Woodland Ornaments – Acorn

Get your woodland Christmas on with this quick crochet acorn ornament!  It’s worked all in one piece and with one color change, so no sewing!


  • Worsted weight yarn in brown and light brown colors. For this pattern, for brown I used Loops & Threads Impeccable 4 Medium (100% Acrylic, 285 yds) in Chocolate, for light brown I used Red Heart Super Saver 4 Medium (100% Acrylic, 364 yds) in Cafe Latte.
  • US size F crochet hook (3.75 mm)
  • Polyfill
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Jute twine (optional, used as ornament string. Can also use yarn.)



Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Inc – Increase

Dec – Decrease

Sl St – Slip Stitch

St(s) – Stitch(es)

BLO – Back Loop Only

FLO Front Loop Only



  • Gauge is not terribly important here as long as you are producing a nice and tight fabric so that the polyfill will not poke through.
  • This pattern is written using US terminology.
  • Unless otherwise noted, pattern is worked up in continuous (spiral) rounds. I recommend using a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round.
  • Finished item measures approx. 3.5 inches tall and 6.25 inches around.
  • Please note that I crochet left-handed and my photo guides reflect this. If you crochet right-handed (with your hook in your right hand), all the stitches are the same and will look the same, you will just be working in the opposite direction as I am.


Special Stitches Used 

Increases are made by making 2 single crochet stitches into the same stitch. Note: In row 11, you will also work the increases in the front loop only. In all other rows you work the increases in both loops.

All decreases in this pattern are single crochet decreases. Decreases are made by using the invisible decrease method – Insert hook under front loop only of next two stitches, yarn over, draw through first two loops on hook, yarn over, draw through remaining two loops to finish. The only time in this pattern the invisible decrease will not be used is in row 12. You will make an invisible decrease but in the back loop only (insert hook into back loop of next two stitches, yarn over and draw through first two loops on hook, yarn over, draw through remaining two loops to finish.)

Back Loop only – rather than insert your hook into both loops, insert your hook under the back loop only and work the indicated stitch.

Front Loop only – Rather than insert your hook into both loops, insert your hook under the front loop only and work the indicated stitch. Need help identifying the front loop/back loop only? Check out this video: https://youtu.be/GiHnfSsg11U


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Pattern Instructions

Using Light Brown Yarn Color:

Rnd 1: Make 4 sc into magic circle. (4)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st. (8)

Rnd 3: [Sc 1, inc] four times. (12)

Rnd 4: [Sc 2, inc] four times. (16)

Rnd 5: [Sc 3, inc] four times. (20)

Rnd 6: [Sc 4, inc] four times. (24)

Rnds 7-10: Sc all. (24)

Switch to Brown color

Rnd 11: In FLO, [Hdc 5, inc] 4 times. (28) Note: You will also make the increases in FLO.

Rnd 12: In BLO, [Sc 5, dec] 4 times. (24) Note: For this row only, you will make invisible decreases but in the back loops only (see Special Stitches section above).

Rnd 13: Working again in both loops: Sc 2, dec, *sc 4, dec, repeat from * to last two remaining sts, sc 2 (20)

Begin stuffing here, be careful not to overstuff.

Rnd 14: [Sc 3, dec] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 15: Sc 1, dec, *Sc 2, dec, repeat from * to last st, sc 1. (12)

Rnd 16: Dec all (6)

Cut yarn leaving at least a 6 inch tail and thread tail through your yarn needle. Pass your needle through the remaining stitches, pull tight to close. Tie off and weave in yarn tail.


Photo Guide – Attaching Ornament String 

Take a 10 inch piece of jute or yarn and fold in half, making a loop of yarn at the top (left). Pick a stitch in the center of your ornament where you want to attach your string (right).



Insert your hook from the back through to the front of your work (left), and place the yarn loop over your hook (right).



Draw this through the stitch and pull through (left). Pull the loop through and make it larger (right).



Pull the two ends through the loop (left). Pull the ends to tighten (right).



Now tie a bow or knot with the ends.

Now it’s time to hang up your new acorn ornament!


There’s more!  

Click HERE to go to the Wolf Woodland Ornament pattern!

Click HERE to go to the Mushroom Woodland Ornament pattern!


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