This blanket was born as a variation of the original 80 Blankets: Pineapples I did previously. I loved the allover look of the pineapple stitches, but like any other bobble or puff stitch it eats through yarn pretty rapidly.

So for this version I’ve paired rows of half double crochet in Color Made Easy Alabaster with smaller sections of pineapples in Color Made Easy Mineral Yellow.

The Pattern

The 2 chains at the beginning of each row do not count as a stitch. Instead, you will work these turning chains and then work the first stitch (half double crochet) at the base/1st stitch of the row.

Chain (ch) 92

Foundation Row: half double crochet (hdc) in the 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end, turn – 90 hdc sts

Row 1 (HDC): ch 2, hdc in each st to end of row, turn

* Continue working this row for another 8 rows – 10 rows worked total

Change to Color 2


Pineapple Row 1: ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in first st, *pineapple in next st, ch 1, skip next st; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn

Pineapple Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in first st, *pineapple in next ch space, ch 1; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn

Change to Color 1

HDC Row 1: ch 2, hdc in first st, hdc in ch space, *hdc in top of pineapple; hdc in ch space; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st, turn

HDC Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each st to end of row, turn

* Continue working HDC row 2 for another 8 rows – 10 hdc rows worked total in this section.

Continue Pattern

  • Work 2 rows of Pineapple stitch in Mineral Yellow (Color 2)
  • Work 10 rows of hdc in Alabaster (Color 1)
  • Repeat until there are 6 hdc sections and 5 pineapple sections, or until desired length

How To Work A Pineapple Stitch

Note that in the Pineapple Row 1 of the blanket pattern above you will work the pineapple stitch through the top of a double crochet and NOT through a chain space as directed below.

  • Step 1: yarn over & insert hook through chain space, yarn over & pull through a loop
  • Step 2: [yarn over & insert hook through chain space, yarn over & pull through a loop] twice more
  • Step 3: yarn over & pull through 6 loops on hook
  • Step 4: yarn over & pull through remaining 2 loops
  • Step 5: chain 1

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • dec = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • rep = repeat
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

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