I finished another beige bunny today and had some yarn left over. I did a little yarn inventory and found I have a lot of scrap yarn in beige and brown colors. I guess brown doesn't make as cute a flower headband as pink does. So I decided to turn that yarn into crocheted acorns. I also wrote down the pattern so you could make your own.
Mine came out a lot bigger than real oak acorns. To get a realistic size, you should use fingering weight yarn and a 1,75 - 2 mm crochet hook.
- 7,5 cm (3") with aran weight cotton blend and a 3,50 mm crochet hook (US size 4/E).
- 5 cm (2") with DK weight cotton and bamboo blend and a 2,50 mm crochet hook (US size 1/B).
Materials & Tools
- Yarn. I used worsted weight cotton and acrylic blend, 92m/50g (101yds/50g) / aran / 10 ply / 8 wpi. You will need about 20g of yarn - 12g for the acorn and 8g for the cap.
- 3,50 mm crochet hook (US size 4/E).
- Stuffing - polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc.
- Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.
- mr, n = magic ring - crochet n single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop.
- sc = single crochet stitch
- sc n = make n single crochet stitches, one in each stitch
- inc = increase – make two single crochet stitches in to the same stitch
- dec = decrease – crochet two stitches together
- (sc 2, inc) x 6 = repeat the pattern between brackets six times
- (24) = number of stitches in a round after finishing said round
- Do not join at the end of each round, work in a continuous spiral.
- Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round. Move the marker up after completing each round.
- All stitches are worked into both loops.
Worked from bottom to top.
1: mr, 6 = (6)
Stuff the acorn firmly.
12: dec x 6 = (6)
Assembling the acorn
|1: Leave short yarn tails on the stem.|
|2: Using a yarn needle, bring them to the
wrong side of the cap.
|3: Knot the yarn tails together and cut
off the extra yarn.
|4: Place the cap to the top of the acorn
and sew it on, making a few stitches
around the bottom edge.
Fasten all yarn tails securely and hide them inside the acorn. Done!
Have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact me!
Copyright © 2013 TÜ Spire. Please do not post the pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/crocheted-acorn-pattern. You MAY use this pattern as a teaching aid in any free class or e-course, or as part of a free crochet pattern, provided you credit me as the designer (Kristi Tullus, http://sidrun.spire.ee). Feel free to sell items made with this pattern.