Crochet Pineapple Stitch Shawl: Sidewalk

Are you intimidated by the crochet pineapple stitch? Fear not! Marly to the rescue! The pineapple stitch is a quintessential crochet stitch, as is the granny square. But the crochet pineapple stitch shawl can seem a bit intimidating if you’ve never done it before. There’s nothing to worry about – it’s just simple stitches arranged in a complex-looking way. I’ll explain more in a little bit…

Now, I have to say, one of the most fun parts of making the videos for Red Heart is being able to look through their MANY FREE PATTERNS. I get to choose the ones I like best (and those I know you’d love to learn to crochet too.) Yet, the hard part is choosing only a few designs instead of the whole library!

Such A Beautiful Design

The Sidewalk Shawl by Kimberley McAlindin is one of those fantastic pieces that will stop you in your tracks and make you say, “WHOA! I gotta make that!” There’s no wonder that it’s one of the top patterns at RedHeart.com. Check it out right here – STUNNING!

Don’t miss the other patterns I’ve found for you down below…

Sidewalk Shawl Crochet Pineapple Stitch Pattern - Free Crochet Pattern and video tutorial - Also, get the free stitch diagram for the pineapple stitch - Marly Bird
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Need a Crochet Pineapple Stitch Shawl Video?

I just KNEW you’d love this shawl, so I had to make a video to show you how to begin this stylish accessory.

Download the Free Sidewalk Shawl Pattern below, and I’ll give you tips and tricks on how to crochet pineapple stitch while making this gorgeous shawl. You’ll want to watch my in-depth video by Marly Bird about crocheting the Sidewalk Shawl in crochet pineapple stitch.

In this video, I show you exactly how to get started with this stitch pattern (that looks difficult but really isn’t), and I help you work all the way through Row 10 too. I’ll show you how to use stitch markers to your advantage to help you recognize the last stitch of your row. I’ll also explain which stitches you’re using (and why you’re using them) to help you better understand the shawls’ overall construction.

Better yet…I’ve had a chart made for this pattern that you can download – FREE. Download the chart below. Also, check out this post, where I even have a video explaining how to work from this chart! https://marlybird.com/how-to-read-sidewalk-shawl-crochet-chart/

Learn to Read Crochet Stitch Diagrams from the MASTER

If you struggle to read a crochet chart, but it’s something you really want to learn, we’ve got you covered. Check out this video Robyn Chachula made for BiCrafty Champions, demonstrating how to read charts. Seriously – don’t miss it! You’ll learn SO much.

It’ll make reading charts such a breeze you might not want to go back to written instructions!

This is a Marly Bird exclusive video!

SIDEWALK SHAWL – Crochet Pineapple Stitch Shawl


Here is the link for the FREE SIDEWALK SHAWL 


RED HEART® Soft®: 6 balls 9440 Lt Grey Heather

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8],

Split Lock Stitch Markers

Susan Bates® Steel Yarn Needle

Stitches Used:

Chain Stitch

Single Crochet (sc)

Double Crochet (dc)

About the Pineapple Stitch

Pineapple stitch patterns tend to follow the same formula with longer or shorter distances between each pineapple shape. Most frequently, to cover large areas, the pineapples are offset rather than stacked on top of one another, as their curves fit really well that way.

Some stitch pattern versions have other crochet stitch combinations in between. You’ll spot that this pattern has curving columns of stacked V-stitches in between, and others have only chains separating the ‘fruits.’

As you can see from the chart above, the actual pineapple section of the stitch pattern begins at the bottom with a double crochet shell (sh). Larger pineapples have more double crochets in the beginning shell stitch. Smaller fruits start with fewer double crochet stitches in the initial shell.

The remainder of each pineapple is formed using single crochet stitches separated by several chain stitches. The following rows form the stacked curves or scallops on top of the previous curves by working the single crochet stitch in the chain space below. This scallop stacking makes the stitch pattern look like the outer skin of its namesake.

The tricky part is transitioning between stacked stitch patterns, but once you’ve checked out Robyn’s chart-reading instructional video, it’ll all become very much more straightforward.

