If you would like to know how to crochet the Pineapple stitch for any size project, you can see how here in this free stitch guide.
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
- single crochet (sc) = double crochet
For this square I used Rico Cotton Creative Aran which is a 100% cotton non mercerised yarn. I chose this yarn as I love the feel of cotton, and it has a good selection of colours to choose from. This yarn does tend to split a little bit especially if you frog it a couple of times, so if this type of yarn is something you struggle to crochet with, I would choose a different brand.
I used the shade Rose (00) of Rico Cotton Aran yarn, which is 1 of the 4 different colours I used to create my own 50 stitches blanket. I also used a 4mm hook – I recommend using Clover Amour hooks. A cost effective hook that is comfortable in your hands thanks to their ergonomic design, so doesn’t make your hands tired when crocheting for long periods of time.
For this square you will need a 4mm hook
Start by making a foundation chain of 32
Row 1. Your turning chain will count as the first stitch of the row. In the 4th chain from your hook make a Pineapple stitch (yarn over and pull up a loop 4 times. You will have 9 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull your hook through 8 loops. Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops) chain 1.
*skip the next stitch and make another Pineapple stitch, then chain 1* repeat between *and*. In the final stitch make a dc – You will have 14 pineapple stitches.
Row 2. Turn and chain 1. Make a dc turning chain in the first stitch. *In the chain 1 of the row below, make a Pineapple stitch. Chain 1*
Repeat between *and* ending in a chain 1 before making a dc in the last stitch of the row.
Rows 3-10. Repeat row 2
Now you need to add the single crochet border to your week 13 Thistle square before we join this one to last weeks square with the Interlocking border. We’re going to be making a round of single crochet around our square. I’ve chosen to do this in a contrasting colour for each of my squares, but you can use a complimenting or same colour as your square if you want. I chose to use Cardinal (11) in Rico Cotton Creative Aran yarn for my border colour, the same colour that I also used for the Interlocking border.
Use a 4mm hook for the border stitches.
Make a sc in each stitch across the top and bottom edges. Make 3sc in the side of each row.
You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)
You have now finished your Week 24 square of the 50 Stitches Crochet Along and can now cut off and weave in your ends before joining this piece to your previous pieces.
You can now add the interlocking border to join this weeks square to last weeks. You can see how to do this here both as a written guide and with a video to help you too.
If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch where you can show us your completed squares too and join the chat and meet your fellow hookers.