The secret behind Scrat acorn [free crochet pattern]

Let me tell you the story about Scrat acorn…

Once upon a time, there was an acorn…

scrat acorn by ahooka

…and a little squirell named Scrat who loved acorns ! 

scrat acorn by ahooka

“This one is nice and big” he said, “I’ll bring it home”.

scrat acorn by ahooka

But a few minutes later, the acorn fell down and broke…

scrat acorn by ahooka

Here is the picture took a few seconds after :

scrat acorn by ahooka

We don’t really know wether that meant :

– “I’m rich”
– “Yeaaah, mazafaka”

or :

– “I’m a plane”.

scrat acorn by ahooka


– The End –

Ok…I must admit I’m not that good as a story teller :(

As I think I’m better with my crochet hook, here is the pattern of Scrat accorn, secret hiding place version !

Note : A free pattern for Scrat is available on Greatgreycrochet blog, you can read my review in the “pattern from other website n°6” !

Material :

– Beige and brown sport weight yarn (I used Drops Safran)
– 2,5 mm crochet hook (C/2)

Abbreviations :

ch : chain
sc : single crochet
slst : slip stitch
st : stitch
inc : increase (2sc in one stitch)
dec : decrease (crochet 2 stitches together)
BLO : back loop only
(…,….)*x : repeat “x” number of times the instructions between brackets.

Notes :

– I work in continuous rounds, do not join unless told to
– I’ve already shifted the increases as explained here so they would be less visible.
– The container (beige) is crocheted on the right side while the cover is crocheted on the wrong side because its texture looks like the acorn cupule. You can read this article if you have trouble distinguish the side of a work. 


This free pattern (or parts of it) may not be reproduced, distributed, sold, translated, published, altered or posted (for sell or for free) over the internet or offline. However, you can sell items made from this pattern, provided that they are handmade by yourself and you add the the following lines to your item description : ” This item is handmade by ….. from a design and pattern by ©Ahooka /”  

The container :

With beige yarn:

R1 : sc6 in a magic ring (6)
R2 : inc in each st (12)
R3 : (sc, inc)*6 (18)
R4 : (sc5, inc)*3 (21)
R5 : sc3, inc, (sc6, inc)*2, sc3 (24)
R6 : (sc7, inc)*3 (27)
R7 : sc4, inc, (sc8, inc)*2, sc4 (30)
R8 : (sc9, inc)*3 (33)
R9 : sc5, inc, (sc10, inc)*2, sc5 (36)
R10 à 14 : sc in each st of previous round (36)
R15 : slst in each st of previous round (36)
R16 : ch1 then, sc in the BLO of each stitches of round 14 (be careful : not in the slst of R15 !)  
R17 : sc in each st of previous round (36)

Slst, fasten of and weave in the ends. 

The cover :

With brown yarn :

R1 : sc6 in a magic ring (6)
R2 : inc in each st (12)
R3 : (sc, inc)*6 (18)
R4 : sc, inc, (sc2, inc)*5, sc (24)
R5 : (sc3, inc)*6 (30)
R6 : sc2, inc, (sc4, inc)*5, sc2 (36)
R7 : (sc5, inc)*6 (42)
R8 : sc3, inc, (sc6, inc)*5, sc3 (48)
R9 à 10 : sc in each st of previous round (48)
R11 : (sc6, dec)*6 (42)

Slst, fasten of and weave in the ends. 

The stem :

With brown yarn :

Insert your hook in the middle of the cover, grab your brown yarn in order to attach it, and chain 6. Slip stitch in the second chain from hook and in the 4 remaining chains.
Weave in the ends on the inside of the cover.

scrat-acorn-8-by-ahooka scrat-acorn-7-by-ahooka


All you have to do now is to hide your little treasures :)

If you make an acorn using this pattern, I’d be glad to see it ! Feel free to post a picture on my facebook page, I’ll add it to the “made by you” album !

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