Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wrought Iron Pineapple Wallhangings


The original pattern for this was in the ICD Blog and was written in short-hand.  I've come to realize that for a beginner or someone who isn't familiar with pineapples that the original pattern might not make a whole lot of sense.  So, I'm going to re-write it the long way so that it'll be easier to follow.

I have these hanging up near the table.  If you make them in cotton yarn you can use them for trivits.  Personally, I think they're a little holey for anything that's too hot.  I made mine in Red Heart Super Saver.  You'll need to use a hook that's a little small for the yarn to make them stiff enough to keep their shape while hanging.  For the large pineapple I used 2 strands and a J hook.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver in your color of choice
F, G, H or J hooks depending on the size you want them to be.
 - The smaller the hook the more it'll keep it's shape while hanging.
 - I would only use the H hook if you're not going to hang it.

Gauge:
F - 9 1/2 inches
G - 10 inches
H - 11 inches
2 strands - 15 inches

Special Stitches
shell - (2dc, ch2, 2dc)
beg shell - (ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch-2 sp
shell in shell -(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2-sp of shell from previous row
picot - ch3, slst in top of cluster


Instructions:

ch 5, slst in 1st ch to form loop

Round 1 - working in loop ch3 (counts as 1st dc now and throughout), dc, ch2, (2dc, ch2) 4 times, 2dc, ch5, (2dc, ch2) 3 times, slst into top of ch3 to join. do not turn

 - Now you'll begin working back and forth in Rows

Row 2 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, ch2, shell in next ch2- sp, turn

Row 3 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, (dc, ch6, dc) in next ch-2 sp, shell in shell, turn

Row 4 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, 12 dc in ch-6 sp, shell in shell, turn

Row 5 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, ch1, sk last 2 dcs of previous shell,  (dc, ch1) in next 12 dcs, shell in shell, turn

Row 6 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, ch1, sk next ch-1 sp,  sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch3, sc in ch-1 sp) 10 times, ch1, shell in shell, turn (10 ch-3 sps)

Row 7 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, ch2, sc in ch-3 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch-3 sp) across, ch2, shell in shell, turn (9 ch-3 sps)

- from this point on you will decrease one ch-3 sp in each row

Row 8 - repeat Row 7 (8 ch-3 sps)

Row 9 - repeat Row 7 (7 ch-3 sps)

Row 10 - repeat Row 7 (6 ch-3 sps)

Row 11 - repeat Row 7 (5 ch-3 sps)

Row 12 - repeat Row 7 (4 ch-3 sps)

Row 13 - repeat Row 7 (3 ch-3 sps)

Row 14 - repeat Row 7 (2 ch-3 sps)

Row 15 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, ch2, sc in ch-3 sp,ch3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch2, shell in shell, turn (1 ch-3 sp)

Row 16 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, ch2, sc in ch-3 sp, ch2, shell in shell, turn

Row 17 - slst into ch-2 sp, beg shell, shell in next shell

Row 18 - slst into sh-2 sp, work 4dccl as follows:  *yo, insert hook in ch-2 sp, yo and draw through, yo and draw thru 2 loops leaving loop on hook*, repeat from * to * 3 times in next ch-2 sp, yo and draw thru all 5 loops on hook, picot, tie off and weave in ends.

At this point the pineapple will still be a little wavy.  Give it a few good tugs to line the stitches up or toss it in the wash.

2 comments:

littleorphanskein said...

Love the pineapples! Glad to see you're back and blogging again. Hopefully that means you have your crochet mojo back and are enjoying your hook and yarn. :)

Michele said...

Hey girl! It's coming back - slow but sure. Hopefully, it'll cool off soon and I'll get back into my afghans again.