Knit Acorn

I have a love/hate relationship with knitting. I absolutely love all the amazing knitted projects out there but hate the amount of time it takes to complete them. Maybe I have ADD when it comes to craft projects. I guess having two little boys biting at my ankles (Literally. Max is teething!) doesn’t help me complete long, complex projects either. Oh well, there will be plenty time for crafting when my boys are a bit older!

So, even with my crafty short attention span, this knitting project is totally doable. You’re basically just knitting a small cap. Easy, right? The hardest part might be finding the perfect bowl to top your “acorn.” The opening to my bowl is approx. 6″ wide. Don’t forget to adjust accordingly if your bowl is larger or smaller. I have an extra bowl that I will giving away tomorrow just in case anyone is interested.

I think I should also mention that I am extremely ignorant when it comes to anything knitting related so I had to have a good friend help me with this idea. And by “help,” I really mean “hold my hand every step of the way.” Actually, she’s the one that put the pattern into words so if you have any questions, feel free to still comment on this post but my response might be a bit slow since I’ll have to text her for the answers. Shesh, some kind of craft blogger I am!

Knit Acorn

– tan yarn
– knitting supplies
– bowl
– stuffing


Acorn Body:
Cast on 45 in round or 15 stitches on 3 dpn’s (guess that’s fancy talk for double pointed needles)
Knit 22 rows
R23: begin decrease: K3, K2tog, Repeat
R24: knit all
R25: decrease: K2, K2tog
R26: repeat R24
R27: decrease: K1, K2tog
R28: decrease: k2tog all the way through
Run needle through and pull to gather

Acorn Stem:
Make and attach an I-cord (directions can be found on, third tutorial from the bottom)

Acorn Head:
Drill a small hole through the top of a wooden bowl and pull the attached “stem” through. You could glue in place if you desire but it’ll stay in place even without glue.



About Vanessa Brady

Vanessa Brady is a craft blogger, mother of two boys, and a hot sauce junkie. She's been running Tried & True for over 7 years and her tutorials have been featured in numerous craft books and publications.


  1. Oh my goodness, this is ADORABLE! I LOOOOVE acorns. I crochet, but could make still make it! .. Where did you find your bowl? It’s shaped so perfectly for an acorn top!! 🙂 Very clever! I must make one!

  2. Hi, this acorn looks soooo nice 🙂 I want to make it, but I never learned how to knit… could you tell me how many needles did you used? And what does it mean k2tog? (Cause Its a bit chalange for me to even understand english… :/) please help me :)))

  3. Hi Vanessa! Would love to try your cute knitted acorn, but need to know the needle size. Also, if you know the weight of yarn, that would be great. Thanks for your help! Happy crafting! Sue

  4. I made the similar acorn without all the knitting. I used the woolen sock in brown color, cut it, stuffed, secured with yarn and topped with wooden bowl. Took me 25 minutes to finish all project. Thanks for inspiration.


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