Amigurumi Acorn

© June Gilbank 2007 Make your own amigurumi acorn complete with removable cup! Standing at just over 2 inches tall, these litle acorns are quick and easy to make.

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Terminology ch sc st sc2tog chain

single crochet (double crochet for UK/Aus)

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single crochet decrease (insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop, insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook)

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This is a free PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Feel free to use items made from this pattern however you wish, but I’d appreciate credit as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere else; instead post a link to http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochetpatterns/amigurumi-acorn/

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Notes

You will need…

Acorn Pattern

worked from top to bottom

The acorn should fit snugly in its cup so it won’t fall out by accident.
Customizing

Your acorn will need a cute face. This can be as simple as just two eyes, or you can embroider on a nose and/or mouth as well – it’s up to you!

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Make a magic ring, ch 1. Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st) Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st) Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st) Rnd 4: (sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st) three times. (21 st) Rnds 5-6: sc in each st around. (21 st) Rnd 7: sc in next 9 st, sc2tog, sc in next 8 st, sc2tog. (19 st). Join with sl st to next stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Acorn Cup Pattern

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Make a magic ring, ch 1. Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st) Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st) Rnd 3: sc in each st around. (12 st) Rnd 4: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st) Rnds 5-10: sc in each st around. (18 st) Rnd 11: (sc in next st, sc2tog) six times. (12 st). Stuff acorn through hole. Rnd 12: sc2tog six times. Close up remaining hole, fasten off and weave in ends.

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• E US/3.5mm crochet hook • Small amount of worsted weight yarn in 2 colours (for acorn and cup) • Polyester fibrefill stuffing • Yarn needle to weave in ends • Stitch marker • Embellishments (see below for ideas) • Pipe cleaner to make twig (optional)

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• Do not join at the end of each round; rounds are worked in continuous spirals. • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round. Move the marker up each time you start a new round.

Suggestions for the eyes (approx 6mm diameter):
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Happy acorn making! Please post your finished acorns to the Crochet Along blog and flickr group

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UPDATED TO ADD: For those of you with an autumn-themed Christmas tree, you could also attach the face upside down (so the cup becomes a ‘hat’ at the top), stitch the cup to the acorn so it won’t fall off, and make a hanging loop on the base of the cup so the acorns can dangle from your tree branches!

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Optional extra: make a twig for your acorn’s cup by single crocheting around a short length of pipe cleaner and then stitching it to the bottom of the cup with the same colour yarn. (NB please don’t do this if your acorn will be a toy for a small child, as the wire is not safe for children.)

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sew on small round beads or buttons use animal (safety) eyes embroider circles to make an alert acorn embroider ‘u’ shapes to make a sleeping acorn glue on googly eyes

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