Sweet Little Acorn (Crochet Pattern)

I love everything about the fall season – the rain, the colors, the falling leaves. Everything…

And this year I was inspired to make a sweet little acorn. You can add a cute face or leave it plain for a more stylish fall decor.

The pattern is below.

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MATERIALS

  1. Aunt Lydia’s size 10:
    1. Light brown – acorn
    1. Dark brown – acorn top
    1. Light pink – cheeks
  2. DMC cotton perle 12 (or single strand DMC floss)
    1. Black – mouth
  3. Plastic eyes – 3 mm
  4. Clover Amour hooks – 1.5 mm and 1.00 mm
  5. Stuffing
  6. Clear tacky glue

ABBREVIATIONS:

MR – magic ring                               

St(es) – stitch(es)                               

Sl st – slip stitch                                

Sc – single crochet    

Inc – increase 

Dec – decrease (invisible decrease)

RS – right side

PATTERN

ACORN

Crochet in continuous rounds.

Round 1: (RS) with light brown 6 sc in a mr – 6 sts

Round 2: sc around – 6 sts

Round 3: 6 inc – 12 sts

Round 4: (sc, inc) x 6 – 18 sts

Round 5: (2 sc, inc) x 6 – 24 sts

Round 6: (3 sc, inc) x 6 – 30 sts

Round 7: (4 sc, inc) x 6 – 36 sts

Round 8: (5 sc, inc) x 6 – 42 sts

Rounds 9 – 18: sc around – 42 sts (10 rounds)

If you are using safety eyes, attach them between Rounds 11 and 12, 7 spaces apart.

Round 19: (5 sc, dec) x 6 – 36 sts

Round 20: (4 sc, dec) x 6 – 30 sts

Round 21: (3 sc, dec) x 6 – 24 sts

Round 22: (2 sc, dec) x 6 – 18 sts

Stuff firmly. You may need to stuff more before finishing the last round.

Round 23: (sc, dec) x 6 – 12 sts

Round 24: 6 dec – 6 sts

Fasten off, finish off, and secure the stitches.

STEM

Crochet tight. The stem is not stuffed.

Round 1: with dark brown 4 sc in a mr – 4 sts

Round 2: 4 inc; ch 1 and turn – 8 sts

Round 3: sc in BLO – 8 sts

Round 4: (2 sc, dec) x 2 – 6 sts

Rounds 5 – 7: sc around – 6 sts (3 rounds)

ACORN CAPContinue crocheting from where you stopped with the stem.

Round 8: 6 inc – 12 sts

Round 9: (sc, inc) x 6 – 18 sts

Round 10: (2 sc, inc) x 6 – 24 sts

Round 11: (3 sc, inc) x 6 – 30 sts

Round 12: (4 sc, inc) x 6 – 36 sts

Round 13: (5 sc, inc) x 6 – 42 sts

Round 14: (6 sc, inc) x 6 – 48 sts

Rounds 15 – 18: sc around – 48 sts (4 rounds)

Round 19: (6 sc, dec) x 6 – 42 sts

Stuff the cap and place it on the acorn. Hold in place while crocheting the last round. Pictures B and C

Round 20: sl st around – 42 sts (Picture D)

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew Round 19 of the acorn cap to the space between Round 15 and Round 16 of the acorn. Because we did a round of slip stitch, we don’t need to sew every single stitch. Sew every 4 or 5 stitches. (Picture E)

SHAPING THE ACORN CAP

You can leave the acorn cap as is (Picture F) or you can create a slight indentation and add more shape to it (Picture G).

To do that, we will sew between Rounds 8 and 9 of the acorn cap pulling tightly to create the indentation. Use the same color thread you used to make the cap. I used ecru for the step by step pictures to show the process better.

Insert your needle through a stitch in the acorn and through a space between Rounds 8 and 9 of the acorn cap (Picture H). Insert the needle through the next stitch of the acorn cap (Picture I) and through any stitch of the acorn.

Pull tight while holding the beginning tail (Picture J).

Insert your needle through the same stitch in the acorn you just pulled it out of (Picture K) and through the next space in the acorn cap (Picture L).

Pull tight and insert your needle through the next space between Rounds 8 and 9 of the acorn cap and any one stitch of the acorn. Pull tight. (Picture M)

Repeat until you create an indentation all around the stem. Make sure to pull tight to create the indentation but be careful not to break the thread.

LEAVES (x 2)

Ch 6

Round 1: 1 sc in 4 sts, 3 sc in last st; going around the chain 1 sc in 4 sts; sl st to join sides and ch 1 – 11 sts

Round 2: 1 sc in 1st st; 3 hdc in 2nd st, sl st in next, (3 dc in 4th st, sl st in next) x 3; 3 hdc in 2nd to last st, 1 sc in last st; sl st in the sl st you made earlier; ch 3 and 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next; sl st in the sl st where you began the ch

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew the stems of the leaves together and then to Round 8 of the acorn cap. The leaves are to the right of the eyes.

EYES: Glue the eyes between Rounds 11 and 12, 7 spaces apart if you have not done so already.

CHEEKS: With light pink thread sew three times a round below each eye, about 3 stitches long.

MOUTH: Use DMC cotton perle 12 black thread (or single strand DMC floss).

Insert both ends a stitch away from each eye. Pull until you have enough thread to form the smile.

Put clear tacky glue on the black thread and press on the acorn’s face with the back of your hook forming a cute smile.

And your Sweet Little Acorn is now complete!

HAPPY CROCHETING!