Crochet Acorn Garland and Pumpkins


Mix up the textures in your autumn decorating with soft fall leaves, acorns, and pumpkins crocheted in warm hues of yarn.
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Step 1

GETTING STARTED: ACORN GARLAND
Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch(s)–chain(s); hdc–half double crochet; dc–double crochet; rnd–round; RS-right side; sc–single crochet; sl st–slip stitch; st(s)–stitch(es); tr–treble crochet

SIZE
Approximately 48" (121 cm) long

MATERIALS

  • Boye® Crochet Hook, Size C (2.75mm)
  • Boye® Crochet Hook, Size G (4.25mm)
  • #4 worsted weight acrylic yarn: Approximately 30 yds (28 m) each: Colors: A (light brown), B (dark brown), C (orange), D (yellow) and E (green). Approximately 10 yds (9.1 m) Color F (off-white)
  • Split-ring stitch marker
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle
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GAUGE
16 sts x 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in sc on size G (4.25 mm) hook. Gauge is not critical for this project.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog):
(Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop) two times, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Step 2

DIRECTIONS: ACORNS (MAKE 7)
ACORN BOTTOM

With Color A and size G hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook—5 sc. Do not join; place marker in first st of rnd and move it up as you work.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around—10 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next sc) around—15 sc.
Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) around, join with slip st to first sc—12 sc.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ACORN CAP
With color B and size G hook, ch 2 leaving a 12" (30 cm) tail.
Rnds 1-3: Work as for Acorn Bottom—15 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around—20 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around, join with slip st tofirst sc—15 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

ACORN STEM
With size G hook and 12" (30 cm) tail inside of cap, pull up loop to RS through center hole; pull remainder of tail to RS through a nearby hole; insert hook in loop, ch 4. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch. Pull remaining tail to inside of cap and fasten off. Stuff acorn lightly. Sew Cap to Bottom; weave in ends.

Step 3

LEAVES
With size C hook:
Make 3 in color E and 2 each in colors C and D.
With Size G hook: Make 3 in color C and 2 each in colors D and E.
Ch 14.
Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 7 ch, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; continuing on opposite side of foundation chain, sc in next ch, hdc in next 7 ch, sc in next 3 ch, sc in same stitch as first 2 sc of rnd, join with sl st to first sc—28 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sl st in next 4 sts, ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 4, tr in next 2 sts, ch 4, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, sl st in next st, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in next st, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next st, tr in next st, ch 4, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 4, tr in next 2 sts, ch 4, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next st, hdc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next 3 sts, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Step 4

GARLAND
With size G hook and Color F, *ch 30, insert hook into stem of 1 acorn, the stem of 1 small leaf and the stem of 1 large leaf, yarn over and pull through acorn, leaves and loop on hook; repeat from * 6 more times, ch 30. Fasten off.

Step 5

GETTING STARTED: STUFFED PUMPKINS
ABBREVIATIONS

rep-repeat; rnd(s)–round(s); sc–single crochet; st(s)–stitch(es)

SIZE
Large:
3.5" (8 cm) diameter x 1 3/4" (4 cm)tall
Medium: 3" (7 cm) diameter x 1 1/4" (3 cm) tall
Small: 2 3/4" (6 cm) diameter x 1" (2.5 cm) tall

MATERIALS

  • Boye" Crochet Hook, Size G (4.25 mm)
  • #4 worsted weight acrylic yarn: Approximately 65 yds (59 m) Color A ( orange). Approximately 30 yds (28 m) Color B (off-white). Approximately 6 yards (5.5 m) Color C (brown).
  • Split-ring stitch marker
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle
See the Supply List for items you can purchase here.

GAUGE
16 sts x 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in sc on size G (4.25 mm) hook. Gauge is not critical for this project.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Magic Ring:
Leaving a 6" (15 cm) tail, form a loop in the yarn and hold it in the non-dominant hand with the working yarn over the index finger. Insert the hook into the loop (ring) and draw the working yarn through the loop to create a loop on the hook. Chain the appropriate number of chains for the first st in the first round, then work all first-round stitches into the ring, working each stitch over the yarn that forms the ring and the yarn tail together. When the last st of the first round is complete, pull the yarn tail gently to close the ring.
Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog): (Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop) two times, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Step 6

DIRECTIONS
LARGE PUMPKIN

With Color A, begin with a magic ring (see Special Stitches).
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring—6 sc. Do not join; place stitch marker in first st of rnd and move it up as you work the rnds.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around—18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around—24 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around—30 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around—36 sc.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around—42 sc.
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around—48 sc.
Rnds 9-15: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 16: (Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog) around—42 sc.
Rnd 17: (Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog) around—36 sc.
Rnd 18: (Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog) around—30 sc.
Rnd 19: (Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) around—24 sc.
Rnd 20: (Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) around—18 sc.
Stuff pumpkin with fiberfill until moderately firm.
Rnd 21: (Sc in next sc, sc2tog) around—12 sc.
Rnd 22: (Sc2tog) around—6 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a 30" (76 cm) tail. Thread tapestry needle onto tail, *insert needle through magic ring on bottom of pumpkin and up through center of Rnd 22, pulling tightly to create a ridge; rep from * 5 more times, evenly spacing out ridges. Tie knot to secure. Weave in ends.

STEM
With Color C, begin with a magic ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring—6 sc. Do not join; place marker in first st of rnd and move it up as you work.
Rnds 2- 5: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving an 8" (20) tail. With tail, sew stem to top of pumpkin. Weave in ends.

Step 7

MEDIUM PUMPKIN
With Color B, begin with a magic ring.
Rnds 1-7: Work as for Large Pumpkin—42 sc.
Rnds 8-13: Sc in each sc around.
Rnds 14-19: Work as for Rnds 17-22 of Large Pumpkin—6 sc.
Create pumpkin ridges as for Large Pumpkin.

STEM
With Color C, begin with a magic ring.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring—5 sc.
Rnds 2-4: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving an 8" (20 cm) tail. With tail, sew stem to top of pumpkin. Weave in ends.

Step 8

SMALL PUMPKIN
With Color A, begin with a magic ring.
Rnds 1-6: Work as for Large Pumpkin—36 sc.
Rnds 7-11: Sc in each st around.
Rnds 12-16: Work as for Rnds 18-22 of Large Pumpkin.
Create pumpkin ridges as for Large Pumpkin.

STEM
With Color C, begin with a magic ring.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring—5 sc.
Rnds 2-3: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving an 8" (20 cm) tail. With tail, sew stem to top of pumpkin. Weave in ends.

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