The Pineapple crochet stitch is a type of puff stitch but it has a pinched top. This stitch is quick to work up and has a nice thick fabric, but be warned, it is a yarn eater.
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The Pineapple crochet stitch is ideal for making really warm and cosy items. All the puffs make the fabric really thick so it can be used for things like placemats or surface protectors to stop hot pans from damaging surfaces. It makes for cosy snoods, puff cardigans and even dusters.
The Pineapple crochet stitch does need a lot of yarn, just like any puff stitch as all those loops need a lot of yarn to make. It’s definitely not a stitch for scraps, but it is a very easy stitch to make. Apart from the puffs, the only other stitch you need to know how to make is a double crochet.
This how to guide is part of Froggity Frog’s Stitch Vault collection. Have you seen all the other stitches in there? You can take a look here all the guides are free to access and maybe you will discover some new stitches to create for yourself.
The yarn I used in this stitch guide is Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK, a 100% cotton yarn. It’s a non mercerised cotton that is lovely and soft, but it can get a bit splitty if you frog it a couple of times. It does makes lovely cosy blankets though and is the yarn that got me hooked on cotton as my fibre of choice. I think I first got a ball of this yarn in a mystery bag I got off ebay, and it was a great yarn discovery for me.
I also used my trusty Clover Amour hooks which are perfect if you are looking for a good value ergonomic crochet hook that won’t cause your hand to ache if you are crocheting for long periods of time. I’ve tried many different crochet hooks over the years, but I always end up coming back to my trusty Clovers. They just sit so well in my hand and never let me down.
The Pineapple Crochet Stitch
The stitch guide below is written in US terms.
- Ch = Chain
- St = Stitch
- Dc = Double Crochet
Start by making a foundation chain in multiples of 2 plus 2 (plus 2 chains for your turning chain)
Row 1. 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) then chain 1.
*skip a chain and then make a pineapple stitch in the next chain. Chain 1* repeat between *and*across the row. In the final stitch make a dc.
Row 2. Turn and chain 1. Make a dc turning chain in the first stitch. *Around the chain 1 of the row below, make a pineapple stitch.
Repeat between *and* ending in a chain 1 before making a dc in the last stitch.
Repeat row 2 until you have the number of rows that you need for your project. Then you can cut off, weave in your ends and admire your beautiful handy work.
You can find more free crochet stitch guides here in Froggity Frog’s stitch vault. Come on over to our Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch and show us what you made with the Pineapple crochet stitch. I’d love to see what you created.
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