Peasant Style Pineapple Lace Top by Cara Louise Reitbauer
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Peasant Style Pineapple Lace Top

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
800 - 850 yards (732 - 777 m)
XS – 28 to 30 inch bust; S/M – 32 to 38 inch bust; L/XL – 40 to 46 inch bust
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This Design was featured in the Design Wars Challenge the week of Monday, May 11, 2015 and won!

I have been a thread crocheter almost since learning how to crochet some 40 years ago or so. I just love everything about thread. But occasionally I do wander away from thread, but not very far!

I’ve tried crocheting with bulky yarn and it felt just like trying to crochet rope to me! But a fingering/sock weight yarn like Red Heart’s Heart & Sole is just perfect for me to step out of my usual box, even if only a little bit.

I did keep to a very traditional thread crochet motif though, the Pineapple. There is something about this series of stitches that is just timeless and elegant. And they aren’t hard to do at all- just a bit of careful counting is required. The majority of this design is single crochet and chain stitches, with a handful of double and triple crochets here and there. You CAN crochet it- honest!

When I work with tightly twisted cotton crochet thread, stitches are ultra crisp. Working with this yarn is very different. It is nicely soft, and a little bit fuzzy, so the individual stitch definition is lost, but I LOVE the end result here. That little bit of fuzziness just adds to the romantic and vintage look of this item.