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alexandraf
« on: February 13, 2008 09:11:47 AM »

I absolutely love fussy projects like doilies and the like that take a zillion years to finish. But, I'm also the kind of person that wouldn't have doilies on every surface in my home. So I was trying to concoct a way to use them in a contemporary sense (and I definitely bought Amazing Lace, but it hasn't arrived yet!) so I went to Michael's to look through their doily pattern books.

And behold, there was this pattern for teensy pineapple earrings staring me in the face! I thought, hey! I can totally do this. But I didn't want to spend $20 on the book for just the one pattern, so I just bought a set of teeny hooks and came home to experiment.

I went through an embroidery phase a few years back that didn't go so well, so I have oodles of floss lurking in my house. I grabbed the pink just to experiment with, and spent hours trying to emulate the earrings I had seen. I think I did a pretty decent job!



The work is a little untidy, but I think with some practice I will be able to make some neater stitches!

An action shot:


Annnnnd a shot to show the relative size:


Crocheted with 1 strand of embroidery floss (unwound to just use 1 ply) and a size 10 crochet hook.

Thanks for looking! Cheesy

****Pattern****

This is the first time I've ever written down a pattern, so bear with me on this one! If anybody makes this and notices some errors, let me know  Grin

Materials:

size 10 steel crochet hook
embroidery floss *it usually comes in 6ply strands... I unwound mine down to use just 1 ply, but you can experiment and see what you come up with! this hook is far too small to handle more than 1 or 2, so if you want to use the whole 6ply you should try a larger hook*

Abbreviations (pretty standard, but figured I might as well include them:
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
sk- skip

Foundation: Ch 6, sl st in first ch to join.

Row 1: (Ch 3 [counts as first dc], dc 3, ch 2, dc 4) in ring. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 [counts as first dc], (dc 1, ch 2, dc 2) in first dc, ch3, sk next 3 dc and (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next 3 dc and (2 dc, ch 2, dc 2) in last dc. Turn.

Row 3: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 sp, ch 3, (sk next 2 dc, ch 3 sp, & 2 dc), dc 8 in center ch-2 sp, ch 3 (sk next 2 dc, ch 3 sp, and 2 dc), (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 4: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next st, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next st, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next st, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next st, sc in last dc. Ch 2, sk next 2 dc, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 5: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 sp, ch2, sk next 2 dc, sc in last ch of ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop) 4 times, ch 3, sc in first ch of ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp & 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 6:  Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc & ch-2 sp, sc in first ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop) 4 times, ch 3, sk next ch 2 sp & 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 7: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk next 2 dc & ch-3 sp, sc in first ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop) 3 times, ch 4, sk next ch 3 sp & 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 8: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk next 2 dc & ch-4 sp, sc in first ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop) twice, ch 4, sk next ch 4 sp & 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 9: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk next 2 dc & ch-4 sp, sc in first ch-3 loop, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 4, sk next ch 4 sp & 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 10: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk next 2 dc & ch-4 sp, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-3 loop, ch 2, sk next ch-4 cp & 2 dc, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 11: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 sp, ch 2, (sk next 2dc, ch-2 sp, & 2 dc), sc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, (sk next 2 dc, ch-2 sp, & 2 dc), (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in lasts ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 12: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk next (2 dc ch-2 sp, sc, ch-2 sp, & 2dc), sl st in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc 2, hdc, sc) in final ch-2 sp. Fasten off.

Repeat for second earring! Lightly starch, attach to earring hooks, And voila! Dangly pineapples.

If anyone makes these, I'd love to see them Cheesy
« Last Edit: February 14, 2008 11:32:33 PM by alexandraf » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008 09:12:22 AM »

cute! i love the bright colors.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008 09:17:55 AM »

It's very delicate and pretty. Well done!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008 09:19:36 AM »

These earrings are beautiful. I wish I could make earrings that look this great!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008 09:19:55 AM »

Those are beautiful! I think they'd also look good as a few smaller ones grouped together as a dangly earring. Nice job!
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008 09:21:49 AM »

i love these... very pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008 09:25:06 AM »

These are cool! Looks really stylish.
I hope you don't mind if I try something like that in beige?  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008 10:04:48 AM »

beautiful . i  have mountains of floss - some of it inherited from as far back as great grandma ( who was 99 in 1979 - when i was still a whippersnapper-but already enjoying embroidery  and crochet) it would be lovely to try something like this in the antique yarns ......
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008 10:13:10 AM »

I lurve these!
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2008 10:45:29 AM »

oh wow!
i think my fingers are to fat to crochet something awesome and delicate like that  Cheesy
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