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Crochet acorn and oak leaf

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Cute crochet acorn autumn decoration. Acorn or oaknut is the nut of the oaks. Lovely colors to crochet. You can even make an acorn amigurumi.

With this crochet acorns and oak leaf you can make adorable autumn decorations for your home, clothes (make jewellery pieces), bookmarks or even key chains.

Crochet autumn oak leaf acorn pattern

 

This cute and small crochet acorns are so diverse and all the color combinations you can make. The more the merrier I would say. Perfect for autumn decoration or play.

I know I shouldn't but I still did go out and bought some new shades of brown cotton lace yarn to make many many crochet acorns. Also with it comes an oak leaf. These smaller ones that measure 3cm (1.25 inc) are almost natural size. I was using cotton lace yarn and a 1.5mm crochet hook.

 

Crochet acorns and cotton yarn

 

It is not always that my desk looks like a mess but I had to had all the different lace yarn colors out to see what goes and what works. As you can see (and know) acorns can also be green - that is how they start out. So I will be mixing green and brown - light and dark colours for the crochet autumn decoration.

And to be honest I have about 4 cotton lace yarn balls hiding out of the picture. I just love them. And the cute acorns that come from the pattern. Useful!

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The stitches used in this pattern for the crochet ACORN are:

  • magic ring
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet stitch
  • inc – increase single crochet stitch – make 2sc in 1
  • dec – decrease single crochet stitch – join 2sc in 1 w1
  • hdc - half double crochet stitch - leaf only
  • dc - double crochet stitch - leaf only
  • tr - triple / treble crochet stitch - leaf only

Materials needed for the project:

  • crochet hook (3mm)
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • needle
  • stuffing - you can use polyester fiberfill, cluster fiberfill, recycled cotton filling, rice,...
  • safety eyes (2) or buttons (2) or embroidery thread

 


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For the tutorial purpose I did use a 3mm crochet hook and a bit thicker cotton yarn. Just for the video so you can see the stitches done.

The pattern is very simple and beginner friendly and it uses only basic crochet stitches.

Pattern for the acorn NUT:

Note! As you will see in the free crochet pattern below there are numbers in brackets. It is up to you to decide how long or short you want the nut to be. If you will be doing several I would suggest making different sizes. Some will be tall some will be a bit cubby. It only means you can add two more rounds of 18 single crochet stitches.

Written pattern for the crochet acorn nut:

  • magic ring
  • R1: 6sc – 6st
  • R2: {inc, sc} x3 – 9st
  • R3: {inc, sc, sc} x3 – 12st
  • R4: {inc, sc, sc, sc} x3 – 15st
  • R5: {inc, sc, sc, sc, sc} x3 – 18st
  • R6-R10(12): 18sc – 18st
  • R11(13): {dec, sc}x6 – 12st - fill with fiberfill
  • R12(14): {dec}x4 – 8st – sew together

 

Pattern for the acorn HAT

Note! Leave a 40 – 50cm starting tail and the same length of the end tail. With the starting tail you will make the beginning - top of the cupule, and with the end tail you will sew the hat to the base.

Note! The hat is sewn to the base back side up. That means the back side is now the front site because of the more wavy structure.

Note! If you will be using the acorns as a brooch or a wedding lapel pin I would suggest of working with some wire for the stem and wrapping the yarn around the wire instead of making the chains. It will be easer to join acorns together with a leaf into a small crochet boutonniere. Also it will be easer to make a "branch" with a wire and some yarn wrapped around it.

Written pattern for the crochet acorn hat:

  • magic ringR1: 6sc – 6st
  • R2: {inc, sc} x6 – 12st
  • R3: {inc, sc, sc} x6 – 18st
  • R4: sc, sc, inc, 7sc, inc, 7sc – 20st
  • R5-7: 20sc – 20st

 

With a starting tail, make a chain over the magic ring, make ch6, in the 2nd ch from the hook start with sc in each of the 5 ch. So you make 5sc (for reference look at the YouTube video tutorial - Part 2). Sew back to the base - where the magic ring is and hide the tail.

With the end tail sew the hat to the acorn and you are DONE!

Pattern for the crochet oak leaf

Note! Here are two crochet diagrams for two different sizes of crochet oak leaves. The only difference is the base number of stitches.

Note! The row colors of working on the crochet oak leaf are Row 1 = black, RoW 2 = red, ROW 3 = green.

Note! You can use any color of the yarn you want. I opted for a gradient colors on my yarn, just to show how the colors change in the autumn.

Diagram pattern for a big crochet oak leaf:

Crochet oak leaf pattern diagram

 

Written pattern for a big crochet oak leaf:

  • R1: 18ch
  • R2: in each ch make one stitch - except last one: 2sc, 4hdc, 5dc, 6tr, in last stitch make another 6tr - to turn work and do the same on the other side - 6tr, 5dc, 4hdc, 3sc, join with a slip stitch
  • R2': the tem of the leaf - ch6, in 2nd st from the hook make 4sc, sl st, join with a sl st in the 1st st of R2
  • R3: in each st you make: hdc, {3dc, ch2, sl st}, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, {3tr, ch3, sl st}, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, {3tr, ch3, sl st}, sl st, sc, hdc, 3dc, {3tr, ch3, sl st}, sl st, {hdc, dc, tr}, {tr, dc, hdc}, sl st, {sl st, ch3, 3tr}, 3dc, hdc, sc, sl st, {sl st, ch3, 3tr}, dc, hdc, sc, sl st, {sl st, ch3, 3tr}, dc, hdc, sc, sl st, {sl st, 3dc}, hdc, sl st in the base of R2'

 

I know the pattern written down may look like a mess but my advice is use the diagram. The stitches used in the diagram are written there also. And you can see where each stitch is made.

 


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Diagram pattern for a smaller crochet oak leaf:

Crochet oak leaf pattern diagram

 

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A free step-by-step real-time YouTube video tutorial on how to crochet an acorn - Part 1 the base 

 

A free step-by-step real-time YouTube video tutorial on how to crochet an acorn - Part 2 the hat - cupule

 

And this is how I made this years autumn (fall) decoration. Now the acorns may even come out again for Christmas for some decorations.

 

 

Happy crafting

Alex xx


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