How To Crochet A Pineapple Pillow

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Add a playful taste of the exotic to your space with this pineapple pillow designed by Tanya who runs the blog Little Things Blogged. She has also designed a colour block cushion that you can find here.

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You Will Need

Knitcraft Cotton Blend – yellow x 2

Knitcraft Cotton Blend – Green x 1

3.5 mm hook

Removable markers;

tapestry needle

Polycotton lining fabric, 94x50cm(37×19.5in) per cushion,

Polyester toy filling, approx 500g

Abbreviations

Ch- chain

Ss -slip stitch

Dc -double crochet

4 dc- cl

Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook, ch 1.

Notes

Ch 3 at the beginning counts as first dc stitch.

The pineapple pillow is made out of two pieces which are then sewn together.

How To Make

Pineapple body (make 2)

Using yellow, ch 28,

Row 1 (Rs): dc in 4th ch, 3 dc cl in same ch,ch 1, sk next ch, 4 dc-cl in next ch,  ch 1, *sk next ch, 4 dc-cl in next ch, ch 1, rep from, working 4 dc-cl in last ch, turn (13 4 dc cl and 12 ch 1 sps)

Increase Row

Row 2: Ch 3, 3 dc cl in first ch -1 sp, 4 dc-cl in same ch sp (increase made) ch 1, *sk next dc-cl, 4 dc-cl in next ch 1- sp, ch 1, rep from, working two 4 dc-cl in last ch-1 sp, turn (15 4 dc cl and 14 ch 1 sps)

Rows 3-5: Repeat row 2 (21 4 dc-cl and 12 ch 1 sps)

Row 6: Ch 3, 3 dc cl in first ch -1 sp, ch 1, *sk next dc-cl, 4 dc-cl in next ch 1- sp, ch 1, rep from, working 4 dc-cl in last ch-1 sp, turn (21 4 dc cl and 20 ch 1 sps)

Rows 7-19: Rep Row 6 (21 4 dc cl and 20 ch 1 sps)

Decrease Row

Row 20: sl st, in first ch 1 sp, Ch 3, 3 dc cl in next ch -1 sp, ch 1, *sk next dc-cl, 4 dc-cl in next ch 1- sp, ch 1, rep from, working a sl st in last ch-1 sp, turn (19 4 dc cl and 18 ch 1 sps and 2 sl sts)

Row 21:  Ch 3, 3 dc cl in first ch -1 sp, ch 1, *sk next dc-cl, 4 dc-cl in next ch 1- sp, ch 1, rep from, working 4 dc-cl in last ch-1 sp, turn (19 4 dc cl and 18 ch 1 sps)

Row 22: Repeat Row 20 (17 4 dc cl and 16 ch 1 sps and 2 sl sts)

Row 23: Repeat Row 21 (17 4 dc cl and 16 ch 1 sps)

Row 24: Repeat Row 22 (15 4 dc cl and 14 ch 1 sps and 2 sl sts)

Row 25: Repeat Row 23 (15 4 dc cl and 14 ch 1 sps)

Row 26: Repeat Row 24 (13 4 dc cl and 12 ch 1 sps and 2 sl sts)

Row 27: Repeat Row 25 (13 4 dc cl and 12 ch 1 sps)

Row 28: Repeat Row 26 (11 4 dc cl and 10 ch 1 sps and 2 sl sts)

Row 29: Repeat Row 27 (11 4 dc cl and 10 ch 1 sps)

Row 30: Repeat Row 28 (9 4 dc cl and 8 ch 1 sps and 2 sl sts)

Fasten off.

 

Leaves (make 12)

8 large leaves

4 small leaves

 

Large leaves

Using green, ch 10,

Row 1 (RS): sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (9)

Row 2- 18: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st across (9)

Row 19: Ch 1, sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec, turn,

Row 20: Ch 1, sc dec, 3 sc, sc dec, turn,

Row 21: Ch 1, sc dec, 1sc, sc dec, turn,

Row 22: Ch 1, sc dec, sc dec, turn,

Row 23: Ch 1, sc dec,

Fasten off.

 

Small leaves

Using green, ch 10,

Row 1 (RS): sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (9)

Row 2- 11: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st across (9)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec, turn,

Row 13: Ch 1, sc dec, 3 sc, sc dec, turn,

Row 14: Ch 1, sc dec, 1sc, sc dec, turn,

Row 15: Ch 1, sc dec, sc dec, turn,

Row 16: Ch 1, sc dec,

Fasten off.

 

Stem- Leaf cover

Using green, ch 15,

Row 1 (RS): sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (14)

Row 2- 29: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st across (14)

Fasten off.

 

Assembly

Take your two pineapple pieces, flatten pillow and join yellow with a ss to one end of the yellow color part. Working through both the back and front corresponding sts, sc through both pieces.

Make cushion inner by tracing pineapple shape onto polycotton lining; stitch 2 cm seams at the side and top leaving bottom open. Place into pineapple and stuff with toy filling, then stitch remaining seam closed

Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.

 

 

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