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2014BAMCAL - Sep 12" Main - Pineapple Dreams (2)
Pineapple Dreams Dishcloth by Julee Fort
Crochet
2014BAMCAL
9"
Hooks & yarn
4.0 mm (G)
378 yards = 1.2 skeins
Caron Simply Soft Solids
302 yards in stash
0.3 skeins = 94.5 yards (86.4 meters), 51 grams
None
Red
Herrschners in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
October 4, 2011
Caron Simply Soft Solids
396 yards in stash
0.1 skeins = 31.5 yards (28.8 meters), 17 grams
None
Blue
Herrschners in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
October 4, 2011
Caron Simply Soft Solids
2403 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 126.0 yards (115.2 meters), 68 grams
None
White
Herrschners in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
October 4, 2011
Caron Simply Soft Solids
267 yards in stash
0.3 skeins = 94.5 yards (86.4 meters), 51 grams
None
Yellow
Herrschners in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
October 4, 2011
Caron Simply Soft Solids
409 yards in stash
0.1 skeins = 31.5 yards (28.8 meters), 17 grams
None
Orange
Herrschners in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
October 4, 2011
Notes

These notes only apply if making the pineapples a different color from the background (as with the red/yellow square pictured).

Simply Soft yarn, sold as a worsted weight, is actually sport weight, so it makes a 9” square. Because of my modification to alternate colors, I had to adjust Rnds 12 and 13, and added Rnds 14-15 to get to 9”.

I don’t recommend working the pineapples in a separate color as I did (with the red and yellow square). The finished look is cool, but it causes the square to not allow the pineapples to spread out to really show their pattern. The reason: Carrying the yellow across under the red makes the red area double-thick so it alters the shape of the yellow pineapples. You can’t even it out by carrying red across the under the yellow because the pineapple chs can’t hide the red strand (you could however, do it by having the colors reversed). Even if you have separate balls for each piece: When you crochet around, picking up one color, dropping the other, and get back to the beginning, the dropped color is across on the other side, which means you have to pull the yarn strand across to pick it up, then crochet over it again to go back to pick up the next color, which also has to be pulled back across in order to pick it up again. Still, it’s kind of a neat look and if you want to give it a go, you need to be well versed in changing colors. It is not for the beginner!

Rnds 1-11: As per pattern; I carried the yellow yarn across under the red.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, {2 sc in next st (first time - 2 sc in same as sl st), sc in next 12 dc, 3 sc in next, sc in next 12, 2 sc in next, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp}, 4 times, sl st in first sc to join. (33 st per side, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, {2 sc in same as sl st, sc in next 8, hdc in next 3, dc in next 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next, dc in next 3, hdc in next 3, sc in next 8, 2 sc in next, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in ch-2 sp}, 4 times, sl st in first sc to join. (34 sts per side, 4 slst-ch2-slst, 4 ch-2 corner sps)

Rnd 14: White border- Ch 1, {sc in next 14 (1st time - sc in same as sl st, sc in next 13), hdc in next 3, (hdc, ch 2, hdc), hdc in next 3, sc in next 14, hdc in ch-1 sp}, 4 times, sl st in first sc to join. (37 sts per side, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 15: Peach border- {Dc in st before corner, (dc, ch 2, dc) corner, dc in next, hdc across to st before corner} around, sl st in first st to join. (39 sts per side, 4 ch-2 sps)

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September 16 2014
 
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  • Project created: September 1, 2014
  • Finished: September 17, 2014
  • Updated: August 1, 2016