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Square Pineapples?

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materials:
size '5' hook
size '10' crochet cotton
156 (plus extra) glass 'E' beads
7 inch metal hoop (optional)
 

notes:
I always string on extra beads in case I miscount or if a bead breaks.
beaded Chain: draw up a bead, yarn over, draw through loop on hook
 

pattern:
Rnds 1-4: work 4 rounds of a traditional granny square
Rnd 5: single crochet, (chain 6, in corner chain-space (9 double crochet), chain 6, single crochet in middle space) around, chain 6, join with slip stitch to first single crochet
Rnd 6: slip stitch in next 6 chain, and in 1st double crochet, chain 4, double crochet between 1st and 2nd double crochet in previous row, * chain 1, double crochet between all double crochet in group, chain 1, double crochet in last double crochet, chain 8, * double crochet in next double crochet, double crochet between 1st and 2nd double crochet, chain 1, double crochet between all double crochet in group, chain 1, double crochet in last double crochet, chain 8, repeat from * 2x, join with slip stitch to 3rd beginning chain
Rnd 7: finish all 4 pineapples!
1st pineapple
Row 1: single crochet in 1st chain-space, (chain 4, single crochet) in each chain-space across, Rows 2-7: turn, slip stitch in next chain, single crochet in 1st chain loop, (chain 4, single crochet) in each chain-loop across, after last row, finish off
2, 3, 4 pineapples
join with single crochet to 1st chain loop, complete same as first pineapple
Rnd 8: join with single crochet to end chain-loop of 2nd row of any pineapple, * 2 beaded chain, single crochet, in next chain-loop up around pineapple to last chain-loop in same row as joining single crochet, chain 8, single crochet in end chain-loop of 2nd row of next pineapple, repeat from * around, last chain 8 - join with slip stitch to 1st joining single crochet, do not finish off
Rnd 9: insert single scallops!
1st scallop
slip stitch in next 2 beaded chain, turn, chain 4, (double crochet, chain 2, double crochet) in chain-8 below, chain 4, join with slip stitch to single crochet above 1st 2 beaded chain, slip stitch in next 2 beaded chain, slip stitch in next single crochet, turn chain 2, single crochet in chain-4 space, 9 double crochet in chain-2 space, single crochet in chain-4 space, chain 2 join with slip stitch to single crochet above next 2 beaded chain turn double crochet in single crochet, (chain 1, double crochet) in each double crochet across, and in last single crochet, turn single crochet in 1st, double crochet, (beaded chain, single crochet) in each chain-space across, single crochet in last double crochet, finish off (11 beads on scallop)
2, 3, 4 scallop
join with single crochet to next pineapple in single crochet above 1st 2 beaded chain, finish same as first scallop [chain, (double crochet, chain 2, double crochet) in chain-8 below, etc]

finish off
weave in ends

Block as necessary to keep shape.

may be mounted in metal hoop to use as a suncatcher
 

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