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PINEAPPLE BELL ORNAMENT


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MATERIALS


Size 10 Bedspread Cotton
Size 7 Crochet Hook

Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (count as dc, ch 1), *dc in ring, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join last ch-1 in 3rd ch of first ch-4 -- 12 dc with ch-1 between.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (count as dc, ch 2) *dc in dc, ch 2.* Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join last ch-2 in 3rd ch of first ch-5 -- 12 dc with ch-2 between.
Rnd 3: Ch 2 (count as hdc), 2 hdc in ch 2 sp, *hdc in dc, 2 hdc in ch-2 sp.* Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join in top of first ch-2 -- 36 hdc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 5, sk 2 hdc, sc in next hdc.* Repeat from * to * 10 times. Last lp: ch 2, dc in base of first ch-5 (hook in center of lp) -- 12 lps.
Rnd 5: *Ch 6, sc in next ch 5 lp.* Repeat from * to * 10 times. Last lp: ch 3, sc in base of first ch-6 (hook in center of lp).
Rnd 6: *Ch 3 (count as dc), dc in same lp, ch 3, 2 dc in next lp, ch 3, 2 dc in next lp, ch 2, 9 dc in next lp, ch 2.* Repeat from to * twice. join last ch-2 in top of first ch-3.
Rnd 7: Sl st to ch 3-sp, *ch 3 (count as dc), dc in same sp, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in dc, ch 1, 9 times, ch 2 .* Repeat from * to * twice. Join last ch-2 in top of first ch-3.
Rnd 8: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 3 (count as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp - (shell made), ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-I sp]. Repeat from [ to ] 6 times, ch 2.* Repeat from * to * twice. Join last ch-2 in top of first ch-3.
Rnd 9: Sl St to ch 1-sp of shell, *ch3(count as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, sc in ch-4 lp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 lp]. Repeat from [to ] 5 times, ch 2.*Repeat from * to *twice. Join last ch-2 in top of first ch-3.
Rnd 10: Sl st to ch-1 sp of shell, *ch (count as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 lp, [ch4, sc in next ch-4 lp]. Repeat from [ to ] 4 times, ch 2.* Repeat from * to *twice. Join last ch-2 in top of first ch-3.
Rnd 11: Sl st to ch-1 Sp, *ch 3 (count as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 lp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 lp]. Repeat from [ to ] 3 times, ch 2,* Repeat from * to * twice. Join last ch-2 in top of first ch-3.
Rnd 12: Sl st to ch-1 sp, *ch 3 (count as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 2, sc in ch-4 lp, [ch 4, sc in next ch 4-1p]. Repeat from [ to ] twice, ch 2*, Repeat from * to * twice. Join last ch 2 in top of first ch 3.
Rnd 13: Sl st to ch-1 sp, *ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch 1 sp ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 2, sc in ch-4 lp, ch 4, sc in next ch-4 lp, ch 2.* Repeat from * to * twice. Join last ch 2 in top of first ch 3.
Rnd 14: Sl st to ch-1 sp, *ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, Ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 2, sc in ch-4 lp, ch 4, sc in next ch-4 lp, ch 2*. Repeat from * to * twice. Join last ch-2 in top first ch-3.
Rnd 15: Sl st to ch-1 sp, *ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 4, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in 4th ch of previous ch-6, ch 4, shell in shell, ch 4, shell in ch-4 lp, ch 4.* Repeat from * to * twice. Join last ch-4 in top of first ch-3.
Rnd 16: Sl st to ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 4, *shell in shell, ch 4.* Repeat from * to * around. Join last ch-4 in top of first ch-3.
Rnd 17: Sl st to ch-1 sp, *ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 5, shell in shell, ch 5, shell in shell, ch 4, shell in shell, ch 4.* Repeat from * to * around. Join last ch-4 in top of first ch-3. Fasten off.

Finishing: You will need rustproof pins, plastic wrap, an inexpensive watercolor paint brush, bath sized paper cups stiffener and a piece of cardboard.

Wash crochet with cold water detergent, rinse well, towel blot almost dry, stretch over plastic wrapped cup. Pin edge of bell over edge of cup form to a wax paper-covered heavy cardboard. With paint brush, apply stiffener to bell, soak well. Allow to dry. Remove pins. Gently twist bell from mold. If any residue is left from stiffening, brush away from inside with an old toothbrush.

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