|Materials:||Size 10 or 11 crochet hook
Size 30 crochet thread
Row 1 : Ch 21, turn, make 2 tr in 6th st from hook, ch 2, 2 tr in next ch, * ch 5, 2 tr in 6th st from first shell, ch 2, 2 tr in next st on ch, ch 5, 2 tr in 6th st from second shell, ch 2, 2 tr in end st of foundation ch; ch 4, turn.
Row 2: Shell over shell, ch 5, 2 tr in center shell, ch 6, 2 tr in same shell, ch 5, shell over shell; ch 4, turn.
Row 3: Shell over shell, ch 5, 20 tr in ch-6 sp of previous row (this forms the base of pineapple), ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4, turn.
Row 4: Shell over shell, ch 5, tr in each of the 20 tr with ch 1 between tr, ch 5, shell over shell; ch 4, turn.
Row 5: Shell over shell, ch 5, sc in ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 lp) 18 times, ch 5, shell over shell; ch 4, turn.
Row 6: Shell over shell, ch 5, sc in ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 17 times; ch 5, shell over shell; ch 4, turn.
Continue across pineapple in same manner, decreasing the number of spaces each row. This shapes the pineapple; fasten and cut thread.
EDGE ROW: In contrast, join in ch-4 lp at the right side of large end, ch 5 for tr, tr in same sp, ch 2, 2 tr in same ch-4 sp (this forms a shell), ch 5, sc into first shell on foundation ch, sc into last shell made; this will fasten pineapple together at the large end. Ch 5, shell in next 4-ch lp, ch 3, repeat into side of each shell or pineapple, make shell in point of pineapple, continue up other side as before, join in third ch of ch 5 first made.
Row 2: Sl st across to center of shell, ch 5 for first tr, tr in same sp, ch 4, sl st in top of tr for a p, 2 tr in same sp, ch 7, sc in first sc in center, ch 12 for a loop to hang, sc in second sc in center, ch 7, * 2 tr in next shell, ch 4 for a p, 2 tr in same shell, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space between shells of previous row, ch 3; repeat from * around; fasten and cut thread.
For the back, cut two pieces of material 1/4 inch larger than the pin cushion you have completed. Be sure to cut the material for the back the size of the pineapple itself, do not include the edge. The edge should extend over the pineapple as a ruffle. Sew up leaving a small opening to stuff with cotton. Blind stitch these edges together by hand. Fasten this cushion part to the crochet portion under each ch 4 lp.
A 30 inch length of 1/2 inch wide ribbon may be threaded through edge of pineapple for additional trim and color.
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