On “My Side Of The Mountain” welcoming a guest is something we take seriously, because of that I will have a pineapple basket on my table this summer! This crochet pattern is fun and the pineapple has such a rich history. In Colonial days it was considered a great honor if the hostess had the pineapple as a centerpiece on her table, as it meant she would spare no expense to care for her guests. This “Welcome Home Pineapple Basket” is one of three designs in my “Welcome Home Pineapple Collection”.
In 1681 Christians held this as a symbol of their faith, as the plant gives it’s own life, to produce a single fruit. You will find the lovely pineapple carved into furniture, and architecture all over the world.
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So grab some Peaches and Cream Cotton yarn, and make a pineapple for your table, or make a few to give as gifts! You can make several in one evening while watching your favorite show!
The pattern is rated as an intermediate design. Hold two strands, and a large hook, then drop a strand when you make the lace crown.
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“Welcome Home Pineapple Basket” Crochet Pattern
Hold two strands Peaches ’n Cream 100% Cotton yarn (Gold or Yellow = MM; Dark or Lt. Green = CC) Approx. 300-250 yds
Hook: L- 11/8mm
1: Beginning CH 1 or Beginning CH 2 of each round, does not count as a stitch, unless otherwise stated
CLUSTER = insert hook in st, draw up a loop, 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook in same st, draw up a loop, 4 loops on hook, YO pull through all 4 loops on hook, CLUSTER made
join w/ = join with
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color
SLP ST = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
H BP HDC = High Back Post Half Double Crochet
skp = skip
SP = Space
nxt = Next
* * = Repeat sequence between * * the number of times stated.
[ ] = Repeat between the brackets the number of times stated.
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on.
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch to complete stitch or sequence of stitches stated.
(Please use “L- 11/8mm” hook)
Holding 2 strands of MC; CH 3 join in circle, or magic circle.
Round 1: CH 1; 10 HDC in ring; join w/SLP ST in 1st HDC (10 HDC)
Round 2: CH 1; 2 HDC in joining ST and in each ST around; join w/SLP ST in 1st HDC (20 HDC)
Round 3: CH 1; HDC in joining ST; 2 HDC in nxt ST; [HDC in nxt ST, 2 HDC in nxt ST] 9x; join w/SLP ST in 1st HDC (30 HDC)
Round 4: CH 1; HDC in joining ST, HDC in nxt ST; 2 HDC in nxt St; [HDC in nxt ST (2 x); 2 HDC in nxt ST] 9x; join w/SLP ST in 1st HDC (40 HDC)
Round 5: CH 1; H BP HDC in nxt ST, and in each st around; join w/SLP ST in 1st HDC (40 HDC) Please refer to photo tutorial
HBP HDC PHOTO TUTORIAL: Pic 1: Two pins show the opening directly below the top two loops. This is where you will insert your hook from back to front. You are “HIGH” about the main post of the stitch. A normal BP HDC is worked under the top 3 loops of the HDC, around the main post. The High BP HDC will be “above” the main post, up high, directly under the top two loops.
Pic 2: Shows the hook being inserted from the back, high above the main post. The black arrow is pointing to the spot where you will insert the hook, so that you are going around that High Post.
!Switch to “K-10.5/6.5mm” hook! Refer to “Cluster” in Special Stitches.
Round 6: (Continue holding two strands) CH 2 ; Cluster in 1st st, CH 1; [Skip ST, Cluster in nxt st, CH1;]19x; join w/SLP ST in 2nd CH of beg. CH 2; CH 2 and Turn (20 Clusters) Please refer to Cluster Photo Tutorial
CLUSTER PHOTO TUTORIAL: (Only one strand is being held in the pictures, but you will hold 2 to make the basket) The Cluster stitch is fun and unique. Each row of stitches has a right or left slant to it. Do not use the CH 1 space to execute a cluster, as it will not give you the right, left slant. The Pics below are showing where to insert your hook for the next row of clusters. Pic 1: Notice the arrows are pointing to the “V” where you insert your hook to execute the cluster stitch. You are executing the cluster directly into the cluster st.
Pic. 2 shows the cluster stitch that was made, and how it slants when you execute the next Cluster stitch.
Round 7: Cluster in 1st Cluster st, CH 1; [Skip ST, Cluster in nxt Cluster st, CH1;] 19x; join w/SLP ST in 2nd CH of beg. CH 2; CH 2 and Turn (20 Clusters)
Round 8-10: Repeat Round 7. Please note: join w/SLP ST with CC & CH 1 at the end of round 10, instead of CH 2.
!!! Switch to “G-6/4.0mm” hook. It will round out the basket!!!
Round 11: SC in each Cluster and CH 1 space around; join w/ SLP ST in beg. CH 1; Drop and end off one strand of yarn. (40 stitches)
Pineapple Top instructions below, round numbers will start over.
Round 1: SC in joining st, [CH 4, skp 1 st, SC in nxt ST;] 19x; CH 4, skp last st; join w/SLP ST in beginning SC. (20 CH 4 spaces)
Round 2: SLP ST in 1st CH of CH 4 space; CH3, this counts as 1st DC, [DC in CH 4 space] 2x, CH 3, [DC in same CH 4 space] 3x; SC in nxt CH 4 sp; [Shell, SC in nxt CH 4 sp] 9x; SC in last CH 4 SP; join w/SLP ST to 3rd CH of beginning CH 3; (10 shells; 10 SC)
Round 3: (Note: all SC stitches of the previous round will be skipped during this next sequence) CH1; SC in joining ST; [SC in nxt st] 2x; SC in CH 3 sp, CH2, SC in same CH 3 sp; [SC in nxt st] 3x;
*Skip SC; [SC in nxt st] 3x; SC in CH 3 sp, CH2, SC in same CH 3 sp; [SC in nxt st] 3x; * 9x; join w/SLP ST in beginning SC; end off, secure and weave in all ends.
I hope you enjoy and If you make this basket or any other piece in this set, maybe you could drop by my facebook group and share a picture or two? Here’s the Link!
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