Crochet Acorns

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I was inspired by this colorful acorn cap crochet garland by ing-things to create my own acorn decor.

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I love how these colors don’t quite follow the traditional fall color palette. I opted to go for bright colors as well!

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1.5 inches (3.81 cm) long by 1 inch (2.54 cm) wide


Gauge isn’t necessary for this pattern. The larger your hook or yarn weight, the larger your acorn will be.


  • Stuffing (I used this stuffing)
  • DK weight yarn in an assortment of colors
  • 2.75 mm crochet hook (this is my favorite hook)
  • tapestry needle

Skills Needed

  • crocheting in back loops and front loops only
  • crocheting in the round
  • half double crochet and single crochet increase
  • Invisible decrease

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • BLO – back loop only
  • FLO – front loop only
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • mc – magic circle
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch


  • Chain 1 at the beginning of rows 1-8.
  • Slip Stitch to the first stitch of the row at the end of each row of rows 1-8
  • Rows 9-11 are worked without joining.


Row 1: 3 sc in mc (3)

Row 2: inc around (6)

Row 3: inc around (12)

Rows 4-5: sc around (12)

Row 6: BLO sc around (12)

(The next row is worked in the FLO of row 6)

Row 7: *3 hdc, hdc inc* 3 times (15)

Row 8: sc around (15)

(The next row is not joined)

Row 9: invdec 11 times (4)

Rows 10-11: FLO sl st around (4)

Cut your yarn leaving a long tail and finish off.

Weave the yarn through all 4 of the last stitches and pull tight.

Secure the yarn tail by weaving it through the acorn.


Once I completed all of my acorns, I strung them onto a piece of baker’s twine to create a garland.

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Here’s my cheerful acorn garland!


Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about this pattern.

Happy Crocheting!!

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