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Parti Pineapple Cushion | Free Crochet Pattern

This pineapple cushion crochet pattern uses self-striping yarn to make a bright, welcoming addition to home or patio decor. Pineapples are symbols of hospitality, making this pillow a great housewarming gift or decoration for a front porch, welcoming your guests into your home.

My front patio has a porch swing facing the road. It is often the first thing people see when they pull up to my house, so I decided it really needed a bright, welcoming cushion.

Naturally, a pineapple was the first thing that came to mind.

Parti Pineapple Cushion free crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati

Did you know that the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality? When colonial sea captains returned from their tropical voyages, they would take pineapples from their cargo and hang them on their front door gatepost as a sign of welcome and hospitality. Later, people began carving pineapple designs into doorways and using them in home décor to add warmth and welcome to a home.

I have always had pineapple decor around as a welcome to guests, so what better place than the front porch?

The Parti Pineapple Cushion is part of the CAL Central 2021 Softie Crochet-Along, put on by Underground Crafter and sponsored by Fairfield World.

Fairfield World is the maker of my favorite stuffing, Poly-fil!

The CAL is a great chance to win some amazing prizes! Go check out the main page for the CAL, sign up for the giveaway, and then go to the Facebook Group to get the rest of the patterns from the summer of softie fun!

Construction

The texture on the front and back panel of the cushion are done in a Suzette Stitch pattern. I love this stitch!

They are attached by a side piece, sewn between them to add depth to the cushion.

The leaves are each made separately and attached one at a time to the top of the pineapple, along the side piece.

This pattern is FREE right here, as part of the CAL.

Parti Pineapple Cushion

All patterns are written in English, in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Intermediate. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), increases and decreases. Knowledge of amigurumi part attachment is recommended. Pattern uses short rounds for shaping.

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, Fruity Stripe (FRU), 1 ball; Kelly Green (GRN), < 1 ball.
  • H (5.00 mm) hook
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle

Measurements

8” wide x 18” tall x 4” thick

Gauge

7 clusters x 5 rows of [(sc, dc) skip 1] = 4” x 4”

Pattern Notes

  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case piece require repositioning.

Pattern Stitches

  • Fsc – Foundation Single Crochet: Start with ch 2, insert hook into second ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through one loop, yo, pull through two loops. Every subsequent st: Insert hook in loop under previous sc, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through one loop, yo, pull through two loops.
  • Sc/dc dec – Single crochet/Double crochet decrease: Insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through two loops. Decrease created.

Instructions

Pineapple Panel

(Make 2)

With FRU.

Row 1: 17 fsc (see Pattern Notes), turn. (17)

Row 2: Ch 1, [(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1] 8 times, sc in last st, turn. (17)

Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1,[(sc, dec) in next st, skip 1] 5 times, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1, sc in last st, turn. (19)

Row 4: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1,[(sc, dec) in next st, skip 1] 6 times, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1, sc in last st, turn. (21)

Row 5: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1,[(sc, dec) in next st, skip 1] 7 times, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1, sc in last st, turn. (22)

Row 6: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1,[(sc, dec) in next st, skip 1] 8 times, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1, sc in last st, turn. (25)

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Row 7: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1,[(sc, dec) in next st, skip 1] 9 times, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, skip 1,  sc in last st, turn. (27)

Row 8: Ch 1, [(sc, dc] in next st, skip 1] 13 times, sc in last st, turn. (27)

Rows 9-28: Repeat Row 8.

Row 29: Ch 1, sc/dc dec (see Pattern Stitches), do not skip [(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1) 11 times, sc/dc dec, sc in last st, turn. (25)

Row 30: Ch 1, sc/dc dec, do not skip [(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1) 10 times, sc/dc dec, sc in last st, turn. (23)

Row 31: Ch 1, sc/dc dec, do not skip [(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1) 9 times, sc/dc dec, sc in last st, turn. (21)

Row 32: Ch 1, sc/dc dec, do not skip [(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1) 8 times, sc/dc dec, sc in last st, turn. (19)

Row 33: Ch 1, sc/dc dec, do not skip [(sc, dc) in next st, skip 1) 7   times, sc/dc dec, sc in last st, turn. (17)

Bind off and weave in ends.

Side Piece

With FRU, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 5 sc, turn. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1, 6 sc, turn. (6)

Rows 3-97: Repeat Row 2.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Align either pineapple panel with the side edge of the side piece. Working through both the pineapple and the side piece, sc the side piece to the end of the pineapple.

Sew together the beginning and end of the side piece. Weave in ends.

Repeat with other pineapple panel on other side of side piece, keeping sc on the outside of the work cushion.

Stuff before finishing attachment of second pineapple panel.

Large Leaves

(Make 3)

With GRN, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnds 2-3: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnd 9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnd 11: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 12: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Rnds 13-20: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 21: [6 sc, dec] twice. (14)

Rnds 22-23: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 24: [5 sc, dec] twice. (12)

Rnds 25-26: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat. Set aside.

Medium Leaves

(Make 3)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnds 2-3: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnd 9: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 10: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnds 11-16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: [5 sc, dec] twice. (12)

Rnds 18-19: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 20: [4 sc, dec] twice. (10)

Rnds 21-22: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat. Set aside.

Small Leaves

(Make 4)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnds 2-3: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 5: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 7: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnds 9-12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: [4 sc, dec] twice. (10)

Rnds 14-15: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 16: [3 sc, dec] twice. (8)

Rnds 17-18: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat. Set aside.

Leaf Attachment

Looking down at top of pineapple (short end), divide side piece into 6 columns of sts, longways.

Sewing through both layers of last round of each leaf, attach leaves in order as follows:

  1. Sew 1 large leaf to center of column 3 of the side piece.
  2. Sew 2 large leaves to column 4, meeting at the center line of the 1st leaf.
  3. Sew 2 medium leaves to column 3, on either side of the large leaf.
  4. Sew 1 medium leaf to column 5, centered over the previous 2 large leaves.
  5. Sew 2 small leaves to column 5, on either side of the medium leaf.
  6. Sew 2 small leaves to column 2, in front of the overlaps between large and medium leaves from column 3.
Parti Pineapple Cushion free crochet pattern from Hooked by Kati - leaf instructions

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