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Last week, I was pattern drafting and after crocheting a pineapple, I realized it really resembled a leaf. Since it IS Autumn (despite the wicked hot weather in my part of Texas), I thought stringing a few fall-colored pineapples together would make a lovely garland. I liked it so much, I want to share this pineapple pattern with you. It’s varies from my pattern-pineapple simply in size and stitch count.
You’ll need: 6.00mm (J) hook and small amounts of worsted weight yarn (I used some Vanna’s Choice and some scraps of wool) in various colors. You can adjust the size of each “leaf” by changing hook sizes and yarn weights. Using a smaller hook and the same yarn will produce a stiffer leaf. This would be helpful if you are hanging the garland across an open space, so they won’t flop on themselves. You’ll also need a yarn needle to weave in your ends and a smaller hook (I used C) to make your chain to hook them together.
Abbreviations (US terminology): Ch- chain, DC- double crochet, SC- single crochet, TR- triple crochet, slst- slip stitch, sk- skip, sp- space
Note: the Ch 4 at the end of each row does NOT count as the first stitch of the next row! Crochet the final DC of each row into the DC of the previous row.
Row 1: DC in 5th Ch from hook, Ch 3, sk 3 chains, (2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC) in next chain, Ch 3, sk 3 chains, DC in last chain. Ch 4, turn.
Row 2: DC in first st, Ch 3, 8 TR in ch-2 sp, Ch 3, DC in final st. Ch 4, turn.
Row 3: DC in first st, Ch 3, TR in first TR, *Ch 1, TR; Rep from * across all TR sts, Ch 3, DC in last st. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4: DC in first st, Ch 3, SK ch-3 sp, SC in first ch-1 sp, *Ch 3, SC in next ch-1 sp; Rep from * across ch-1 spaces, Ch 3, DC in final st. Ch 4, turn.
Row 5: DC in first st, Ch 3, SK ch-3 sp, SC in next ch-3 sp, *Ch 3, SC in next sp; Rep from * across pineapple, Ch 3, DC in final st. Ch 4, turn.
Row 6-8: Repeat Row 5.
Row 9: DC in first st, Ch 3, SK ch-3 sp, *SC in next ch-3 sp, Ch 3* twice, DC in final st. Ch 4, turn.
Row 10: DC in first st, Ch 3, Sk ch-3 sp, SC in next ch-3 sp, Ch 3, DC in final st. Ch 4, turn.
Row 11: 3 stitch DC-decrease over the first DC, center SC, and last DC.
[YO, insert hook into first DC and pull loop through, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook.
YO insert hook into SC and pull loop through, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook.
YO insert hook into DC and pull loop through, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook.
YO, pull through remaining 4 loops on hook.]
Ch 4, slst into DC of Row 10.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
For the visual crocheters, I made a diagram. This is my first, so don’t laugh at its unevenness!
NOTE: There was a mistake in the diagram. The ch-1 spaces between the single crochet stitches should really be CH-3 spaces. The diagram has been changed to reflect the corrections. The filled in RED chains = chain 3.
I attached them together using a basic chain. My chain went like this:
Ch 15, slst through center of pineapple, *Ch 30, slst through center of next pineapple; Rep from * until all pineapples are attached. Ch 15, fasten off.
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