Pineapple Topper LC1201

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Topper measures approximately 55" in diameter.

J. & P. COATS "Luster Sheen", Art. A95: 14 Balls of No. 1 White.

Steel Crochet Hook: U.S. Size 1 [2.35 mm].

GAUGE: Rnds 1 and 2 = 2 ⅛" across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Ch 8; join with a sl st to form a ring. Rnd 1: Ch 3, 21 dc in ring; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Rnd 2: Ch 6, [tr in next dc, ch 2] 21 times; join to 4th ch of ch-6. Rnd 3: Ch 7, [tr in next tr, ch 3] 21 times; join to 4th ch of ch-7. Rnd 4: Ch 8, [tr in next tr, ch 4] 21 times; join to 4th ch of ch-8. Rnd 5: Ch 9, [tr in next tr, ch 5] 21 times; join to 4th ch of ch-9. Rnd 6: Sl st in next ch, ch 4, tr in next 4 ch, ch 1, [skip next tr, tr in next 5 ch, ch 1]21 times; join to top of ch-4.

Rnd 7: Ch 4, tr in next 4 tr, ch 2, * skip next sp, tr in next 5 tr, ch 2; rep from * around; join to top of ch-4. Rnds 8-10: Work as for Rnd 7 EXCEPT make 3 ch between tr-groups on Rnd 8, 4 ch on Rnd 9 and 5 ch on Rnd 10. Rnd 11: Ch 4, tr in next 4 tr, * ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 lp, ch 3 **, tr in next 5 tr; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 12: Sl st in next tr, ch 4, tr in next 2 tr, * ch 6, sc in next sc **, ch 6, skip next tr, tr in next 3 tr; rep from * around, end at **; ch 4, hdc in top of ch-4 to join and form last lp. Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in top of hdc, * ch 9, sc in 2nd ch of next lp **, ch 9, sc in 5th ch of next lp; rep from * around, end at **; ch 5, dtr in first sc to join and form last lp. Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in top of dtr, * ch 9, sc in 5th ch of next lp; rep from * around; ch 5, dtr in first sc to join and form last lp. Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in top of dtr, [ch 9, sc in 5th ch of next lp] twice, * ch 10, sc in 5th ch of next lp **, [ch 9, sc in 5th ch of next lp] 3 times; rep from * around, end at **; ch 9; join to first sc.

Rnd 16: Sl st in first 4 ch, ch 4, (tr, ch 3, tr) all in next ch, tr in next ch, * ch 4, sc in 5th ch of next lp, ch 1, [tr, ch 1] 9 times all in next ch-10 lp, sc in 5th ch of next lp, ch 4 **, skip first 3 ch of next lp, tr in next ch, (tr, ch 3, tr) all in next ch, tr in next ch; rep from * around, end at **; join to top of ch-4. Rnd 17: Sl st in next tr, (sl st, ch 4, tr, ch 3, 2 tr) all in next ch-3 sp - starting shell made; * ch 8, skip next ch-4 sp and following ch-1 sp; [holding back last lp on hook, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, yo and through all 4 lps on hook - cluster (cl) made; ch 1] 7 times, cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 8 **, skip next ch-1 sp and following ch-4 sp; (2 tr, ch 3, 2 try all in next ch-3 sp - shell made; rep from * around, end at **; join to top of ch-4. Rnd 18: Starting shell, * ch 8, [cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 2] 6 times, cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 8 **; shell in sp of next shell - shell over shell made; rep from * around, end at **; join. Rnd 19: Starting shell, * ch 8, [cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] 5 times, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 8 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 20: Starting shell, (ch 3, 2 tr) all in same sp as starting shell, * ch 8, [cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] 4 times, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 8 **, (shell, ch 3, 2 tr) all in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, end at **; join. Rnd 21: Starting shell, * ch 5, shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 8, [cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 3] 3 times, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 8 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join. Rnd 22: Starting shell, * ch 7, sc in 3rd ch of next lp, ch 7, shell over shell, ch 8, [cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] twice, cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 8 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join. Rnd 23: Starting shell, * ch 7, [sc in 4th ch of next lp, ch 7] twice, shell over shell, ch 8, cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 8 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join. Rnd 24: Starting shell, * ch 7, sc in 4th ch of next lp, [ch 9, sc in 4th ch of next lp] twice, ch 7, shell over shell, ch 8, cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 8 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 25: Sl st in next tr and in following ch, sc in next ch, * ch 9, [sc in center ch of next lp, ch 9] 4 times, sc in center ch of next shell sp, ch 9, sc in 5th ch of next ch-8 lp, ch 9, sc in 4th ch of next ch-8 lp, ch 9 **, sc in center ch of next shell sp; rep from * around, end at **; join to first sc. Rnd 26: Sl st in first 4 ch, sc in next ch, * ch 9, sc in 5th ch of next lp; rep from * around, end with ch 4, dtr in first sc to join and form last lp. Rnds 27 and 28: Rep Rnds 15 and 16. Rnds 29-32: Work as for Rnds 17-20 EXCEPT make ch 7 instead of ch 8.

Rnd 33: Starting shell, * ch 5, shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, [cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] 3 times, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 7 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join. Rnd 34: Starting shell, * ch 7, sc in 3rd ch of next lp, ch 7, shell over shell, ch 7, [cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] twice, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 7 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join. Rnd 35: Starting shell, * ch 7, [sc in 4th ch of next lp, ch 7] twice, shell over shell, ch 7, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 7 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join. Rnd 36: Starting shell, * ch 7, sc in 4th ch of next lp, [ch 9, sc in 4th ch of next lp] twice, ch 7, shell over shell, ch 7, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 7 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Rnd 37: Sl st in next tr and in following ch, sc in next ch, * ch 9, [sc in center ch of next lp, ch 9] 4 times, sc in center ch of next shell sp, [ch 9, sc in center ch of next lp] twice **, ch 9, sc in center ch of next shell sp; rep from * around, end at **; dtr in first sc to join and form last lp. Rnd 38: Ch 1, sc in top of dtr, * ch 11, sc in 5th ch of next lp; rep from * around; ch 5, tr tr in first sc to join and form last lp. Rnd 39: Ch 1, sc in top of tr tr, ch 11, * sc in 6th ch of next lp, ch 11; rep from * around; join to first sc.

Border-Rnd 40: Sl st in next 4 ch, ch 4, tr in each of next 4 ch, ch 1, * skip first 3 ch of next lp, tr in each of next 5 ch, ch 1; rep from * around; join to top of ch-4. Rnd 41: Rep Rnd 7. Rnds 42-44: Work as for Rnd 7 EXCEPT make 3 ch between tr-groups on Rnd 42, 4 ch on Rnd 43, 5 ch on Rnd 44. Rnd 45: Rep Rnd 11. Rnd 46: Sl st in next tr, (sl st, ch 1, sc) all in next tr, * ch 10, skip next 2 sps and following tr, tr in next 3 tr, ch 10 **, skip next 2 sps and following 2 tr, sc in next tr; rep from * around, end at **; join to first sc. Rnd 47: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * ch 3, sl st in top of sc just made, ch 12, skip next tr, sc in next tr, ch 3, sl st in top of sc just made, ch 12 **, sc in next sc; rep from * around, end at **; join to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Do not press.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning); ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dtr = double treble crochet; hdc = half double crochet; lp = loop; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; sp = space; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; tr tr = triple treble crochet; yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.