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Pattern for Crochet Acorns and Fantastic Ways to Use Them

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Hodge and Eric showed us over the last few weeks how acorns are a treasured gift among squirrels, but I think the crocheted variety could come in handy for us humans too. Below are some unique and creative ways you might use these acorns. And, as always, here’s the free pattern to make your very own!

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.

Gift Acorn

Add acorns to a fall wreath or mantel display.

Acorn Decor

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.

White Acorn

String a cord through the stem and wear the acorn as a necklace.

Acorn Necklace

Use bright colors and a crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm) or larger to make an acorn like Eric’s bioengineered one. These acorns would make wonderful pincushions, present toppers, or even cat toys.

Neon Acorn

Crochet Acorn Pattern

Difficulty rating 1

Acorn

Materials

Small amount of worsted weight light brown yarn (Bernat Satin in Sable)
Small amount of worsted weight dark brown yarn (Vanna’s Choice in Chocolate)
Crochet hook for the acorn size of your choice:
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
Tapestry needle
Polyester Fiberfill

Abbreviations

ch = chain
FO = fasten off
hdc = half double crochet
picot = chain 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

Instructions

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.

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.

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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26 thoughts on “Pattern for Crochet Acorns and Fantastic Ways to Use Them

  1. If this is not the coolest thing I have seen all month! You are awesome. And all FREE. May God bless you and give you abundance for all your help you give us. What can I do for you in return? I pressed, fb , Tweeted. I am sooo grateful for your inspiration.

  2. That’s So Cute! I love your squirrel picnic diorama!

  3. So sweet; and slightly mad 😉

  4. Fabulous pattern and really good versalite ideas. I would like to add they would also make good toys for children and dogs, a nice broach and a dish of them would make a nice decoration for a table. 🙂

  5. I’m very much enjoying your blog. Your animals are adorable. I make crocheted acorns for my cats to play with. It’s very funny to see them carrying them around in their teeth. Also, thank you for making your patterns available. It’s wonderful that you share so much.

  6. Really like the pattern. I made a bunch of them. Glued the caps on instead of sewing – much easier on my nerves. LOL

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  8. Beautiful Autumn babies!
    Stopped by for the pattern and going to make few (bunch) today!
    Thank you so much for this pattern.

  9. I absolutely LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern! Just wondering if you also have the pattern for the pretty leaves?

  10. Hi there, Thanks so much for sharing a free pattern! In a world where everyone is always trying to make a buck, it sure is refreshing to see your generosity. I’ve linked to you here:

    http://exploreandexpress-sheila.blogspot.de/2013/10/more-autumn-fun-leaves-and-chestnuts.html

    We are all learning to crochet, so this was a really fun start! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

    Blessings, Sheila

    • Hi Sheila! I’m so glad that you enjoyed my acorn pattern, and it was so neat to hear that your kids are learning to crochet too. How awesome! Great work on those acorns!

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  15. Another use for the acorn, if you just make the top part it can be used for a teeny tiny fairy elf animal creature 😀

  16. for a teeny tiny fairy elf animal creature HAT sorry

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