Hey, all! I promised you a bonus pattern yesterday in the Pineapple Plushie post and here it is! An itty bitty Pineapple Keychain! I cannot handle how tiny and adorable these little Pineapples are. They would make the perfect little bag charm or accessory for a fun summer outfit. The best part about these is how quick you can whip them up. I made both of these little Pineapples in just a couple of hours.
The pattern uses the diamond stitch to create the Pineapple-y texture, just like the jumbo sized version, which you can find HERE. If you are not familiar with the diamond stitch, Hopeful Honey has a really great video tutorial that I recommend you check out HERE. Keep in mind that this pattern includes increases and decreases, so it will not be exactly the same as the video.
Okay, Let’s get started! As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as our Ragdoll patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. This adorable little guy has just 4 separate pieces and weighs in at a whopping 9 cm (3.5 inches) from the top of the leaves to the bottom of the Pineapple. Here’s a couple of pictures with the jumbo version for comparison:
Here’s what I used:
- 2.25mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
- Light weight cotton yarn in yellow and green;
- Light weight pink cotton yarn for cheeks;
- Black embroidery thread for mouth;
- 6mm safety eyes;
- Tapestry needle.
Abbreviations and Stitches
Because this pattern uses a few terms that I don’t usually use in my patterns, I want to briefly outline the stitches for you:
Fptc – Front Post Treble Crochet
- This stitch is worked as follows: Yarn over twice, insert your hook around the post of the desired stitch (front to back to front), yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through last two loops. You will skip the sc behind the Fptc.
Fptc2tog – Front Post Treble Crochet Two Together
- This stitch is worked by completing a fptc until two loops remain on your hook but, before finishing the stitch, you complete a second fptc into the next st to make just one stitch.
- It’s worked as follows: *Yarn over twice, insert your hook around the post of the desired stitch (front to back to front), yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over and pull through two loops] twice (until 2 loops on hook). Repeat from * (until 3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all three loops. You will skip the sc behind the Fptc.
Fptc/slst – Front Post Treble Crochet Slip Stitch
- This stitch requires you to work a fptc as normal until you have two loops remaining on your hook. Then, instead of finishing the stitch, you insert your hook into the last stitch of the row, pull up a loop and pull through both loops.
*Ch 1 and turn at the end of each DC row. Ch 2 and turn at the end of each fptc row. *
Body (make 2 panels) in yellow:
Row 1: Ch 10, sc along (9 sts)
Row 2: Dc along (9 sts)
Row 3: Fptc into the 2nd sc of row 1, sc 3, [fptc2tog into 2nd and 6th sc of row 1, sc 3], repeat [ ] across (you will fptc into every 4th st. I recommend you watch the video tutorial linked above if you’re unsure, or check out the photos in the post for the Pineapple Plushie for help), fptc/slst into last st (2 “V”s)
Row 4: Dc inc twice, dc 5, dc inc twice (13 sts)
Row 5: Fptc, sc 3, [fptc2tog, sc 3], repeat [ ] once, fptc/slst into last st (3 “V”s)
Row 6: Dc along (13 sts)
Row 7: Sc 2, [fptc2tog, sc 3], repeat [ ] once, fptc2tog, sc 2 (2 “V”s plus 2 half “V”s)
Row 8: Dc dec twice, dc 5, dc dec twice (9 sts)
Row 9: Fptc, sc 3, fptc2tog, sc 3, fptc2tog/slst into last st (2 “V”s plus one half “V”)
Row 10: Dc dec twice, dc, dc dec twice (5 sts)
Row 11: Fptc2tog, sc 3, fptc2tog/slst into last st. (1 “V” plus 2 half “V”s)
Tie off. Repeat Rows 1-11 for second panel. Do not tie off second panel. Pull up a long loop and put these aside for assembly later.
Small Leaves in green:
Step 1: Ch 12, slst, sc, hdc, dc, tc. Sk 1 ch, slst into next ch (5 sts)
Step 2: Ch 9, slst, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tc. Sk 1 ch. Slst into next ch (8 sts)
Step 3: Ch 6, slst, sc, hdc, dc, tc. Sk 1 ch, slst into last ch (5 sts)
Large Leaves in green:
Step 1: Ch 17, slst, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tc. Sk 1 ch, slst into next ch (8 sts)
Step 2: Ch 12, slst, sc 3, hdc 3, dc 3, tc. Sk 2 ch, slst into next ch (11 sts)
Step 3: Ch 9, slst, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tc. Sk 1 ch, slst into last ch (8 sts)
Step 1: Face
If you want to include a face on your Pineapple, insert 6mm safety eyes onto your front panel now. Then, stitch on the mouth and cheeks. For the cheeks, I simply stitched some light pink cotton yarn around the stitches beneath each eye two times.
Step 2: Leaves
Place the Small Leaves on top of the Large Leaves, lining up the bottom chains. Make sure the front of all of your leaves are facing you. Now, sc across the bottom of both sets of leaves to attach them together. Tie off.
Step 3: Pineapple
Place the two body panels of your Pineapple together and match up all sides. Be sure the Pineapple texture on each panel is facing out.
**Make sure the front of your Pineapple is facing you as you crochet around the outside of the piece.**
Your yarn should still be attached from the last stitch of Row 11 of the panel. Starting here, begin attaching the panels together by chaining one and single crocheting around the outside of the panels.
Crochet all the way around until just the top is left open. Stuff your Pineapple. Make sure you are satisfied with how your Pineapple is stuffed before proceeding because you will not be able to top up the stuffing afterwards!
Now, with your tapestry needle and a length of yellow yarn, place the leaves between the panels and attach it by sewing through all three pieces; the top panel, the leaves, and the bottom panel. When finished, tie a knot to secure and hide the tails between the panels of the body.
Now, picking up where you left off, continue single crocheting around the outside of the body. When you get to the leaves, simply sc in the stitches of the front panel only; since this portion is already sewn shut, it’s for aesthetics only. Once you are past the leaves, continue single crocheting both panels together as normal.
Close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Finally, attach a keychain ring through the tip of the longest leaf and that’s it!
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