, ** shell in next shell, ch 2, skip 1 loop, * 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in next loop, repeat from * 14 times, ch 2, skip 1 loop, shell in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, join.

23rd Round
 Sl st into shell, ch 3, cluster st in same space, ** cluster st in next shell, ch 3, skip 1 loop, cluster st in next loop, * ch 3, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * 13 times, ch 3, skip 1 loop, cluster st in next shell, repeat from ** all around ending round to correspond, join.

24th Round
 Sl st into 2nd loop, ch 4, tr c in same space, * ch 2, 2 tr c in next loop, repeat from * 12 times, skip 2 loops, 2 tr c in next loop, repeat from 1st * all around in same manner skipping last 2 loops and joining in 4th st of ch.

25th Round--I didn't add this round
 ** Ch 4, skip 1 loop, * d c in next tr c, ch 4, sl st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, d c in next tr c, ch 3, repeat from * 10 times, d c in next tr c, ch 4, sl st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, d c in next tr c, ch 4, skip 1 loop, s c in center space between next 4 tr c at base of scallop, repeat from ** all around, join, cut thread.

I also used Aunt Lydia's #10 thread for my project which is a larger gauge than recommended.  That being said I also used a slightly large hook than recommended to accommodate the larger thread size.

Pink Pineapple Doily 1951
Finished Pink Pineapple Doily

I have not blocked out my Pink Pineapple Doily yet but that will be a post for another day.  Right now I have no spray starch on hand and I want to make sure this doily looks perfect before I set it out for display.

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14 comments:

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. It took a little bit of work but I am really happy with how it came out. I have already started in my next pineapple doily. It is bigger and it has more pineapples.

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  2. What is the diameter of this doily? Thanks, it is very beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for asking and stopping by. I completely forgot to add that to my description. In its un-starched form, the doily is about 13 inches in diameter. Just a reminder, i did not crochet the last row which is made of picots. This will add a little more length to the diameter if you choose to add the picots. Mine never seem to come out right and I really didn't want to mess with them when I sat down to starch and pin this doily.

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  3. Hello :) very beautiful doily! I am trying your pattern and making my very first doily but I am confused on what you mean by next loop. Do you mean in each space or do you mean only in the chain 2 space? For example I am on round 4 and my doily is wavy because I'm going into each space and I don't think I'm doing it right. Can you please help me?

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    1. Sorry I am so late to respond but yes, only the chain 2 spaces. This should help flatten things out.

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  4. simply beautiful! I love pineapples and love the color you used!

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    1. Thanks! I really wanted to go non-traditional in hopes it would stand out.

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  5. Beautiful doily. Love the color and the design. Thanks for sharing the pattern

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    1. Thank you so much. With all the great patterns in the public domain I do not believe I will ever become bored.

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  6. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pattern with us at Brag About It! I'll be sharing with my daughter who would love to make this for me :) Hope you have a wonderful week. Pinning and tweeting to share!

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    1. Thanks for hosting and thank you so much for sharing, it is always greatly appreciated!

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  7. How many balls of thread will be needed?

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    1. I used 1 Large Ball of Aunt Lydias crochet cotten [10] and had some left over. If using the smaller balls you may need 2 to 3. Hope this helps. If you would like the yardage plase let me know and I will look it up for you.

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