Friday, April 27, 2007

Pineapple Square 740 Free Crochet Pattern


Materials-—J & P Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Art. A.104, Size 30; OR
Clark’s Big Ball Mercerized Crochet, Art. B.34, Size 30. Milwards Steel Crochet Hook, No. 10

Motif measures 4 ½ inches square and requires 60 yds of thread

FIRST MOTIF—Starting at center, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st Rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 5, 3 dc in ring) 7 times; ch 2, dc in top of ch-3.

2nd Rnd:
Ch 5, in loop just formed make dc, ch 3 and 2 dc (shell made); * ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, in next loop make 2 dc, ch 3 and 2 dc (another shell made). Repeat from * around. Join.

3rd Rnd: Sl st to next shell sp, sl st in sp, ch 3, in same sp make dc, ch 3 and 2 dc (shell made over shell); * (ch 5, sc in next sp) twice; ch 5, make a shell in sp of next shell. Repeat from * around. Join.

4th Rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 5, skip next sp, make 9 tr in next loop, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join.

5th Rnd:
Sl st to sp of next shell, ch 3, in same sp make dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) twice; * ch 5, (tr in next tr, ch 1) 8 times; tr in next tr, ch 5, in sp of next shell make (2 dc, ch 3) twice and 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

6th Rnd:
Shell in first sp, * ch 5, shell in next sp, ch 5, skip next sp, (sc in next sp, ch 3) 7 times; sc in next sp, ch 5, skip next sp, shell in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join.

7th Rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 3, 7 dc in next sp, ch 3, shell over shell, ch 5, skip next sp, 5 dc in next loop, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc, draw dropped loop through (pc st made); (ch 2, make pc st in next loop) 6 times; ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join.

8th Rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 3 times; in next dc make dc, ch 3 and dc; (ch 1, dc in next dc) 3 times; ch 3, shell over shell, ch 5, skip next sp, (pc st in next sp, ch 2) 5 times; pc st in next sp, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join.

9th Rnd
: * Shell over shell, ch 5, skip next sp, (pc st in next sp, ch 2) 3 times; in next sp make 2 dc, ch 3 and 2 dc; (ch 2, pc st in next sp) 3 times; ch 5, shell over shell, ch 5, skip next sp, (pc st in next sp, ch 2) 4 times; pc st in next sp, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join.

10th Rnd:
* Shell over shell, ch 5, skip next sp, pc st in next sp, ch 2, pc st in next sp, ch 5, dc in next 2 dc, in next sp make 2 dc, ch 3 and 2 dc; dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, skip next sp, pc st in next sp, ch 2, pc st in next sp, ch 5, shell over shell, ch 5, skip next sp, (pc st in next sp, ch 2) 3 times; pc st in next sp, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join.

11th Rnd:
* Shell over shell, ch 7, skip next sp, pc st in next sp, ch 7, dc in next 2 dc, ch 7, in next sp make (2 tr, ch 7) twice; skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 7, skip next sp, pc st in next sp, ch 7, shell over shell, ch 7, skip next sp, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make tr in each of next 3 ch-2 sps, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (joint tr cluster made), ch 7. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.



SECOND MOTIF—
Work as for First Motif until 10 rnds have been completed.

11th Rnd; Shell over shell, ch 7, skip next sp, pc st in next sp, ch 7, dc in next 2 dc, ch 7, 2 tr in next sp, ch 3, sl st in any corner loop on First Motif, ch 3, 2 tr in same sp on Second Motif, ch 3, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 3, skip 2 dc on Second Motif, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 3, skip next sp on Second Motif, pc st in next sp, ch 3, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 3, shell over shell on Second Motif, ch 3, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 3, skip next sp on Second Motif, make a joint tr cluster over next 3 sps. Complete rnd, joining next 4 loops and corner loop as before.

Make desired number of motifs, joining adjacent sides as Second Motif was joined to First Motif (where 4 corners meet, join 3rd and 4th corners to joining of previous 2 corners).

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