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Pineapple Filet Top

Subtle up close, but statement-making from afar, this pineapple top adds some tropical flavor to your crochet. Crocheted in cotton yarn, this top layers nicely with a white tank top to really make that pineapple “pop.”

Time: 1 Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 35 (37, 42, 47, 49.5)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

3 (1, 2, 3, 1.5)” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 37”

Gauge: 20 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10cm] in filet crochet

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Patons 100% Cotton DK (100% cotton; 230 yards [210 m]/100 g): 02725 Bright Pink 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) balls.

Hooks: US size E/4 (3.5 mm), G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Beginning Filet Space (Beg Filet Space): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk next 2 sts, dc in next st

Filet Space: Ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st

Full Filet: Dc in next 3 sts

Beginning decrease (beg-dec): Ch 3, sk next 2 ch, dc in next dc. (1 Filet Space decreased)

End decrease (end-dec): Yo, insert hook in next dc, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw though 2 lps, sk next 2 ch, yo, insert hook in next dc, you and pull up lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps] twice. (1 Filet Space decreased)

Pattern Notes

The top is worked in two pieces from the bottom up. The side and shoulder seams are joined and then the borders around the lower edge, sleeves and neckline are added in the round.

Pattern

Back

With smaller hook, fsc 88 (94, 106, 118, 124).

Row 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk next 2 sts, dc in next st (one Filet Space made), *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, rep from * to end. (29 (31, 35, 39, 41) Filet Spaces)

Row 2: Beg Filet Space, [Filet Space] across, working last dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Rep Row 2, 25 (27, 27, 29, 29) more times.

Shape armholes

Row 1 (WS): Sl st in first 7 (7, 10, 10, 13) sts, beg-dec, [Filet Space] across to last 12 (12, 12, 15, 18) sts, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, end-dec, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (23 (25, 27, 31, 31) Filet Spaces, 2 dec sps; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) Filet Spaces decreased each end)

Row 2: Beg Filet Space, [Filet Space] across, turn. (23 (25, 27, 31, 31) Filet Spaces)

Rep Row 2, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) more times.

Shape neckline

Left shoulder

Row 1 (RS): Beg Filet Space, 1 (2, 3, 4, 4) Filet Space, ch 2, end-dec, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces, 1 dec sp)

Row 2: Beg Filet Space, [Filet Space] across. Fasten off. (3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet spaces)

Right shoulder

With RS facing, sk next 15 (15, 15, 17, 17) center Filet Spaces from end of Left Shoulder and join yarn with sl st in next dc.

Row 1 (RS): Beg-dec, [Filet Space] across, turn. (3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces, 1 dec sp)

Row 2: Beg Filet Space, [Filet Space] across, turn. (3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces)

Fasten off.

Front

With smaller hook, fsc 88 (94, 106, 118, 124).

Work Rows 1-5 (7, 7, 9, 9) as for Back. (29 (31, 35, 39, 41) Filet Spaces)

Begin working Pineapple chart as follows:

Row 1 (WS): Beg Filet Space, 10 (11, 13, 15, 16) Filet Spaces, 7 Full Filet, 11 (12, 14, 16, 17) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 2: Beg Filet Space, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, dc in next 2 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts] 6 times, dc in next st, 10 (11, 13, 15, 16) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 3: Beg Filet Space, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, 9 Full Filet, 10 (11, 13, 15, 16) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 4: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 11, 13, 14) Filet Spaces, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts] 7 times, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 5: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 11, 13, 14) Filet Spaces, 11 Full Filet, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 6: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 11, 13, 14) Filet Spaces, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts] 8 times, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 7: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 11, 13, 14) Filet Spaces, 11 Full Filet, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 8: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 11, 13, 14) Filet Spaces, Full Filet, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts] 7 times, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, turn.

Rows 9-11: Rep Rows 5-7.

Row 12: Rep Row 8.

Rows 13-14: Rep Rows 5-6.

Row 15: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 11, 13, 14) Filet Spaces, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, 9 Full Filet, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 16: Beg Filet Space, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts] 6 times, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, 10 (11, 13, 15, 16) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 17: Beg Filet Space, 9 (10, 12, 14, 15) Filet Spaces, 9 Full Filet, 10 (11, 13, 15, 16) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 18: Beg Filet Space, 10 (11, 13, 15, 16) Filet Spaces, Full Filet, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts] 4 times, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, 11 (12, 14, 16, 17) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 19: Beg Filet Space, 11 (12, 14, 16, 17) Filet Spaces, 5 Full Filet, 12 (13, 15, 17, 18) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 20: Beg Filet Space, 12 (13, 15, 17, 18) Filet Spaces, 3 Full Filet, 13 (14, 16, 18, 19) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 21: Beg Filet Space, 11 (12, 14, 16, 17) Filet Spaces, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts] 2 times, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, 12 (13, 15, 17, 18) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 22: Beg Filet Space, 11 (12, 14, 16, 17) Filet Spaces, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 6 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, 12 (13, 15, 17, 18) Filet Spaces, turn.

