Tuesday, 7 June 2016

JUST A LOVELY PINEAPPLE COLLAR



JUST A LOVELY PINEAPPLE COLLAR

I was gifted one ball of this really lovely Alize Bodrum linen yarn that I’ve just been itching to try out… and this cute little collar seems to be an ideal pattern for it .J

As I work on this pattern, I’ve written down my notes that I share with you. https://in.pinterest.com/pin/470063279838579691/



Materials used : Today I’ve used the interesting Alize Bodrum crochet knitting cotton /linen yarn with a 3 mm crochet hook.

For Indians : You could use our Indian Anchor, Red rose or Shilpa knitting cotton.

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced.

Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
fdc : Foundation double crochet                                dc : Double crochet
ch(s) : chain(s                                                                ch-sp : chain space
sp(s) : space(s)                                                              rep : Repeat
hk : hook                                                                        yo : Yarn over
sk : Skip                                                                           lp(s) : Loop(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                           rep : repeat
trc 2-tog : Treble / triple 2-together 

Stitches used :  (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.

dc 2-tog : Double crochet 2-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times (3 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 2-tog made.

How to crochet the treble / triple 2-together (trc 2-tog)If you’ve worked a dc 2-tog, then this is a lot like that, just that you work it with a trc.
*yo two times, insert hk into st ; yo and pull up a lp ; [yo, draw through 2 lps] ; rep [to] once ; rep *to* once more ; yo and draw through all 3 lps on hk.  One trc 2-tog complete.

How to do a picot stitch A neat video link to refresh this procedure.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8 .  We will use the ch-3 picot for our project here today – which is (ch 3, sl-st into the 1st ch)


Instructions(Using U.S terminology)
So how are we working this yoke?
We start with a fsc chain and work our way down to the pineapple ; working one pineapple at a time.  Once we finish the whole row of pineapples, we come back to this fsc chain and work a small border around the neck section.

Our first fsc chain will be the part that goes around the top-most part of your yoke neckline.

Excited ? Let’s start.



Part 1 :

Start : with fsc in multiples of 16.

Row 1 : sc in the 1st fsc ; *ch 5, sk next 3 fsc, sc in the next fsc* ;
rep *to* till end. Turn.

In the following row, we’ll use a “V”-st which is (dc ; ch 2, dc) all in the same st or ch-sp.

Row 2 : 2 dc in the 1st sc ;
*ch 1, sc in the next ch-5 sp  ch 1, “V”-st in the next sc* ;
rep *to* till the last sc ; 2 dc in that last sc.  Turn.

Row 3 : sc in 1st dc ;
*ch 5, sk next 2 dc and sc, sc in the next ch-2 sp* ;
rep *to* till the last sc  ; sc in that last sc.  Turn. 

In the following row, we’ll use a Shell-st which is (2 dc ; ch 2, 2 dc) all in the same st or ch-sp.

Row 4 : dc in 1st sc ; Shell-st in the 1st ch-5 sp ;
*ch 3, sk next ch-5 sp , 9 dc in the next ch-5 sp ;
ch 3, sk next ch-5 sp, Shell-st in the next ch-5 sp* ;
rep *to* till end ; dc in the last sc.  Turn.

Row 5 : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ;
*ch 3, dc in the next dc ; (ch 1, dc in the next dc) ; rep (to) 8 times ;
ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st* ;
rep *to* till the end ; dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 6 : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ;
*ch 3, sk next dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp ; (ch 3, sk next dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp) ;
rep (to) 6 times ; ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st* ;
rep *to* till end ; dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 7 : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ;
*ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; (ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ;
rep (to) 5 times ; ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st* ;
rep *to* till end ; dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 8 : Increase row : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ;
*ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; (ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; rep (to) 4 times ; [ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st ; ch 2, 2 dc in the same Shell-st]* ; rep *to* till end ; dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 9 : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ;
*ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ;
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; rep (to) 3 times ;
[ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st ; Shell-st in the next ch-2 sp]* ;
rep *to* till end ; dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 10 : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ;
*ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; (ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ;
rep (to) 2 times ; [ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st ; ch 1, Shell-st in the next ch-2 sp]* ;
rep *to* till end ; dc in the last dc.  Turn.

