The crochet pineapple stitch is a beautiful and intricate stitch pattern that resembles the shape and texture of a pineapple. It’s often used in creating delicate and lacy projects like shawls, doilies, and tablecloths. Here’s a free pattern and a description of how to crochet the pineapple stitch:
- Crochet hook (appropriate for your chosen yarn weight)
- Yarn (appropriate for your chosen project)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- tr: treble crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- yo: yarn over
Step 1: Start by making a foundation chain with a multiple of 10 stitches plus 6 extra chains. For example, you can start with 26 chains for a small swatch.
Step 2: In the 6th chain from the hook, make a tr (treble crochet). This counts as your first tr and a ch-2 space.
Step 3: Ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 dc in the next chain, ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 tr in the next chain. Repeat this pattern across the row until you have only 5 chains left.
Step 4: Ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 dc in the next chain, ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 tr in the last chain.
Step 5: Turn your work.
Step 6: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc in the next ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch-2 space (this creates a shell). Repeat this pattern in each ch-2 space across the row until you reach the last tr of the previous row.
Step 7: In the last tr of the previous row, make 1 dc.
Step 8: Turn your work.
Step 9: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), skip the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the ch-2 space, ch 2, 1 dc in the same ch-2 space, skip the next 2 dc, 1 tr in the next dc. Repeat this pattern across the row until you have only one dc left from the previous row’s shell.
Step 10: Ch 2, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in the last dc.
Step 11: Turn your work.
Step 12: Repeat steps 6 to 11 until your project reaches the desired length.
Step 13: Finish off your work by fastening off the yarn, cutting it, and weaving in the ends with a yarn needle.
Congratulations, you’ve completed a row of the crochet pineapple stitch! Continue to repeat steps 6 to 11 to create more rows, and you’ll see the pineapple-like texture emerge. Adjust the number of initial chains to suit your project size, and you can use different yarn weights and hook sizes to achieve various results, from delicate lace to more substantial textures. Enjoy creating beautiful crochet items with this lovely stitch pattern!