Pineapples for Molly

Materials
Patons Grace (sport/DK weight, 100% mercerized cotton, approx. 50 g/1.75 oz, 125 m/136 yds). Color Taupe. Approximately ½ ball used for pattern.
G (4.5 mm) hook
Tapestry needle
Finished Size
Designed to fit an 18” doll, such as Molly, an American Girl, pictured.
This pattern is based upon the pineapple lace stitch, as it appears in Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Crochet (2002, Leisure Arts).

Abbreviations

ch(s) chain(s)
sk skip
sp space
sc single crochet
dc double crochet

Pattern
Ch. 45.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 7 dc into 3rd chain from hook, ch 5, skip next 7 chs, sc, (skip next ch, ch 3, sc in next ch) 3 times, ch 5, skip next 7 chs, 8 dc in next ch, skip next 7 chs, sc, (skip next ch, ch 3, sc in next ch) 3 times, ch 5, skip next 7 chs, 7 dc in last chain. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, skip first dc, sc in next dc, (ch 3, sc in dc) 4 times, skip (dc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, and dc), ch 5, (sc in dc, ch 3) 5 times, sc in dc, skip (dc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, and dc), ch 5, (sc in dc, ch 3) 4 times, sc in dc, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc over ch-3, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc over ch-3, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 4, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, in next ch-3 sp (sc, ch 3, sc; sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, , sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, in next ch-3 sp (sc, ch 3, sc; sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3), sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 4, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc) ch 5, 8 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice, sc in ch-3 sp, , sk (sc, ch-5, sc) ch 5, 8 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3), sc in ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 4, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, dc), ch 5, (sc in dc, ch 3) 5 times, sc in dc, sk (dc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 5, , sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, dc), ch 5, (sc in dc, ch 3) 5 times, sc in dc, sk (dc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 4, sc in ch-2 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, sc over ch-3, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, in next ch-3 sp (sc, ch 3, sc), sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, sc over ch-3, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, in next sp (sc, ch 2, dc). Turn.
Row 8: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 7 dc in ch-2 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc, ch 3) 3 times, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, work 8 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, (sc, ch 3) 3 times, sc in ch-3 sp, sk (sc, ch-5, sc), ch 5, work 7 dc in ch-2 sp. Turn.
Rows 9 – 15: Repeat Rows 2 – 8
Row 16: Repeat Rows 2 – 6, Do Not Fasten Off

You will have a rectangle. Slip stitch the edges together at your ending side for approximately 1 ½”. Fasten off and repeat for the other side. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Edging: Join with sl st into inside edge of shrug.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the neck/body of shrug. Join with sl st to first sc, Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Turn.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

2 thoughts on “Pineapples for Molly

  1. Linda Wernette January 18, 2013 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Have you had any corrections to this pattern? Linda

    • Tiffany January 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm Reply

      I haven’t, but I haven’t made it in years either. I will work on the pattern again this weekend to see if I can’t figure out the mistake.

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