Learn how to crochet a tropical pineapple wall decor piece in this step by step tutorial that includes written instructions, photo and video tutorials.
“Be a Pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and stay sweet on the inside.”
Hey there! My name is Sarah, and I am the maker and designer behind The Plush Pineapple.
I learned to sew, crochet, and knit about seven years ago while I was expecting my first child. I was so thrilled to be having a baby that I wanted to make him all the things!
I learned each of these skills by watching YouTube video tutorials and following DIY tutorials on Pinterest.
I have no fears when it comes to making, in fact, I had never touched a sewing machine a day in my life, and the first project I tackled was a puff quilt for my baby!
Since then, I have learned how to sew a variety of projects and can even free-motion quilt on my home sewing machine!
Despite my love for sewing, knitting and crocheting are much a bigger part of my passion.
What inspires me to be a maker? If I were to pinpoint one specific thing that inspires me to be a maker, it would be impossible!
I have had a desire to create from deep within since I was a child. I was the kid always drawn to the how-to-draw books, origami, friendship bracelets, etc… I truly believe that I inherited my creativity from my Gramma.
She is nothing short of amazing. She has a full-blown art studio and could paint a real-life portrait of you. She designed and built both of the vanities in her two bathrooms. She throws pottery and has her own wheel and kiln.
I could bore you to tears about her, but I’ll end with the fact that after a recent discussion with her over my need of a yarn bowl, my 83-year-old gramma threw a custom yarn bowl for me on her wheel and hand-painted and glazed it!!!
Besides all of this, I am inspired daily. I see things and instantly think, “How could I make that?” I see colors and think, “That palette would look great in a scarf!” I live and breathe MAKING!
The crochet/knit community has been nothing short of amazing in the way that so many makers have welcomed me into their corner of the world with open arms.
Much of my success has been due to fellow makers reaching out a helping hand as I try to branch out and grow my little business. I am especially grateful to be featured here on A Crafty Concept among so many other fabulous makers!
Now, I believe we have a wall hanging to make! So, let’s get started!
Skill Level – Intermediate
- Size 7/4.50 mm crochet hook
- Worsted (4) weight yarn – Less than a skein each of color choice for leaves and flower
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
- Chenille stems (or pipe cleaners) -in same color as yarn color choice for flower
- Beaded stems
- CH – Chain
- SL ST – Slip stitch
- SC – Single crochet
- SC INC – Single crochet increase
- HDC – Half double crochet
????Read Before You Start????
- Gauge is not essential for this project.
- Finished measurements are as follows:
- Large leaf – approx 6” tall x 3 ½” wide (at the widest part after fold)
- Medium leaf – approx 5” tall x 3” wide (at the widest part after fold)
- Small leaf – approx 3 ½” tall x 2 “ wide (at the widest part after fold)
- Petal – approx 2 ½” long x 2” wide
- The following pattern includes instructions for the modifications ONLY. The body of the wall hanging is an original design by Ashley of A Crafty Concept. You can find the instructions for the body of the wall hanging on her original blog post.
- Beginning CH stitches do not count as a stitch.
- The leaves are worked by crocheting into a magic circle and working continuously in the round. A stitch marker is used to mark the beginning and ending of rounds.
- The flower consists of five petals. The petals are made by chaining a foundation chain and then working back and forth around both sides in a U shape. After the first petal is finished, the second one is begun by chaining directly from the end of the first petal without cutting the yarn. Each subsequent petal is made in like manner until five petals are made. They are then joined by stitching the middle and corners of each petals together.
- If you have any difficulty completing this project and would like support, please email me at [email protected]
Small Leaf (Make two)
Row 1: Form a magic circle, CH 1, 3 SC into the ring, pull magic circle tight. (3) Place stitch marker.
