We all have our own little obsessions. Me, I have more than a few… but that’s a whole other post 😛

Instead lets looks at my sister, who absolutely LOVES Psych, and in turn has grown to have a slight obsession with pineapples.

psych

So of course when making a gift for her, I needed to have a pineapple on it.

 

What you need:

5mm (H) crochet hook.
6 different colors of yarn: Black, Gold, Orange, Dark Green, Green, and a color for your background.
Small amount of fabric for inside lining. (No serious sewing skills needed!)
Basic sewing supplies.

Pineapple Purse

To start in the background color chain 28
Row 1: background 27sc
Row 2: background 6sc, black 15sc, background 6sc
Row 3: background 6sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, background 6sc
Row 4: background 5sc, black 2sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 2sc, background 5sc.
Row 5: background 5sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, background 5sc.
Row 6: background 4sc, black 3sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 3sc, background 4sc.
Row 7: background 4sc, black 2sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 2sc, background 4sc.
Row 8: background 3sc, black 2sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 2sc, background 3sc.
Row 9: background 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, background 3sc.
Row 10: background 2sc, black 2sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, black 2sc, background 2sc.
Row 11: background 2sc, black 1sc,  gold 1sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, background2sc.
Row 12: background 2sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, background 2sc.
Row 13: background 2sc, black 2sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 2sc, background 2sc.
Row 14: background 2sc, black 3sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 3sc, background 2sc.
Row 15: background 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, background 3sc.
Row 16: background 3sc, black 2sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 2sc, background 3sc
Row 17: background 4sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, background 4sc
Row 18: background 4sc, black 3sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 3sc, background 4sc
Row 19: background 5sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, background 5sc.
Row 20: background 5sc, black 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, black 2sc, background 5sc.
Row 21: background 6sc, black 2sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 2sc, background 6sc.
Row 22: background 7sc, black 2sc, gold 3sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 3sc, black 2sc, background 7sc
Row 23: background 8sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, orange 1sc, gold 2sc, black 1sc, gold 2sc, orange 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, background 8sc.
Row 24: background 8sc, black 3sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 1sc, gold 1sc, black 3sc, background 8sc
Row 25: background 6sc, black 2sc, darkgreen 1sc, green 2sc, black 5sc, green 2sc, darkgreen 1sc, black 2sc, background 6sc.
Row 26: background 4sc, black 2sc, darkgreen 2sc, green 11sc, darkgreen 2sc, black 2sc, background 4sc.
Row 27: background 1sc black 3sc, darkgreen 2sc, green 3sc, black 1sc, green 7sc, black 1sc, green 3sc, darkgreen 2sc, black 3sc, background 1sc.
Row 28: background 1sc, black 1sc, darkgreen 2sc, green 3sc, black 2sc, background 1sc, black 1sc, green 5sc, black 1sc, background 1sc, black 2sc, green 3sc, darkgreen 2sc, black 1sc, background 1sc.
Row 29: background 2sc, black 2sc, green 2sc, black 1sc, background 3sc, black 1sc, darkgreen 1sc, green 3sc, darkgreen 1sc, black 1sc, background 3sc, black 1sc, green 2sc, black 2sc, background 2sc.
Row 30: background 4sc, black 2sc, background 2sc, black 2sc, darkgreen 1sc, green 2sc, black 1sc, green 2sc, darkgreen 1sc, black 2sc, background 2sc, black 2sc, background 4sc.
Row 31: background 7sc, black 1sc, darkgreen 2sc, green 2sc, black 1sc, background 1sc, black 1sc, green 2sc, darkgreen 2sc, black 1sc, background 7sc.
Row 32: background 5sc, black 2sc, darkgreen 1sc, green 3sc, black 1sc, background 3sc, black 1sc, green 3sc, darkgreen 1sc, black 2sc, background 5sc.
Row 33: background 6sc, black 1sc, green 3sc, black 1sc, background 5sc, black 1sc, green 3sc, black 1sc, background 6sc.
Row 34:  background 7sc, black 3sc, background 7 sc, black 3sc, background 7sc.
Row 35: background 27sc.
Row 36: background 27sc.
Row 37: background 27sc.

Hard parts all done 🙂

Back Pannel

Back Pannel

All I did here was rows of colors used in the pineapple.
Starting in the background color chain 28.
Row of background color
Row of green
Row of background color
Row of orange
Row of background color
Row of dark green
Row of background color
Row of gold
And repeat!

There isn’t enough rows for all the colors to be repeated a 4th time, so for the last couple rows I just did them in the background color. However you want to do it is up to you! When that’s done attach the front to the back, I did this by crocheting them together with single crochets, but can also be done with a simple whip stitch.

Inside Liner

To make the liner all you have to do is measure how big your purse turned out, remember to cut the fabric a little bigger to leave room for sewing. Normally when sewing you want the right sides (the side you want showing) together, but because this is going to be inside your crochet you actually want the back of the fabric together. You can pin it in place if you want, but I didn’t bother since this is a very simple shape to sew. Sew down one long side, across a short side, up the other long side and finish off. Trim any extra fabric that is too bulky around the edges.

Now you can turn the fabric so the right sides are together and actually put it inside your crochet purse. I crocheted 2 extra rows specially for when I add in the liner. Make sure the liner is sitting straight, then fold the crochet over so there is a complete row covering up the edge of the fabric, I would pin it this time to make sure everything stays lined up. Now you just need to sew around the fold. You can machine sew it if your very careful and work slowly, but if your in no rush I recommend hand sewing it. I personally have never had any problem when I machine sew my crochet, but when its something I can hand sew, I do just so I don’t push my luck 😛

Strap

Now you need to figure out how you want your strap to look, this part is really up to you. I made this one a over the shoulder, simply because that’s how my sister likes her bags. There are many ways your can make your strap, this is just one. So, what I did was found the stitch at the corner and counted 2 stitches back. Attached my yarn there and crochet 5sc, chain 1 and turn. I continued crocheting until it was long enough for my liking. Remember that yarn is stretchy, so once there is stuff in the purse it will stretch the strap a bit. Once you got it to the length you like just attach it to the opposite side with single crochets.

ALL DONE! You deserve a fist bump for that awesome work 🙂