Crocheted Doilies: This pattern contains directions for making two oval pineapple crocheted doilies. They can be made either of Mercerized Crochet Cotton or of No. 30 Mercerized Crochet Cotton. The choice of cotton governs the size and texture. They can be used as luncheon sets or as odd doilies. The large doilies are 25 x 35 or 18 x 27 and the small doilies are 16 x 24 or 13 x 18 inches.
This is a Mail Order Design pattern purchased through newspapers and catalogs. The pattern was marketed as Alice Brooks 7414 in 1943. The newspaper description: "Long-reigning favorite of all crochet designs is the pineapple motif liked for its grace and its simple making! Use the doilies in this pattern for a luncheon or buffet set or as incidentals. They cost very little - and give a lot of pleasure and service".
- Unbleached Mercerized Crochet and Knitting Cotton in (500 yard) skeins and a No. 8 steel crochet hook or
- No. 30 Mercerized Crochet Cotton and a No. 10 steel crochet hook.
- The large doily requires approximately 525 yards of heavy cotton or 363 yards of fine cotton.
- The small doily requires approximately 395 yards of heavy cotton or 275 yards of fine cotton.
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