How to do the crochet pineapple stitch

from Gaia Gualtieri - 2 January 2019
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The crochet pineapple stitch has definitely got that so-called X factor. It’s simple, smooth and timeless and when the right yarn is used, the outcome is absolutely amazing. To show you what we mean, check it out made with our Sparkle yarn in the colour Moon. Isn’t it just gorgeous?

crochet pineapple stitch

The pattern is already very 3-d and when it’s used with a yarn like Sparkle (that tends to thicken as its worked)  it gets super bulky while the piece stays nice and light at the same time, ensuring an excellent result! Basically, the combination really doesn’t get better than this.

Fancy giving it a go? Here’s what to do.

How to do the crochet pineapple stitch

It’s done on a chain of an uneven number.

1st round: chain 3 (= initial half double crochet + 1st arch), skip 5 chains starting from the hook, *1 pineapple in the following chain [= ( 1 yarn over, insert the hook into the chain below, 1 yarn over and draw through the thread, stretch the loop on the hook to the height of the previous half double crochet), repeat the part in the round brackets 3 times, yarn over 1 and close 8 loops, *repeat from * to *, finish the round with 1 half double crochet in the last chain.

2nd round: chain 2, *1 pineapple in the next arch, chain 1 *, 1 pineapple in the last arch, 1 half double crochet in the initial stitch of the previous round.

3rd round: chain 3, *1 pineapple in the next arch, chain 1 *, 1 half double crochet in the initial stitch of the previous round.

4th round: repeat from the 2nd round.

crochet pineapple stitch

We bet the crochet pineapple stitch goes straight to your list of top ten favourites!

However, if you’d like to try something new or simply perfect your technique, why not take a look at our article on how to knit the English fisherman’s rib stitch.

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