I have the cutest, sweetest little crochet project for you all today: Mini Crochet pineapple accessories! You only need a few supplies and less than an hour to make yourself a pair of totally unique earrings or a fun and funky pin.
- Darice Embroidery Floss in Yellow and Green
- 2.75 mm Crochet Hook
- Darice Flat Pad Earring Posts
- Darice Tacks with Clutch
- Fabric Stiffener (optional)
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
Row 1. Ch 4, skip one ch, and sc in each of the remaining three chs.
Row 2. Ch1, turn. 2 scs in first st, sc in next st, 2 scs in final st (5 scs).
Row 5. Ch 1, turn. Sc, spike st, sc, spike st, sc.
Row 6. Ch 1, turn. Spike st, sc, spike st, sc, spike st.
Row 7. Repeat Row 5.
Row 8. Repeat Row 6.
Start by wrapping the green embroidery floss around three of your fingers 9 times. Clip off a piece of embroidery floss about 4 inches long, thread it through the loop and tie a double knot on top. Cut the loop open on the bottom. Snip off another length of thread – about six inches long. Wrap it several times around the tassel about a quarter inch below the double knot at the top. Secure it with a double knot, and clip off the excess.
Finally, trim the tassel to the length you want. My tassels were only about three quarters of an inch long when finished.Step Three. Stiffen Crochet Pineapple Bases (optional)
If you want your pin or earrings to be a little more sturdy, you can stiffen them with fabric stiffener. Just pour a little bit out on a piece of plastic wrap and dip the back of the pineapple bases in the fabric stiffener. I only did the back side because I wanted the crochet fabric to retain it’s look and texture as much as possible.
Step Four. Attach Tassel Tops to Crochet Pineapple Bases
Using your crochet hook, pull the strings at the top of the tassel through to the back of the pineapple base. Tie in place, trim ends, and secure tassel in place with a dot of hot glue.
And, ta-da! Crochet pineapples!
Step Five. Glue on Earring Posts or Tie Tacks
Finally, all you need to do is glue the earring posts or tie tack to the back of your crochet pineapple or pineapples. For the earrings, I glued the posts to the base of the tassel, and for the pin, I glued the tie tack a bit lower at the top of the pineapple base.
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.