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The Big Acorn Race Update: Tall ‘n’ Fast Flowers


The past six weeks have been all about flowers – well, one flower in particular. The Tall ‘n’ Fast Flower is a very special one that is native to Squirrel Picnic. In “The Big Acorn Race” story, Podge has to grow a flower, fast. Luckily she has a packet of seeds that will do the trick. Sure enough, her Tall ‘n’ Fast Flower grows both tall and fast. You’ll have to excuse my cryptic description there – I just don’t want to spoil the story.

What I can tell you is that just like many of the items in the story, there will be patterns to make your own Tall ‘n’ Fast Flowers. This month I designed a Tall ‘n’ Fast Flower barrette, wall hanging, and 14” round pillow. I even designed a seed packet phone case! So far these are my favorite patterns from the book. I hope you enjoy these photos of them…

A Tall ‘n’ Fast Flower barrette is very stylish. Podge wants one in every color.

Tall n Fast Flower Barrette from The Big Acorn Race by Jennifer Olivarez

The Tall ‘n’ Fast Flower pillow is as fun to make as it looks!

Tall n Fast Flower Pillow from The Big Acorn Race by Jennifer Olivarez

Turn your room into a garden of Tall ‘n’ Fast Flowers with these wall hangings.

Tall n Fast Flower Wall Hanging from The Big Acorn Race by Jennifer Olivarez

Inspired by vintage flower seed packets, the Tall ‘n’ Fast Flower seed packet phone case is bright, colorful, and adaptable to any size phone.

Tall n Fast Flower Seed Packet Phone Case  from The Big Acorn Race by Jennifer Olivarez

As of today, all of these patterns are now with the pattern testers. I am so grateful for this fabulous bunch of crocheters who are volunteering their time and talent to help me ensure that the patterns in “The Big Acorn Race” are both accurate and fun.

This coming month I’ll be creating a website for the book and designing clothing and accessories for the squirrels. I hope to come up with a few things to share with you here as well. There may even be some how-to amigurumi YouTube video tutorials in the works. So if you don’t hear from me for a little while, know that I am hard at work on more goodies for you and your squirrels!


7 thoughts on “The Big Acorn Race Update: Tall ‘n’ Fast Flowers

  1. This will be a fabulous book!😊 can’t wait!

  2. I am enjoying this very much and my son is a delight and very involved. I will have to add a photo with him helping.