Crochet Infant’s Afghan in Pineapple Stitch

MATERIAL





4 ply worsted weight yarn
3 ounces White ( 122 yards per ounce)
4 ounces Color
Size G or H crochet hook

INSTRUCTIONS





With colored yarn work a chain of 135 stitches.
Row 1—
Draw up a loop in second stitch from hook, * skip 1 stitch, draw up a loop in next stitch, yarn over hook, draw through all three loops on hook, chain 1, draw up a loop in same stitch, repeat from * to end of row, draw up a loop in last stitch, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook, chain 1, turn.

Row 2—Draw up a loop in first stitch, taking up the whole stitch of preceding row, * skip 1 stitch, draw up a loop in next stitch, yarn over, draw through all three loops on hook, chain 1, draw up a loop in same stitch, repeat from * to end of row, draw up a loop in last stitch, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook, chain 1, turn.

Repeat second row for all the work for pineapple pattern stitch.

To establish border –
When work measures 4 inches work in from the end 4 inches, now drop colored yarn (do not break it off) and join the white yarn, work to within 4 inches of the other end, drop the white yarn and join on a second ball of colored yarn, work to end of row. Repeat the last row, keeping the 4 inches of color at each end and the white yarn in the centre until work measures 23 inches, break off the white yarn and 1 ball of colored yarn and with the other ball of colored yarn work 4 inches more.

With colored yarn finish afghan with 1 row of S.C.





detail of pineapple stitch

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