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Tropical Pineapple Squares Crochet Blanket

Tropical Pineapple Squares Crochet Blanket
Tropical Pineapple Squares Crochet Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Need a little something to brighten a room? This wonderful Tropical Pineapple Squares Crochet Blanket will do just that and bring you right to the beach. The crochet motifs on this throw are lovely for a summer island getaway.

The pattern is an intermediate level, but the detailed steps provided make it a very doable project. Whether you have a beach house or not, this crochet throw is guaranteed to be the perfect accent. This crochet throw pattern has such a beautiful design that anyone would want it in their home anywhere in the world.

Intermediate

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeRounds 1-3 = 2-1/2" (6.4 cm) in diameter; One Motif = 16" (40.6 cm) square. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size48" x 64" [122 x 163 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 6 skeins of 505 Aruba Sea
  • Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm [US G-7] / 4 mm [US G-6]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions for LARGE MOTIF:

(Make 12)​

Make an adjustable ring.

  1. Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—8 sc. Tighten ring.
    Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc—16 sc.
    Round 3: Ch 2, yarn over, insert hook in first st, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice in next st, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook (counts as first 4-dc cluster) ch 3, *work 4-dc cluster over next 2 sc, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first cluster—8 clusters.
    Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first cluster, *ch 5, sc in next cluster; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—8 ch-5 spaces.
    Round 5: Slip st in first ch-5 space, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch 5 space, *ch 7, 3 sc in next ch 5 space**, 3 sc in next ch 5 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first sc—4 ch-7 loops.      
    Round 6: Ch 2, dc in first sc (counts as first 2-dc cluster here and throughout), *ch 2, 9 dc in next ch 7 loop, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, 2-dc cluster in next sc, ch 1**, 2-dc cluster in next sc; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 7: Ch 2, dc in first dc, *ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 8 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, 2-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 1, 2-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1 **, 2-dc cluster in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 8: Ch 2, dc in first dc, *ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-1 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space] 7 times, ch 2, 2-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 1, [2-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice **, 2-dc cluster in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 9: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in first cluster (counts as first 3-dc cluster here and throughout), *ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-3 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] 6 times, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [2-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice, 2-dc cluster in next next ch-1 space, ch 2**, 3-dc cl in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 10: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in first cluster, *ch 3, skip next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-3 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] 5 times, ch 3, skip next ch-2 space, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, 3-dc cl in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 2-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2-dc cluster in ch-1 space, ch 2, 3-dc cluster in next ch-2 space, ch 2**, 3-dc cluster in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 11: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in first cluster, *ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] 4 times, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3 dc cluster in ch-2 space, ch 2] twice, 2-dc cluster in next ch-space, ch 2, [3 dc cluster in ch-2 space, ch 2] twice**, 3-dc cluster in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 12: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in first cluster, *ch 4, skip next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] 3 times, ch 4, skip next ch-3 space, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3 dc cl in next ch-2 space, ch 2] 3 times, 2-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3-dc cluster in next ch-2 space, ch 2] 3 times**, 3-dc cluster in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 13: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in first cluster, *ch 4, skip next ch-4 space, sc in next ch-3 space, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 4, skip next ch-4 space, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3-dc Cl in next ch-2 space, ch 2] 4 times, 2-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3- dc Cl in next ch-2 space, ch 2] 4 times**, 3-dc cluster in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 14: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in first cluster, *ch 5, skip next ch-4 space, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, skip next ch-4 space, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3-dc Cl in next ch-2 space, ch 2] 5 times, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3-dc Cl in next ch-2 space, ch 2] 5 times**, 3-dc cluster in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 15: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in first cluster, *ch 7, skip next ch-5 space, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 7, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3-dc cluster in next ch-2 space, ch 2] 6 times, 3-dc cluster in next cluster, ch 2, [3-dc cluster in next ch-2 space, ch 2] 6 times **, 3-dc cluster in next cluster; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **; join with slip st in first cluster.
    Round 16: Ch 4, dc in first cluster (counts as V-st), *ch 1, V-st in third ch of next ch-7 loop, ch 1, V-st in fifth ch of next ch-7 loop, [ch 1, V-st in next cluster] 7 times, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next cluster**, [ch 1, V-st in next cluster] 7 times; repeat * around, ending last repeat at **, [ch 1, V-st in next cluster] 6 times, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.
    Fasten off.

    ASSEMBLY:
    With right sides of 2 large motifs together, starting and ending in 4th dc from each corner ch-2 space, matching sts, working through front loops of sts, whip stitch motifs together. Sew all large motifs together in a rectangle, 3 motifs wide x 4 motifs long.

Instructions for FILL-IN MOTIF:

(Make and join 6)

Work 1 Fill-in Motif in each opening between Large Motifs. Make an adjustable ring.

  1. Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—8 sc. Tighten ring.
    Round 2: Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in first st, ch 2, *3-dc cluster in next st, ch 2; repeat * around; join with slip st in first cluster—8 clusters.
    Round 3 (joining round): Ch 1, sc in first cluster, *ch 1, slip st in ch-2 corner space of next large motif, ch 1, sc in next cluster of current motif, ch 4, slip st in next V-st of same large motif, ch 1, slip st in corresponding V-st of next large motif, ch 4**, sc in next cluster of current motif; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st in first sc.
    Fasten off.

    EDGING:
    Round 1: With right side facing, join yarn with sc in any ch-2 corner space, work 2 more sc in same space, sc evenly around, working 1 sc in each dc and each ch-1 space and 3 sc in each corner ch-2 space; join with slip st in first sc.
    Fasten off.

Abbreviations

(SPECIAL) 2-dc cluster
[Yarn over, insert hook in designated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice in same st, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
(SPECIAL) 3-dc cluster
[Yarn over, insert hook in designated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times in same st, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
(SPECIAL) 4-dc cluster
[Yarn over, insert hook in designated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice in next st, [yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice in next st, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
(SPECIAL) V-st
(Dc, ch 1, dc) in same st.

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What an interesting design. The motifs remind me of Celtic crosses. I noticed them before I noticed the pineapples. I really like this. It is very unique. I like that they are made with worsted, rather than a thin thread. While a thread would be daintier, this would work up much quicker. However, I do wonder if DK would be nicer still.

I do indeed need a little something something to brighten my woman cave. This throw is the perfect size for throwing over my feet and legs at night when I am up late reading my current book while the rest of the family sleeps. Will also make a good transition to the patio on warmer evenings.

Hello I could not find the save the pattern button and really want to save this one. the tropical pinapple . It is my first try to save a pattern. Pls help

Hello I could not find the save the pattern button and really want to save this one. It is my first try to save a pattern. Pls help

This is so beautiful I want to do this in bright yellow. Grateful the pattern is right on the front for easy access of crocheters.

Definitely on my list!!

I love the look of this blanket. It is perfect for a beach house!

I can't wait to make this beautiful bed cover. I appreciate the the well written pattern directions. I can make this to fit a queen size bed for me and a single for the grand kids guest bed. The pattern doesn't suggest a crochet hook size so I will go with what the yarn I choose suggest.. Thank you for the free pattern

Wow - This is a knockout! It is on my list to make.

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