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Friday, May 08, 2015

May Baskets and Pineapples; A Free Crochet Pattern for You

Several years ago I designed a set of doilies for Annie's Attic called 'Vintage Floral Doilies.' The publishing rights have now reverted back to me, and I am now happy to make these patterns available to you for free. I will be adding the other doilies in the set though the coming months, so please check back for the others. 
These are my original patterns, so they are written differently from the ones AA published, but they are the same designs.
Today, I have the second pattern in the set for you, May Baskets and Pineapples. I hope you will enjoy it!

 May Baskets and Pineapples Doily
by Elizabeth Ann White
for BellaCrochet
Skill Level: Advanced; for experienced crocheters
Size: About 17” across.
Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Thread:
  200 yards White

  100 yards Brown
  75 yards Green
  50 yards each Pink and Rose
Fabric Glue
Heavy starch
Size 7 (1.65 mm) Steel hook
Special Stitches
For beginning small shell (beg sm shell) : ( ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch sp indicated
For small shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch sp indicated
For beginning large (beg large shell) : (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp indicated
For large shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp indicated
For double shell:  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp indicated
For 3-dc cluster: Holding back last lp of each st on hook, 3 dc in ch sp indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
For 2-dc cluster: Holding back last lp of each st on hook, 2 dc in ch sp indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook.

Doily
Rnd 1: With rose, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) 6 times, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: For petals, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch sp around, join.
Rnd 3: Working behind petals, ch 3, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 3) around, join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 4: (Sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch sp around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Working behind petals, ch 4, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 6: (Sc, ch 1, 3 dc, tr, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 7: Join green with sc in tr of first petal of last rnd, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 2 times, *sc in tr of next petal, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 2 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 8: (Sl st, beginning small shell) (see Special Stitches)  in first ch sp, ch 2, *small shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch sp, ch 2; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (12 sm shells made)
Rnd 9: Join white with sl st in ch sp of first sm shell, beg sm shell in same sp as joining, ch 3,  skip next ch-2 sp, *sm  shell in ch sp of  next sm shell, ch 3, skip next ch-2 sp; repeat from *  around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 10: Sl st across to ch sp of first sm shell, (sl st, beg sm shell) in ch sp of first sm shell, ch 4, skip next ch-3 sp, *sm shell in ch sp of next sm shell, ch 4, skip next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join.
Rnd 11: Sl st across to ch sp of first sm shell, (sl st, beg large shell-see Special Stitches) in  ch sp of first sm shell, ch 5, skip next ch-4 sp, *lrg shell in ch sp of next sm shell, ch 5, skip next ch-4 sp; repeat from *  around, join.
Rnd 12:  Sl st across to ch sp of first lrg shell, (sl st, beg lrg shell) in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 6, skip next ch-5 sp, *lrg shell in ch sp of next lrg shell, ch 6, skip next ch-5 sp; repeat from *  around, join.
Rnd 13: Sl st across to ch sp of first lrg shell, (sl st, beg lrg shell) in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 7, skip next ch-6 sp, *lrg shell in ch sp of next lrg shell, ch 7, skip next ch-6 sp; repeat from *  around, join.
Rnd 14: Sl st across to ch sp of first lrg shell,  (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in  ch sp of first lrg shell (counts as first double shell), ch 7, skip next ch-7 sp, *double shell (see Special Stitches)  in  ch sp of next lrg shell, ch 7, skip next ch-7 sp; repeat from *  around, join.
Row 15: Now working in rows, for First Pineapple, ch 4, lrg shell in first ch-2 sp of first double shell, ch 3, lrg shell in next ch-2  sp on same double shell, skip next 2 dc, tr in last dc of same double shell; leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.
Row 16: Ch 4, lrg shell in  ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, 9 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, lrg shell in  ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 17: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 18: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 8 times, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 19: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 7 times, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 20: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 6 times, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 21: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 5 times, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 22: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn
Row 23: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 24: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 25: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 26: Ch 4, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, skip next 2 ch-3 sps, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, tr in last st, turn.
Row 27: Ch 4, 3 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in ch sp of each of 2 lrg shells, ch 4, sl st in last st. Fasten off.
Row 15: For Next Pineapple, working in remaining unworked stitches of Rnd 14, skip next ch-7 sp, skip next double shell, skip next ch-7 sp, join with sl st in first dc of next double shell, ch 4, lrg shell in first ch-2 sp of same double shell, ch 3, lrg shell in next ch-2 sp on same double shell, skip next 2 dc, tr in last dc of same double shell; leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.
Rows 16-27: Repeat Rows 16-27 of First Pineapple.
Repeat Next Pineapple 4 more times for a total of 6 Pineapples.

Edging
Join green with sc in end of Row 15 on first Pineapple, *(ch 4, sc in end of next row)  12 times, ch 4, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 7, sc, ch 5, sc) in sp between clusters of Row 27; working down remaining side of Pineapple,  ch 4, sc in end of  Row 27,  (ch 4, sc in end of next row) 13 times, (ch 4, sc in next ch sp on Rnd 14) 4 times, ch 4*, sc in end of first row of Next Pineapple; repeat from * 4 more times, repeat between **,  join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Basket (make 6)
Note: To work into spaces of Foundation, insert hook between the ch-3 and the dc of each space
Row 1: For Foundation, with brown, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 5 times (5 Foundation sps made); working in ch sps on one side of Foundation (see Note), ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch sp across, dc in first ch of first ch-3 of Foundation, turn.
Rows 2 & 3: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch-2 sp across, dc in last dc, turn.
Rows 4 & 5: Ch 3, sm shell in each ch-2 sp across, dc in last st, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of each sm shell across, dc in last st, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of each lrg shell across, dc in last st, turn, do not fasten off.
For Handle, (ch 4, 2 dc cluster –see Special Stitches- in 4th ch from hook) 20 times, sl st in first st of Row 7. Fasten off.
For Base of Basket, working in sps on opposite side of Foundation, join brown with sl st in first ch sp, beg sm shell in same sp as joining, sm shell in each ch sp across. Fasten off.

Posies (make 15 pink, 15 rose)
Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in 3rd ch from hook (first petal made) (ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st) 4 times in same ch first petal was worked in. Fasten off.

Leaves (make 18)
With green, ch 4, 2 dc cluster in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same ch first 2-dc cluster was worked in, ch 9, 2 dc cluster in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same ch last 2-dc cluster was worked in. Fasten off.

Finishing
1: Place Doily, Baskets, Posies and Leaves on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape and allow to dry.
2: Glue 5  Posies and 3 Leaves to each Basket as shown in photo.

3: Glue Baskets to Doily between Pineapples as shown in photo.


Special thanks go to E. J. Miller, Jolene Ortiz, Debbie Peters, Karen Misiunas and Jewel Fernley for testing this pattern.

Copyright BellaCrochet 2011. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it on any website. DO NOT make videos or tutorials of it for distribution on YouTube or any other site.  You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!) 
This pattern has been tested for accuracy and clarity, and I can offer no additional information, photos or help with it.

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4 comments:

Rosina Smith said...

Sooooo beautiful! I want to stop all the other projects I have in the works and make this one right now! Thank you, Ann, for your amazing generosity!!!

Thread N Stitches said...

Thank you Ann for the beautiful basket doily pattern. I shared the link with my group.

Marilyn Stevens said...

I made this doily several years ago & a little tip ... instead of the crocheted flowers I used pink & lavender small silk flowers ! ! Either way it is a show stopper ! !
Marilyn

Ann White said...

Thank y'all! I hope you will enjoy the pattern!