Hello again! It has been a while since my last post. I was working on this crochet pine cone pattern since mid December, found that it took me forever ( I somehow forget that I am the slowest crocheter that ever lived). Then, when I was getting close to finishing, we left for two weeks. I finally finished it earlier this week. Surprisingly it actually turned out looking like a pine cone! This is the first time I have made something without following a pattern. I did gather some inspiration from this flower video from bobwilson123. I’ve watched and followed it a few times now. You should check it out. It is one of my favorite things to make! You can also click here to check out her website and all of her free video tutorials! Now, on to the pine cones!
Crochet Pine Cones
This project uses the chain stitch, double crochet, and slip stitch.
What you will need:
Yarn (Nothing too thick. I used Sugar and Cream for the white cone and Caron Simply Soft for the brown)
Crochet Hook Size H/8 5mm
Egg-shaped Styrofoam forms 73mm X 96mm
Pins or Hot glue
Step One: Using the chain stitch, create a foundation chain that is around 5 feet and 5 inches long. A loose chain is better than a tight one!
Step Two: To create the second row, turn and begin to double crochet into each stitch starting in the 4th stitch from the hook.
Step Three: The third and final row is created using a shell stitch. A shell stitch is created by double crocheting 6 times in the same stitch. To start this row you will chain 2 stitches, turn, then double crochet 6 times in the 2nd stitch from the chain. Then slip stitch into the 2nd stitch from the center of the shell, then create another shell 2 stitches from the slip stitch. Continue this pattern until you are 5 inches from the end. (See picture below)
Step Four: To finish, cut yarn leaving about a 3 inch tail and pull through.
Step Five: (Optional) To create the white edge, slip stitch, starting from the beginning of the row, into every stitch, stopping at the end of the shells. When wrapping I used the side with the thinner white line which I believe is considered the back.
Step Six: Starting from the top of the egg (thinner end) begin to wrap. With the shells facing up, place the foundation chain on top of the egg. Wrap around itself then begin to wrap around the egg. Make sure the form does not show by overlapping the shells on the double crochets from the second row. (See 2nd picture from the top)
Step Seven: Using the last 5 inches wrap the bottom and secure with pins or hot glue (see 3rd picture from top). You may also want to secure the top with some glue too, however mine do not get moved and the yarn kind of sticks to the Styrofoam enough for me.
I hope you have enjoyed this project! Let me know how they turn out! I would love to see your pictures!
If you have enjoyed this project check back for the acorn pictured in the first photo!
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
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