I fell into a Pinterest hole the other day looking for a new stitch to try when I came across a vintage picture of the “Pineapple Stitch”. I got started right away, this stitch gives a beautiful thickness and texture to the blanket and the color changes were really exciting.
In the post it described a second row that I didn’t like because it began bunching and curling, so I pulled the first few rows and tried again with the following variation.
Chain a row (70).
Insert hook into first chain, pull through skip one chain, insert hook and pull through, yarn over and pull through three loops on hook.
Insert hook into the stitch you worked last (the second stitch you pulled through), skip one chain, pull through the next. Yarn over and pull through. ** Repeat to the end of the row.
At the end of the row chain three, pull through very first stitch, skip one, pull through the second. You should have three on your hook, yarn over and pull through.
*Repeat star to star*
For my blanket: four rows of my primary color (neon pink) then one row each of grey, yellow, purple, and navy, then back to pink. Because of all the color changes there were a lot of strings hanging off the end that inspired the fringed border.
This was a personal variation of a pineapple stitch I found on Pinterest, it took a bit of finagling to keep the ends even.