Pineapple Pincushion – Free Crochet Pattern

This classic Pincushion features a pretty pineapple pattern – a traditional symbol of hospitality.  Worked in crochet cotton thread and a steel crochet hook, this design is easier and faster to make than it looks.  Because of its heart shape, this Pineapple Pincushion could be used as a lacy ring bearer’s pillow for a wedding ceremony.  This would make the couple’s wedding day even more memorable and your gift would always be treasured.

Pineapple Pincushion

FP324
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Materials: Size 10 Crochet Thread: White & Pink
1” wide Pink Ribbon – 5 yds;
Material for Lining – ¼ yd; Fibrefill.
Crochet Hook: Steel No. 7 (1.65 mm).

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches
Shell: (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in same st or sp indicated.
Picot: Ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

FRONT & BACK (Make 2)
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at top, with White, ch 6; join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 4 (counts as first tr), 2 tr in ring, ch 3, 3 tr in ring, ch 15, Shell in ring.
Row 2: Ch 6, turn, Shell in ch-3 sp, ch 5, 19 sc in ch-15 lp, ch 5, Shell in next ch-3 sp.
Row 3: Ch 6, turn, Shell in Shell, ch 8, tr in first sc, (ch 1, skip next sc, tr in next sc) 9 times, ch 8, Shell in Shell.
Row 4: Ch 6, turn, Shell in Shell, ch 8, sc in first tr, (sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next tr) 9 times, ch 8, Shell in Shell.
Row 5: Ch 6, turn, Shell in Shell, ch 8, tr in first sc, (ch 1, tr in next sc) 18 times, ch 8, Shell in Shell.
Row 6: Ch 6, turn, Shell in Shell, ch 8, sc in first tr, (sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next tr) 18 times, ch 8, Shell in Shell.
Row 7: Ch 6, turn, Shell in Shell, ch 8, sc in first sc, (ch 5, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 18 times, ch 8, Shell in Shell.
Row 8: Ch 6, turn, Shell in Shell, ch 8, sc in first ch-5 lp, (ch 5, sc in next lp) 17 times, ch 8, Shell in Shell.
Rows 9-24: Ch 6, turn, Shell in Shell, ch 8, sc in first ch-5 lp, (ch 5, sc in next lp) across pineapple, ch 8, Shell in Shell.
At the end of Row 24, there is one ch-5 lp.
Row 25: Ch 6, turn, Shell in Shell, ch 8, sc in ch-5 lp, ch 8, 3 tr in next Shell, ch 1, turn, sc in first Shell made, ch 1 turn, 3 tr in same next Shell (to complete Shell).
Row 26: Ch 6, turn, sc in sp joining two Shells. Finish off and weave in ends.
Repeat for other half.

CUSHION
– Cut 2 pieces of lining same shape as Front and Back.
– Sew lining about ¼” from edge, leaving opening at top.
– Fill cushion with stuffing and sew closed.

Edging
Rnd 1: With right sides facing, matching shaping, working through both thicknesses, join White with sl st to any ch-6 lp, ch 4 (counts as first tr), (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in same lp, (ch 3, Shell in next ch-6 lp) around, inserting cushion after joining one side; join with sl st to first tr.
Rnd 2: Sl st to center of Shell, ch 6 (counts as first tr and ch 2), tr in same sp, (ch 2, tr in same sp) twice, ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 3, * [tr, (ch 2, tr) 3 times] in next Shell, ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 3; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Pink with sl st to any sc, * ch 4, sc between first 2 tr, (picot, ch 1, sc between next 2 tr) twice, ch 4, sc in next sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing
– Starting at top, place Ribbon under the ch-8 lps around entire cushion having the wrong side of the ribbon toward you. Pull up a 2 inch loop between each ch, then holding cushion with outside edge toward you working from back of loop, turn first loop of ribbon right side out and lay ribbon down toward the outside edge of cushion. Pick up the next loop before it is turned and draw ribbon gently until first loop forms a point. Continue forming a point in each loop of ribbon all around. Finish with Ribbon Bow.

All Rights Reserved ©2011 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. msjude70

    My grandma used to make these. I could never figure it out past the pineapple. I’m anxious to try again.

  2. LINDA CHAPMAN

    MY GRANDMOTHER HAD ONE OF THESE WHEN I WAS LITTLE. I WANTED IT WHEN SHE PASSED, I WAS TO YOUNG. NOW I CAN MAKE MY OWN. THANK YOU. IT WILL HELP ME REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER

  3. Klmnalem

    This is an OLD Classic. I have one from one from a crocheter in the distant family. I’m glad to have the pattern.

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