I thought little Mr. Chatters needed a house so I made him one.
This is a super quick and easy project. I am even thinking of making several to create a village. Wouldn’t that be fun?!
Note, this house will fit a squirrel made with Oren Bayan cotton perle 12 (or Lizbeth 40) and a 1 mm hook.
1. Lizbeth 10 thread: light brown
2. Crochet hook, 1.5 mm
3. Oren Bayan cotton perle 12 (or Lizbeth 40): green and dark brown
4. Crochet hook, 1 mm
5. Acorn top (have several handy to pick the one that will fit your house)
mr – magic ring
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
BLO – back loop only
FLO – front loop only
With Lizbeth 10 light brown thread and a 1.5 mm hook
Round 1: mr, ch 1, 8 sc; sl st to join and ch 1
Round 2: 8 inc; sl st to join and ch 1 – 16 sts
Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8; sl st to join and ch 1 – 24 sts
Turn your work. We will leave the wrong side at the bottom and the right side will be on the inside of the house.
Round 4: in BLO sc around; sl st to join and ch 1 – 24 sts
Round 5: (2 sc, inc) x 8; sl st to join and ch 1 – 32 sts
Rounds 6 – 10: sc around; sl st to join and ch 1 – 32 sts
Round 11: sl st around
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
With Oren Bayan 12 green and a 1 mm hook
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next; 4 sc in last ch; on opposite side of chain 1 sc in last 2 chains; ch 1 and turn
Row 2: 1 sc in 2 sts; 4 inc; 1 sc in last 2 sts
Leave a long tail for sewing and fasten off. Sew to house.
Cross stitch two windows with dark brown Oren Bayan thread on either side of the door, about 2 stitches apart in the following pattern
Pick an acorn top that fits for the roof of the house.
And your wee little acorn house is finished!
Make several and create a village! Make some taller, some shorter, some wider, some thinner! Use your imagination!