Sidewalk Shawl – Crochet Pineapple Stitch Pattern
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 crocheting the pineapple 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…
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 only choosing a few designs instead of the whole library!
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…Read more: Sidewalk Shawl – Crochet Pineapple Stitch Pattern
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Need a Crochet Pineapple Stitch 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 Pattern
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],
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 can see 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 clearer.
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 that has a plainer center stitch pattern, or try using a single fruit as the focal point of a top or sweater. It would also look awesome at the center of a crochet kerchief or bandana.
Check out the pattern links below for some really fun projects you may not have thought of.
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.
And, here’s a few actual pineapple patterns just for fun!
How about a few more shawls for good measure?