Row 2: SC INC into each stitch around. (6)
Row 3: [SC, SC INC] 3x. (9)
Row 4: [SC in next 2 stitches, SC INC] 3x. (12)
Row 5: [SC in next 3 stitches, SC INC] 3x. (15)
Row 6-9: SC in each stitch around. (15)
Row 10: [SC in next 4 stitches, SC INC] 3x. (18)
Row 11-14: SC in each stitch around. (18)
Row 15: [SC in next 5 stitches, SC INC] 3x. (21)
Row 16: SC in each stitch around. (21)
Row 17: [SC in next 6 stitches, SC INC] 3x. (24)
Row 18: SC in each stitch around. (24)
Small leaf complete. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Medium Leaf (Make two)
Row 1-18: Same as small leaf.
Row 19: [SC in next 7 stitches, SC INC] 3x. (27)
Row 20-23: SC in each stitch around. (27)
Medium leaf complete. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Large Leaf (Make one)
Row 1-23: Same as medium leaf.
Row 24: [SC in next 8 stitches, SC INC] 3x. (30)
Row 25-28: SC in each stitch around. (30)
Petal (Make five)
Row 1: CH 6, SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across. (5)
Row 2: CH 1, turn, SC in next 4 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, now working along the bottom of the foundation CH, SC in next 5 stitches. (12)
Row 3: CH 1, turn, SC in next 5 stitches, SC INC in next 2 stitches, SC in next 5 stitches. (14)
Row 4: CH 1, turn, 3 HDC in each stitch around. (42)
Do not cut yarn. Repeat Row 1-4 four more times for a total of 5 petals.
Do not cut yarn in between petals. Cut yarn after the fifth petal. Leave a long tail
Step 1: Arrange the leaves around the body of the wall hanger. Position the seam where the flower will go in the bottom right quadrant of the circle.
Step 2: Start with one of the smaller leaves. I began with the right side.
Fold the leaf so that the tail is all the way in the right corner of the leaf base. Thread the tail of the leaf onto your tapestry needle.
Insert the needle into the back posts of the stitch on the wall hanger. Pull tight.
Step 3: Now insert the needle into the corner of the leaf. Be sure to grab both sides of the opening.
You should be inserting the needle through two stitches on the leaf. Pull tight.
Step 4: Continue working the needle through the back posts of the stitches and both layers of the opening on the leaf.
Step 5: Just before the middle of the leaf, you will put a fold or pleat in as you sew the leaf onto the hanger.
Put your finger inside the leaf opening. Fold the top layer of the leaf over about two stitches in the desired direction and continue sewing.
When sewing over the fold, you will need to be sure to grab all FOUR layers with the needle.
Step 6: Continue sewing the remainder of the leaf onto the wall hanger.
Step 7: Repeat steps until all the leaves are attached weaving in the ends of each leaf as you go.
When adding a new leaf, go into the same stitch that you ended the previous leaf on to ensure there are no gaps between leaves.
Step 8: Curl the leaves backward slightly at an angle with your fingers.
For fringe instructions, see the original crafty boho wall hanger post.
A full video tutorial on making this flower can be found at The Plush Pineapple.
Step 1: Bend the chenille stem just past halfway. Twist the two ends about ½ inch from the bend to form a knob. Using the longer end, form another knob next to the first one and twist to secure. Repeat for a third knob placing it between the first two knobs to form a cluster.
Step 2: Position the beads where desired on the pistil. Twist the two ends around the stem of the beads to secure.
Step 1: Thread the long tail onto your tapestry needle. Insert hook through the bottom center and opposite corner of each petal pulling tight as you go.
Step 2: When you reach the last petal, insert the flower center in the middle of the petals. Finish by inserting the needle into the corner of the first petal and pull tight. Tie off with a surgeon’s knot twice.
Step 1: Line the stem of the flower up with the edge of the hoop.
Step 2: Begin at the base of the flower, and using a whip stitch, attach the flower to the hoop.
Step 3: When you reach the tip of the stem, whip stitch back up to the center of the flower.
Step 4: Tie off with a surgeon’s knot twice. I show how to do this in the video tutorial for the flower.
I can’t wait to see all of the Pineapple Wall Hangers in all the colors! I feel like this wall hanger can be made to fit any theme! A white pineapple with gold leaves and rose gold flower would be beautiful for a baby girl nursery!
Much love, sunshine, and pineapples!