Friday, February 28, 2014

Amber Pineapple Dress




Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all doing well. Lots of happenings here in mamma land! Lots of crocheting and designing and planning to bring you more patterns! We also started a testers group on Facebook. Of course there are some rules (must use correct hook/yarn weight/size, no sharing patterns before release, need to add project pics to Ravelry ect) but if this sounds like something you'd like to be involved in (and I mean actively please), please email me at myshellecole@gmail.com



Now onto today's beautiful dress! Pineapples! I am sure most crocheters at one point or another tackle these, for me it was when making a thread umbrella, and I have to say I just love how decorative they are! This pattern is probably not a great one for beginners, but certainly confident ones could tackle it (and if you are a beginner, I really do suggest printing it out, and then highlighting the stitches as you go, that way you wont loose count). It will fit a bub of 24 weeks gestation. Don't forget to add your images to Ravelry. It absolutely makes my day when I see all the wonderful pieces everyone has created.

You Will Need:
3.5mm hook
5.5mm hook
dk weight yarn
2-3 small buttons for closing.

Starting with a 3.5mm hook

1: ch24, dc in the 2nd st from hook, 2dc in the next st, *dc, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across (33)

2: ch2, turn, *dc in the 1st 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across (44) (last stitch worked in turning chain from previous row)

3: ch2, turn, *dc in the first 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat (55)

4: ch2, dc same and next 7, ch2, sk 12, dc 15, ch2, sk12, dc last 8 (35 including chains)

Swap to 5.5mm hook

5: ch1, turn, *sc in the first stitch, 2sc in the next stitch* repeat across (including in chains), sc in the turning chain. (52)

6: ch3, turn, dc in the first 5 stitches, *sk 1, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into the next stitch, sk1, dc into the next* repeat from ** 9 more times, sk 1, dc in the last 6 stitches

7: ch3, turn, dc in the first 7 stitches, *ch1, sk1, (dc2, ch2, dc2) in the next ch2 gap, ch1, sk2,dc into the next dc* repeat 9 times, dc in the last 4

8: c3, turn, dc in the first 5 stitches, *ch2, sk2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the next ch2 gap, ch2, sk2, dc into the next dc, ch2, sk2, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into the next ch2 gap, ch2, sk2, dc into the next dc* Repeat 4 times, dc in the last 6 stitches

9: ch3, turn, dc in the first 7 stitches, *ch1, sk2, dc 9 times in the next ch3 gap, ch1, sk2, dc in the next dc, ch1, sk2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the next ch2 gap, ch1, sk2, dc into the next dc* Repeat 4 times, dc in the last 4 stitches.

10: ch3, turn, dc in the first 5 stitches, *ch1, sk2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the next ch2 gap, ch1, sk2, dc in the next st, ch2, dc2tg, dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tg, ch2, dc in the next st* Repeat 4 times, dc in the last 6 stitches.

11: ch3, turn, dc in the first 7 stitches, *ch3, dc2tg, dc in the next 3 stitches, dc2tg, ch3, dc in the next st, ch1, sk2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the next ch2 gap, ch1, sk2, dc in the next st* Repeat 4 times, dc in the last 4 stitches.

12: ch3, turn, dc in the first 5 stitches, *ch2, sk2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the next ch2 gap, ch2, dc in the next ch1 gap, ch2, dc in the next ch3 space, ch2, dc2tg, dc, dc2tg, ch2, dc in the next ch3 gap, ch2, dc in the next ch1 gap* Repeat 3 times, ch2, sk2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the next ch2 gap, ch2, dc in the next ch1 gap, ch2, dc in the next ch3 space, ch2, dc2tg, dc, dc2tg, ch2, dc in the next ch3 gap,ch2, dc in the last 7 stitches.

13: ch3, turn, dc in the first 7 stitches, *ch2, dc in first ch gap, ch2, dc in next ch gap, ch2, dc3tg, {ch2, dc in next ch gap, repeat x 4}* Repeat 4 times, ch2, dc in last 5 stitches.

14: ch3, turn, dc in the first 5 stitches, *ch2, dc in next ch gap* repeat across, ch2, dc in the last 7 stitches.

15: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch and chain across.

16: ch1, turn, *sc, sc, ch3, sc into the 3rd ch from hook, repeat across, sc in the last stitch.

End off and weave in all loose tails.

3 comments:

  1. Hi, i have just finished making the pineapples dress, think i got myself abit confused half way through, but it turned out quite good. I have made a few of you patterns now for my local hospital's preemie ward here in the UK. I think your patterns are absolutely beautiful. Cant wait to make some more. Thank you.

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  2. I love it, thank you, my aunt will be so happy with her doll.

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  3. I love this pattern, though every attempt I make I get confused at the making of the pineapple stages, my pineapples end up looking more like strawberries some how, and other times they just look like a cluster of stitches, do you have any advice? Maybe if it isn't to much trouble you could do a more detailed tutorial or maybe even a video tutorial on this dress.

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