This project was inspired by Resurrection Fern's crochet acorn basket necklace (thanks Zen Crafting for the link!). I knew I had to make one as soon as I saw it.
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.
fine gauge crochet yarn
small crochet hook
hot glue gun
Chain desired length of necklace. Mine was close to 24 inches. Keep in mind that it will go over your head.
Chain five more, slip stitch to fifth chain from needle to form circle.
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.
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.
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.
Use a hot glue gun to attach cap to acorn.
Now you have a new accessory to celebrate fall, and a use for all those acorns missing their lovely caps.
But hey, if you're not a hooker but you would still like some fall bling, leave a comment and enter to win an acorn necklace of your own. I will select two winners at the end of the week.
I will be in and out this week, perhaps more out than in while I breathe autumn deeply and prepare our garden for a new season of crops. And of course I'll be picking up more acorns.