Where to Use the Pineapple Stitch

Of course, crochet pineapples look great as an all-over crochet pattern, but that’s not the only way to use this intricate-looking stitch. If you check out the list below, you’ll find pineapples across the shoulders of a sweater, growing from the base of a bag, and front and center of a stylish crop top.

In addition, one of my favorite places for crochet pineapple stitch is to use it as an edging, especially when crocheting a garment from the top down.

Pineapples look fantastic on the hem of a skirt, jacket, or duster. You can use them as a trim on a shawl with a plainer center stitch pattern, or try using a single fruit as the focal point of a top or sweater. It would also look fantastic at the center of a crochet kerchief or bandana.

Check out the pattern links below for some really fun projects you may not have considered.

Video Tutorial for Pineapple Stitch and Sidewalk Shawl

This video is one of the longest videos I’ve ever made, but I know it was worth the time to walk you step-by-step through how to crochet pineapple stitch.

You don’t have to watch the whole thing in one sitting. I’ve broken the video into sections so you can easily work on each section when you have time. Or you can grab your yarn and hook, download the free pattern here, and get started right now!


Last but not least – Sidewalk Shawl YouTube Video Notes

Be sure to use markers to make the edges perfect.

If you prefer following a stitch chart, I’ve had one made for the first several rows of this pattern. You’ll find it SO much easier. Click here to download the chart. 

19 Crochet Pineapple Stitch Patterns Chosen For You

Once you’ve practiced pineapple stitch using this shawl, I’m sure you’ll love it! So, I’ve researched a few more patterns you might like to try when you’ve learned the stitch pattern isn’t really so hard after all.

Izara Top

Crochet Market Bag

Fairy Queen Coat and Dress

Boho Crochet Wrap

Hi-Lo Crochet Dress Pattern

Pineapple Wrap

Summer Duster Coat

Pineapple Bag

Summer Tank

Pineapple Upside-down Duster

Elegant Lace Shawl

Pizzazz Scarf

Loretta Tee

Bliss Sweater

Triangle Shawl

Peekaboo Lace Shawl/Skirt

Crochet Dress

Stella Crop Top

Pineapple Tank

And, here’s a few actual pineapple patterns just for fun!

Crochet Pineapple

Amigurumi Pineapple

Crochet Pineapple Doll

How about a few more shawls for good measure?

Blue Bonnet Shawl

Enchanted Crochet Motif Shawl

36 Free Knit and Crochet Shawl Patterns

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  1. https://sewknitcreate.com says:

    Love this shawl! I just might have to get my hooks out again. I haven’t crocheted in ages mostly knitting now but I do love this shawl. I knitted a shawl a while back and I actually wear it. This one looks like one that you could easily use and wear frequently.

  2. Elizabeth Bodner says:

    Would love to download, but it calls for installing PDF which I already have. How can I bypass duplicating installation?

    • MarlyBird135 says:

      I am not sure why your computer is requesting you to install PDF. Are you sure it isn’t asking you to download the PDF of the pattern or chart?

    • maschellemecfs says:

      I am on an Android Tablet with Adobe Acrobat and system PDF reader. Both download the charts, then an error message occurs: “the file cannot be opened because it is not a valid PDF document”
      Ive tried from every link to the diagram with the same results. I thought I’d better let you know. I LOVE your video tutorial and am doing well making my first pineapple stitch pattern!

  3. Louise says:

    Im gearing up to do the sidewalk shawl. But still have questions after watching your tutorials for this pattern/chart. Like you I prefer a visual chart. Im confused with the chart a bit.

    Like, which side is up or the top of the shawl?

    What are and how are the red lines on the chart instructing us- to do what?

    And lastly , IF I am looking at the chart correctly, (the bottom being the bottom) why is it blunt or looking cut off? This doesnt present a triangle appearance as this shawl says its a triangle.(?) Are we to add a small triangular piece at the bottom to complete ot or something?I beleive I have missed some key points of instruction possibly. I ofyen wish the tutorial instructors I have watched, would hold up the finished product more – and give us time to look at it. To see the front n back. To see top in relation to bottom.etc.
    Thanks for making charts available with your tutorials. Ill be coming bacy to you from now on. they are essential as far as I am concerned! Thanks again, Louise

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