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Basic Pineapple Lace Motif How-to

Below are the basic instructions for crocheting a pineapple lace motif. You'll find many variations of this in pineapple patterns. It's easy to crochet and, combined with other stitches, the results can be stunning.


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Step 1: Chain 4 (counts as first double crochet).


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Step 2: Work (1 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet) all in the 4th chain from the hook.


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Step 3: Chain 4 to turn (counts as first treble), work 12 trebles in the chain-2 space. (13 trebles)


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Step 4: Chain 4 to turn (counts as first treble), skip first treble, work (chain 1, treble) in each treble across, ending with the last treble worked in the top of the chain-4.


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Step 5: Turn. Work (chain 3, single crochet) in the first chain-1 space, (chain 3, single crochet) in each chain-1 space across. (12 chain-3 spaces)


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Step 6: Turn. Skip the first chain-3 space, work (chain 3, single crochet) in each chain-3 space across. (11 chain-3 spaces)


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Step 7: Turn. Skip the first chain-3 space, work (chain 3, single crochet) in each chain-3 space across. (You will have one less chain-3 space at the end of each row)


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Repeat Step 7: Continue to repeat step 7; eventually you will have a row with only one chain-3 in that row. End off.

Now that you understand how a basic crocheted pineapple shape is constructed, why not see what kinds of variations on that you can come up with on your own.

Have fun crocheting pineapples,
Sandi

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