Pineapple Curtain


Size: 28 by 52 inches

Materials: Lily Glo- Tone, cream (7 balls); steel crochet hook, size #7 (or whatever size needed for gauge); extra heavy starch; cardboard fabric cutting board; rustproof pins.

Gauge: 3 blocks = 1 inch, 3 rows = 1 inch.

Note: To make the length or width of the curtain larger or smaller, increase or decrease the number of spaces in multiples of seven so the edging matches the change. Instructions:

Row 1: ch 241; dc in 9th ch from hk; *ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch; rpt from * across row; ch 5, turn. (Note: ch 5 counts as 1st dc, ch 2 in next row) (80 spaces) Rows 2 – 30: dc in next dc; *ch 2, dc in next dc; rpt from * across row; ch 5, turn. Rows 31 – 153: Refer to charted graph; (ch 5, turn at end of each row.) See page 12. Row 154: *dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc; rpt from * across row; ch 1, turn.

Diamond Pattern: For detail of diamond pattern inside pineapple, see Figure 3. Row 1: dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc. Row 2: dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc; ch 9, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc. Row 3: dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc; (ch 5, sc in ctr of ch 9 sp, ch 5); sk 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc. Row 4: dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc; (ch 6, sc in ch 5 sp, sc in sc, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 6); sk 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc. Row 5: sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in ch 6 sp; (ch 6, sc in 2nd sc, ch 6); 3 dc in ch 6 sp, dc in next dc. Row 6: sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (3 dc in ch 6 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch 6 sp), dc in next dc. Row 7: dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc.

Edging: See Figure 4 for detail of top and side edging. Row 1: turn work a 1/4 turn; work 3 sc in each dc on sides, 3 sc in each corner st, and 1 sc in each st along bottom and top; join in 1st sc. See Figure 4 for close up of edging. Row 2: ch 5, leaving last Ip on hk, work 2 dtr in joining st, YO, draw through all Ips on hk (beg 3 dtr cl made); *sk 6 sc, in next sc work a 3 dtr cl, (3 dtrcl = leaving last Ip on h’k, work 3 dtr in same sc, YO, draw through all Ips on hk.) ch 9, 3 dtr cl in next sc; rpt from * around both sides and bottom; along top only work 1 hdc in each sc; ch 1, turn. Row 3: work 11 sc in each ch 9 sp around sides and bottom; at top, work 1 hdc in each hdc across row; join to 1 st sc; fasten off. Weave in ends.

To Stiffen: Saturate with starch and squeeze out excess. Pin to cutting board and allow to dry.

part-3-and-4jpg pineapple-curtain

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