Thursday, March 30, 2017

Small Crochet Acorns


Hi everyone!

I had said my next pattern would be the zombie bunny but yesterday I was reminded I never posted the acorn pattern that I had promised a while back. I just kept forgetting about it. My apologies.

This is the acorn that I made for Lil' Oak the Hiding Tree and Friends. It is about 1.5in or 3.8cm in length. You can pick up all the patterns in the series here. Scroll down this

page for the acorn.
Thank you so much and enjoy!


Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row
Supplies:
Red Heart Comfort yarn. For the nuts pictured I used Tan 3167 for the shell and Mocha  3191 for the cap.

4mm hook
scissors

blunt end yarn needle for sewing OR use glue. I used hot glue to put the shell and cap together, it works very well and is quicker than sewing. 


Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet

f/o = finish off
Shell with tan:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
4) 1sc in the next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
5-6) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail long enough to stuff the shell. You can also use stuffing but I found the yarn works just fine. Stuff firmly so the shell maintains its shape. 


Cap with brown:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
*leave the starting yarn tail hanging. You will pull this through the middle of the cap when you're done to use it as the stem.
2) 2hdc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in each st for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail if you want to sew the cap to the shell. See assembly section below for more instruction. Now you can pull the starting yarn tail through the center. Cut it up to desired length. If you're worried it will eventually fray, rub a little tacky glue on it. You can also make a loop if you want to hang your acorns off something.


ASSEMBLY:

1) Make sure the shell is stuffed firmly and full to the top.
2) If you use glue, cut the finishing yarn tail of the cap shorter and tuck it under the cap. Add in the glue, (don't add so much that it oozes out the sides), then twist the shell into the cap. Twist it until it's in there evenly all the way around.
Of course, you can sew it together. Twist the shell into the cap, sew around until you feel the shell and cap are secure. Knot off  and hide the yarn tail inside.


And now you're done. I hope you enjoyed the pattern Post pictures on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. Or post them on instagram with the hashtag Sharon_Ojala.

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Many Blessings to you!


Copyright 2016 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
 You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it. 


1 comment:

  1. FANTASTIC!thanks so much.ive been waiting for this one.my tree house and friends can now be complete

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