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These acorns are great for toys, jewelry, home decor, and so much more!
This crochet acorn has so many uses. My pattern includes instructions on making a cap and a bottom, which you sew together to form an acorn. If instead you don’t sew the cap to the bottom of the acorn, you’ll have a unique gift box in which to hide a little present. Add acorns to a fall wreath or mantel display. Crochet your acorns in holiday colors or all white and hang them on your tree or display them in a decorative bowl on your coffee table. String a cord through the stem and wear the acorn as a necklace. Use bright colors and a crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm) or larger to make wonderful pincushions, present toppers, physreps, or even cat toys.

Posted by Jennifer Olivarez from Arvada, Colorado, United States • Published See Jennifer Olivarez's 19 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Choose the crochet hook for the size acorn you desire:
    C-2 (2.75 mm) will make a 2″ tall acorn
    F-5 (3.75 mm) will make a 2 1/2″ tall acorn
    H-8 (5.0 mm) will make a 3″ tall acorn

  • Step 2

    Acorn Bottom

    With light brown yarn, ch 2.

    Rnd 1: Sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook.

    Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (10)

    Rnd 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * 4 more times. (15)

    Rnds 4-6: Sc in each sc around.

    Rnd 7: *Sc 3, sc2tog, rep from * 2 more times. (12)

    Sc, join with slst, FO and weave in ends.

  • Step 3

    Acorn Cap

    Leaving a long tail (about 12″), with dark brown yarn, ch 2.

    Rnd 1: Sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook.

    Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (10)

    Rnd 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * 4 more times. (15)

    Rnd 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * 4 more times. (20)

    Rnd 5: *Sc 2, sc2tog, rep from * 4 more times. (15)

    Sc, join with slst and FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • Step 4

    Acorn Stem

    Start by making sure the long tail of dark brown yarn at the top of the acorn cap is inside the cap. Pull up a loop through the center hole. Pull the rest of the tail through a nearby hole and ch 4.

    Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs. FO.

    Thread the rest of the tail through the center hole and weave in end.

    Stuff acorn lightly and sew cap to bottom. After making several of these acorns, I found that the best way to sew the cap on is to come up through the diagonal part of the stitches in the 6th round of the bottom and up through both the front and back loop of each st in the last row of the cap.

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ForestFolk
ForestFolk · Kidderminster, England, GB
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply, Happy and I have the book!! I thought they looked familiar....
Jennifer Olivarez
Jennifer Olivarez · Arvada, Colorado, US · 38 projects
I really love that book! I've used it for so many things. That's cool that you have it too!
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ForestFolk
ForestFolk · Kidderminster, England, GB
Jennifer these are great, but do you have a pattern for the leaves in the picture too? Thanks for sharing x
Jennifer Olivarez
Jennifer Olivarez · Arvada, Colorado, US · 38 projects
Thank you! I made the leaves using the oak leaf pattern in the book "100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet" by Lesley Stanfield.
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pittysoares
pittysoares · 6 projects
nice idea! Happy Thanks for the instructions ^^
Jennifer Olivarez
Jennifer Olivarez · Arvada, Colorado, US · 38 projects
You're welcome! I'm so glad you like them.
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