Crochet Pineapple Motif - free pattern.
Are you feeling the summery vibes? I know I am! The sun is shining again and it has got me thinking about summer crochet. This crochet pineapple motif is my favorite so far, inspired by exotic wanderlust it will have you dreaming of holidays while you make.
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How to crochet a Pineapple motif.
You will need:
A small amount of light weight yarn in the following colours: yarn A - white; yarn B - yellow; yarn C - pink; yarn D - medium green; yarn E - dark green; yarn F - light green
I made my motif using DMC Natura Just Cotton 100% cotton (50g/155m/170yd); yarn A - Ibiza (01); yarn B - Giroflee (85); yarn C - Coral (18); yarn D - Chartreuse (48); yarn E - Pistache (13); yarn F - Jaune Indien (89)
Finished size: approx. 4 in (10cm) x 3 in (7.5cm)
Abbreviations: ch(s) = chain(s); rep = repeat; rs = right side; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); ws = wrongside.
If you are new to crochet colorwork checkout my mini series Crochet Colorwork.
A3sc means 3sc in yarn A.
When referring to the chart read all odd (rs) rows from right to left and all even (ws) rows from left to right.
Chs at beginning of the row do not count as a st.
To start a new color, work the last yarn round hook of the st before the color change in the new color.
Using intarsia method, start a new length of yarn for each change of color and keep all strands on the ws of work.
If you are a left handed maker you will need to add an extra row at the beginning and reverse the rs and ws so read all odd (ws) left to right and all even rows (rs) right to left.
To make a mini pineapple motif
Using Yarn A, 18ch;
Row 1: 1ch, A1sc in second ch from hook, A16sc, turn - 17sc.
Row 2: 1ch, A18sc, turn.
Row 3: 1ch, A5sc, B6sc, A6sc, turn.
Rows 4: 1ch, A5sc, B6sc, A5sc, turn.
On the following rows when changing to yarn C do not start the color change in the st before, work only the one yarn over hook in C before changing back to B
Row 5: 1ch, A4sc, B2sc, C1sc, B3sc, C1sc, B1sc, A5sc, turn.
Row 6: 1ch, A4sc, B9sc, A4sc, turn.
Row 7: 1ch, A4sc, B1sc, [C1sc, B2sc] twice, C1sc, B1sc, A4sc, turn.
Row 8: As row 6.
Row 9: 1ch, A4sc, B2sc, C1sc, B3sc, C1sc, B2sc, A4sc, turn.
Row 10: As row 6.
Row 11: As row 7.
Row 12: 1ch, A4sc, B8sc, A5sc, turn.
Row 13: 1ch, A5sc, B7sc, A5sc, turn.
Row 14: 1ch, A4sc, D2sc, E2sc, F2sc, E2sc, A5sc, turn.
Row 15: 1ch, A4sc, E2sc, F3sc, E2sc, D2sc, A4sc, turn.
Row 16: 1ch, A3sc, D2sc, E3sc, F3sc, E2sc, A4sc, turn.
Row 17: 1ch, A3sc, E2sc, F3sc, D1sc, E3sc, D2sc, A3sc, turn.
Row 18: 1ch, A2sc, D3sc, E2sc, D2sc, F3sc, E2sc, A3sc, turn.
Row 19: 1ch, A2sc, E3sc, F2sc, D3sc, E2sc, D2sc, A3sc, turn.
Row 20: 1ch, A3sc, D1sc, A1sc, E2sc, D3sc, F2sc, E2sc, A3sc, turn.
Row 21: 1ch, A5sc, F2sc, D3sc, E2sc, A5sc, turn.
Row 22: 1ch, A5sc, E1sc, A1sc, D3sc, F1sc, A6sc, turn.
Row 23: 1ch, A7sc, D2sc, A8sc, turn.
Row 24: 1ch, A8sc, D1sc, A8sc, turn.
Rows 25-26: As row 2.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Wet block work.
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