Free Crochet Pattern – Stay Sweet Pineapple Pillow

I’d like to introduce you to my good friend, Sarah from A Plush Pineapple!

I am so excited to have her as a guest designer today. She is sharing her Stay Sweet Pineapple Pillow, which is a modification of my Easter Tails Pillow.

Sarah has been so sweet and helpful as I have peppered her with blog questions. She is so nice, so make sure you give her a follow!

Stay Sweet Pineapple Pillow

Hey guys!  Sarah from A Plush Pineapple here!  I am so thrilled to be doing a blog swap with my new maker friend, Rachel.  Her designs are so beautiful, and it was so much fun to write a mod to one of her patterns!

My trademark is to spread some pineapple love wherever I go, so this was no exception.  As I looked through her designs, her bunny rabbit pillow instantly stood out to me as something that looked like I could pineapple-ize.  Since her vibe is mostly farmhouse, I decided to work it up in a neutral theme, but it could easily be made in brighter, bolder colors as well!

I am so thrilled with how mine came out!  I keep running my hands over it and admiring it.  It’s a perfect compliment to a neutral theme decor with a summertime flair.  It would even work for a coastal Christmas decor theme!  So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Skill Level – Intermediate

Materials

Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain

  • SC – Single crochet

  • FO – Finish off

  • WS – Wrong side

  • RS – Right side

Gauge

4” x 4” = 15 SC x 21 rows

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE – Gauge is crucial in this project in order to ensure fit.

Notes

  • Finished measurements are as follows:

    • 12” tall x 20” wide

  • Beginning CH stitches do not count as a stitch.

  • Pillow is made from two panels worked flat (back and forth in rows) from the bottom up.  The panels are then seamed together using the mattress stitch.

  • I chose to use the bobbin method to change colors.  Seven bobbins are used for the front panel.  Wind approximately 15 yards of MC on two bobbins, 30 yards of MC on two bobbins, and 35 yards of CC on three bobbins.

  • When changing colors, pull the new color through to complete the stitch before the color change.  Keep all tails on the WS of the work.  Sometimes you will have to change color several stitches away from where the new color is.  When this happens, just crochet around the loose strand.

  • If you prefer a graph versus line-by-line instructions, a graph of the front panel is available as a free download on my blog for all of my subscribers.  Click here to get your graph.

  • If you have any difficulty completing this project and would like support, please email me at aplushpineapple@gmail.com.

Front Panel (make one)

*Begin with MC*

Row 1:  CH 79, working in the back bump of the CH, SC in the 2nd CH from hook and each CH across.  (78)

*The row count will continue to be 78 stitches total for every row.  Maintain a CH 1, turn at the beginning of each row.  The odd-numbered rows are the RS and are worked ←.  Even-numbered rows are the WS and are worked →.*

Row 2:  SC in each stitch across.

Row 3:  MC (11), CC (3), MC (50), CC (3), MC (11)

Row 4: MC (8), CC (9), MC (18), CC (8), MC (18), CC (9), MC (8)

Row 5: MC (7), CC (11), MC (16), CC (10), MC (16), CC (11), MC (7)

Row 6: MC (6), CC (13), MC (14), CC (12), MC (14), CC (13), MC (6)

Row 7: MC (6), CC (14), MC (12), CC (14), MC (12), CC (15), MC (5)

Row 8: MC (5), CC (15), MC (12), CC (14), MC (12), CC (15), MC (5)

Row 9: MC (5), CC (16), MC (10), CC (16), MC (11), CC (15), MC (5)

Row 10: MC (4), CC (17), MC (10), CC (16), MC (10), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 11: MC (4), CC (17), MC (10), CC (16), MC (10), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 12: MC (4), CC (17), MC (9), CC (18), MC (9), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 13: MC (4), CC (17), MC (9), CC (18), MC (9), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 14: MC (4), CC (18), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (18), MC (4)

Row 15: MC (3), CC (19), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (19), MC (3)

Row 16: MC (3), CC (19), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (19), MC (3)

Row 17: MC (3), CC (19), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (19), MC (3)

Row 18: MC (3), CC (19), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (19), MC (3)

Row 19: MC (3), CC (19), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (19), MC (3)

Row 20: MC (3), CC (19), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (19), MC (3)

Row 21: MC (3), CC (19), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (19), MC (3)

Row 22: MC (3), CC (19), MC (8), CC (18), MC (8), CC (18), MC (4)

Row 23: MC (4), CC (17), MC (9), CC (18), MC (9), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 24: MC (4), CC (17), MC (9), CC (18), MC (9), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 25: MC (4), CC (17), MC (9), CC (18), MC (9), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 26: MC (4), CC (17), MC (10), CC (16), MC (10), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 27: MC (5), CC (15), MC (11), CC (16), MC (11), CC (15), MC (5)

Row 28: MC (5), CC (15), MC (12), CC (15), MC (11), CC (15), MC (5)

Row 29: MC (6), CC (14), MC (12), CC (14), MC (13), CC (13), MC (6)

Row 30: MC (6), CC (13), MC (14), CC (12), MC (14), CC (13), MC (6)

Row 31: MC (7), CC (11), MC (15), CC (12), MC (15), CC (11), MC (7)

Row 32: MC (8), CC (9), MC (17), CC (10), MC (17), CC (9), MC (8)

Row 33: MC (9), CC (7), MC (19), CC (8), MC (19), CC (7), MC (9)

Row 34: MC (8), CC (9), MC (18), CC (8), MC (18), CC (9), MC (8)

Row 35: MC (7), CC (11), MC (16), CC (10), MC (16), CC (11), MC (7)

Row 36: MC (6), CC (13), MC (14), CC (12), MC (14), CC (13), MC (6)

