Acorn

The ultimate in stash busting! Autumn Wreath CAL – Find the start here Earlier parts will be listed at the bottom

PART 9 – Acorn

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This Crochet A Long is completely free on my blog only.  You will be able to follow along with all 9 instalments.  Or alternatively you can buy the pretty, printable, premium PDF to add to your pattern collection while supporting a small business owner.  You will also get automatic email updates of when the next part of the CAL is released.  If you are following the blog, you will need to keep checking the page on the dates for its release rather than being notified.

Why should I buy the PDF version?

This is a question that I get asked A LOT.  So, I will try my best to let you know why I think the PDF trumps the web version.

  • Printable. Easy to manage and print out so you can take with you anywhere.

  • No ads anywhere.

  • It is pretty. I do spend a little time trying to get it to look just right so that not only do you have the functional pattern but it’s nice to look at also.

  • You get both US and UK terminology.

  • It supports me and enables me to continue to create content for you to enjoy.

  • For this CAL you will get automatic updates for each live part.

  • At the end of the CAL you will get a combined PDF

Click the button below to buy your own copy now. It’s just $3.75 USD or £3 GBP!

I really don’t want to buy the PDF version.

That’s ok, I totally understand and best of all, you don’t have to.  You can still make the whole wreath from the free version of the pattern on my website!

I don’t want to buy anything BUT I want to support you, is that possible?

Yes! Very much so and I am very much grateful for this.  You can share the website with your crochet friends.  Share your makes on Facebook Groups and on Instagram and mention me.  Word of mouth is the very best way to help support me and get the Flo’s Crafty Crochet name out there. I also have a Buy Me A Coffee button at the bottom of the page which is literally just that, the equivalent of buying me a drink lol

Where can I buy the PDF?

You can buy the PDF by clicking the button below but also on:-

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Thank you as always for supporting me every step of the way.

Well that did NOT go as planned. I am so very sorry. This should have been released on Wednesday but of course as always life has other plans. As a thank you for your patience I have sent all those who have bought the premium version a copy of my Maple Leaf Coaster for free. You can also get it free to view by clicking here.

Can I just say thank you to each and everyone of you. This has been a lovely little CAL and it is all thanks to you and now it is my favourite piece of the whole thing. A teeny, tiny, little acorn. Please, please, please don’t forget to share in the Facebook group as next week I will be awarding a prize for participation!

Assembly Instructions

To assemble your wreath I highly recommend that you pin everything on in place first and adjust to suit your needs.

You can choose to sew on each piece individually or…. If you are remotely like me you will choose the easier (though perhaps burned fingers) way and grab your trusty hot glue gun and glue them all into place.  The choice is yours.

If you are choosing to sew all final pieces onto the wreath make sure at the end of all of the following pieces that you leave long enough tails for sewing onto the wreath.

 

Let’s get hooking!

Materials

3.5mm hook

Scrap yarn I used Paintbox Cotton DK in various shades (or any yarn)

Choose 2 colours that compliment each other or 2 shades of any colour, preferably the cap of the acorn will be darker.

Stitch Markers

Scissors 

Tapestry needle

Stuffing

Notes

Increase means to place 2 stitches in the same stitch from the previous round. 

Decrease means to work over 2 stitches to reduce to 1 from the previous round. 

Instructions inside * * are repeated

Each round is worked continuously

 If desired you can use a longer yarn tail to stuff inside the acorn instead of stuffing.

 

Pattern

Round 1: MR 6SC or CH2, 6SC into the 2nd CH from the hook (6)

Round 2: *INC, SC* rep * * 3 times in total (9)

Rounds 3 – 5: SC in each ST around (9) (as we are working so small and in continuous rounds I tend to just count to 27.  This project is too small really for stitch markers and they just become fiddly)

Very lightly add a little bit of stuffing.  Using the end of the hook to push it down.

Round 6: *DEC, SC* rep * * until there is only one ST remaining. F/O weave in ends.

 

Acorn Cap

Beginning with a long tail  to work a little stalk later.

Round 1: MR 6 SC or  (CH2, 6 SC in the 2nd CH )(6)

Round 2: *INC, SC* rep * * 3 times in total (9)

Round 3: SC in each ST around (9)  F/O 

Working with the beginning tail, pull through to the opposite side and SL ST, CH3, SL ST back into the 2nd and 1st CH, SL ST to cap.  F/O   Using the same end, thread through the top of the cap and down to attach to the acorn.  Weave in ends.

Thank you to all my testers in the Flo’s Crafty Crochet Testers Group.  Your work makes this possible. You all rock!

A special word of thanks to Sallyanne Fisher, Lynne Duffin and Suzi Pfer for being a part of the testing process and helping to make this pattern come to life.

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