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Saturday, November 24, 2012

DIY: Crochet Acron Cap Necklace

A Foothill Home Companion has inspired us to get back into crocheting.  We are excited to do this one and can't wait to pull out some yarn and search the yard for acorns missing their caps!

a tisket a tasket, an acorn in a basket

We set about gathering acorns to make more necklaces, but found that most of our acorns are loosing their caps on the way down, or on the way home in Aidan's pockets. So I reverse engineered Resurrection Fern's pattern for acorn baskets to make acorn caps.

green acorn, brown cap
brown acorn, cream cap

Materials Needed:

fine gauge crochet yarn
small crochet hook
hot glue gun

Step One:

chain desired length of necklace

Chain desired length of necklace. Mine was close to 24 inches. Keep in mind that it will go over your head.

Step Two:

chain five, slip stitch to form circle

Chain five more, slip stitch to fifth chain from needle to form circle.

Step Three:

second round

One single crochet stitch in each of the five chain stitches to make first round.
For the second round, crochet two single crochet stitches in each of the five stitches to make ten stitches.

Step Four:

work 2-3 rounds until cap forms

Single crochet one stitch in each of the ten stitches; work two to three rounds until cap forms and reaches desired size. Slip stitch to finish cap and weave in yarn.

Step Five:

pull end of chain through cap

From inside cap, pull the end of the chain through the middle of the cap with the hook, slip stitch inside cap to anchor and weave in end of yarn.

Step Six:

hot glue acorn to cap

Use a hot glue gun to attach cap to acorn.

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