Row 37: MC (2), CC (21), MC (6), CC (20), MC (6), CC (21), MC (2)

Row 38: MC (4), CC (17), MC (9), CC (18), MC (9), CC (16), MC (5)

Row 39: MC (7), CC (11), MC (16), CC (10), MC (16), CC (11), MC (7)

Row 40: MC (7), CC (11), MC (15), CC (12), MC (14), CC (12), MC (7)

Row 41: MC (6), CC (14), MC (12), CC (14), MC (13), CC (13), MC (6)

Row 42: MC (4), CC (17), MC (10), CC (16), MC (10), CC (17), MC (4)

Row 43: MC (3), CC (15), MC (1), CC (4), MC (5), CC (16), MC (1), CC (4), MC (7), CC (3), MC (1), CC (11), MC (1), CC (3), MC (3)

Row 44: MC (6), CC (1), MC (1), CC (9), MC (1), CC (1), MC (14), CC (10), MC (1), CC (2), MC (13), CC (1), MC (1), CC (8), MC (2), CC (1), MC (6)

Row 45: MC (8), CC (10), MC (17), CC (9), MC (17), CC (10), MC (7)

Row 46: MC (7), CC (10), MC (17), CC (10), MC (16), CC (10), MC (8)

Row 47: MC (7), CC (12), MC (15), CC (11), MC (15), CC (12), MC (6)

Row 48: MC (6), CC (12), MC (14), CC (13), MC (13), CC (13), MC (7)

Row 49: MC (6), CC (2), MC (1), CC (7), MC (1), CC (4), MC (12), CC (10), MC (1), CC (3), MC (12), CC (2), MC (1), CC (4), MC (1), CC (2), MC (1), CC (4), MC (4)

 Row 50: MC (3), CC (3), MC (3), CC (2), MC (1), CC (5), MC (1), CC (2), MC (10), CC (3), MC (2), CC (8), MC (1), CC (2), MC (10), CC (3), MC (2), CC (8), MC (2), CC (2), MC (5)

Row 51: MC (3), CC (3), MC (2), CC (5), MC (1), CC (3), MC (13), CC (3), MC (2), CC (5), MC (1), CC (2), MC (13), CC (3), MC (2), CC (5), MC (1), CC (3), MC (8)

Row 52: MC (8), CC (2), MC (2), CC (2), MC (1), CC (2), MC (18), CC (2), MC (1), CC (6), MC (17), CC (2), MC (2), CC (2), MC (1), CC (2), MC (8)

Row 53: MC (8), CC (2), MC (1), CC (2), MC (2), CC (3), MC (16), CC (2), MC (1), CC (3), MC (2), CC (2), MC (17), CC (2), MC (1), CC (2), MC (2), CC (2), MC (8)

Row 54: MC (7), CC (2), MC (3), CC (2), MC (2), CC (2), MC (16), CC (2), MC (2), CC (2), MC (2), CC (2), MC (16), CC (2), MC (2), CC (3), MC (2), CC (2), MC (7)

Row 55: MC (6), CC (2), MC (4), CC (2), MC (3), CC (2), MC (14), CC (2), MC (3), CC (2), MC (3), CC (2), MC (14), CC (2), MC (3), CC (2), MC (4), CC (2), MC (6)

Row 56: MC (5), CC (2), MC (4), CC (2), MC (5), CC (2), MC (12), CC (2), MC (4), CC (2), MC (4), CC (2), MC (12), CC (2), MC (4), CC (2), MC (5), CC (2), MC (5)

Row 57: MC (12), CC (2), MC (25), CC (1), MC (25), CC (2), MC (11)

Row 58: MC (11), CC (2), MC (25), CC (1), MC (25), CC (1), MC (13)

Row 59: MC (13), CC (1), MC (25), CC (1), MC (26), CC (1), MC (11)

Row 60: MC (11), CC (1), MC (25), CC (1), MC (40)

Row 61: MC (14), CC (1), MC (25), CC (1), MC (26), CC (1), MC (10)

Row 62-63:  Repeat Row 2.

Cut yarn.  FO

Back Panel (make one)

*Make with MC*

Row 1:  CH 79, working in the back bump of the CH, SC in the 2nd CH from hook and each CH across.  (78)

Row 2-63:  CH 1, turn, SC in every stitch across.  (78)

Leave a long tail (approximately 2 yards) for seaming.  Cut yarn.  FO.

Weave in all ends except the long tail for seaming.

Seaming

You may choose to block your panels before seaming.

Lay the two panels right sides up side-by-side.  I chose to begin seaming on one of the short sides.  Using the mattress stitch, seam the panels together being sure to line the stitches/rows up as you go.  This will give you a nice invisible seam.  When you have one side left to seam, insert the pillow form.

Weave in last tail.

I hope that you enjoyed this project!  This pillow is so perfect as an accent pillow on a bed, sofa, or patio furniture.  I could easily see it done with a bright self-striping yarn as the MC and white as the CC or vice versa to a great addition to a teen girl’s room as well!  

The PDF version that includes the line-by-line instructions, graph, and work-in-progress photos is available for purchase in both my Etsy and Ravelry shops.  You can find them at the links below.

 

Be sure to come visit me on my blog to find many other summery projects including beautiful wearables.  You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook .

Wishing you much love, sunshine, and pineapples,

Sarah

Sarah is the maker and designer behind A Plush Pineapple . She is a wife of fourteen years to her college sweetheart and momma to two awesome kiddos. When she is not crocheting, designing, or blogging, you can probably find her soaking up the sun or eating seafood. Her goal as a designer is that love, sunshine, and pineapples make their way into the hearts and homes of all who make her designs.  

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