Here is another delightful vintage doily pattern set for your enjoyment. This one is also from my old crochet patterns book from 1946. I have made several doilies by this pattern and greatly enjoy using them around my home. I think I can safely say this is my favorite pattern yet. Click the button at the bottom to download the pattern.
|My latest doily, almost finished|
Here is the introduction to the Pineapples chapter:
There's certainly no need to take a poll to determine America's most popular fruit—at least when it comes to crochet. Never a day goes by but requests come pouring in from crochet fanciers.
It so happens there are excellent reasons for the popularity of the pineapple. Decoratively it blends with any period; beautiful with Colonial furniture, it's very much at home with 18th century English, has exactly the right flair for modern, graces with equal charm formal and informal settings. Then, too, from the point of view of design it lends itself to endlessly lovely variations.
As you see, we've picked as choice a crop of pineapple beauties as ever set a crochet needle whirring through the thread—a dinner cloth, handsome enough to grace the most important occasions, a matching runner to set off a gleaming copper bowl or your best candlesticks, a luncheon set your friends will admire, a chair set in an unusually beautiful pineapple design, and a trio of lacy doilies for the daintiest of undercover work.