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⭐  Doily Designs Cranberry Pineapple  Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern One of a kind tree skirt is an eye catching take on the classic vintage pineapple design, with an antique, old fashion charm, in a new chunky  modern,  Bohemian  style. To have a tree skirt made especially for you, please visit Doily Designs on  Etsy  or  Amazon .   If you  crochet  and would like to create this tree skirt in your own fashion, please visit one of the following;  Etsy ,  Ravelry ,  Lovecrafts , and  Amazon .  Here you will find Doily Designs, Cranberry Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt  Pattern  in  original 43 inch ,  large 60 inch , or  two pattern bundle . 43 in tree skirt fits 5 ft - 8 ft trees. New Large Cranberry Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern Large 60 in skirt fits 7.5 ft to 9 ft trees. Tree skirts have a slit down the back with drawstring center and tie closures. If you would like to share a tree skirt that you made, we would love to see! Please share on  Ravelry , Etsy, Facebook or

Russian Diagram Pattern

Russian Diagram Pattern 


This was made from an intricate Russian diagram. I seem to recall that it was in Мод around 2010.

This was my first graph pattern to read and make. With minimal translation help from my hubby, who does not speak 'crochet', this ended up being a great starter pattern for me to jump right into reading graphs! If you are intimidated by graphs, they really are easier than you might think to read and actually kind of fun.

This was in 2010 and I really liked the Caron Simply Soft yarn back then. But the Simply Soft was a bit too large of a weight for this and I should have used a lighter weight thread, because it turned out better as a skirt, due to how large a shawl it is on me.

While I was creating this, I started looking for the pattern to give credit to the designer, when I stumbled upon some interesting history instead.  Searching around, I ended up back on Ravelry, and it appears that in 2009 people were taking noticing of this shawl pattern.  Looks like a lot of other people also wanted a translation for this beautiful graph. Turns out that it was published in MOD, a Russian crochet magazine. One lady, Copper Scale Dragon, did her research on the pattern and found that it originated back in the 80's as a doily pattern in a Japanese book of doilies, Fine Crochet Lace, Doily #13 pattern by Mayumi Sato. Later to find its way to Russia and turned into a shawl. She credits this Cape Shawl pattern to Olga Litvina. You can read Copper Scale Dragon's post on Ravelry, from 2009. Many others talk about it as well. There are over 164 projects finished on Ravelry for this Cape Shawl. But, sorry, sadly, the publication is out of print and I have not had any luck finding the pattern. Hope you at least find inspiration for giving graphs a try.

Pictures from 2011

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