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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tatted Pineapples Began With The Crocheted Ones In 1976!



This very pretty design was created by Maude B. Cunningham, she writes,

Probably most crocheters are familiar with this design, which is used in a great many ways, and perhaps you will be interested to know how it came to be translated into tatting.  Last summer my mother crochet five different "themes" in pineapples; I admired and envied, but was not proficient enough with the crochet-hook to copy, and had not time for the necessary practice.  She asked me why I did not tat one.  I answered that nobody ever tatted anything like that... "Well she smiled, "make something different; take this pineapple, crocheted for a sachet or needle book-cover, and translate it into tatting."... we who are especially interested in shuttle work may be able to broaden the field of tatting in this wonderfully in this way, since there are so many crochet designs that can be tatted.



This is Mermaid Lagoon  by lizbeth  and a yellow I enjoyed this making this one, it took a shuttle full of eatch!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful, pineapples are my favorite doilies to crochet.

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    1. I used to crochet but never to tat extent,I have always admired them and there meaning!

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  2. Lovely design, and well done doing a pineapple in tatting.
    Margaret

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  3. Great pineapple. One day I blog hopped on crochet blogs and was very surprised at how many motifs I recognised from tatting blogs, so the 'cross pollination' has been going on for a while.

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  4. Really it is true, I found a sight that has the directions in one of the "work basket" type books and will hopefully find the year this article was printed!

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  5. Congratulations, Carollyn, this is a great motif,sooo different!!'
    Pineapmes are very warm , exotic and decorative. You choose two great yarns .

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  6. Thanks tally, not sure how I will use this but I'll think of something :)

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  7. this is a very nice work !
    I knew another pinapple pattern, it was a design from Teri Dusenbury, nbut so difficult for me ...
    I wish you a nice day and Happy tatting
    ancolie

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    1. yes, I will be posting one of hers that came later one I had to eye ball it from the picture and then changed it a little cause she has some sort of copy-write problems and cant find any she sells, it is very sad.

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  8. Interesting design! beautiful pineapple!

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