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Acorn (R3)

acorns in browns and greens

Here's a little bonus pattern to go with the oak leaf design. The acorns can either be knitted in greens (fresh) or browns (old).

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • yarn in beige and brown or two tones of green (double knit)
  • toy stuffing
  • optional string
  • 4 x double ended knitting needles (2.75mm)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Pattern:

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

Acorn

Acorn Cup

In the darker of your two yarns cast on 12 stitches. Join into the round and continue as follows:

  1. Rounds 1 to 4: k – (12)
  2. Round 5: [k2togtbl, k2] x 3 (9)
  3. Round 6: [k1, k2togtbl] x 3 (6)

Cut the yarn, thread through remaining stitches and pull tight. Turn the cup inside out so that the back of the knit stitches are on the outside.

Acorn Body

In the lighter tone pick up 12 stitches from around the edge of the acorn cup. Join into the round and continue as follows:

  1. Rounds 1 to 5: k – (12)
  2. Round 6: [k2togtbl, k2] x 3 (9)
  3. Round 7: k – (9)
  4. Round 8: [k1, k2togtbl] x 3 (6)

Poke a little toy stuffing into the opening to fill the acorn. Cut the yarn, thread through remaining stitches and pull tight.

Stem

  • Using the darker yarn cast on 2 stitches.
  • Work 4 rows i-cord.
  • Cast off.

Making Up:

Attach the stem to the centre of the acorn cup.

Lose any loose ends of yarn attached to the acorn. If the join between the two colours of cup and body is untidy you may want to embroider over it with the extra yarn.

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!