Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pineapples

Confession needs to be made: I hate pineapple crochet stitch. It's Justin Bieber of crochet world. It's everywhere and it's annoying. Only a lazy crocheter didn't make a dress that appeared on a cover of Cosmopolitan magazine several years ago (or a true hater, I guess)))).

No doubt the stitch is beautiful, but its popularity turned it into a joke.
Another confession to make: I DID crochet a pineapple skirt designed by Doris Chan. And you won't believe how many complements I get every time I wear it!
And yet here I am declaring my hatred for the pineapple stitch. The heart wants what the heart wants...

A few months ago I happened to stumble upon a stitch called Antique Pineapple Stitch. "Another one of those,"-I thought, but clicked on the link provided. And it was nothing I expected to see. This 1900's crochet stitch has absolutely no resemblance of a familiar shape and looks more like a knit stitch rather then crochet. It is worked in the round (or break off at the end of each row as suggested by Manual) over 1 row repeat. I immediately grabbed my hook and the first yarn I could reach just to try the new technique.
The results are modeled by my friend Gunel:




For those of you who are interested I am posting the instructions:

Make a chain.
1st Row - Draw yarn through 4th stitch from hook, skip 1 chain, draw through next chain and draw through the 3 loops on hook; chain 1. * Draw loop through the same stitch as last loop, skip 1 chain, draw through next chain, draw through the 3 loops on hook; chain 1. Repeat from * to end of row. Break off.
2nd Row - Fasten yarn through chain of 1st row; chain 4. Draw loop through 1st space, through 2nd space, through the 3 loops on hook; chain 1. * Draw loop through space last used, through next space, through 3 loops on hook; chain 1. Repeat from * to end of row. Break off. Repeat 2nd row.
Source: Woolco Knitting & Crocheting Manual

Mine looks much fluffier because I used Lion Brand Baby Alpaca (Auburn).
Hook--6 (4mm)

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