Exploded Pineapple Afghan by Doris Chan
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Exploded Pineapple Afghan

Crochet
June 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
Rnds 1-4= 6.5"
5.0 mm (H)
1250 yards (1143 m)
52" in diameter
US

In Colonial America, pineapples were so exotic, costly, and hard to get that they became a fashionable luxury. Later, as a decorative motif in wood carvings and needlework, they became a symbol of welcome and hospitality. In this design, the iconic crocheted pineapple assumes another aspect, one of breezy, exploded gauge, afghan style. It also makes a sweet lightweight shawl.

Finished Size 50” (127 cm) in diameter before blocking; 52” (132 cm) in diameter blocked

Yarn NaturallyCaron.com Spa (75% microfiber acrylic, 25% rayon from bamboo): #0010 stormy blue, 5 balls

Hook H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge Rnds 1–2 = 4” (10 cm) in diameter; Rnds 1–4 = 6.5” (16.5 cm) as crocheted before blocking.

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