The pineapples are finished individually. After several attempts at completing the first one I realized there was a phrase missing in the instructions. Once I figured it out it was smooth sailing. I added that errata to the pattern page for this pattern and I noted it below. The missing instruction is in bold.
Errata: Volume 18, page 20. This section of instructions is for completing the individual pineapples in pattern Square Dance and pattern Pineapple Square.
see paragraph FINISH END PINEAPPLES
9th line of paragraph➤ 3 tr in nx sh sp, ch 1, sl st in sp of last sh, work 3 ch, 3 tr to complete second shell,
ch 8, ……….
Second photo shows rows 1 - 8.