This Easy Pineapple Rectangle Shawl free crochet pattern is a beautiful and intricate design featuring the timeless pineapple stitch.
The pattern is suitable for crocheters of all skill levels, including adventurous beginners who are looking to expand their skills.
“Tulip Fields Rectangle Shawl” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Mar. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
I’ve marked this pattern as an easy skill level due to the variety of stitches being used throughout. This takes it a step up from complete Beginner and places it in the #2 skill level of Easy.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Easy Pineapple Rectangle ShawlDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
When est. crochet time is over 24 hours, each 24 hours will automatically adjust to a day.
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- Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 3 skeins (825 yards used) of Wisteria
- Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Work row 1 as base row.
- Establish 4-row pattern repeat.
- Work 4-row pattern repeat until 157 rows completed from beginning. Fasten off.
- Block lightly, if desired.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
Estimating Completion Time
I’ve been asked how I estimate the crochet time for making projects for Make It Crochet. This is the actual time it takes me to crochet the item.
I started out with the timer provided on my computer but I kept forgetting to turn it on or off. I needed to find something different.
Then, I started watching a TV series. Each time I needed to get up or check email or something, I paused it. When I returned, I hit play. I was doing this already so it came naturally.
Once finished, I added up the minutes for each episode and rounded up to the nearest half or whole hour.
For this shawl, I watched 12 episodes of the first season of “Prison Break.” It’s funny how I usually remember what I was watching when I made a certain project, even years later. It took me 8 hours and 25 minutes, but I rounded up to 9 hours.
Naturally, people crochet at different speeds. It’s never going to be exactly the same for each person. But, it should give you a general idea so you can plan ahead.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This lacy shawl is made in a rectangle from short edge to short edge. The stitch multiple is provided so you could make it wider or, if you prefer to work from long edge to long edge.
The free pattern includes the Pineapple Motif. There are many different pineapples in crochet and they’re one of the most popular crochet stitch patterns. There are so many different pineapples, you can find entire books full of them.
This one is fairly small and one of the easier motifs so it’s a great introduction to Pineapple Lace.
Are Crochet Pineapples Difficult?
The key to making pineapples is always counting, especially the first row where it begins. This one has only 5 double crochets, separated by chain-1 spaces at the beginning.
Later, you may find them with 18 or 20 stitches at the base, making the counting even more important.
Once you establish the base row and you’ve double-checked your count, the rest of the pineapple is pretty easy. Most pineapples are worked in chain spaces throughout which is always easier and quicker than working into individual stitches.
When you’re making something like a doily, with lots of pineapples, some people think they’re difficult. But, honestly, they’re not difficult at all. The difficult part is putting 10 rounds of pineapples on a doily and then discovering that you mis-counted. There’s no fixing it. You have to take it out and start over. That must be the reason people think they’re hard to do.
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15″ wide, 70″ long.
Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 3 skeins (825 yards used) of Wisteria.
“Special Double Knit” is classified as a DK weight (size 3) yarn and is currently available in 100 shades.
Available at LoveCrafts (aff link). If you’re in the US, look up at the top right to switch to US Dollars. I’ve purchased from them for years and love the selection.
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For this easy pineapple rectangle shawl, I‘ve used DK weight yarn (size 3) because I love this size. There’s a lot of yardage on a 100g skein of Stylecraft Special DK. You could use any yarn you like, using the hook size you prefer. You may need to make changes to the number of stitches and the amount of yarn required.
If you are unable to use Stylecraft Special DK, any acrylic or acrylic blend in size 3 lightweight yarn will be close enough.
You can also use a heavier weight yarn, if you prefer. You’ll need more yarn and a larger hook. The project will be bigger. Or, adjust the stitch count.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
Fan: In the same indicated stitch or space, work [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc]. (This means there are 5 double crochets with a chain-1 space between each of them.)
Shell: In the same indicated stitch or space, work [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc].
This pineapple lace shawl is writtin in US crochet terminology.
beg=beginning; ch=chain; dc=double crochet; RS=right side; rep=repeat; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sp(s)=space(s).
All numbers after the colon at the end of an instruction are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
In stitch pattern, 18 stitches for 9 rows measures 4″ x 4″.
To change the width, make your initial chain any multiple of 12, then add 8.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Tip: Use a hook one size larger if your initial chain is too tight.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 68, sc in 2nd ch from hook; *ch 3, sk 5 ch, Fan (see Special Stitches above) in next ch, ch 3, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * to last 6 ch, ch 3, sk 5 ch, [(dc, ch 1) 2 times, dc] in last ch, turn: 5 Fans.
Row 2: Ch 3, sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space; *ch 1, Shell (see Special Stitches above) in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, rep from * to last sc, ch 1, 3 dc in last sc; turn: 5 Shells.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first dc, ch 2, *sc in next ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 2, Shell in ch-1 sp of next Shell, ch 2, rep from * to last ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp of turning ch, turn: 5 Shells.
Row 4: Ch 4, sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, *Shell in ch-1 sp of next Shell, ch 3, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] 2 times, rep from * to last 3-dc group, 3 dc in top of ch-3 turning chain, turn: 5 Shells.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 3, *sk next ch-3 sp, Fan in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp of Shell, ch 3, rep from * to ch-4 sp of turning ch, [(dc, ch 1) 2 times, dc] in beg ch-4 sp, turn: 5 Fans.
Rows 6–157: Rep rows 2-5. Fasten off after final row.
Weave in ends with yarn needle. Block lightly, if desired.
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