Piña! Colada!

Final­ly get­ting around to post the pat­tern for Piña Colada :D They’re about 3 inch­es tall, and I’ve attached mag­nets on the back for mine.

This is not a com­pli­cat­ed pat­tern, but it has many parts to it, and I apol­o­gize in advance if there’s any mis­take — please let me know if you see any! Your feed­back is great­ly appre­ci­at­ed :)

To make Piña Colada, you’ll need:

  • Small amount of worsted weight yel­low, green, brown and white yarn
  • Small amount of DK weight white yarn
  • 3.5mm and 3mm cro­chet hooks
  • Embroi­dery floss in pink, brown, and black
  • black round beads for eyes (I used 4mm)
  • sewing needles
  • Stuff­ing

Pineap­ple: with yel­low and 3.5mm hook

Row 1: ch 3, 4 sc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in top of begin­ning ch.

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each of next 5 st, sl st in top of begin­ning ch.

Row 3–6: 1 sc in each sc around. Fill with stuff­ing.

(You may also want to sew on eyes and mouth before stuff­ing it, but I usu­al­ly like to decide on the place­ments of eyes and mouth after the amigu­ru­mi has been stuffed and filled, and then I hide the loose ends of the threads under the mag­net or pin that I’m going to attach on the back.)

Row 7: 2 sc tog five times, sl st into next st, leav­ing a long tail, fas­ten off.

Weave tail through each of the 5 st at the open­ing, pull tight and tie off. Weave in ends.

At this point, I also added the “eyes” of the pineap­ple by stitch­ing french knots all around, like so:

Pineap­ple top: with green and 3.5mm hook

Row 1: Leav­ing a long tail, ch 6, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of remain­ing ch’s, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc, ch 4, sl st in 2nd st from hook, (cro­chet­ing back towards the begin­ning of row 1 at this point) sc in each of remain­ing ch’s and sc’s, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: repeat row 2.

Row 4: sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc, ch 5, sl st in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each of remain­ing ch’s and sc’s, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: repeat row 4, except omit ch 1 at the end. Fas­ten off.

Then, start­ing from the end that has just been fas­tened off, I rolled it up, like so:

Then I stitched it togeth­er, through all the lay­ers in the stitch­es below the “spikes”, using the tail I left in the begin­ning.

Sew pineap­ple top to pineap­ple. I had enough yarn left after sewing the pineap­ple top togeth­er, so I didn’t tie off and just con­tin­ued using the same yarn tail to do the attach­ing of the two parts.

Then I attached the eyes with black embroi­dery floss and embroi­dered the mouth (I used brown embroi­dery floss). I like to use straight pins with black bead pin heads to try out posi­tions for eyes.

Now it’s time to make arms and legs, but they’re option­al. I made them for this pair because they’re wed­ding gifts and I like that they’re able to hold hands :)

Arm/hand (make 2): with DK weight white and 3mm hook

ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sl st in 5th ch from the begin­ning ch, sl st in each of remain­ing ch’s. Leav­ing a long tail, fas­ten off.

Leg/foot (make 2): with DK weight white and 3mm hook

ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sl st in 5th ch from the begin­ning ch, sl st in each of remain­ing ch’s. Leav­ing a long tail, fas­ten off.

Then I stitched the arms and legs to the pineap­ple using the long tails I left, and weaved in all ends.

Now, on to the coconut!

Coconut — shell: with brown and 3.5mm hook

Row 1: ch 3, 4 sc in 3rd st from hook, sl st into the top of begin­ning ch.

Row 2: ch 2, sc in same st, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st into top of begin­ning ch.

Row 3: ch 2, sc in next sc, * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc into each of next 2 sc*, repeat from * to * around, sl st in top of begin­ning ch.

Row 4: ch 2, 1 sc in each sc around.

Row 5: repeat row 4. Fas­ten off, weave in ends.

I sewed on the eyes and embroi­dered the mouth (I used pink embroi­dery floss) at this point.

Coconut — flesh: with worsted weight white and 3mm hook

Row 1: ch 3, 4 sc in 3rd st from hook, sl st into the top of begin­ning ch.

Row 2: ch 2, sc in same st, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st into top of begin­ning ch.

Row 3: ch 2, 1 sc in each sc around. Leav­ing a long tail, fas­ten off.

Put coconut flesh into coconut shell, so it looks like this:

Using the tail left from the white part, I sewed the shell and flesh togeth­er by mak­ing a few stitch­es around, being care­ful that the white yarn is not show­ing through the brown shell, i.e. sewing through the stitch­es that are on the inside of the shell. I sup­pose one could also attach the shell and flesh togeth­er with a blob hot glue at the bot­tom, that might be more straight­for­ward.

Last­ly, make arms and legs and attach to coconut.

So here we have it -

Piña!”

Coladaaah!”

I real­ized that coconut in Span­ish isn’t “colada”, like I’ve always thought. I found out that “Colada” actu­al­ly means “strained”. But coconut need­ed some mag­net­ic alpha­bets to pose with. Hence the pic­ture.

Again, I hope the pat­tern is clear. If you come across any prob­lem or need clar­i­fi­ca­tion please drop me a note!

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