Pineapples for Everyone Shawl
I love the pineapple motif. During the holiday season, I like to make customized versions of the same design for several people on my gift list. It makes it easier for me to remember the pattern but I can also create something special and unique for everyone.
And, of course, you can crochet Pineapples for Everyone throughout the year! By changing the length and the yarn weight (the design works equally well in a lightweight or bulky yarn instead of worsted weight), you can turn this recipe into a great shawl for any season.
For the sample, I used Inca Eco, an eco-friendly thick and thin yarn to add some texture while making a great gift for an environmentally conscious friend. (Hint: If you’re worried about your pineapples, the texture of a thick and thin yarn will hide any irregularities!)
Basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet)
Increasing (shell) and decreasing (dc3tog)
(Optional) Changing colors
Adjustable. Lavender shawlette in the photos is 45″ (114 cm) x 24″ (61 cm).
Yarn requirements vary. Lavender shawlette used Galler Yarns Inca Eco (100% organic cotton, 3.5 oz/100g/140 yd/128 m) - 3 skeins in Lavender or approximately 420 yds (384 m) in any medium weight yarn.
J/10 (6.00 mm) crochet hook, or any size to get appropriate tension for your yarn choice.
Stitch marker or scrap yarn (optional).
5 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL
The CAL ran in the Underground Crafter group on Ravelry here from February 15-March 29, 2013.
Here are some helpful blog posts:
Getting started with progress pics of the first 8 rows here
Progress pics for the first repeat and tips for increasing here
Tips for changing colors here
Blocking tips here
And styling suggestions for triangle shawls from the Lion Brand blog here