Last year I had started crocheting a cotton thread Swedish Popcorn Bedspread for my parents. From time to time I’d picked it from its project bag, crocheted one or two hexagons, and then put it away for longer and longer periods of time. As much as I love the pattern for this bedspread, I just didn’t feel that the thin crochet thread was the right choice. The hexagons seemed way too delicate, and I kept thinking that it wouldn’t be sturdy enough, especially in a house with a dog that is allowed to sleep everywhere. This bedspread is very time consuming, so I wanted to be sure that it’s going to last forever! 🙂
Usually when I can’t fully commit to a project, it means that I should I just resign from working on it – and that’s what happened this week. I’m still going to crochet this bedspread one day, I think it’s gorgeous, but I’ll definitely choose some thicker yarn – perhaps fingering or even DK weight cotton. In the meantime, there’s a lot of crochet thread left in my stash, which means I can use it for something else.
But what? Well, I’ve been looking for a nice, large tablecloth pattern for a while now – I wanted a classic, vintage doily, round or rectangular, and that’s why I chose this pattern. It’s called Pineapple Potpourri Tablecloth, and on Ravelry you can find it as Pineapple Petals Tablecloth. According to Ravelry, it was first published in 1961.
I love that it’s large enough for my kitchen table and I like the traditional pineapple pattern. I made a pineapple doily in the past and a pineapple sofa throw (which is in fact just a very oversized doily!) and I enjoyed both of these projects. Pineapple motif is very logical, so it’s pretty easy to memorize instructions for each round, and it looks lovely, so what’s more to want?
According to the pattern, this doily requires about 2750 metres of thread, which is almost precisely the size of my cotton thread stash. So here’s the first 10 rounds and hopefully I’m going to enjoy the rest of the project just as much!