Various hues of gray, brown and black seemed to scream acorns. Since chilly fall days are right around the corner (Uh huh, I said that and I’m sure I’m not full of wishful thinking.) I decided to make a basket of crocheted acorns.
Now, if you have been around here for long, you may be thinking you have already seen a crochet pattern on my blog for acorns. You would be correct. I actually posted a link to my acorn pattern seven years ago. It wasn’t until recently that I noticed that pattern was no longer on a working link. In fact, it hasn’t been for a few years.
I decided a complete overhaul of the pattern was in order.
I love using natural elements to craft holiday decorations, but for fall, I also like to make decorations that resemble these natural elements. Leaves, pumpkins, gourds, nuts, apples and the cornucopia of vegetables that autumn provides are my inspiration.
Things You Will Need:
Worsted weight yarn, beige and brown (small amounts)
G crochet hook
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
Rounds are word continuously. Except for the ch 1 on the magic ring, do not join or ch up after each round.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 times in the ring. Pull the tail to cinch the center closed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the 5 sts. This increases this round to 10 single crochet stitches.
Rnds 3-6: Sc in each st around. Knot and finish off the yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc in each ch around.
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around .
Rnd 3: Decrease 8 times around.
Rnd 4: Decrease 4 times around. Ch 5, sl st to base of ch 5 to form the stem. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
1. Fill both the acorn bottom and cap with stuffing.
2. Thread the yarn tail from the cap on a yarn needle.
3. Run a gathering st around the tiny opening in the top of the cap and pull to close. Insert the needle in the center top of the cap and down the inside edge of the cap.
4. Place the cap on the acorn bottom, slightly overlapping the bottom. St the two sections together using a running st around. Knot and finish off.
More Acorn Inspiration!