Finished Objects, Past Projects

Sunburst Pineapple Doily

The second part of my “mini” and “mega” doily challenge was to use the Sunburst Pineapple Doily pattern for its original thread crochet purpose. For this one, I used Aunt Lydia’s (Size 10) in River Blue.

Sunburst Pineapple Doily

You’ll notice that I took some liberties with the pattern, so it looks a bit different than the doily blanket. The points of this doily don’t overlap, but rather stay flat. The overlapping points are made by finishing off the doily on one of the rounds, then crocheting each point individually. But here, I continued crocheting in rounds.

Sunburst Pineapple Doily

I chose to make this change for practical reasons. The first was that the doily was getting too large for its diameter category in the crochet contest. The second was that I was running out of thread, and the store didn’t have any left in stock. So, I improvised the edge as I frequently do. How cheap resourceful.

Sunburst Pineapple Doily

For such a simple, repetitive design, it really does have impressive results. And what a great colorway! My thread crochet version got a fourth place honor, and the judges commented on the nice shade of the thread.

6 thoughts on “Sunburst Pineapple Doily”

  1. Came across your blog somehow… while searching for something…Very beautiful & inspiring work! Was wondering if you’d be willing to share the changes you made to the Pineapple Sunburst Doily. I like the looks of your version very much!

    1. Thanks so much! The changes I made were pretty simple – I basically just omitted the outer pineapples. Instead of working pineapples at each of the points (they’re worked separately and then fastened off) I just continued working the pattern in the round. It resulted in a smaller, flat doily (rather than one with overlapping 3D points.

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