Crochet, Pattern, Technique

How To Crochet The Pineapple Stitch

The Pineapple Motif has been around for a very long  time and is considered to be a vintage addition to the art of crochet. This simple little pattern is very versatile in that it can be used for a wide variety of applications such as applique work using crochet thread and multiple pineapples to make shawls and blankets.

Today’s focus is going to be on the single motif. By focusing on  making a single pineapple you will get a feel for how to then incorporate it into a larger piece of work such as a shawl, scarf or blanket.

Before you start to make your pineapple take a moment to think about what you would want to use it for: are you going to make one and apply it to a t-shirt, make a few and stitch them onto a pillow, or are you going to make a lot and join them into a rug or blanket? Once you have decided what the pineapple will be used for and how many you intend to make you’ll want to find a suitable yarn. I would recommend crochet thread for t-shirts or pillows, a lace weight cotton crochet yarn for shawls, a DK weight yarn for scarves or light blankets, and a chunky weight yarn for blankets.

How To Make A Single Pineapple Motif

Abbreviations in US terms:

  • Ch = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • TR = treble crochet

Row 1: ch 4

Row 2: all in the 4th ch from hook 1dc, ch2, 2dc

Row 3: turn, ch4, tr12 in ch2 space

Row 4: turn, ch4, tr in each st (12 times)

Row 5: turn, *ch3, sc in top of the tr stitch* repeat until end of row. you will have 12 ch3 spaces

Row 6: turn, skip first ch3 space, *ch3, sc in ch3 space* repeat until end of row

Row 7: repeat row 6 until you have only one ch3 space. Bind off and weave in ends.


If you would like to know how to crochet more than one at a time the head on over to How To Crochet Multiple Pineapple Stitches.

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