Monday, April 23, 2007

Hairpin Lace Pineapple Square 735 Free Crochet Pattern

Motif measures 3 inches square and requires 23 yds of thread.

Materials: J & P Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Art. A.104, Size 50
or Clark’s Big Ball Mercerized Cotton, Art. B.34, Size 50. Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 12. Hairpin lace staple, ¼ inch wide


FIRST MOTIF: Make a strip of hairpin lace, having 84 loops on each side of staple. Break off. Now form center as follows: Keeping the twist in all loops, attach thread to first loop, sc in same loop, sc in next 20 loops, ch 7, sc in next 21 loops, ch 3, sI st in previous ch-7 loop, ch 3, (sc in next 21 loops, ch 3, sl st in joining of loops, ch 3) twice. Join with sl st to first sc made. Break off. Sew hairpin lace together at center. Now work around outer edge as follows:

1st Rnd: Keeping all loops straight, attach thread to 4th loop, sc in same loop, * (ch 3, sc in next loop) 14 times; make a sl st through next 6 loops, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with sl st through last 6 loops. Join to first sc.

2nd Rnd: Sl st in next 3 ch and in next sc, sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, * (ch 3, sc in next loop) 5 times; ch 9, (sc in next loop, ch 3) 5 times; sc in next loop, ch 9, skip next 2 loops, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

3rd Rnd: Sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, * (ch 3, sc in next loop) 4 times; ch 5, in next loop make 2 dc, ch 3 and 2 dc; ch 5, (sc in next loop, ch 3) 4 times; (sc in next loop, ch 5) twice; sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

4th Rnd: Sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, * (ch 3, sc in next loop) 3 times; 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, (sc in next loop, ch 3) 3 times; sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, sc in next sc, sc in next loop, ch 5, skip next sp, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

5th Rnd: Sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, * (ch 3, sc in next loop twice; ch 5, dc in next 4 dc, in next sp make 2 dc, ch 3 and 2 dc; dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, skip next sp, (sc in next loop, ch 3) twice; sc in next loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) twice; ch 5, skip next sp, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

6th Rnd: Sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, * ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, in next sp make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, skip next 3 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, skip next sp, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 5, skip next sp, in next sp make (2 sc, ch 3) 3 times and 2 sc (3 picots made); ch 5, skip next sp, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.


SECOND MOTIF: Work as for First Motif until 5 rnds have been completed. 6th Rnd: Sl st in next loop, sc in same loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, 2 dc in next sp, ch 3, sl st in any corner loop on First Motif, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp on Second Motif, ch 2, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 2, skip next 3 dc on Second Motif, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 2, skip next sp on Second Motif, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 5, skip next sp, in next sp make 2 sc, ch 3 and 2 sc; ch 1, sl st in center picot on First Motif, ch 1, make 2 sc, ch 3 and 2 sc in same sp on Second Motif, ch 5, skip next sp, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 2, sl st in corresponding loop on First Motif, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc on Second Motif, ch 2, sl st in next loop on First Motif, ch 2, 2 dc in next sp on Second Motif, ch 3, sl st in corner loop on First Motif, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp on Second Motif. Complete rnd as for First Motif (no more joinings).

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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