tirsdag den 3. december 2013

DIY: Crochet pine cones




Here is my English version of the crochet pine cones.

Any yarn will do for these; cotton, wool, lurex... Just make sure to match yarn with the right hook size.

I mostly did them in wool (sport weight) with a size 3 mm needle.

You will need:
Yarn
Matching crochet hook
Fiber filling

The cones are crocheted using crocodile stitch. If you haven’t tried this before, there are plenty of great tutorials to be found online.


Stitches:
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double rochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
st = stitch
rnd = round
dec = decrease
V = 2 dc in same st to form a V
A = (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops)*2, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook


Scales
*Work 5 dc down post of 1st dc of V, ch 1, 5 dc up post of 2nd dc of the same V, ch 1, skip 5 dc* Repeat from *-* Join with a sl st in 3rd ch.
NB: 1st dc in each round is replaced by 3 ch.

Small scales
No ch between these. *Work 2 hdc and 3 dc dc down post of 1st dc of V, ch 1, 3 dc and 2 hdc dc up post of 2nd dc of the same V, skip the 2 A’s* Repeat from *-* Join with a sl st in 2rd ch.
NB: 1st dc in each round is replaced by 2 ch.

- 1 'floor' consists of 1 rnd of dc’s, 1 rnd of scales and 1 rnd of sc’s.
- Without any increase there are 6 sc on top of each scale.

1. Ch 2 and crochet 7 sc in 1st. Join with a sl st (7 sc)
2. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st. 2 dc in every sc all the way round. Join with a sl st (14 dc)
3. Ch 1, *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from *-* Join with a sl st (18 sc)


1st floor (3 scales)
1. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st (V), 5 dc *V, 5 dc* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch (21 dc)
2. Crochet 3 scales. Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 1, *1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next* Repeat from *-* Join with a sl st (24 sc)

2nd floor (4 scales)
1. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st (V), 5 dc *V, 5 dc* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch (28 dc)
2. Crochet 4 scales. Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 1, *1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next* Repeat from *-* Join with a sl st (30 sc)

3rd floor (5 scales)
1. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st (V), 5 dc *V, 5 dc* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch (35 dc)
2. Crochet 5 scales. Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 1, 1 sc in every st (6 per scale). Join with a sl st (30 sc)

4th floor (5 scales)
1. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st (V), 5 dc *V, 5 dc* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch (35 dc)
2. Crochet 5 scales. Join with a sl st.
3. 1 ch, *1 sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st (36 sc)

5th floor (6 scales)
1. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st (V), 5 dc *V, 5 dc* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch (42 dc)
2. Crochet 6 scales. Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 1, 1 sc in every st (6 per scale). Join with a sl st (36 sc)

6th floor (6 scales)
1. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st (V), 5 dc *V, 5 dc* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch (42 dc)
2. Crochet 6 scales. Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 1, *1 sc in first 4 st, 2 sc dec* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st. (30 sc)

7th floor (5 scales)
1. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st (V), 5 dc *V, 5 dc* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch (35 dc)
2. Crochet 5 scales. Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 1, *1 sc in first 4 st, 2 sc dec* Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st. (25 sc)

8th floor (5 small scales)
1. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st (V), 2 dc together (A), 2 dc together (A), *V, A, A*. Repeat from *-*. Join with a sl st.
2. Crochet 5 small scales. Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 1, 1 sc in every st (4 per scale). Join with a sl st (20 sc)

Stuff the cone with fiber filling.

The stem is crocheted in a spiral and in back loop only: 2 sc together until there is only 5 sc left. After this 4 rounds with 1 sc in each st.

Fasten up and you’re done!

12 kommentarer:

  1. Mona Elisabeth Ögren7. december 2013 kl. 20.32

    Jätteläckra! Dessa ska jag testa att göra, tack för mönstret! :)

    SvarSlet
  2. very confused -you say its in uk terms but theres no sc in uk - so please help ! dc in uk is a tr in usa
    sc in usa is a dc in uk
    help!
    jo x

    SvarSlet
  3. No Jo, she said the pattern is in English, not that the terms are UK for crochet. It's US terminology.

    SvarSlet
  4. There is SC in the UK, but we don't use it much beyond the odd slip-stitch. I'm assuming this is actually written in American, not English, especially with the reference to a "half double crochet", which would be a very odd concept.

    SvarSlet
  5. Thanks so much for sharing your design for these cute little pinecones. I'll be stretching my hooky skills a bit, since I've never tried the crocodile stitch. But there's no time like the present to give it a go!
    Happy Hooking,
    Mary aka yayamama ;)

    SvarSlet
  6. Thanks so much for sharing your design for these cute little pinecones. I'll be stretching my hooky skills a bit, since I've never tried the crocodile stitch. But there's no time like the present to give it a go!
    Happy Hooking,
    Mary aka yayamama ;)

    SvarSlet
  7. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. These cute cones are beautiful!

    SvarSlet
  8. Your numbered order for the scales and floors is confusing. It's gets even more confusing when you state "V" but it does not state, if that is when I am suppose to make a scale, or is that just for a V Stitch?!

    SvarSlet
  9. I'm confused as to what I do in part 3 of first floor. Does the new sc just go underneath the top of the scales?

    SvarSlet