Shape armholes

Row 23 (WS): Sl st in first 7 (7, 10, 10, 13) sts, beg-dec, 9 (10, 11, 13, 13) Filet Spaces, dc in next 2 sts, [ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next 2 sts] 4 times, dc in next st, [Filet Space] across to last 12 (12, 12, 15, 18) sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, end-dec, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (3 (3, 4, 4, 5) Filet Spaces decreased each end)

Row 24: Beg Filet Space, 7 (8, 9, 11, 11) Filet Spaces, dc in next 4 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 2 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, 8 (9, 10, 12, 12) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 25: Beg Filet Space, 7 (8, 9, 11, 11) Filet Spaces, dc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 5 sts, 8 (9, 10, 12, 12) Filet Spaces turn.

Row 26: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 10, 12, 12) Filet Spaces, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, 9 (10, 12, 14, 14) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 27: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 10, 12, 12) Filet Spaces, Full Filet, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts] 2 times, 9 (10, 11, 113, 13) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 28: Beg Filet Space, 7 (8, 9, 11, 11) Filet spaces, dc in next 4 sts, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts] 2 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, 8 (9, 10, 12, 12) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 29: Beg Filet Space, 9 (10, 11, 13, 13) Filet Spaces, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, 10 (11, 12, 14, 14) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 30: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 10, 12, 12) Filet Spaces, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, 9 (10, 11, 14, 14) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 31: Beg Filet Space, 8 (9, 10, 12, 12) Filet Spaces, Full Filet, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts] 2 times, 9 (10, 11, 13, 13) Filet Spaces, turn.

Row 32: Beg Filet Space, [Filet Space] across, turn. (23 (25, 27, 31, 31) Filet Spaces)

Rep Row 21, 0 (1, 2, 3, 5) more time(s).

Shape neckline

First shoulder

Row 1: Beg Filet Space, 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, end-dec, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (5 (6, 7, 8, 8) Filet Spaces, 1 dec sp)

Row 2: Beg-dec, [Filet Space] across, turn. (4 (5, 6, 7, 7) Filet Spaces, 1 dec sp)

Row 3: Beg Filet Space, 1 (2, 3, 4, 4) Filet Spaces, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, end-dec, turn. (3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces, 1 dec sp)

Rows 4-5: Beg Filet Space, [Filet Space] across, turn. (3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces)

Fasten off.

Second shoulder

Sk center 11 (11, 11, 13, 13) Filet Spaces from end of First Shoulder and join yarn with sl st in next dc.

Row 1: Beg-dec, [Filet Space] across, turn. (5 (6, 7, 8, 8) Filet Spaces, 1 dec sp)

Row 2: Beg Filet Space, 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, end-dec, turn. (4 (5, 6, 7, 7) Filet Spaces, 1 dec sp)

Row 3: Beg-dec, [Filet Space] across, turn. (3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces, 1 dec sp)

Rows 4-5: Beg Filet Space, [Filet Space] across, turn. (3 (4, 5, 6, 6) Filet Spaces)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew shoulder and side seams.

Neckband

With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn at right shoulder seam, work 57 (57, 57, 63, 63) sc along Back, 63 (63, 63, 66, 66) sc along Front, sl st in first st to join. (120 (120, 120, 129, 129) sts)

Change to larger hook.

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st throughout), *sc in next 2 sts, sk next st, rep from * around, sl st in first st to join.  (80 (80, 80, 86, 86) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc around, sl st in first st to join.

Fasten off.

Bottom band

With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn at side seam, work 87 (93, 105, 117, 123) sc along lower edge of Front and 87 (93, 105, 117, 123) sc along lower edge of Back, sl st in first st to join. (174 (186, 210, 234, 246) sts)

Change to larger hook.

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st throughout), *sc in next 2 sts, sk next st, rep from * around, sl st in first st to join. (116 (124, 140, 156, 164) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc around, sl st in first st to join.

Fasten off.

Armhole band

With RS facing and smaller hook, work 102 (108, 120, 126, 138) sc around armhole, sl st in first st to join.

Change to larger hook.

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st throughout), *sc in next 2 sts, sk next st, rep from * around, sl st in first st to join. (68 (72, 80, 84, 92) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc around, sl st in first st to join.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Steam block work gently, leaving flat to dry.

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