Some of you might remember when I was crocheting a round pineapple tablecloth - way back in November of 2013.
After that blog post I redid what I had taken out - and it still would not lie flat - I didn't even document the sadness that was me undoing the entire tablecloth and putting it aside forever.
Well - not forever - as I've decided to give it another try.
It started with this pretty table runner last week - I love anything crocheted in the pineapple design, so I thought I'd give it a try. At first my gauge wasn't right so I moved up to a bigger sized crochet hook - and the gauge was perfect.
A size 4 steel crochet hook - next to a small mechanical pencil, for size comparison. It isn't the smallest crochet hook I've ever used, I've crocheted with a size 12 (the higher the number the smaller the crochet hook) using sewing machine thread weight.
I was enjoying the pattern as I crocheted, but in the back of my mind was always the round tablecloth - after all - we had bought a round table just so I could have my round pineapple tablecloth.
Then I decided to try the pineapple pattern tablecloth one more time - and using the size 4 crochet hook and size 10 crochet thread - it is working out perfectly.
I'll keep you updated as I go along - I am only on round 29 so far, the beginning of of 16 pineapple designs. When it is the size I want it will have 128 pineapples, so I have a long way to go. I am really enjoying it now that I've figured out the right size hook and thread. The original pattern called for size 20 thread (thinner than size 10) and a size 12 crochet hook - but size 20 and a size 4 hook are working out well for me.
Anyone else out there crocheting anything?