Confession needs to be made: I hate pineapple crochet stitch. It's Justin Bieber of crochet world. It's everywhere and it's annoying. Only a lazy crocheter didn't make a dress that appeared on a cover of Cosmopolitan magazine several years ago (or a true hater, I guess)))).
Another confession to make: I DID crochet a pineapple skirt designed by Doris Chan. And you won't believe how many complements I get every time I wear it!
A few months ago I happened to stumble upon a stitch called Antique Pineapple Stitch. "Another one of those,"-I thought, but clicked on the link provided. And it was nothing I expected to see. This 1900's crochet stitch has absolutely no resemblance of a familiar shape and looks more like a knit stitch rather then crochet. It is worked in the round (or break off at the end of each row as suggested by Manual) over 1 row repeat. I immediately grabbed my hook and the first yarn I could reach just to try the new technique.
The results are modeled by my friend Gunel:
For those of you who are interested I am posting the instructions: