“Be like a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.”– Unknown
The Pineapple Pillow Cover crochet pattern is worked using the intarsia and fair isle crochet techniques.
Pineapples are a tropical fruit that are widely recognized for their unique appearance and delicious taste. But did you know that pineapples also have a deeper meaning in life? Let’s explore the symbolic meaning of pineapples and what they can teach us about living a meaningful and fulfilling life.
In many cultures, pineapples are associated with hospitality, friendship, and warmth. They are often used as a decorative symbol in homes, on clothing, and even in architecture. This is because pineapples were historically difficult to obtain, and were considered a rare and luxurious treat. As a result, they came to be associated with generosity, friendship, and a welcoming spirit.
But the symbolism of pineapples goes beyond just hospitality. They are also associated with resilience and strength. Pineapples have a tough exterior that protects their sweet, juicy flesh inside. This toughness is a reminder that we too must be strong in the face of adversity, and that our outer shell can protect and nurture the goodness within us.
Another meaning of pineapples is their representation of abundance and prosperity. This is because the top of a pineapple resembles a crown, which has long been a symbol of royalty and wealth. In this sense, pineapples remind us of the importance of abundance in our lives, whether it be in the form of material wealth, emotional wellbeing, or spiritual fulfillment.
Pineapples can also teach us about the importance of being unique and standing out from the crowd. Unlike other fruits, pineapples have a distinctive appearance that sets them apart from the rest. This is a reminder that we too should embrace our individuality and celebrate what makes us different.
In essence, pineapples are a symbol of warmth, hospitality, resilience, strength, abundance, uniqueness, and prosperity. By embracing the symbolism of pineapples in our lives, we can cultivate a spirit of generosity, welcome, and abundance, while also developing our own strength, resilience, and unique qualities.
So the next time you enjoy a slice of pineapple or see one on display, take a moment to reflect on the deeper meaning behind this delicious fruit. Let it inspire you to live your life with purpose, strength, and generosity, and to always cherish the sweetness that lies within.
PIN IT FOR LATER
The Pineapple Pillow Cover is an advanced beginner to intermediate crochet pattern. It combines two colorwork techniques, Intarsia and the Fair Isle, and a special stitch called the bobble stitch, to achieve the design in the front.
Intarsia crochet is a colorwork technique. It involves working with separate balls of yarn for each color block. Unlike tapestry crochet, intarsia crochet allows for large areas of color to be worked without carrying the yarn across the top of the work.
Fair Isle crochet is another colorwork technique, where the unused yarn is left floating in the back of the work and picked up when you need it. Unlike tapestry crochet and intarsia crochet, there will be a very messy wrong side that will need to be hidden.
The Pineapple Pillow Cover is a 17 pages PDF pattern with nearly 30 pictures that will guide you step by step on how to make this pillow cover. The pattern also comes with a printable graph that is broken up in two pages. You’ll need to print and tape them together to form the full design.
To work on this pattern, you will need:
- Pineapple Pillow Cover crochet pattern by Haven Crochet Designs
- Caron One Pound (this is a thicker #4 worsted weight yarn; 454g/16oz, 742m/812yds per
- Main Color (White) – approx. 600 yds
- Contrast Color A (Sun Yellow) – approx. 300 yds
- Contrast Color B (Forest Green) – approx. 50 yds
- 5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
- (1) 20” x 20” pillow insert (I used FJÄDRAR inner cushion from IKEA)
- 7 buttons (optional, see Alternatives below)
- Thread and needle to sew the buttons (optional, see Alternatives below)
The finished project fits a 20″ x 20″ pillow insert.
- The back of the pillow consists of 2 panels that are joined together with buttons.
- If you don’t wish to use buttons, simply make a single panel of the size of the front panel and stitch the two panels together.
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