Tuesday 4 October 2016

Crochet Acorn Necklace Tutorial

Happy fall y'all! It's that time of year again in our corner of the world: acorns everywhere. Why not use some of them to make a necklace! All you will need a is crochet hook, a small amount of yarn and some acorns.

Acorn Cup Pattern:
Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 2: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 5: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 6: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) nine times. (27 st)

As for the acorn nut, search two in your backyard of in a nearby park or forest and hot glue them to the crocheted cup. Check the acorns carefully because many of them are infested with acorn weevil larvas.

The adult acorn weevil is a brown coloured beetle about 10 mm (3/8 inch) long. The female uses her long snout to make a small hole in a developing acorn on the tree and lays several eggs within the hole. Her eggs hatch and the larva feeds on the developing acorn inside the nut until fall. In the fall, the fully grown acorn weevil larva chews a perfectly round 3 mm (1/8 inch) hole in the side of the nut and emerges. For more information please see this article: The dark side of collecting acorns.

So, if you’re planning on using acorns for your necklace or in your home decor, it’s a good idea to wash your collected acorns and bake them to kill their insect residents. Set your oven for 100-120 Celsius (200-250 Fahrenheit) degrees and bake the acorns with the oven door ajar for several hours to dry and debug them…turning them (stir them around) several times.



  1. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  2. Hi Emese,
    This acorn necklace it adorable and I love your tip about insects. Once I collected a bunch and made a wreath for my front door. I placed it in a closet in the basement and the next year most of the acorns were gone. I'm thinking a chipmunk or other critter got to it but who knows...

  3. Cute! I love that you used the real acorns. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Those are super cute! Love how you think. Thank you for sharing at DI&DI.

  5. These are just so cute Emese. I'd love to try and make them. Thanks so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring your post at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  6. What a fun crochet project! Your acorn necklace looks great. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I'll be featuring this at today's party. Hope to see you there!

  7. Your crocheted acorn caps are so fun! I love natural objects and these make a sweet little addition when the original caps are gone. They make me wish I could follow crochet patterns.

  8. So cute! I only recently moved to Florida, so I'm missing most of my "normal" fall sights. However, yesterday I came upon a sidewalk full of acorns and was so excited. It finally felt as if autumn had arrived.

    I'd love to have you join my weekly Yarn Fanatic Party. This week's can be found here: http://www.thephilosopherswife.net/2016/10/yarn-fanatic-party-65.html


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