Crochet, Technique

How To Crochet Multiple Pineapple Motifs

This article is based on a follow-up on another article titled How To Crochet The Pineapple Stitch where I gave you a tutorial on making a single pineapple motif that you could use as an applique or make multiple single motifs and sew them together into a larger project.

In this tutorial I will teach you how to take the basis of the single pineapple motif and work it into multiples so that you don’t have to sew a whole bunch of them together.





Just in case you need it here is what the finished result of a single pineapple stitch looks like:

How To Work Multiple Pineapple Stitches In A Row

Let’s jump straight into making up a swatch so that you can see how to make multiple pineapples. In this example I will be making 2 pineapples side-by-side but if you want to increase the width of this project for maybe a scarf or blanket you’ll need to cast on in multiples of 13 for this pattern. As you make up the pattern you’ll notice that the pineapples do not look exactly like the single pineapple above but they will be mini versions that are much easier to work in columns this way.

Abbreviations:

I will be using USA terminology for this tutorial and each row will be broken down into each stage or repeat as necessary:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • shell = dc, [ch 1, dc] 4 times
  • large shell =  2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc

Row 1: 

  • ch26

 

Row 2:

  • sc in 2nd ch from hook
  • [ch3, skip 5 chs,  make a shell in next ch, ch3, skip 5 chs, sc in next ch] repeat until end of row, turn your work

Row 3:

  • ch3, 2dc in sc,  ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in first sc
  • *ch 1, sc in first ch-1 space of next shell, [ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, large shell in next sc; repeat from * to last shell
  • ch 1, sc in first ch-1 space of last shell, [ch3, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times;
  • ch 1, 3 dc in last sc, turn your work

Row 4:

  • Ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, skip next 2 dc
  • *ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch2, large shell in ch-1 space of next large shell; repeat from * across to last 3 ch-3 spaces
  • ch2, sc in next ch-3 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in top of beginning ch-3, turn your work

Row 5:

  • Ch 3, 2 dc 3rd ch from hook, skip next 2 dc
  • *[ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 3, large shell in ch-1 space of next large shell; repeat from * to last 2 ch-3 spaces
  • [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch3, skip next 2 dc, 3dc in top of beginning ch-3, change to next color, turn your work

Row 6:

  • Ch 1, sc in first dc, skip next 2dc
  • *ch3, skip next ch-3 space, shell in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of large shell; repeat from * to last 3 ch-3 space
  • ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, shell in next ch-3 space, ch 3, skip last ch-3 space, skip next 2dc, sc in top of beginning ch-3, turn your work

Rows 7 – desired length: Repeat Rows 2–5 until you have the length of fabric you need for your project and then go on to the last step

Last 2 rows: Repeat Rows 2–4 once and the bind off and weave in ends.

So now that you have mastered making mini pineapples in multiples you’ll easily be able to apply this to any project or pattern that you can think of.

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