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Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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The Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket is a free crochet pattern that I absolutely adore!  After using the pineapple cluster stitch and Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn for the first time in my Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf, I just knew that combination would look fantastic in a baby blanket — and it certainly does!  I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I released the Aurora Skies Baby Blanket — definitely time for a new baby blanket pattern!

Pineapple of My Eye Blanket free crochet pattern featuring Lion Brand Mandala Baby
Pineapple of My Eye Blanket so bright and cheerful in Lion Brand Mandala Baby!

Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn is an absolute dream with this pattern!  The self striping cakes make this pattern super easy to work up and with just 2 (!) cakes you get this lovely beauty!  The lighter DK or size 3 weight yarn is a good match for the pineapple cluster stitch as well.  I just let the colors flow on this one and I think this pattern is a good one for disguising the yarn’s color changes.

Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket a Free Crochet Pattern featuring Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn
Lion Brand Mandala Baby in Dreamworld is such a vibrant and bright colorway!

If you have used Lion Brand Mandala in the past, the Mandala Baby is very similar.  The only difference that I can tell is it feels a tad bit softer and less dense.  The Baby comes in 12 bright and happy color ways so you will be sure to find the perfect shade for your blanket!

If you would like to add this to your Ravelry Queue you can do that here.

Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Double arches edging is pretty but so easy

The best part of this pattern — the main body of the blanket is a 1 row repeat!  No looking back at the pattern row after row on this one.  I honestly could make a hundred of these blankets and never get bored with it!

Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern featuring Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn
The flare of the pineapple stitch sections give the appearance of a cross as they flare out of the center of the blanket.

I have included a video stitch tutorial below for the pineapple stitch for those needing a little extra help.

Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket free crochet pattern featuring Lion Brand Mandala Baby
Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket

The edge on this one is two rows of arches and it is so pretty on this blanket — the perfect frilly finish!

Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

For the Complete video tutorial click here!

If you would like the ad-free pdf version of this pattern you can find it on Ravelry here or on Craftsy here.  Thank you so much for supporting my work!

2 Lion Brand Mandala Baby Dreamworld 10.6 oz / 1,180 yards

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Notes about pattern:  ch 2 at beginning of each row does not count as stitch.

Special stitches:  Pineapple Cluster Stitch (Ps) [yo, insert hook as directed, yo, pull a loop through] 4 times in same place, yo, pull through first 8 loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.

Approximate finished size: 30” square

Gauge: approx 15 dc x 8 rows = 4”

Abbreviations:

ch chain

Ps pineapple stitch

st stitch

dc double crochet

sp space

sl st slip stitch

Row 1:  Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in same sp, ch 3, *3 dc, ch 3 in same sp* repeat between * * 2 more times, sl st to top of ch 3.  (12)

Row 2:  ch 2, Ps in next st, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 corner sp, ch 1, *sk next st, Ps in next st, ch 1, sk next st, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc), ch 1* repeat between * * to end, sl st to top of Ps st.  (4 Ps, 16 dc)

Row 3:  sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 2, Ps in same sp, ch 1, [sk next st, dc in each st to corner sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 corner sp, dc in each st to last st before first ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, *Ps in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, Ps in last ch 1 sp, ch 1], repeat between [ ] to end, sl st to top of first Ps.

Repeat Row 3 to desired size.

Edging:

Row 1:  sc in next ch 1 sp, [ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, *sc in next st, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sk next 2 sts,* repeat between * * to corner sp, (sc, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sc) in corner sp] repeat between [ ] to end, sl st to first sc.  Note:  In pineapple sections I worked the sc into the ch 1 spaces, skipping 2 pineapple stitches at a time.

Row 2:  ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 6, sl st into 3rd ch from hook, ch 4, 1 sc into next sc,* repeat between * * to end, sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket free crochet pattern
Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

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