PINEAPPLE BOOKMARK

Materials:

Bedspread weight crochet cotton, 25 yards
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Gauge: One shell (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) is 1/2"
Size: Approximately 9" long

Instructions:

Beg with foundation ring, ch 8, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Ch 3, dc in ring, work (ch 3, 2dc in ring) 7 times;

ch 3, join with a sl st in top of beg ch 3; 8 ch 3 sps (foundation ring completed).

DO NOT FINISH OFF CONTINUE BY WORKING BACK AND FORTH IN ROWS AS FOLLOWS:

Row 1: Ch 5, do not turn; work (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in next ch 3 sp (shell made), work a shell in next ch 3 sp (leave remaining sps unworked).

Row 2: Ch 5, turn; work a shell in sp of each shell.

Rows 3 through 14: rep Row 2, 12 times.

Row 15: Ch 5, turn; shell in sp of first shell, ch 5, shell in sp of next shell.

Row 16: Ch 5, turn; shell in sp of first shell, ch 2 work 9 src in next ch 5 sp (for base of pineapple), ch 2, shell in sp of next shell.

Row 17: Ch 5, turn; shell in sp of first shell, ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in first trc of pineapple, (ch 3, sc in next trc of pineapple) 8 times; ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp, shell in sp of next shell.

Row 18: Ch 5, turn; shell in sp of first shell, ch 2 sk next ch 2 sp, sc in first sp of pineapple, (ch 3, sc in next sp of pineapple) 7 times; ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp, shell in sp of next shell.

Rows 19 through 24: Rep Row 18, 6 times, having 1 ch 3 sp less on pineapple on each row. (NOTE: At end of Row 24, you should have one sp on top of pineapple.)

Row 25: Ch 5, turn; shell in sp of first shell, ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in last sp of pineapple; ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp, shell in sp of next shell.

Row 26: Ch 5, turn; 2 dc in sp of first shell, sk next two ch 2 sps, 2 dc in sp of next shell; ch 4, sk next dc of shell, sl st in next dc. Finish off; weave in ends.

Enjoy! Linda Casey Modesto, California, USA