Pineapple Plushie Free Crochet Pattern

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Pineapple Plushie Free Crochet Pattern

You guys, I LOVE pineapples. I own pineapple earrings, pineapple printed shirts, pineapple scarves, and on and on! And of course, I love eating them! So it’s obviously no surprise that I also love crocheting them  : ) Isn’t this crocheted Pineapple Plushie the cutest? I couldn’t resist adding a sweet kawaii face to give it some personality, but you could also leave it plain and use it as a fun and modern little throw pillow!

Also, you guys had so many good guesses to the sneak peek picture I posted a few days ago, so much so that I think I added about a trillion new items to my ideas list.

This was a really fun make because it uses a different kind of stitch, the Diamond Stitch. It’s fun to try new stitches and incorporate different textures into your crochet and I thought this stitch would be just perfect to imitate the natural design on a pineapple. If you are not familiar with this stitch, don’t worry! It’s easy to learn and even easier to get the hang of after you’ve done a row or two. The texture is made up of a combination of single crochets, double crochets and front-post treble crochets. That’s it! Hopeful Honey has a great video tutorial on how to do the stitch HERE, that you should totally check out if you’re unsure. Just keep in mind that my pattern will not be exactly the same as the tutorial because, while the tutorial is done in consistent rows, my pattern includes increases and decreases.

On another note, keep your eyes on the blog for a bonus companion pattern coming tomorrow! 😀

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 pretty Pineapple has 14 separate pieces.

The finished measurements are approximately 36 cm (14.5 inches) from the top of the leaves to the bottom of the Pineapple.

Here’s what I used:

  • 3.5mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
  • Craft Smart Value (worsted weight) yarn in Butter (less than 198g/1 skein);
  • Bernat Supervalue (worsted weight) yarn in Lush (less than half of 198g/1 skein);
  • Red Heart yarn in black for the mouth;
  • Light weight pink cotton yarn for cheeks;
  • 12mm safety eyes;
  • Stuffing;
  • Tapestry needle.

Pineapple

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 Butter:

Row 1: Ch 30, sc along (29 sts)

Row 2: Dc along (29 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 continue to fptc into every 4th st of row 1. I recommend you watch the video tutorial linked above if you’re unsure), fptc/slst into last st (7 “V”s)

**Each fptc or fptc2tog counts as a sc for that row, so, as noted above in the definition section, you will skip the sc behind the fptc, since the fptc takes its place. Hopefully, the last photo above helps illustrate.)**

Row 4: Dc inc twice, dc 25, dc inc twice (33 sts)

Row 5: Fptc, sc 3, [fptc2tog, sc 3], repeat [ ] across, fptc/slst into last st (8 “V”s)

Row 6: Dc inc twice, dc 29, dc inc twice (37 sts)

Row 7: Repeat row 5 (9 “V”s)

Row 8: Dc inc twice, dc 33, dc inc twice (41 sts)

Row 9: Repeat row 5 (10 “V”s)

Row 10: Dc across (41 sts)

Row 11: Sc 2, [fptc2tog, sc 3], repeat [ ] across, sc 2 (9 “V”s plus 2 half “V”s)

Row 12: Dc across (41 sts)

Row 13: Fptc, sc 3, [fptc2tog, sc 3], repeat [ ] across, fptc/slst into last st (10 “V”s)

Rows 14-17: Repeat rows 10-13

Rows 18-21: Repeat rows 10-13

Rows 22-23: Repeat rows 10-11”

Row 24: Dc dec twice, dc 33, dc dec twice (37 sts)

Row 25: Fptc, sc 3, [fptc2tog, sc 3], repeat [ ] across, fptc2tog/slst into last st (9 “V”s plus one half “V”)

Row 26: Dc dec twice, dc 29, dc dec twice (33 sts)

Row 27: [Fptc2tog, sc 3], repeat [ ] across, fptc2tog/slst into last st (8 “V”s plus 2 half “V”s)

Row 28: Dc dec twice, dc 25, dc dec twice (29 sts)

Row 29: Repeat row 27 (7 “V”s plus 2 half “V”s)

Row 30: Dc dec twice, dc 21, dc dec twice (25 sts)

Row 31: Repeat row 27 (6 “V”s plus 2 half “V”s)

Row 32: Dc dec twice, dc 17, dc dec twice (21 sts)

Row 33: Repeat row 27 (5 “V”s plus 2 half “V”s).

Tie off. Repeat Rows 1-33 for second panel. Do not tie off second panel. Pull up a long loop and put these aside for assembly later.

Pineapple

Small Leaves (make 6 panels in twos as explained below) in Lush:

Row 1: Ch 8, sc along (7 sts)

Row 2: Inc, sc 5, inc (9 sts)

Rows 3-10: Sc along (9 sts)

Row 11: Dec, sc 5, dec (7 sts)

Row 12: Sc along (7 sts)

Row 13: Dec, sc 3, dec (5 sts)

Row 14: Sc along (5 sts)

Row 15: Dec, sc, dec (3 sts)

Row 16: Dec, sc (2 sts)

Row 17: Dec (1 st)

Tie off first panel. Repeat rows 1-17 for second panel. Do not tie off second panel. Put both panels together, matching up all sides, and sc around the entire piece. (Sc, ch, sc) in each corner of row 1.  Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off. Repeat for other two small leaves.

I did not stuff the leaves because they will be layered onto each other to be sewn in place, which would become really difficult if stuffed. I also wanted to be able to manipulate them and fold them down to look more like pineapple leaves.

Large Leaves (make 6 panels in twos as explained below) in Lush:

Row 1: Ch 8, sc along (7 sts)

Row 2: Inc, sc 5, inc (9 sts)

Rows 3-24: Sc along (9 sts)

Row 25: Dec, sc 5, dec (7 sts)

Row 26: Sc along (7 sts)

Row 27: Dec, sc 3, dec (5 sts)

Row 28: Sc along (5 sts)

Row 29: Dec, sc, dec (3 sts)

Row 30: Dec, sc (2 sts)

Row 31: Dec (1 st)

Tie off first panel. Repeat rows 1-31 for second panel. Do not tie off second panel. Put both panels together, matching up all sides, and sc around the entire piece. (Sc, ch, sc) in each corner of row 1.  Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off. Repeat for other two large leaves.

Assembly:

Step 1: Face

If you want to include a face on your Pineapple, insert 12mm 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 three times.

Step 2: Leaves

Arrange the three small leaves with two in front and one centered behind them, as seen in the below pictures. Then, with your Lush yarn and 3.5mm hook, sc along the bottom of all three leaves to attach them together. When finished, you should have about 16 sc across the bottom. It’s okay if you have more or less, as long as this number stays consistent when you do the Large Leaves!

Repeat the above for the Large Leaves.

Now, place the Small leaves on top of the Large Leaves, lining up the bottom single crochets you just made. 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. Weave in ends.

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 33 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 Butter yarn about 30cm (12 inches) long, 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.

Pineapple

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Finally, with a length of Lush coloured yarn approximately 30cm (12 inches) in length, stitch the leaves together at their bases to keep them together.

Additionally, you can stitch the base of of the front leaves to the single crochet stitches around the body of the Pineapple using a length of Butter coloured yarn to stabilize the leaves and help keep them standing upright.

That’s it! You’re done!

 

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