Crochet Swan Decoration and Pineapple PatternBy
I designed this crochet swan for my daughter’s wedding (21 years ago) using it as a table decoration. The body held a parcel of sugar almond sweets wrapped in tulle and a small thank you card.
Here is how to crochet this swan. The neck and head were crocheted in single crochet making a tube, increasing for the head and then decreasing the stitches and changing to yellow for the beak. I stuffed the head with cotton wool on completion.
I crocheted a motif using the pineapple pattern (not pineapple stitch) using chain, single crochet, double crochet and trebles stitches for the wings and body. The motif for the swan body has 3 crochet pineapple shapes (patterns): 1 for the bottom and 2 for the sides.
I stitched part of the 2 side motifs to the neck forming the wings and the middle one formed the base of the body. The swans were stiffened with sugar starch pulling the swans into shape as they dried. It was rewarding to see the final product and this sample is one of the original.
Here is a photo of a butterfly crochet in pineapple pattern on the edge of a cloth. You can see how the pineapple pattern shape looks like.
And a bit closer.
I found this crochet table cloth in my kist. This is another example of the crochet pineapple pattern but using popcorn stitch.
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