Happy February! How is everyone’s winter going so far? Are you loving the crisp air and taking every opportunity to hit the slopes, or are you yearning for the warm breezes and beach days of summer? No matter the answer, I think everyone can benefit for bringing a little slice of the tropics into their home this winter!
My Pineapple Amigurumi Pattern is available for purchase in my Pattern Shop now, and I’m super excited to share this one with you all! After all, I did name my company Wayward Pineapple Creations. But why pineapples, you may ask? And why is the pineapple wayward? How can a pineapple even be wayward, and what does any of this have to do with crochet? All excellent questions, and I promise there are answers… I can’t promise they’re GOOD answers, but they do make for a fun story at least.
The Tropical Illuminati & The Birth of Wayward Pineapple Creations
…or it was just the start of summer. Either seemed equally likely.
Anyway, the point is I spent a ridiculous summer making silly jokes about flamingos and pineapples, and buying merchandise in their images such as super tacky porch lights, so when the time can to name my blog it was on my mind. I had already come up with ‘wayward’ because I wanted something to connote travel and wandering, to go with my Baby Groot travel photos. It was very nearly Wayward Geek Creations. But it just lacked a certain… something. (Something pineapple-y?) Eventually I decided to just embrace my own weirdness and name myself something fun and a bit kooky and inexplicable.
And thus, the Wayward Pineapple was born.
I needed a logo to go with my shiny new name, but had no logo designing experience nor the money to pay someone else. I have some drawing ability, though, so I spent about an hour sketching random pineapple designs. Eventually I hit upon the idea of making the pineapple look like a ball of yarn – complete with crochet hook! And if you actually made it through reading the above drivel about the Tropical Illuminati, you may notice that the hook is pink… because the flamingos are in on this too, the feathery bastards.
Pineapple Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
I’ve been meaning to create a pineapple amigurumi for a few years now, to go with my company name, and I finally got around to it in the Fall of 2019. The pineapple went through a few iterations, and I struggled with making the bobbles stay relatively in line with each other from top to bottom, but in the end I’m happy with the result. This pineapple amigurumi is perfect to brighten up your house, or to confuse your guests when you include it in your fruit bowl!
Well, if you made it through all that, congratulations! You are now ‘in the know’ about the Tropical Illuminati, and thus immune to their cunning plans.
…Or are you? After all, if you just purchased my pattern to make your very own stuffed pineapple then you’re letting them into your home. Now the pineapple is sitting on your kitchen counter… watching, and waiting.