Pineapple SuncatcherDesigned By Julie A. Bolduc
This dainty suncatcher can also be used as an ornament if you use a smaller size thread. Or it can be used as a mini doily. Each point is made separately so be prepared to weave several ends in.
Small amount size 10 crochet cotton in white. Southmaid was used in the example.
Size 8steel crochet hook
Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
Mixture of 1 part white glue to 1 part water for stiffener. Or you can use a commercially prepared fabric stiffener.
Hanging Thread. Nylon line is recommended.
Yarn Thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 10 sc=1"
Finished Size: 6" diameter
Skill Level: Intermediate
RND 1: Ch36. Being Careful not to twist chain, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch5. *Sk next ch. Dc in next ch, ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.
RND 2: Ch5. Dc in next dc. Ch5. Dc in next dc. Ch2. *Dc, ch2, dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch5. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep from * around. Dc in same st as slst of prev rnd, ch2. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.
RND 3: Ch1, counts as sc. Work the fol in the next ch5 sp. ((Dc, ch1) six times, dc.) Sc in next dc. Ch4. *Sc in next dc. Work the fol in the next ch5 sp. ((Dc, ch1) six times, dc). Sc in next dc, ch4. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1.
RND 4: *Dc in next dc ch3. ((Sc in next dc, ch3)Five times). Dc in next dc. Sc in ch4 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of first dc.
Points: From here you will work each point separately in rows.
First Point, ROW 1: Ch6. Sk first ch3 sp. ((Sc in next ch3 sp. Ch3.) three times) Sk next ch3 sp. Dc in next dc. Ch6, turn.
ROW 2: Sk first ch3 sp. ((Sc in next ch3 sp. Ch3.) two times). Sk next ch3 sp. Dc in next dc. Ch6, turn.
ROW 3: Sk first ch3 sp. Sc in next ch3 sp. Ch3. Sk next ch3 sp. Dc in next dc. Turn.
ROW 4: Ch7, slst to 4th ch from hook, ch5, slst in 5th ch from hook, ch4, slst in 4th ch from hook. Ch3. Slst in next dc. Fasten off and weave end into work.
Now work the following for each of the next 5 points.
Working to the left, Join thread in next dc of rnd 4.
Rep ROWs 1-4 of first point. When finished, weave all ends into back of work.
Stiffen, by dipping finished piece in stiffener and flatten, stretch and pin onto foam board. Allow to dry over night. Then attach hanger in one point and hang in window.
Design written on Saturday, May 13, 2000. Copyright ©2000 By Julie A. Bolduc f114004