Pineapple Dishcloth

pineappleDesigner: Alexis Middleton

Banish plain rectangular dishcloths by giving them a tropical twist!


Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn: yellow, green (such as Lily Sugar ’N Cream in Yellow and Neon Green)
  • Size H (5 mm) crochet hook

SPECIAL STITCHES

Fan: In specified st, work (dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc in same st (5 dc total). Fan made.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc): Yo, insert hook from back to front to back around post (vertical bar) of specified st; yo and draw up a loop to height of a dc; yo and draw through two loops, yo and draw through both loops on hook. BPdc made.

Spike Stitch Double Crochet (SSdc): Insert hook in st two rows directly below next stitch (or specified st) and draw up on a long loop to height of current row; yo and draw through two loops, yo and draw through both loops on hook. SSdc made.


MAKE THE PINEAPPLE BODY

Row 1: With yellow, ch 20, sc in first st from ch and in all remaining sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 2:
Sc in first st, skip 1 st, work Fan in next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st; skip 3 sts, work Fan in next st; skip 3 sts, sc in next st; skip 2 sts, work Fan in next st; skip 1 st, sc in last st; ch 3 (counts as dc of next row), turn.

Row 3: *BPdc around 2nd dc of next Fan, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, BPdc around next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * twice; ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1 sp), turn.

Row 4: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in base of ch; *sc in next sc, skip next st, work Fan in next dc; rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, in top of turning chain work (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc);
ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in first dc, ch 1, BPdc around next dc; dc in next sc; *BPdc around second dc of next Fan, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, BPdc around next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * once; skip next dc, BPdc around next dc, ch 1 sc in third ch of turning ch; ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc in first sc; *skip next st, work Fan in next dc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across; ch 3, turn.

Rows 7–10: Repeat Rows 3–6.

Row 11–13: Repeat Rows 3–5.

Row 14: Sc in first st; ch 1; skip next st, sc in next dc; ch 2, sc in next sc; (ch 2, skip next st, sc in next dc) twice; ch 1, skip next st, sc in next dc, ch 1, sc in last sc. Finish off and weave in ends.


ADD THE LEAVES

Row 1: With green and wrong side of pineapple body facing you, join yarn in third sc from the right; *2 SSdc in sc two rows below; ch 8, sc in second ch from hook; hdc in next two chs; dc in remaining four chs; slip st in top of SSdc below (leaf formed); repeat from * twice, working all SSdc in same st; sc in third sc from left on previous row; ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first sc, ch 10, sc in second ch from hook; hdc in next two chs; dc in remaining six chs; sl st in top of sc at base of chain (leaf formed); *working behind leaves of previous row, sc in next two sts; ch 12, sc in second ch from hook; hdc in next two chs; dc in remaining eight chs; sl st in top of sc at base of chain (leaf formed); rep from * once; working behind leaves of previous row, sc in next two sts; ch 10, sc in second ch from hook; hdc in next two chs; dc in remaining six chs; sl st in top of sc at base of chain (leaf formed); sc in next sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

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