From this row on, we will work one pineapple at a time, till the end.  We will then come back to this point and re-attach our yarn for the next and each pineapple till the end.

Row 11 : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ;
ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; (ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ;
rep (to) once ; [ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st].  Turn.

So just so we get a visual of what we’re going to do.
a)    We’re going to now work all the way to the tip of this pineapple and finish this off
b)    We will then come back to the Shell-st to the left of the one you’ve just finished off at as that’s the shell-st you’d use for the next pineapple.  So remember this third Shell-st from the end.

Row 12 : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ; ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ;
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; [ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st].  Turn.

Row 13 : dc in 1st dc ; Shell-st in the Shell-st ; sk both ch-3 sps and sc,
[ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st].  Turn.

Row 14 : dc in 1st dc ; 2 dc in the Shell-st ; 2 dc in the next Shell-st.  Turn.



And as you can see, we have finished one pineapple from the end.  So we will basically be completing each pineapple like this, one at a time.

Just so we can be sure of how to get going, I’ll write out instructions for re-attaching and working the next pineapple.

Re-attach your yarn at the next Shell-st (as we’re working the 2nd pineapple, this will be the third Shell-st from end)

Row 12A : Shell-st in the Shell-st ; ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp ;
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp) ; [ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st].  Turn.

Row 13A : Shell-st in the Shell-st ; sk both ch-3 sps and sc,
[ch 3, Shell-st in the next Shell-st].  Turn.

Row 14A : 2 dc in the Shell-st ; 2 dc in the next Shell-st.  Turn.

Complete all your pineapples by repeating Rows 12A – 14A, ensuring you re-attach your yarn at the right Shell-st each time.
Once done, you are at the other end of the row of finished pineapples.

We will now continue at the bottom of that fsc chain.

Border Row 1 : sc in the 1st fsc ; *ch 5, sk next 3 fsc, sc in the next fsc* ;
rep *to* till end. Turn.

In the following row, we’ll use a “V”-st again, which is (dc ; ch 2, dc) all in the same st or ch-sp.

Border Row 2 : 2 dc in the 1st sc ;
*ch 1, sc in the next ch-5 sp  ch 1, “V”-st in the next sc* ;
rep *to* till the last sc ; 2 dc in that last sc.  Turn.

Border Row 3 : sc in 1st dc ;
*ch 3, sk next 2 dc and sc, sc in the next ch-2 sp* ;
rep *to* till the last sc  ; sc in that last sc.  Turn. 

Border Row 4 : sc in 1st dc ;
*ch 3, sk next 2 dc and sc, sc in the next ch-2 sp* ;
rep *to* till the last sc  ; sc in that last sc.  Turn. 

We will now work all around the pineapple ends with a set of picots.

I’ve used the ch-3 picot, which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 1st ch from end).

Finishing :



We’re at the corner of our border now.  So let’s start with our decorative picots all around.  I am going to try and put this down in words, but basically, you could just go ahead and space your picots with ch-3 sps in between , evenly all around this end and the pineapples all around and be done too.

So starting at the end, work a picot in the corner ; (ch 1, picot ; ch 1, sc in the next ch-3 sp)  rep (to) till the end ;
<work picot ; ch 1, dc in the end of the next corner st> ; rep < to > till you reach the 1st Shell-st on the side ;
Starting at the end of that last Shell-st, work a picot at that corner ;
ch 3 and sc in the corner of the next Shell-st ;
*{ch 3, picot in the corner of the next Shell-st ; ch 3, sc in the corner of the next Shell-st}* ; continue {to} till you’re right at the top 2 dcs ;
[picot at the corner of the 2 dc ; ch 3, picot in the space between the 2 dc-sets on top ;
ch 3, picot in the corner of the 2 dc] ;
rep {to} the point where you’ve re-attached yarn* ;
rep *to* for each pineapple till end ; working all the way down to the side of the pineapple till the fsc chain ;
rep < to > once ; till you reach the place you’ve started.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

And can you believe how beautiful this collar is !

Final Finishing & Tidy - Up :
Our finishing here is just weaving in and tidying up of all those loose ends. Ensure you glue it all down, as the worst thing is to have a little bit of thread peeping through where its not supposed to be and ruining all your hard work!

And that’s done.. yet another project brilliantly executed ! J

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