Craft Yourself Our Autumnal Crochet Pine Cones!
If you don’t fancy foraging for real pine cones this autumn – why not create your own? The fabulous Mandy Cameron is back with another great pattern for you to sink your hooks into this week – crochet pine cones! These pretty little pine cones are nowhere near as prickly as the real thing, and make fantastic hanging ornaments for the home. Check out Mandy’s step-by-step tutorial below, and learn how to make your own.
You Will Need:
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
- adjustable slip knot = magic ring
- ch = chain
- ss = slip stitch
- dc = double crochet
- dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together
- 2dcinc = 2 double crochet into next stitch
- htr = half treble crochet
- tr = treble crochet
Make an adjustable slip knot and ch2 (turning ch)
Rnd 1: 8dc into first ch, tighten slip knot
Rnd 2: 2dcinc in every stitch around (16dc) move marker to st on hook
You may need to tighten the slip knot again and, once round 4 is complete, you will be able to sew this in and secure.
Rnd 3-12: Working through back loops of stitch only dc around
Start to stuff.
Rnd 13: Working in back loops only (dc2tog) around (8dc)
Cut yarn and fasten off leaving tail of yarn to thread through remaining 8sts and pull tight to close opening.
Sew in end to secure.
Join yarn at last front loop stitch on round 13.
2ch, *(1hr, 3tr, 1htr) into next front loop stitch, miss 1 front loop st and ss into next front loop, miss 1 front loop*. Repeat from *to* for two rounds continuously.
You may have to adjust the spacing of the scales as you progress by omitting “miss 1 front loop” in random places where it is needed so the scales alternate and overlap in the correct place.
In the next round of front loops, make 5tr in between missed front loops/ss, instead of (1htr, 3tr, 1htr) to create slightly larger scales.
Skip one round of front loops and continue working through the next round.
Continue working scales in every other row until you reach the top end of the cone.
Finish with a ss, do not fasten off.
Make the hanging loop by working 50ch. Ss to the base of chain on top end of cone ensuring it is in the middle and keeping the cone central, and fasten off. Sew in all ends to secure.
Your crochet pine cones are complete!
Create as many as you like to help bring autumn indoors this season.. without any of the mess!
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