Pinning and Pining Pincushion

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Add a bit of fun to your notions kit with this cute pineapple pincushion. The pins end up being the “spikes” of the pineapple.

Skill Level: Easy.

Size: 5.5” / [14 cm]

Gauge: 3 sts = 1” [2.5 cm] in sc

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Scheejpes Catona (100% Cotton; 138 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): 280 Lemon (A, 1 ball), Sage Green (B1 ball)

Hook: US size C/4 (3 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, small amount of polyester toy filler

Abbreviations

sc2tog = single crochet

bo2tog = bo two stitches together 

Special Stitches

Bo (Bobble Stitch): *Yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a lp; rep from * 3 more times (9 lps on hook), yo, pull through all lps on hook.

Bo2tog (Bobble Stitch two stitches together): *(Yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a lp) 4 times (9 lps on hook)*, working in next st; rep from * to * 3 more times, yo, pull through all lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

All parts are worked in continuous rnds without joining. Place the stitch marker in the top of the first st to mark start of rnd.

Pattern

Pineapple Bottom

Rnd 1: With A, make a magic ring (adjustable ring), ch 1, work 6 bo into ring, use tail yarn to tighten centre ring closed, sl st to join. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 bo in each st, sl st to join. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, work (1 bo, 2 bo) in each st, sl st to join. (18 sts)

Rnds 4-10: Ch 1, work 1 bo in each st, sl st to join. (18 sts)

Stuff lightly; over stuffing will cause the stuffing to show between the stitches.

Rnd 11: Ch1, work (1 bo, bo2tog) in each st, sl st to join. (12 sts)

Rnd 12: Ch1, work (sc2tog) in each st, sl st to join. (6 sts)

Sew remaining sts together.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pineapple Top

Row 1: With B, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, turn. (2 sts)

Rows 2-50: Sc in each st, turn. (2 sts)

Row 51: Ch 1, turn your work and work 1 sc on the top of each row, turn. (50 sts)

Row 52: Ch 1, sl st in same st as beg ch, sl st in the next st, (ch 10, sl st in 2nd st from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 3 sts) 5 times, (ch 7, sl st in 2nd st from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in e next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 3 sts) 6 times, (ch 5, sl st in 2nd st from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 3 sts) 5 times, sl st in last st.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Finishing

Roll up the rows of your Pineapple Top with the larger leaves in the center, and stitch together to secure. Add a few stitches in the rolled-up section of the pineapple top to prevent the rows from unraveling in the center.

Attach the Pineapple Top on the top of the Pineapple Bottom.

Fluff out the leaves.

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