Do you ever go through food phases? I went through a pineapple phase in high school. My Mom would buy cans of pineapple chunks and slices for me to eat.
Now that the sun is shining and the weather is warm, I have pineapples on my mind again. But these mini pineapples aren’t edible, they are to wear!
I used yellow fine/fingering weight yarn for the pineapples and a size E/3.50mm crochet hook. I didn’t have any green yarn on hand in the right weight, so I used embroidery thread for the tassel stem. You can glue a pin back to the pineapple to attach it to a shirt or jacket, or just use a safety pin.
For a summer celebration string some pineapples on some twine and decorate and cake or cupcake!
This pattern is mainly single crochet and spike stitch.
If you’re unfamiliar with the spike stitch it is essentially an elongated single crochet. You create a single crochet stitch, but you insert your hook into the row underneath the one you are working on. I really love that texture that it gives to the pineapple. It also makes for a stiffer fabric. (Click for a visual tutorial from Craftsy.)
I starched my pineapples when they were finished. You can also apply fabric stiffener to them.
Want some more pineapple ideas? Make my Edible Candy Pineapple Centerpiece