This adorable crochet acorn softie is quick and easy to make with a small amount of fur and medium weight yarn. I love fall and I love the design of acorns. I also love adding eyes to inanimate objects – it definitely adds more smiles into the world! And I think everyone would agree that we could always use more smiles. 🙂
Stitches Used to Create this Crochet Acorn
For this crochet acorn I used mainly the single crochet stitch along with a common decrease called, “single crochet 2 together”. If you have never done this stitch before, no worries. I explain it in detail below and have included a link to a helpful video tutorial for you. This common decrease is used in every amigurimi (the art of creating small stuffed animals and objects) pattern and is what helps your project take shape in a smooth manner.
Fur Yarn is Fun!
I found a pretty fur yarn in my local Hobby Lobby to create the cute acorn cap. It is so soft! But there are many fur yarns available on-line as well and in many colors. If you look closely at some of the photos of the crochet acorn below, you will see that this particular fur yarn has the furry fibers sticking out from a dark brown base. If you were to cut a small piece of the yarn, it would actually look like eyelashes. I think this makes it easier to work with but if you haven’t crocheted with fur yarn before, then I recommend trying some of the tips listed below just before the pattern instructions.
Step-by-step Video Tutorial Now Available!
Now you can watch a step-by-step video tutorial of this crochet acorn softie project! I explain all of the supplies, show you how to crochet each piece, give you tips about working with the fur yarn and demonstrate how to make the safety eyes super secure. If you are someone who learns better by watching, then this video is for you! Scroll down to watch.
And if you are an experienced crocheter and don’t need a step-by-step video tutorial, I also include 2 short video tutorials that give you some quick help on making the decrease stitches and adding the safety eyes – modern & new techniques to help your project turn out the best it can! Those links are included in the pattern below and highlighted in blue!
Let’s get started on this super cute crochet acorn!
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements: 4″ tall x 4 1/2″ wide
Supplies for the Crochet Acorn:
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Red Heart Yarn Super Saver – Oatmeal (1 skein will make several acorns)
Hobby Lobby Fur the Moment (1 skein Mink color)
Small rectangle of felt
Small amount of black thread
Fiberfil Stuffing (small amount)
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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Sc2tog (single crochet 2 together)= Insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a loop; insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook
Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique (this is the traditional method of doing this stitch)
Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook
Join with sc (join with single crochet) = With slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique
YO (yarn over)
Notes for Making the Crochet Acorn:
Acorn body is crocheted from the middle and down
Then the fur cap is added onto the top of the body and worked up
All rounds are worked in a spiral with no sl st joins
Tips for Working with Fur Yarn
It can be difficult to see your stitches when working with fur yarn so you could work with another non-fur yarn at the same time (medium weight acrylic) – Pick a color that coordinates and blends in with the fur yarn. Simply work with both the non-fur yarn and fur-yarn at the same time. Just focus on the regular yarn as you crochet and you will be able to see your stitches much easier
It also helps to feel your stitches with your hands and count each stitch according to the pattern so even if you might not put the stitches in the exact correct place, your project will still turn out looking good Remember, the fur yarn hides a lot of mistakes! 😉
Instructions for the Crochet Acorn:
Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
With Oatmeal yarn ch 24
Bring end of chain around to meet up with last ch worked being careful not to twist the chain and sc in 1st ch (to form ring); sc in each ch around. Do not join. Use stitch marker to mark 1st st of each round to keep your place (24 sc)
Sc in each st around.
Repeat Round 2
**Make sure the beginning of this round is in the center back of the acorn body**
Sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, sc2tog, sc in each of last 5 sts. (22 sts)
**If you would like to make a special “sc2tog” stitch that looks better than the traditional way to do this stitch, then work a “hidden single crochet decrease” wherever “sc2tog” is written. Not sure how to do this stitch? Check out this short video tutorial here 🤩**
Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, sc2tog, sc in each of last 4 sts. Fasten off. (20 sts)
Bottom Point of the Crochet Acorn:
Mark center 3 sts on front and back side of acorn body
Join with sl st to st to right of 1st marked st; sc in each of the marked sts; sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Sc2tog over 1st 2 scs; Sc2tog over middle and last sc. Fasten off.
Repeat with marked sts on back of acorn body
Sewing Up Bottom Opening:
Turn body so Wrong Side out
Using yarn tails and tapestry needle sew along bottom edge making sure to sew along point (see line in photo above)
Turn Right Side out tucking all yarn tails inside pocket of body
Add Eyes and Mouth:
Using photo as a guide add safety eyes
**Use small rectangle of felt to add extra safety and stability to the eyes – cut very small holes in the felt that match up with eye placement and slide over eye stem; Then add locking circle over stem and felt**
Using black thread and embroidery needle sew on mouth
**Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique**
Crochet Acorn Cap:
With Fur yarn join with sc to 1st st on back side open top of body
2 sc in next st, sc in each st around up to last st, 2 sc in last st. (26 sc)
Sc in each st around.
**Please note that since it is very difficult to see your stitches with this yarn, your stitch count may be different than what is written below – this is okay! As long as you work 2 decreases (sc2tog) in this round and have close to 22 to 24 sts total, it will all be fine**
Sc in each of next 5 or 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 or 6 sts. (22- 24 sc)
Sc2tog 10-11 times around. Fasten off leaving a long tail for assembly
(Again, you may not fit this many decreases in to this last round – no worries. Just do as many as you can fit nicely around and your acorn cap will look cute)
Crochet Acorn Top Stem:
With Oatmeal ch 5
Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn.
Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
Finishing of the Cute Crochet Acorn Softie:
Add fiberfil stuffing into acorn
Using fur yarn tail and tapestry needle sew top opening closed
With stem yarn tails and tapestry needle sew top stem to top center of cap
Your Crochet Acorn Softie is complete!
Tada! Your Crochet Acorn Softie is complete! Don’t you think he is so cute and perfect for fall? I hope you enjoyed making him as much as I did. Do you plan to use it in your fall decor or do you plan to give it to someone as a gift? Please let us know in the comments below – I would love to hear about it.
I think I might make a bunch more of these crochet acorn softies and either make a garland out of them or add them to a fall wreath! They would also be super cute as Thanksgiving table decorations, too! You could pin name tags to each to use as part of the place settings and then each person gets to take theirs home. 🙂
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