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Free Crochet Pineapple Motif
Centerpiece
Pineapple Motif Centerpiece

Materials: Crochet Cotton size 20; 1 - 400 yd ball
Crochet Hook Size 8 or 1.25 mm
Starch

Approximate Finished Size 17” square, each motif 5 ½” square

First Motif:
Rnd 1: Start at center, ch 10, join with sl st to form ring, ch 4, hold last loop of each tr on hook, 2 tr in ring, thread over and
draw through all 3 lps on hook, (2-tr-cl), [ch 9, hold last loop of each tr on hook, 3 tr in ring, thread over and draw through all 4
lps on hook (3-tr-cl)] 3 times, ch 9, join with sl st in top of first tr-cl. (4 tr-clusters)
Rnd 2: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * ch 3, 7 tr in 5th ch of ch-9, ch 3, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, rep from * around, end with ch 3, join with sl st
in top of first tr-cl.
Rnd 3: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * ch 3, tr in first tr, [ch 1, tr in next tr] 6 times, ch 3, 3 -tr-cl in next tr-cl, rep from * around, join with sl
st in top fo first tr-cl.
Rnd 4: Ch 4, [2-tr-cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl] in tr-cl, * ch 5, sc in first ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, [3-tr-cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl] in
next tr-cl, rep form * around, join with sl st in top fo first tr-cl.
Rnd 5: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * ch 3, 3-tr-cl in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 3, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, ch 5, sc in first ch-3 lp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-
3 lp] 4 times, ch 5, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, rep from * around, join with sl st in top fo first tr-cl.
Rnd 6: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * ch 3, 3-tr-cl in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 3, [3-tr-cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl] in next tr-cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl in 2nd ch of ch-3,
ch 3, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, ch 5, sc in first ch-3 lp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 lp] 3 times, ch 5, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, rep from * around,
join with sl st in top of first tr-cl.
Rnd 7: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * [ch 5, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl] 5 times, ch 5, sc in first ch-3 lp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 lp] twice, ch 3 3-tr-cl
in next tr-cl, rep from * around, join with sl st in top of first tr-cl.
Rnd 8: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * [ch 7, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl] 5 times, ch 5, sc in ch-3 lp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 lp, ch 5, 3-tr-cl in next tr-
cl, rep from * around, join with sl st in top of first tr-cl.
Rnd 9: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * [ch 9, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl] 5 times, ch 5, sc in ch-3 lp, ch 5, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, rep from * around,
join with sl st in top of first tr-cl.
Rnd 10: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * [ch 9, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl in same tr-cl] 4 times, ch 9, 3-tr-cl in each of next 2 tr-cls,
rep form * around, join with sl st in top of first tr-cl, fasten off.

Second Motif:
Rnds 1-9: Rep rnds 1-9 of first motif.
Rnd 10: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in tr-cl, * [ch 9, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl in same tr-cl] 3 times, ch 9, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, ch 1, sc in
corresponding ch-3 on first motif, ch 1, 3-tr-cl in same tr-cl  as last tr-cl was made (joining), ch 9, [3-tr-cl in next tr-cl] twice, ch
9, 3-tr-cl in next tr-cl, ch 1, sc in corresponding ch-3 on first motif, ch 1, 3-tr-cl in same tr-cl as last tr-cl was made, complete rnd
as for first motif.
Make 3 rows of 3 motifs each, joining adjacent sides as the 2nd motif was joined to the first motif.

Small Fill-in Motif:
Attach thread to first cluster at tip of pineapple between 2 motifs, ch 4, hold back last lp of each tr, work tr in same cluster, 2 tr
in next cluster, thread over and draw through all 4 lps on hook, hold back last lp of each tr, work 2 tr in each of 2 tr-cls on
opposite motif, thread over and draw through all 5 lps on hook, fasten off. Work remaining 11 fill-in motifs in same manner.

Large Fill-in Motif:
Rnd 1: Attach thread in ch-3 sp between 2 tr-cls following joining, ch 4, 2-tr-cl in same sp, ch 3, 3-tr-cl in same sp, * ch 9, [3-tr-
cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl] in next ch-3 sp between 2 tr-cls on same motif, [3-tr-cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl] in ch-3 sp on next motif, rep from * twice, ch
9, [3-tr-cl, ch 3, 3-tr-cl] in next ch-3 sp, join with sl st in top of first tr-cl.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, 2-tr-cl in same sp, * ch 7, [3-tr-cl in next ch-3 sp] twice, rep from * twice more, ch 7, 3-tr-cl in
next ch-3 sp, join with sl st in top of first tr-cl.
Rnd 3: Ch 4, 2-tr-cl in same tr-cl, [ch 2, 3-tr-cl between next 2-tr-cl] 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st in top of first tr-cl, fasten off.
Work remaining 3 fill-in motifs in the same manner.

Edging:
Attach thread to last ch-3 sp preceding a joining, 2 sc in same sp, * ch 4, 3-tr-cl in sp, ch 4, 3-tr-cl in 4th ch from hook, 2 sc in
first ch-3 sp on next motif,  12 sc over each ch-9 lp and 4 sc over each ch-3 sp between 2 tr-cls to next ch-3 sp preceding next
joining, 2 sc in ch-3 sp, rep from * around, join and fasten off.
Spray lightly with starch, shape and let dry. Press with cool iron.