The pineapple stitch is a classic, vintage lace crochet motif seen in both home decor and fashion items. Historically it was worked in cotton crochet thread, but today you may see it crocheted in any type or weight of yarn. Today’s modern crochet designs use the pineapple stitch in fun and interesting ways, and there are several variations on the basic crochet pineapple motif.
HOW TO CROCHET THE PINEAPPLE STITCH
Tutorial photos via Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence
Chain four, then dc in fourth chain from hook. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space.
Chain four and turn your work.
12 tr in ch-2 space. Chain 4 and turn your work.
*Ch 1, tr. Repeat from * all the way across for a total of 12 ch-1 spaces. Turn your work.
*Ch 3, sc in ch-1 space. Repeat from * all the way across for a total of 12 ch-3 spaces. Turn your work.
Skip the first ch-3 space. *Ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space. Repeat from * all the way across for a total of 11 ch-3 spaces. Turn your work.
Repeat step 6 ten times. Each time, skip the first ch-3 space so you have a shorter row than the row before. Essentially, you’ll begin with a row of 10 ch-3 spaces and decrease by one ch-3 space each time. You will end with a short row at the top of just one ch-3 space.
HOW TO USE THE PINEAPPLE STITCH
Now that you have a basic understanding of how to work the crochet pineapple stitch, here are some things that you can do with the motif:
- Make a set of them and use them individually as crochet coasters.
- Crochet a larger set of pineapple motifs and stitch them together end-to-end to make a crochet scarf.
- Crochet a set and stitch them together in a circle to create a doily.
- Use modern crochet pineapple patterns to expand upon your knowledge of the basic stitch.
PINEAPPLE STITCH CROCHET PATTERNS
Try one of these crochet patterns that use a variation of the crochet pineapple stitch.
I PROMISE YOU PINEAPPLES
The I Promise You Pineapples pattern is one of the top free crochet shawl patterns. It uses the crochet pineapple stitch as a motif around the long edge of a crescent-shaped shawl.
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