In the last while I’ve been crocheting quite a bit and I was recently inspired by the ever popular pineapple trend.
I thought a slouchy drawstring pineapple backpack/bag would be so cute and set out on the design. After researching different stitches to see what would look the most like a pineapple texture I found the crocodile stitch (which is really done in two parts if you've never done it). And I love it. If you haven't ever done a crocodile stitch here's a tutorial - How to crochet the crocodile stitch.
The large part of the bag is 4 parts (plus the top leaves and drawstring). It's got a front, back, and bottom that make up the actual bag part. Then it has the straps and handle. And finally the drawstring and leaves for the top.
I started by creating the front and the back of the bag. Making the lattice part of the crocodile stitch first with light green yarn. Then I went back and did the rest of the stitch with the pineapple yellow. Once I had both sides done I stitched the two sides together and I didn't feel like it was quite big enough and I wanted it to be able to look a little rounder with stuff in it. So I created an oval bottom with the brown and stitched it onto the bottom.
I then went on to make the straps and the little handle. Using both colors of green I created two long shoulder straps and a short one for a little handle. In addition, I made a small rectangle that I stitched into the back where the top of the straps and handle would be attached for a little more support. Also with those colors I made the little pineapple leaves of different lengths (some I made too long and they looked more like tentacles, so I removed those and made shorter ones xD).
After attaching the straps and leaves the only thing left to make was the drawstring. I just took lengths of each color of green and twisted them together and tied them off to make tassels. Then I just threaded the drawstring through the lattice parts of the crocodile stitch.
And BAM cute-ass pineapple bag. I've actually been carrying it everywhere. It also fits my DSLR, YASS! (though the straps are a bit on the flimsy side to be carrying that much weight - my DSLR is old and really heavy)
Please tag me if you choose to make this bag and post photos on social media. I would absolutely LOVE to see them. @missameliajoy pretty much everywhere!
I hope you enjoyed and thanks for visiting!